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Hokulea’s Voyage To Hana Is A Homecoming For Young Captain Justyn Ay Chong/Polynesian Voyaging Society / ʻŌiwi TV

Hokulea’s Voyage To Hana Is A Homecoming For Young Captain

Hana native Nakua Konohia-Lind, 24, the youngest captain of the storied voyaging vessel, manned the helm as it sailed in to East Maui.

OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea ©Sin Ok -stock.adobe.com

OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea

Updated: The legal action follows a ruling allowing the Thirty Meter Telescope project to go forward on a mountain considered deeply sacred by many Native Hawaiians. 

Reader Rep: Big Questions About Hawaiian ‘Princess’ Coverage

Reader Rep: Big Questions About Hawaiian ‘Princess’ Coverage

Is the media telling you the real story of Abigail Kawananakoa or a fawning fairy tale?

Educators: Pidgin Belongs In Hawaii Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Educators: Pidgin Belongs In Hawaii Schools

The language that emerged from Hawaii’s blending of cultures “is something we have to embrace,” says a high school principal.

The Last Hawaiian Princess? Photo by Joe Pacheco, Bishop Museum

The Last Hawaiian Princess?

At 91, Abigail Kawananakoa has been a significant benefactor of Native Hawaiian culture and causes throughout a life of privilege and drama. But controversy still haunts her.

The Princess Bride: Hawaiian Heiress Gets Married Amid Legal Dispute

The Princess Bride: Hawaiian Heiress Gets Married Amid Legal Dispute

Abigail Kawananakoa, 91, weds Veronica Gail Worth, who is at the center of a battle over control of millions of dollars.

Telescope Project Still Faces Fight From Hawaiian Opponents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Telescope Project Still Faces Fight From Hawaiian Opponents

Protesters were able to delay construction atop Mauna Kea two years ago. They’ll likely try to do so again.

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope

UPDATED: Plans for the $1.4 billion telescope have caused bitter divisions, with some Native Hawaiians saying it will desecrate Mauna Kea.

Brittany Lyte: These Kauai Schools Opt For Farm-To-Table Lunches Courtesy of Malama Kauai

Brittany Lyte: These Kauai Schools Opt For Farm-To-Table Lunches

Poi and lau-lau, not burgers, are the focus of healthier menus at two charter schools taking part in a $170,000 pilot program.

Royal Hawaiian Heiress Asks Judge To Silence Her Former Attorney Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Royal Hawaiian Heiress Asks Judge To Silence Her Former Attorney

The fight over Abigail Kawananakoa’s $215 million fortune continues to intensify.

Is Hawaii’s Royal Princess Mentally Fit? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Hawaii’s Royal Princess Mentally Fit?

With her $200 million fortune at stake, her former attorney wants an independent investigation into Abigail Kawananakoa’s mental state.

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity

Four other trusts, derived from the wealth of Native Hawaiian royalty, support a wide range of philanthropies and hold vast business interests.