Robin Kaye

Robin Kaye is a longtime Lanai resident and energy activist and chairman of the Friends of Lanai. He is the author of Lanai Folks.
Remembering Big Wind’s Big Fail On Lanai Courtesy: Friends of Lanai

Remembering Big Wind’s Big Fail On Lanai

The lesson for concerned communities is to “just say no” and to never give up.

From Lanai, A Plea For Greater Transparency About The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

From Lanai, A Plea For Greater Transparency About The Pandemic

Lanai lacks local leadership that could and should be responsible for keeping island residents informed in times of crisis.

Still Lucky To Live Lanai During COVID Courtesy: Robin Kaye/2020

Still Lucky To Live Lanai During COVID

But there are increasingly worries about shipping costs and Young Brothers.

Life On Lanai During A Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Life On Lanai During A Pandemic

The island still has no cases of COVID-19. But pretty much everything has shut down.

I Tried To Get A New Driver’s License And Tripped Over HECO Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

I Tried To Get A New Driver’s License And Tripped Over HECO

You have no idea how hard it can be to change your name on your electric bill.

Big Wind Has — Finally — Blown Over Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat/2011

Big Wind Has — Finally — Blown Over

How one community organized, persisted and won a major political victory against all odds.

OIP Is More Interested in Protecting Information Than Making it Public Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat/2011

OIP Is More Interested in Protecting Information Than Making it Public

The agency that is charged with promoting “open and transparent government in Hawaii,” OIP has clearly been neither.
Aloha, Mele Carroll: We’ll Miss You House of Representatives

Aloha, Mele Carroll: We’ll Miss You

The death of the former state rep leaves a big hole, but her life leaves us many strong and fond memories.
Life on Lanai: Still a Good Place to ‘Just Be’ Robin Kaye

Life on Lanai: Still a Good Place to ‘Just Be’

On this island, it's the small things that count most toward a good life.