Lahaina is truly a hot and arid place. However, it is not a land devoid of water. Let us look, oh friends of this column, to some stories of the elders concerning Lahaina and its waters.
In a recent decision, a federal court judge struck down a provision of the Small Business Administration (SBA) program that had provided minority businesses, including Black, Asian, Latino and Hawaiian businesses, with billions in federal funds.
Survivors of the Maui wildfires have embarked upon the long road they must travel to regain some sense of the normalcy and repose that constituted their lives before the fires raged in August.
The Maui fires that occurred in Lahaina and surrounding areas on Aug. 8, 2023, have had a devastating impact on the island’s environment.
Deeper Truths: A Pictorial Perspective of the Maui Wildfires
In an effort to understand how our kūpuna i ka wā kahiko (traditional times) might have responded in the wake of a catastrophic event – like the wildfires that ravaged Lahaina and areas of Upcountry, Maui – we reached out to cultural practitioners on the island.
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) organized the delivery of essential goods to the homesteaders of the Villages of Leialiʻi.
On July 17, 2023, citing Native Hawaiian hardship and the need for more housing units, Gov. Josh Green issued a sweeping “Emergency” Proclamation on Housing that attempted to unilaterally fast-track development in Hawaiʻi without safeguards ensuring units are truly affordable to local families.
Waiololi a me Waiolola. Nā wai kaulana o ka ʻāina. Wai kamaha‘o i ka piko o ke kuahiwi. Ka ua loku o Waiʻoli. Wai hiwahiwa ʻo Mokuhinia. Ka ua kaulana aʻo Hāʻao.
In 2020, over 800 people in Hawaiʻi reported some form of domestic violence (DV) in a single day – a 145% increase over the previous year.
The tried-and-true formula for almost every superhero story begins with a seemingly unremarkable person who is chosen, by chance or destiny, to carry a mantle of hope in a bleak and weary world becoming the champion of the vulnerable for a cause much greater than themself.
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