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Working Together for Change: Kamehameha and community partners release new resources for Hawaiian education

We have celebrated some major milestones in Hawaiian language and education these past few years. The Pukui and Elbert dictionary celebrated its 60th anniversary, Pūnana Leo turned 35 and the kula kaiapuni turned 30. Ka Haka ‘Ula o Ke‘elikōlani, College of Hawaiian Language at...

Puna strong: Kua o ka Lā moves forward after loss of campus

Photo: Lava flow
When fissures began oozing lava in Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone in early May, public charter school Kua o ka Lā (KOKL) moved classes from its lower Puna campus to a borrowed space in Hilo. At the time, KOKL leaders hoped the relocation would be...


Ka Wai Ola
In April 1824, a meeting was held in Honolulu at which many of the highest ali‘i (chiefs), including the Queen regent, Kuhina Nui Ka‘ahumanu, and Prime Minister, Kalanimoku, “declared their determination to...attend to learning and have all their people instructed.” The American missionaries had arrived...

Hawaiians value education at home

“I ka hale no pau ke a‘o ana.” Instructions are completed at home.K. Pukui, “Olelo Noeau,” # 1175 The Hawaiian home was the center of learning for thousands of generations. Kūpuna (Grandparents) and mākua (parents) served as sources of information, training and cultural education for...

Wai‘anae event spans mauka to makai

The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center’s second annual “Mauka to Makai” event takes place the last weekend in August. The event will focus on cultural activities that elevate participants’ understanding of the symbiotic relationship between the health of the mountains, the health of the ocean...

East Maui streamflow standards established

For decades, generations of Native Hawaiian East Maui residents, including members of Nā Moku Aupuni O Ko‘olau Hui, Lurlyn Scott and Sanford Kekahuna, have sought justice through the return of streamflows vital to their life and culture. Those valiant efforts are captured in the...

Clinic offers integrated approach to pain management

Photo: Group Photo
As communities across the nation grapple with an opioid epidemic, the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center has opened a new pain management clinic that uses an integrated approach to reduce reliance on narcotic medications. “We owe our patients much better than they’ve been getting,” said...

FEMA warns quake damage may not be evident

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Residents of Hawai‘i County who have felt the ground rumble beneath their homes as a result of the ongoing Kīlauea eruptions and earthquakes are encouraged to look carefully for damage. Residents should check their property periodically and document any damage. Look for: damages to foundations,...