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Richard Fale: The Wrong Choice in Hawaii Senate District 23

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Like a kid with Tourette Syndrome, Fale just canʻt seem to help himself from impulsively lashing out - not the best strategy for winning friends or influencing people.

This HBO Show Used 'Brownface' And Pissed Off A Lot Of People

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices

Listen up: Not only is the use of blackface not OK, neither is any other kind of cultural appropriation. Everyone should know that by now. But ther...

Will HBO Give Platform to Racist Australian Brownface 'Mockumentary'?

Cleo Paskal | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Cleo Paskal

And HBO, doesn't the US have enough divisions without having to import new ones? Don't be a hater. If you drop it, Lilley will be fine. If you run it, good kids will get hurt. And that is not funny.

Climate Change This Week: Congressional Climateers, Weather on the Mind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth got a little hotter. Via The Climate Reanalyzer here How unusual has the weather been? Looking above at recent temperature anoma...

Crown Prince Weds Cousin

Posted 07.12.2012 | World

Tonga's 25-year-old crown prince wed his cousin on Thursday, July 12, the BBC reports. The ceremony for Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala and his new wife Sinai...

Walter and the King

David Witten | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
David Witten

The gregarious, 90-year-old Maestro Hautzig has met thousands of people in his many world-wide tours, and it seems that he stays in touch with all of them.

PHOTOS: Flomboyant King Buried In Lavish Ceremony

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga -- Homes swathed in purple and black formed a bright bow running from the countryside to cities of Tonga as the mourning nation hono...

How New Zealand's Petty Politics Undermines Stability and Security in the Pacific

Cleo Paskal | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

It seems like a small story -- local politics in an island nation at the edge of the map. But it is typical of the sort of dynamics that are seriously undermining western security in a critical period.

PHOTOS: Swimming With A Bumper Crop Of Humpback Whale Calves

Tony Wu | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Tony Wu

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Earthquake Rattles Tonga

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- A magnitude-6.2 earthquake rattled the island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There w...

PHOTOS: Swimming With Humpbacks Off Tonga

Tony Wu | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel
Tony Wu

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what follows is a five thousand word essay about Megaptera Novaeangliae, one of my favorite animals.

WikiLeaks: New Zealand Sells Itself as "a more Pacific country" than Australia - And As Key to Pacific Security. US Buys It.

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

New WikiLeaks cables clearly indicates the U.S.'s increasingly close relationship with New Zealand -- as well as its increasing reliance on New Zealand when it comes to Pacific security issues.

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

Twitter, and the Inspiration of Iconic88

2morrowknight | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
2morrowknight

This is the fourth post in our 12-part series, TwitterPowerhouses, which focuses on the contributions of people who've helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking.

Help Light Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Even before the earthquake, 85% of Haitians did not have electricity. Now the situation is even worse. For $10, you can empower a group of 10 people in Haiti for 10 years by providing a solar-powered light.

US seismologists report 6.0 earthquake near Samoa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An earthquake with magnitude 6.0 has struck in the Pacific near Samoa, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The government seismologists said the quake was at a depth of 6.2 miles and occurred just after 2 p.m. EDT.

Its epicenter was 165 miles northwest of Hihifo, Tonga, and 1,630 miles north northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.

Gerard Fryer, a geophysicist at the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, says there is no threat of a tsunami. He says the quake's magnitude did not exceed the threshold for a tsunami.

The USGS announcement did not mention whether a tsunami was expected. An earthquake and a following tsunami killed more than 180 people on Samoa, American Samoa and nearby islands on Sept. 29. That earthquake was at 8.3 magnitude.

Around the World in 18 Days

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson is traveling the globe to report on the effects of climate change on small island nations. Megan will tak...

Ferry Sinks Off Tonga; Dozens Missing

AP | PESI FONUA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga — Giving women and children the comfort of cabins while men stayed on deck may have doomed them to be trapped inside an overni...

Undersea Tongan Volcano Draws Curiosity Of Inspection Team (SLIDESHOW + VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga -- Scientists sailed Thursday to inspect an undersea volcano that has been erupting for days near Tonga _ shooting smoke, steam and ...