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Education – Learn More About The Impact of Executive Order 9066

There was a time when information about Executive Order 9066 and how it affected the lives of tens of thousands of people hardly existed. That, fortunately, has changed. Today, there are many excellent resources — books, as well as DVDs — that help to tell the story. We have compiled a list of titles worth....

Political History – The Gift of Author-Historian Tom Coffman

Pre-World War II AJA History Helped Coffman Understand Contemporary Hawai‘i Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Acclaimed Hawai‘i author and historian Tom Coffman realized what would become the signature theme for his writing in a surprisingly successful meeting more than thirty years ago in the koa-paneled office of Hawai‘i’s governor. The meeting was odd....
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Politics – New Year, New Elected Officials

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The 2020 political landscape may still be forming, but beneath the surface, the new election year is shaping up to be a difficult one for both incumbents and challengers. Colin Moore, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa associate professor of political science and director of the school’s Public Policy....
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Political Advertorials – Kelly Kitashima for Honolulu City Council

My family’s roots run deep in ‘Aiea and Pearl City. I was born in Waipi‘o and was raised in ‘Aiea after living overseas in Japan. I graduated from Kamehameha Schools and attended the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa. I earned my bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Like every....
The late U.S. Rep. Patsy T. Mink (left) and (right) U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono. “The actions of the congresswomen in 1991 and the fierce advocacy of Senator Hirono attest to the transformative significance of electing women who are willing to speak up on behalf of women,” said Mink’s daughter, Wendy.

Politics – History Repeats Itself on Capitol Hill

Richard Borreca Special to the Hawai‘i Herald When a national controversy flared first with the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, and then 27 years later with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the nation’s highest court, Hawai‘i played a role in both debates. In 1991, although she was in the House of....

Introducing… Governor David Ige

Governor David Y. Ige Published with Permission Editor’s note: Less than a month after they swept to victory in Hawai‘i’s general election, former state Senate colleagues David Ige and Shan Tsutsui each raised their right hand...
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Politics – Hope Springs Eternal for Hawaii’s GOP

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Retired Air Force Col. Shirlene Dela Cruz Ostrov is defining either optimism or insanity as she takes over as head of the Hawaii Republican Party. Hawai‘i is routinely described as a one-party state, as elected Republicans have dropped to just five in the 51-member state Legislature. The list....
Gov. George Ariyoshi was inducted into the Hawai‘i State Aloha Order of Merit on April 29, in the Senate chambers of the State Capitol. (Photos by Jodie Ching)

Spotlight – Ariyoshi Inducted into the Aloha Order of Merit

Jodie Chiemi Ching Former Gov. George Ariyoshi was inducted into the Hawai‘i State Aloha Order of Merit –– one of the state’s highest honors –– on April 29, in the Senate chambers of the State Capitol. In a press release from the Office of the Governor, it states, “The Aloha Order of Merit was established....

Tuesday bullets

Get ready for an interview with Dr. Jack Fujimoto, the first Japanese American college president in the mainland United States. Unlike their counterparts in America, Japanese politicians are wary of harnessing the full power of...

Have Your Candidates Walked Their Talk?

The countdown is on. As we send this issue of the Herald to press, we are just over three weeks away from primary election day. We will soon be inundated with political spots on...

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