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Peter Carlisle: The Last Luna’s Memories of Hawaii’s Plantation Era Courtesy of Bill Barfour

Peter Carlisle: The Last Luna’s Memories of Hawaii’s Plantation Era

Sugar was once king in the islands, and then it was gone. An inside look at an industry that helped define us.
The Transformative Power of Native Hawaiian Arts Dawn Morais

The Transformative Power of Native Hawaiian Arts

Bringing together science and traditional knowledge in Hawaii can inspire and open the world up for students.
Health Beat: Bad Data Tells Us Hawaii Is Very Healthy Courtesy: NASA

Health Beat: Bad Data Tells Us Hawaii Is Very Healthy

Regardless of what a recent study says, we shouldn't be lulled into thinking we are in better shape than we are.
Hawaiian Prisoners Should Not Be Treated Like ‘Junk Mail’ PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Prisoners Should Not Be Treated Like ‘Junk Mail’

The state should protect the religious practices of Native Hawaiians in prison at home and overseas.
Tom Yamachika: What Does London Mayor’s Unpaid Tax Bill Say About the IRS?

Tom Yamachika: What Does London Mayor’s Unpaid Tax Bill Say About the IRS?

Boris Johnson was born in the United States and his American citizenship — and tax obligations — followed him to England at age 5.
Everybody Must Get Hemp Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Everybody Must Get Hemp

In many ways, hemp is like a miracle crop and yet we can't grow it in Hawaii because it is related to marijuana. That needs to change.
Neal Milner: Why a Retirement Tax Is Good for Old People Vinoth Chandar/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: Why a Retirement Tax Is Good for Old People

A blanket exemption from taxes for people over a certain age is not only unfair to everyone else, it's also unfair to the old people who are stereotyped as helpless.
Honolulu Bike Lane: If You Build It, They Will Come City and County of Honolulu

Honolulu Bike Lane: If You Build It, They Will Come

The King Street protected lane is a great start. But the city needs to work quickly to beef up its bike-friendly projects.
Hawaii Monitor: Do Public Agencies Have to Keep Accurate Records?

Hawaii Monitor: Do Public Agencies Have to Keep Accurate Records?

A recent Hawaii Supreme Court ruling may condone foot-dragging in the maintenance of public records.
How Hawaii is Like Ferguson Carolyn Hadfield

How Hawaii is Like Ferguson

I believe, if we listen well, Ferguson can act as a mirror reflecting our own blind spots of communal unhealth.