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August 22, 2014 | Written by Christine Hitt Duke Kahanamoku was an international star at the age of 22 after breaking swimming records in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He was proclaimed a national hero in Newport Beach, CA after rescuing eight fisherman when their boat capsized. He acted in Hollywood movies [...]
Kaleo Buckley Francisco lives in Leilani Estates, a subdivision in Puna on Hawaii Island that felt the impact of Hurricane Iselle when it arrived. This is her experience.
July 29, 2014 | Written by Christine Hitt | Photos Courtesy The Haumana Made-in-Hawaii film “The Haumana” debuted last year at the Hawaii International Film Festival as its closing night film to a sold out crowd. However, unlike other locally-made independent films, especially those with Native Hawaiian subjects, [...]
July 21, 2014 | Written by Lurline McGregor Candidates who run for political office are often asked their views on abortion and same sex marriage before they are asked how they would balance the budget. This may be because voters are more concerned with whether a candidate shares their personal views [...]
It's well known that European explorers visited the Hawaiian Islands in the late 18th century, but did you know that the artifacts they collected can be seen at various museums around the world?
In arid western Utah’s Skull Valley, you will find a Hawaiian flag flying over a deserted town called Iosepa.
There remains much to discover about the everyday lives, culture and history of Native Hawaiians. You just have to know where to look.
Native Hawaiians in the Continental U.S. Invited to Attend Interior Department American Indian Country Meetings
The Department of Interior meetings wrapped up last week in Hawaii, but the conversations don’t end there.
Do you know who is running for trustee for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA)?
In the middle of downtown Honolulu's business district, this intersection has become synonymous with 24 Hour Fitness, Starbucks and Tamarind Park. What people don't realize is that this section of land has a rich history.