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.
For close to 30 years, residents of the Hansen’s disease colony on Molokai had a stamp club that amassed a huge number of postal stamps.
Not long ago, people were desperate to get a vaccine. Now, the state is having to come up with gifts to get the last hold-outs to do their part.
Instead of regrowing the economy, Hawaii should focus on restoring quality of life.
The governor even stared down CNN’s Jake Tapper to convincingly defend his decision.
The good news is the hard-charging politician is willing to help HART. The weird thing is how it happened.
There are pros and cons in promoting from within or doing a wider executive search; but is that really the most important thing when finding a new leader?
Police body cams were meant to protect police as well as guard against abuse of force.
Gov. David Ige’s plan to allow residents who are fully vaccinated to travel interisland is a big step among all the little steps to restore normalcy.