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Former Hawaii resident fights fear and spreads puns in Missouri

For nine years, Kevin Hand ran through the streets of Honolulu spreading fun. He worked as an artist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and got through late nights and heartbreaking stories by looking for ways to make people laugh. Read More

Group honors memory of Hawaii’s first female engineer

The story goes that when she showed up for her first day of class at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the professor looked at the only girl sitting in his all-male class of engineering majors and told her she must be in the wrong building; home economics was next door. Read More

Kona art, antique auction goes live

On Sunday the auction opened online, and people started bidding on those Manago Hotel pork chops. Read More

The Prep leader Winston Sakurai sees power in empathy

The Prep, which opened in 2014 on the campus of St. Andrew’s Priory, has 50 students in kindergarten through fourth grade, with approval to expand to grade 6 in the coming years. Read More

To hide, ignore or invite in for coffee

A sign posted on the front door stated the homeowners’ rules in no uncertain terms: STOP! Read More

Candidates endure rain, moths and mic cords

The Monday televised “Super Debate” was part high school quiz bowl, part “Hot Hawaiian Nights,” with all the riveting action of an ‘Olelo rebroadcast of a neighborhood board meeting. Read More
 

Father hopes giving is in the blood

This week, John Wollstein, 82, donated his 100th unit of blood. Read More

Emails a reminder of lack of leadership

Poor David Ige. He’s been working so hard lately to try to prove that he’s been working so hard the last four years, holding a bunch of bill signing ceremonies and press conferences to tout various things he says he’s done. Read More

Clubhouse is home to dignity, acceptance

No doors are locked; in fact, most stand open and welcoming. The vintage hollow-tile building is painted in bright colors and, though worn, is very clean. People are gathered together in groups talking, laughing, working companionably. Read More
 

Try wait! Hawaii draws a line on lines

Hawaii people are completely hardcore when it comes to waiting in lines, but only select lines. Read More

We’re all tired, Kaniela Ing — that’s no excuse

On Wednesday night, just hours after he was fined more than $15,000 for repeatedly filing false campaign finance reports and using campaign donations to pay his rent and his credit card bill, Kaniela Ing, candidate for congress, was speaking at a forum for the Hawaii Democratic Party’s Education Caucus. Read More

Helping travelers in times of trouble

There is a particular tone to maintain in all of this, a balance of warm optimism in the face of hard truths. Read More

Accident survivor relies on rideshare

Greg Yukumoto relies on Uber in a way that maybe the casual rideshare-user or the person who drives themselves everywhere wouldn’t know. Read More

Big Isle tourism campaign gets love in Ohio

Aw, somebody send Drew and Cindy some mac nuts. Read More

Holiday highways go back in time

Hawaii Kai into town took a cool 20 minutes. There was street parking in downtown Honolulu. Impossible left turns were a breeze. Read More

Photos and words fall short in describing volcano

Every day, in coffee shops and bus stops and breakrooms around the state, around the world, around Hilo, people struggle to catch up with what’s happening with the volcano and what it all means. Read More

And after the party you can eat the lei

There isn’t much in the way of fashion when it comes to graduation season. Mortarboards, itchy gowns and orchid lei — not much changes in the look of a grad over generations. Read More

Political neophyte learns to campaign

Andrew Yee reflected on his campaign and all the things he learned about politics. Read More

There’s hope for Haena in plan that caps crowd

The press release didn’t say, “FINALLY!” but if it had, the emphatic exclamation would have been warranted. Read More

Mangoes are ripe for creation of app

Overheard from the next table at the food court (and going on the assumption that following a loud conversation in a public place is “overhearing” rather than “eavesdropping” since the act is passive as opposed to, say, pressing your ear to the wall of a neighboring hotel room): Read More

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