Eighty years ago in February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the establishment of internment camps for people of Japanese ancestry. Relocation centers were stationed throughout the country with several in Hawaiʻi on multiple islands. This film that shares untold first-hand accounts of Hawaiʻi residents and their experiences of being detained during World War II.
Legislative boundaries in Central Oʻahu have changed due to reapportionment. In the new District 38 which includes part of Mililani and Waipiʻo Acres, Republican incumbent Lauren Cheape Matsumoto faces a challenge from a former area lawmaker, Democrat Marilyn Lee. And on the Kona side of Hawaiʻi Island there is no incumbent for State House District 6 which includes Hōnaunau, Kealakekua, Hōlualoa and part of Kailua-Kona. Democrat Kirstin Kahaloa advanced to the general election after beating two opponents in the primary election. She faces Republican Jonathan Kennealy who ran unopposed in the primary.
Started more than a decade ago, Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i, along with a team of dedicated workers and volunteers, work tirelessly to end plastic pollution statewide. Thanks to teachers like Kumu Hulu Mele Kahalepuna-Chun, the art form of Hawaiian featherwork is thriving. After playing a year of eight-man football at Moloka‘i High School, Vaai “Uso” Seumalo suits up for the Kansas State Wildcats and playing in the Big 12.
ʻOpihi, known as "Hawaiian gold," is getting harder to find. Learn about the dangerous art of picking this sought-after Hawaiian delicacy. Listen to the audio podcast now.
Enjoy this Nā Mele with the talented, musical Lim Family of Kohala, Hawai‘i Island. On the program, you’ll see siblings Sonny Lim, Nani Lim Yap and Lorna Lim perform as a trio. Among the featured hula dancers are family members Namakana Davis-Lim, Brianna “Wehi” Lim Ryder and Asialynn Yap.
This documentary pays tribute to a range of composers who flourished between the 1870s and the 1920s. The film explores the poetry and play of Hawaiian lyrics, as well as the places and features of the natural world that inspired songs still loved and listened to today.
In the realignment of State Legislative districts due to reapportionment, the new District 35 in the State House of Representatives is an open seat with no incumbent and includes parts of Waipahū and Pearl City. In the general election, Republican Josiah Araki, who was unopposed in the primary, faces Democrat Cory Chun who won a tight primary race. Meanwhile, in Hawaiʻi County, the two top vote getters for Council District 2 which includes Downtown Hilo and parts of Waiākea Uka and Kaūmana, were less than a percentage point apart in the primary while beating three other candidates. Jennifer Kagiwada and Matthias Kusch are in a runoff in November.
They’ve intrigued travelers from around the world with their beauty and mystery. We learn more about black sand beaches from archaeologist Alan Carpenter of the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources.
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