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Editorial: Find more ways to teach Hawaiian

At Hawaii’s last Constitutional Convention — convened in 1978 against the backdrop of the Hawaiian Renaissance — delegates adopted several measures aimed at embracing and revitalizing Native Hawaiian culture. Among them: designating Hawaiian as an official language for the state, alongside English. Read more

Island Voices

Column: Ethics Commission acted properly in handling Kealoha investigation

I have served on the Honolulu Ethics Commission since April 2017. Read more


Letter: TMT discoveries would serve all of humanity

So, let me get this straight: Mauna Kea is sacred land to Native Hawaiians. And this land is just supposed to sit there. With the winds running over it all day. Every day. Over and over again. Read more

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Off the News

Hurricane leaves devastated reef

We have plenty of photographic evidence that a powerful hurricane can pummel island neighborhoods and terrain. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

New Cold War: All eyes on how China deals with Hong Kong protests

As Hong Kong’s protests escalate, a growing number of observers are asking when and if China will dispatch troops to end them. Read more

Name in the News

Name in the News: Scott Schroeder

Scott Schroeder has wanted to be in education since he was being educated himself, starting with grade school. Whatever level of school he was in at the time, that’s the level he wanted to teach. Read more


Column: Ulupuni ʻo Mauna Kea i ia mea he kānāwai

At a legislative briefing about the Mauna Kea Access Road, state Sen. Kai Kahele suggested that the land swap between the DOT and the DHHL was not legally consummated. The authority over the road reverts to the DHHL. Read more

On Politics

Column: Strength of Native Hawaiian standoff at Mauna Kea enables muscle-flex on other issues

For the protesters and Hawaii’s leaders, making the result a compromise and not a disaster, is an ability that today neither side appears to possess. Read more

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