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Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Is Delayed Again

AP | AUDREY MCAVOY | Posted 04.18.2015 | Science

HONOLULU (AP) -- A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will ...

Native Hawaiians Want To Bring Back Environmentally Friendly Burial Practices

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) -- A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly ...

Everything You Need To Know About The Viral Protests Against A Hawaii Telescope

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Hawaii's Big Island is slated to be one of the world's largest, most powerful telescopes. But the $1.4-billion pro...

Clash Over $1.4 Billion Telescope At Sacred Hawaiian Site Intensifies

AP | Caleb Jones | Posted 04.03.2015 | Science

HONOLULU (AP) -- Scientists hoping to see 13 billion light years away, giving them a look into the early years of the universe, are facing opposition ...

Obamacare at Five

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Thanks to the ACA, millions of AAs and NHPIs now have access to critical cancer screenings, preventive health care services, such as birth control and diabetes screenings and much more.

Message to Congress: CHIP Matters to Our Kids

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Caballero

Healthy kids grow up to be healthy adults, and together build strong families and communities. Right now, Congress has a chance to put differences aside and extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for four more years.

Let's Talk King v. Burwell and the Potential Impact of Higher Health Care Costs on Patients

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Caballero

Removal of the tax credits from the Affordable Care Act means worse health outcomes for health center patients. Those who could have entered the health system at an early and treatable point of a health condition may end up visiting their health center/ER with a much more complicated (and costly) issue. Not only is this a moral argument, it's a basic public health argument.

September 30: Stakeholder Call on the Launch of

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on September 24, 2014. The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific...

Breaking Affordable Care Act Enrollment Update

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) sent hundreds of thousands of notices to individuals, requesting they submit additional d...

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Hawaii and Aloha Spirit | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Jimmy Nguyen

Brook talks about why she loves Hawaii, its tourism, the differences between its islands, and what makes Hawaii unique from other island groups.

The Mysterious Part Of This National Park You're Not Allowed To See

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel

Most of us have seen wacky images of how trees seemingly eat objects over time -- everything from street signs and park benches to long-abandoned bicy...

Native Hawaiians To Federal Officials: 'This Is Our Country.'

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Native Hawaiian speakers expressed anger and mistrust with the federal government Monday during the first of a series of m...

What Does 'Federal Recognition For Native Hawaiians' Even Mean? | Posted 06.23.2014 | Hawaii

What would a Native Hawaiian government look like? No one knows. But as of Monday morning, federal officials are gathering public input on whether ...

Indigenous Knowledge Leads a Worldwide Voyage

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 08.05.2014 | Hawaii
Adrian Kamalii

Reconnecting ourselves to our mother tongue, our chants and song, a conscientiousness of our socioeconomic and political standings have provided a cumulative movement of the strengthening of our indigeneity.

OHA CEO Forces Standoff Over Sovereignty

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Recent public volleys certainly reinforce suspicions that speculated conflict has been growing in the organization over the embattled and flattering nation-building effort.

After Public Outrage, Hula's CEO Agrees To Change STD App Name

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 07.06.2014 | Technology

HONOLULU (AP) — A sexual health information app called "Hula" will be changing its name after complaints that it is culturally insensitive to Native...

Native Hawaiians Are Trying To Establish A Separate Nation | Posted 05.07.2014 | Hawaii

Members of the Native Hawaiian community are on track to establish a constitution for an independent Hawaiian nation as soon as next January. Repre...

What Hula Is... and Isn't: Celebration of Culture on Target to Outshine App Controversy

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Native Hawaiians explain that hula is not simply a dance or a recreation, but a way of life.

Silencing Native Voices: 200 Years After First Foreign Contact, Efforts to Control Native Lands Reignite

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

In a small island community like Hawai'i, where Native communities have protected valued ecosystems across the islands for countless generations, such lingering ignorance and arrogance is unforgivable.

This STD App Managed To Offend An Entire State

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

It’s a good time to be an awkward spring breaker. After all, there’s an app that helps you get laid in any situation. There’s Grindr for gay hoo...

Not Pono: Hawai'i Republicans Bash Transgender Teacher

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

It is one thing to attack the idea of evidence-based sex education; it is quite another to dehumanize and denigrate a person based on the very core of their existence.

Improving Data Collection on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

The lack of reliable health data for this population has made it difficult to assess their health status and health care utilization. However, the available data for this population indicate that it experiences significant health disparities when compared to other groups.

Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of Native Hawaiian Self-Determination Hanging in the Balance

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

In the 25 years that have passed since the promulgation of the Native Hawaiian Education Act, countless Hawaiians have utilized that opportunity to educate themselves. The aupuni palapala has been rekindled. The lāhui na'auao reignited.

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.

What Does 'Traditional Marriage' Mean in Hawai'i? (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

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?