Lee Cataluna has been telling Hawaii stories for 25 years and has worked in local radio, television and newspapers.
She was born on Maui and raised on the neighbor islands as her family moved frequently for her father’s job in sugar. She went to nine different schools before graduating from Baldwin High School, so if you think she was your classmate, you might be right.
She received an undergraduate degree from the University of the Pacific and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California-Riverside.
Her writing outside of journalism includes Folks You Meet in Longs, which has been in print since 2005 and was named one of the 50 Essential Books About Hawaii by Honolulu Magazine. She has been writing for the stage for more than 20 years and her plays have been produced and workshopped around Hawaii, in California and New York. Her recent work includes “Home of the Brave,” a play about the lives of children from military families, which she wrote after interviewing hundreds of kids, teachers, parents, principals, active duty and veterans from all branches of the military.
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When there’s no money to argue over, the Legislature starts getting into other people’s business.
The Legislature’s attempt to shut down the island’s extra COVID-19 precautions seems like a power play.
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Anything other than the COVID-19 pandemic is off-topic this year.
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What Ige lacked in initiatives, he almost made up for in inspiration.