Over the past year in Hawaii, County Council bills were drafted in response to community concerns about the planting of GM crops. In response, the agrochemical industry brought a number of 'hired guns' from out-of-state to paint a rosier picture of the GMO industry.
I wonder if President Obama and Governor Abercrombie would like to push a "do over" button on the roll out of the Affordable Healthcare Act website, Healthcare.gov, and the Hawai'i Health Connector project.
Many will be watching closely as the Big Island continues the fight today, with a bill that would prohibit the production of GE crops. And while GMO seeds haven't been as widely introduced on that island, concerned residents there aren't waiting around.
Most beaches need umbrellas and blankets to brighten up the landscape. Not these stretches of sand. From iconic pink sand beaches in the Bahamas to a green beach in Hawaii, we've rounded up beaches around the world that you have to see to believe.
Helping people discover which plants are better versus not-so-good is one of the goals behind Ulu, a new sustainable garden project, located at the back of Manoa valley amidst a tropical rainforest and screaming cockatiels.
Over the past few weeks the opponents of marriage equality in Hawai'i have repeatedly and vociferously claimed that they support "traditional marriage," meaning a union of one man and one woman, and that the "gay lifestyle" is a Western import. Really?
Everyone knows that drinking alcoholic beverages before driving a vehicle is a dangerous combination. It leads to many accidents and deaths that could easily be avoided if the driver chose an alternate ride home. But what about driving after enjoying a cup or two of our popular Polynesian beverage, 'awa?
The governor of Illinois will sign a marriage bill on Wednesday, and marriage equality will start in Hawaii on Dec. 2. That brings the number of people in marriage equality states to about 114 million. We started the year with 57 million.
Maybe this year you'll make a side using local ingredients, and next year you'll forgo the frozen turkey for a fresh main course option, maybe even seafood as the pilgrims would have done.
My medicinal recipe is a zesty concoction of reggae music, dancing, travel, avocados and ginger, conversations with momma, soul writing, jiu-jitsu, jungle hikes, nephew hugs, beach cleanups, stretching, singing and trusting myself.
If you're planning a winter vacation, you've probably noticed that some of the most beautiful, luxurious spots are also the most crowded and expensive. It's just the laws of supply and demand. But what if I told you there was a "sweet spot" that travel experts call Shoulder Season.
It's the rest of us who needed this bill. It's the rest of us who needed to realize how rampant hate and bigotry was in our society. The gay community knew how hateful and ugly bigotry was; they've lived with it their entire lives. And now that we are awake: Where do we go from here?
Ask yourself these questions: Do you want clean air and water, land and marine life, nontoxic food to remain a part of the Hawaiian community?
Fifteen years ago, Hawaii and Alaska became the first U.S. states to pass constitutional amendments against same-sex marriage. And in this short period of time, despite massive opposition from the right, Americans are finally starting to recognize everyone as equals.
Whatever side we are on, let's remember the principle of free agency. Our life's experiences and upbringing help develop our values, opinions, and goals. Others have their own life's experiences.
During the acrimonious debate over marriage equality in Hawai'i over the past week, the question of whether being gay is a choice or immutable has played a key role. I did not originally plan to testify about my many years of scientific research on this topic, but I changed my mind.