Synopsis: Honolulu County’s bulky refuse pickup is helpful for those who follow the instructions. But the careless discarding of trash and large items on the sides of the roads has the city looking “trashy.”
Synopsis: The emergence of Donald Trump as a serious candidate for president has proved to be more than just showtime. It is likely to increase turnout at the polls, something that has not been seen in a while. This does not bode well for supporters of the Hawaiian independence movement.
Synopsis: Who on earth would put explosive ingredients into poi? From the Hawaiian perspective that would be sacrilegious. It is, however, a concern for airport security. I guess there are people out there who are capable of that.
Synopsis: The use of research training and revolving funds (RTRF) by Univer- sity of Hawaii leadership to offset legal costs incurred by delays in construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope ultimately penalizes faculty, none of whom should be culpable for the unwise decisions of those who get paid the big bucks to make them.
Synopsis: The recent incident at Lahainaluna High School involving a speech by the principal admonishing the students that they would be punished if they did not settle down during a school assembly has generated a lot of hype calling for her removal. Sounds a bit like a lynch mob. Come on now.
Synopsis: The finalists of the Ho'okūkū Mele A Mo'olelo, Poetry and Story Competition, are now online. Go to www.hawaiianliterature.com to listen to and vote for your favorite video. The winners will be announced in the beginning of September.
Synopsis: The plastic bag reduction ordinance on O'ahu is a disgrace. There are certain types of products that are exempt from that law, namely, bags used to protect or transport prepared foods, beverages or bakery goods. And that is just the beginning.
Synopsis: The “TMT and Mauna Kea: Common Ground” series of presentations began May 19. There will be three more presentations, on May 27 at Kula'imano Community Center; June 2 in Pepe'ekeo; and June 9 at Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School Cafeteria. They are from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Synopsis: What are your roots? Freedom of journalistic expression was the fundamental message of the demonstration, but does the question of roots lie at the bottom of the shooting incidents which shook Paris in January and brought millions to the streets in solidarity with the murdered journalists of Charlie Hebdo?
Synopsis: The I Ulu I Ke Kumu Awards this year will honor Dr. Naleen Andrade, Mahi Beamer, Kūhiō and Claire Asam and Pōkā Laenui and Puanani Burgess for their extraordinary commitment and excellence in Native Hawaiian education. The I awards dinner will be held Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Synopsis: Ka Hālau Hanakeaka, co-founded by Hailiopua Baker and Kaliko Baker, presents a new play, Lā'ieikawai. The play, all in Hawaiian, will be held at Kennedy Theater’s main stage on Feb. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. And there will be two matinee showings on Feb. 22 and March 1 at 2 p.m. (There will be no subtitles; however, there will be a comprehensive audience guide to help with interpretation of the play.)
Synopsis: The 8th Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs in Tavira, Portugal, hosted by the Associação Internacional de Paremiologia/International Association of Paremiology (AIP-IAP), the Municipality of Tavira and the Hotels Porta Nova and Vila Galé, was a success, with representatives from about 30 countries sharing their research on paremiology.
Synopsis: The removal of Tom Apple as chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa came as a surprise to students and faculty alike. Newly appointed President David Lassner’s explanation on Thursday added to the suspicion and confusion.
Synopsis: The poems from “Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki” by Wayne Kaumualii Westlake, who passed away in 1984, have inspired 17 artists to create beautiful art currently exhibited at Gallery 'Iolani at Windward Community College. The exhibit will continue through July 3. Gallery 'Iolani is open 1- 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
The art exhibit “3Rs: Respect, Responsibilities & Re-righting” highlights Native Hawaiian perspectives and approaches along the lines of the exhibition theme through visual exploration, definition and analysis, and synthesis.
Synopsis: The federal government needs to take responsibility regarding the Compact of Free Association. But in the meantime, Hawai'i should not avert its eyes elsewhere and should offer paid health care benefits to Micronesians living in Hawai'i.
Synopsis: An important feature-length documentary, “I am Hāloa,” begins production this Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Capitol. Go down to share your mana'o on camera about Hāloa and your relationship to Hāloa, and/or to also learn more about Hāloa.