Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ‘Kapu Aloha Is Holding Everyone Together’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ‘Kapu Aloha Is Holding Everyone Together’

Long-held divisions are melting away. Hawaiians are healing, not only as individuals, but as a community.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Mauna Kea Is Our Modern-Day Kahoolawe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Mauna Kea Is Our Modern-Day Kahoolawe

Today, no one questions the wisdom of the effort to end the use of the island as a bombing range. In the future, we’ll feel the same about the TMT protesters.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Radical Acts of Aloha Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Radical Acts of Aloha

We can’t lose track of the true meaning of this concept even as it’s co-opted by others. To receive aloha, you must first give it.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Force Some Homeless People Into Treatment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Force Some Homeless People Into Treatment

It’s not humane to make the mentally ill and drug addicts suffer on the streets, and it’s not fair to allow their presence to endanger the rest of us.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Disrespecting Cultural Issues On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Disrespecting Cultural Issues On Mauna Kea

The state’s removal of two structures on the mountain ignored traditional and customary rights laws.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Saving The Last Hawaiian Salt Ponds Courtesy of Santos Family

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Saving The Last Hawaiian Salt Ponds

The traditional making of Hawaiian salt used to occur across the islands. Now the last bastion in Hanapepe is threatened by activities at an adjacent airport.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: What Crabbe’s Departure Means For OHA Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: What Crabbe’s Departure Means For OHA

The CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs never really found the right administrator to back him up. Now the board of trustees must take advantage of the chance for a fresh start.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Welcome To Hawaii — Now Show Some Respect Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Welcome To Hawaii — Now Show Some Respect

The islands have the same challenge as other major tourist destinations — preserving what it is that attracts visitors in the first place.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Some Nations Get It — Happiness Matters Getty Images/iStockphoto

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Some Nations Get It — Happiness Matters

As most Western governments measure success in economic viability, countries like New Zealand show us how to establish better priorities.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: How I Became A Witness In The Kealoha Corruption Trial Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: How I Became A Witness In The Kealoha Corruption Trial

At the top of their game, Kat and Louie were one of the most recognized, and I’ll dare say, well-liked couples I knew.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Glorious But Functional Art Of Indigenous Cultures Honolulu Biennial 2019

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Glorious But Functional Art Of Indigenous Cultures

Honolulu Biennial 2019 weaves cultures from many generations, emphasizing the cords that connect them.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Thinking Of Hawaii’s Treasures As Notre Dame Burned Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Thinking Of Hawaii’s Treasures As Notre Dame Burned

We don’t do enough to protect the abundant historic and sacred sites in the islands.