Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaiians Ready To Descend On Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaiians Ready To Descend On Capitol

Thousands are expected to rally for the Legislature’s opening day with a strong push to get out the vote.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii Should Learn From Australia’s Wildfires Courtesy: Clay Trauernicht

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii Should Learn From Australia’s Wildfires

With climate change exacerbating wildfires in the islands, we need to come together as a community and take action now.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: No Reason For A Mauna Kea Showdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: No Reason For A Mauna Kea Showdown

The Thursday deadline set by law enforcement for protesters to leave the mountain or get arrested is unnecessary — and counterproductive.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Crime, Violence And Fear Undermine Our Island’s Resiliency Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Crime, Violence And Fear Undermine Our Island’s Resiliency

This crime wave is not just a violation of law in the western sense, but a violation of the very tenets of Hawaii’s culture and community.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii Needs To Get Better At Resolving ‘Wicked’ Problems AP

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii Needs To Get Better At Resolving ‘Wicked’ Problems

Rather than celebrating a ban on single-use plastic containers, environmentalists should step up to help small businesses affected by the new regulations.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Bridging The Divide From Gen Z To Boomers Getty Images/iStockphoto

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Bridging The Divide From Gen Z To Boomers

Each generation is defined by experiences and culture that are simply not shared by the generations that come before or after. It’s our job to seek some common ground.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Samoa Measles Outbreak Highlights Dangers Of Anti-Vax Movement Getty Images/iStockphoto

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Samoa Measles Outbreak Highlights Dangers Of Anti-Vax Movement

Dozens of people are dead, including many children, of a disease that is easily preventable with vaccinations.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Gems Of Local Culture Make Hawaii Unique Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Gems Of Local Culture Make Hawaii Unique

We need to make it a point to support small businesses that are in danger of dying.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Let’s Help Waianae ‘Houseless’ Help Themselves Courtesy of Puuhonua O Waianae

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Let’s Help Waianae ‘Houseless’ Help Themselves

The homeless encampment at Waianae Boat Harbor has a plan to build a permanent community and they deserve support from the more fortunate.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Restoring Hawaiian Cultural Rights At Kawainui Marsh PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Restoring Hawaiian Cultural Rights At Kawainui Marsh

Native Hawaiians, not environmentalists, should be the ones making decisions on how a sacred area like the marsh should be managed.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Communities Need A Real Voice On Big Projects Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Communities Need A Real Voice On Big Projects

Projects may check all the required boxes and still fall short of addressing community concerns.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Turn Marching Into Voting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Turn Marching Into Voting

A strong election turnout would make Hawaiians, some of whom now abstain from voting, a more powerful political force than they have been in decades.