Collage photo of Winnie (Kapiolani Hospital's facility dog) and 2-yr-old, Katy, and Dr. Wade Kyono and 15-yr-old Luke, and 8-yr-old Tavin playing with Winnie

Lead Story – Living Legacies

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It was not supposed to be this way. After only three years, Randy Wada was on track to graduate from Northwestern University and begin dental school in the fall of 1978. In his final undergraduate semester, he took a random course in molecular biology and cancer to fill....
The building on the left is the Visitors' Quarters where visitors could spend the night. The Long House (right) was a pavilion where Hansen’s disease patients could visit with family. A chain-linked fence ran down the middle of the Long House to keep visitors and patients separated. (Photos by Gary Kagehiro)

Cover Story – KALAUPAPA

A Place of Contradiction and Contemplation Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Kalaupapa. A place of contradiction: stunning beauty and serenity, haunted by stories of deep sorrow. The worst and the best of humanity are portrayed...
Gov. David Ige joined the organizers of Sacred Heart Village at the June 30 opening. From left: Terry Cabalar of Terry’s Custom Flooring; Brandee Menino, CEO of Hope Services Hawaii; Gov. Ige; Gilbert Aguinaldo of Big Island Electrical and Pacific Rim Construction; Bronson Haunga from Haunga Construction; Darryl Oliveira, safety and internal control manager for HPM; and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

Lead Story – “My Boy, He Will Be a Good Man”

An Immigrant’s Dream is Realized Frances Kakugawa and Karleen Chinen Editor’s note: As most of you know, Frances Kakugawa, The Hawai‘i Herald’s “Dear Frances” columnist, was born in Kapoho on Hawai‘i Island, where she spent her early childhood. The eruption of Kïlauea Volcano in 1955 forced her family to relocate to nearby Pähoa, where they....

In Search Of Grandfather’s Spirit

James Dote Special to The Hawaii Herald Eight years ago, our son Ryan had an ancestral epiphany while exchanging university graduation wishes among his friends. On a social media site, each shared their one wish for...

Sanshin? ‘Ukulele? Sanlele!

By Grant "Sandaa" Murata, Special to The Hawai'i Herald Okinawan music has enjoyed an unbelievable surge in popularity over the past 30 years. I think it’s the result of many factors — growing interest in...

Cover Story – USPS “GO FOR BROKE” POSTAL STAMP 2021 RELEASE

The Story and Image of Shiroku “Whitey” Yamamoto Represent the Courage and Humility of World War II Nisei Veterans Gregg Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald A quiet, humble and unassuming Honolulu Nisei veteran is featured on...
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Lead Story – ALICE INOUE’S VISION FOR 2021

Advice for “The Year of New Perspectives” Ida Yoshinaga Finding Hope in Our Chaotic World Get ready for Alice Inoue 2.0! The popular “life guide,” who founded Happiness U in Kaka‘ako’s SALT complex, has revamped her in-demand...
Governor David Ige getting sworn in for his 2nd term as Hawaii's Governor

Lead Story – David Ige Begins Second Term as Hawaii’s Governor

Gov. David Y. Ige (Photos by Jodie Chiemi Ching) Good morning and aloha. First, I would like to thank the people of Hawai‘i for electing me to another term as your governor. I find myself eager and excited about the prospect of tackling all that is before us. And I look forward to working with....
Forest therapy guide Phyllis Look, founder and owner of Forest Bathing Hawai‘i, at Lyon Arboretum in Mänoa on her 65th birthday. (Photos by Kevin Kawamoto)

Lead Story – Guided Forest Bathing Reveals Nature’s Healing Spirit

GUIDED FOREST BATHING REVEALS NATURE’S HEALING SPIRIT Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to the Hawai‘i Herald My journey to the forest began in the city — at a bus stop at the Ala Moana Shopping Center, to be exact. The No. 5 bus to Mänoa took me farther and farther away from stressed-out Christmas season shoppers....

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