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Courts to provide Hawaiian-language interpreters


    Tea Stone, 12, of Halau Ku Mana public charter school held a Hawaiian flag with fellow students Kamakana Campbell, 14, center, and Caeden Yasuhara, 15, along King Street during a rally Friday at Aliiolani Hale in Honolulu. The rally was in response to Maui District Judge Blaine Kobayashi prohibiting defendant Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo from speaking solely in Hawaiian in court earlier this week.

The state Judiciary will allow the use of Hawaiian-­language interpreters in courtrooms when participants in legal proceedings “choose to express themselves through the Hawaiian language.” Read more

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