Trisha Kehaulani Watson

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.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Pursuing Hawaiian Sovereignty In The Time of Trump Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Pursuing Hawaiian Sovereignty In The Time of Trump

The defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 flattened the hopes and the voices of those who were hoping, alternatively, to see progress toward federal recognition.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Look To The Past To Meet Our Future Food Goals Kanaeokana

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Look To The Past To Meet Our Future Food Goals

Hawaii has delicious traditional and local crops, and it’s well past time for us to dig into the potential that’s been around us all along.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Struggle Over Kauai’s Kuleana Lands Tricia Kehaulani Watson

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Struggle Over Kauai’s Kuleana Lands

The fight over ownership and preservation of land now surrounded by Mark Zuckerberg’s estate goes back nearly two decades.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It’s Time For UH To Walk Away From TMT Huffington Post Hawaii

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It’s Time For UH To Walk Away From TMT

Astronomers believe there are great discoveries to be made “out there,” whereas Hawaiians believe there are equally great discoveries to be made right here.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Beauty of Being Satisfied With ‘Enough’ Trisha Kehaulani Watson/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Beauty of Being Satisfied With ‘Enough’

It was a tenet of Native Hawaiians and other indigenous people to use resources in moderation and not overaccumulate wealth.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Protecting Farms Must Be A Climate Priority Katie Boon/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Protecting Farms Must Be A Climate Priority

While rising sea levels get much of the attention, another significant threat is the impact of severe weather on Hawaii’s mountains, watersheds and ag lands.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: This Maui Fight Doesn’t Belong In The Supreme Court Darla White/Hawaii DLNR

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: This Maui Fight Doesn’t Belong In The Supreme Court

We’re better off if some environmental battles were resolved with innovation and negotiation rather than in a courtroom.