The Aloha Spirit Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes 5-7.5), written in part by the late kupuna Pilaki Paki, has been officially on the state record as the law of the land in Hawaii since 1986, transforming an unspoken, sacred social understanding into a piece of legislation.
With the holiday and Christmas seasons upon us, I can’t help but be reminded of Hawaii’s precious kupuna — especially those who depend on adult children and others to help them with everyday tasks.
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President Donald Trump is slated to stop in Hawaii early next month to visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial before traveling on to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines to “reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” according to a White House statement.
By Vicki Viotti firstname.lastname@example.org on October 13, 2017
By Vicki Viotti email@example.com Posted on October 13, 2017
Updated on October 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm
Karen Tan now occupies a different job at the nonprofit Child & Family Service — president and chief executive officer, moving into her office at the health and human services agency’s downtown location.