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Column: E akaaka anei i ke kahako a me ka okina?

Synopsis: A bill was just passed by the Legislature requiring the use of macrons and glottal stops in all government papers, signs and seals. Although it appears to be benign, there is opposition. Read More

Column: Mahalua ka mahaʻoi mai uka a kai

Synopsis: First the telescopes, then the whales, and now the wēkiu bug. In each case, traditional Hawaiian values are subjugated to unyielding Western control. Read More

Column: ʻOkoʻa ka palaoa, ʻokoʻa ke koholā

Why was the sperm whale carcass at Kalaeloa plundered and the baby humpback whale that floated ashore in Kauaʻi left unmolested? Clue: One has teeth and the other has none. Read More

Column: ʻOkoʻa paha ʻo ‘Kahlua’ a ʻokoʻa hoʻi ʻo ‘Kaholo’

The Swedish company Absolut, which makes the coffee liqueur Kahlua, is blocking a Big Island businessman from using the name Kaholo for his coffee. It claims that “Kaholo” is too similar to “Kahlua” and constitutes a trade-name infringement. Read More

Column: Hoʻokahuli aupuni: Piha nā makahiki he 116

Synopsis: 126 years have passed since the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. As we remember this, we are reminded that the right to utilize our language has been effectively overthrown as well. Read More

Column: Hakakā kūloko no ka hoʻomana o Loko

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, half of Hawaiʻi’s congressional delegation, are at odds over the nature of questioning in the vetting of a judge selected for U.S. Circuit Court. Claims of religious bigotry are raised. Read More

Column: Nā hoʻohiki o ka makahiki hou

Making a New Year’s resolution, whether publicly or privately, reveals a sense of power or control in affecting future outcomes. It is a bit overreaching from the perspective of one who abdicates control over fate. Read More

Ka haunaele a Trump ma Suria

Synopsis: Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw forces from Syria is viewed as unwise, but his reasons for doing what he does tend to align with his own self-interests. Perhaps something will motivate him to withdraw from Hawai‘i. Read More

Puhi holo wale, ʻaʻohe pāpalekimo

“Stealthing,” or removing a condom during sex without a partner’s knowledge, can now merit criminal consequences, although not yet in America. The word is catching on. Read More

Column: ʻO ka maʻa ka hopena o ka hoʻomaʻamaʻa

Synopsis: Learning language out of context can yield an ability to create decontextualized sentences, but is worthless for actual communication. Read More

Column: Lele paha i ka pō ke poʻouli

Synopsis: Another unique native bird might be extinct. What is our responsibility as Hawaiians and people of Hawaiʻi to conserve the precious creatures that also call Hawaiʻi home? Read More

Column: ʻAʻole hiki ke hōʻino i kahi mea ua ʻino?

Synopsis: The state has decided that since the summit of Mauna a Wakea has already been developed, there is no danger that further development will degrade the already degraded. Read More

Column: Ili ka waʻa ma nā kapakai o Punipainu

The dominance of verbal constructions in Hawaiian may be due to English influence. More traditional writings exhibit a better balance between verbal and nominal forms. Read More

Column: He aupuni hoʻokamani: no ka lehulehu na ka lehulehu

Synopsis: “For the people, by the people,” that is the hypocrisy of democracy. This idea is not an easy one to swallow for the many whose trust in democracy is implicit. Read More

Column: ʻOi kau ka lā

Synopsis: The Lanikai pillbox trail in Kailua, Oʻahu, is a well-known family-friendly hike that is traversed daily by the hundreds. You may, however, want to reconsider bringing the family dog along, due to the high risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Read More

Column: A ka International Market Place ʻo Kalani

During a recent stroll through the International Market Place, the author pondered the state of authentic Hawaiian cultural representation in Waikīkī. The IMP’s “Celestial Pool” reminded him of more dire issues facing the Hawaiian community. Read More

Column: E Hawaiʻi ke kula, e Hawaiʻi ke kanaka

Synopsis: Pīkoʻokoʻo is a Native Hawaiian initiative designed to transform UH-Mānoa into a Hawaiian Place of Learning. Can UH-Mānoa promote a Hawaiian sense of place without excluding students who do not share these values? Read More

Column: Nele i ka Hakahaka Pani ʻOle ʻIa

Synopsis: It is difficult to find Hawaiian-speaking substitute teachers for immersion schools. Students suffer as a result. If you speak Hawaiian, you might consider applying. Read More

Column: Ka pali kahakō lele a koaʻe

Synopsis: The double doors fronting Webster Hall have remained partially inoperable due to the inability of the makai facing entry to open properly. While student fees and tuition have risen consistently, services seem to have declined. Read More

Column: I Mea Aha Nā Moʻolelo

Synopsis: This article is about a new movie project entitled “The King” and the casting of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Kamehameha Paiʻea. This choice has generated much controversy. Read More

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