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That One Time You Forgot Headphones for the Plane Ride

Map Happy | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

There are a couple of options here for in-flight headphones, one that includes being at the mercy of screaming children. Hmmm. This post originall...

What It Means To Be A 'Local Haole' In Hawaii

Civil Beat | Denby Fawcett | Posted 10.07.2015 | Hawaii

There has been much lively discussion in Honolulu Civil Beat recently on what it means to be “local.” Many participants in the conversation see...

5 Slang Phrases That Perfectly Sum Up Why Hawaii Is So Damn Happy

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Hawaii is often defined by its awe-inspiring beauty, but for those lucky enough to live there, the Aloha State is much more than an idyllic paradise. ...

Mariota Taking Hawaii to New Heights in the NFL

Wayne Coito | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Wayne Coito

Marcus Mariota is the next in line of Hawai'i football greats. But unlike his forebears, he has catapulted his state -- his people -- into a spotlight where the beam shines much brighter.

Protecting Our Cultural Endangered Species: School Policies

Alissa Stern | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Alissa Stern

The combination of political stability and internal educational policy advocacy is one combination that seems to hold promise for the strengthening of regional languages. But the pace needs to be sped up, before regional languages are too inconsequential to be revitalized.

RIMPAC in the Rear-View Mirror

Jon Letman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

This year's RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) maritime military exercises have ended, and any attention we've given the biennial war games will quickly turn elsewhere. But before we let RIMPAC drop from view, it's worth pausing to consider what we've just witnessed (or not witnessed, since most of the RIMPAC takes place out of sight).

Kauai Never Conquered: Resistance and Resilience Etched in Island's History (VIDEO)

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

We are entitled to complete, full, and accurate information. We are entitled to our skepticism about an industry that moved from producing chemical weapons to food.

ESPN's Awesome New '30 For 30' Documentary Spreads The Aloha

Posted 07.30.2014 | TV

ESPN couldn’t have premiered a more restorative "30 for 30" documentary if they had planned it. As America reels in the aftermath of a Congress ...

A Little Thing

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 11.17.2013 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

It's an expected follow-up question, a question that would normally bedevil any traveler: I just learned to say "thank you," but how do I say "you're welcome"? Honestly, I was embarrassed that after my first "mahalo," I did not think to ask how to say "you're welcome" in Hawaiian until a dear friend quizzed me during a recent phone call.

Carnival Crew Melting Pots: Mexicans, South Africans not "us"

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Carnivals are melting pots of ethnicity, with Mexicans and South Africans leading the way. The globalization of world's labor force hasn't left out carnivals.

Hawaiian Airlines Is Making It Easier To Get To Tahiti

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines is adding more seats to its weekly flights to Tahiti. The airline says it is responding to increased demand for it...

Grammy Protest Fights the Elimination of Cultural Categories

Voto Latino | Posted 04.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Did a small minority of industry insiders just eliminate "ethnic" music from the Grammys? It was a week filled with momentous coincidences.