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Mindy Pennybacker

Mindy Pennybacker

Mindy Pennybacker has retired as a staff writer at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.


Born and raised in Honolulu, Pennybacker graduated from Stanford University, University of Iowa Writers Workshop and UC Davis School of Law.


In New York City, she worked for the Trust for Public Land, Natural Resources Defense Council, Glamour and This Old House magazines, and as editor for The Green Guide, an award-winning national, green-lifestyle print and online publication. In Honolulu, served as editor for Honolulu Weekly before joining the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in 2015.


She is the author of "Do One Green Thing," (Harper, 2010).
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Public weighs in on Ala Wai flood-control proposals

The streams of the Ala Wai watershed drain from its 3,000-foot summit in the Koolaus down to sea level. Its lower sub-basin includes Waikiki, the Ala Wai Canal and several schools, and will bear the brunt of a catastro­phic flood if upstream flood management measures fail, Eric Merriam, a planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Friday in a public meeting. Read more

Mindy Pennybacker: Hawaii female surfers continue breakout run

Hawaiian spring surf has arrived with brisk easterly trades scouring the seas, and after a long, above- average North Shore big-wave season, fresh wave energy is pulsing into Oahu’s South Shore and surfers are sifting through town breaks for nuggets — those shiny little, pop-up rides — while hoping for big, outside bombs. Read more

Citizen whale counts wrap up for 2022 season

A one-day humpback whale count was conducted by volunteers Saturday on the shores of the main Hawaiian Islands, with 136 whales sighted between 10 and 10:15 a.m., the most of any 15-minute period throughout the day, according to a news release from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and the Pacific Whale Foundation. Read more

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