Artist Holly Young’s statue of the late Patsy Takemoto Mink is draped with lei. (Photos by Kevin Kawamoto)

Community – Patsy T. Mink Monument Evokes Timeless Ideals

Visitors to the Hawai‘i State Library in downtown Honolulu are now greeted by the newly installed monument honoring the late Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color — and the first Asian American woman — to serve in the United States Congress. The Maui-born lawmaker’s decades in public service won her accolades as a....
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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....

Kirk Caldwell Is Grateful To Be Your Mayor

Kirk Caldwell was born in Waipahu and raised in Hilo, the oldest son of a plantation and country doctor. He studied Urban Planning and Economics at Tufts University, earned an M.A. from the Fletcher...

Carol Fukunaga

This year’s election is a time to reflect on and to honor the sacrifices that our parents and families made during World War II to defend democracy — and to ensure that the lessons...

US Senate – Q&A With The Candidates

1) WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT THE YOUNG CHILDREN ATTEMPTING TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES ILLEGALLY — AND ALONE — FROM MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA? CAM CAVASSO (Republican) Children do best when they are nurtured by...
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....

Tiger, Ryu and Nonno

Japanese American groups Vs. Charles E. Grassley. Insight into the world of the Japanese American detective Tiger Woods gives some advice to Japan's golf phenom, Ryu Ishikawa. Nonno: Mixing Japanese and American fashion in Houston. Taking a closer...
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Who Will Be Honolulu’s Next Mayor? – Where Do They Stand On The Issues?

Editor’s note: Thirteen candidates are vying to be Honolulu’s next mayor, including the incumbent mayor. Some of the candidates are familiar faces, having run for public office in the past. If any of them...

U.S. Senate

1) UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE UNITED STATES SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO IRAQ AND SYRIA AS COMBATANTS IN THE CURRENT CONFLICT WITH ISIL (ISIS, OR THE ISLAMIC STATE)? CAM CAVASSO (Republican) When an enemy declares war...

Douglas Crum For Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee

Fresh ideas are always important for any organization. I will bring a much-needed new viewpoint to an organization that has had almost the same representatives for decades. With that new viewpoint, I can offer...

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