Lualualei Naval Road/Kolekole Pass Road (part of former route 78) long ago let civilians travel between the west coast of Oahu and central Oahu via Kolekole Pass, but is now closed to civilian traffic. From HawaiiHighways.com
Above: An image rendered by the Friends of Lanai showing what a proposed 410-foot-tall wind farm turbine would look to scale if one were situated coming out of the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu. Below: In October, Lanai residents held signs in protest of the wind farm plans.
Above: MAO Farms managing director Gary Maunakea-Forth tells the Land Use Commission that there is demand for farms on Oahu. Below: Lori Ludlum shows on the overhead projector the traffic dangers near Princess Kahanu Estates.
Above: Hookakoo Corporation chair Keith Vieira tells parents at Kamaile Academy about the firing of principal Clarence DeLude on November 5. Below: The Kamaile Academy 2010 May Day King and Queen's procession.
Above: Eagle Scouts from the North Shore area help carry supplies to build fence step-over structures, trail steps, and a water catchment at Kahanahaiki, a sub-gulch of Makua Valley. Below: The remnants of Waianae's "tent city" were carted off in caravans of vehicles in July. Bottom: The Waianae Small Boat Harbor was authorized in 1964, but no major construction took place until the late 1970's. The 300 boat development was finally completed in January 1979.
Video: Michael Pollan talks about the impact of Monsanto’s new Omega-3 soybean Read More »
Author, food activist, and UC Berkeley journalism professor Michael Pollan has a conversation with The Hawaii Independent's Samson Kaala Reiny about Monsanto’s new genetically modified Omega-3 soybean, which is expected to be in supermarkets as near as 2012.
Above: Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery off of Kamehameha Highway on Oahu's Windward side. Below: Mokolii Islet, popularly known as Chinaman's Hat, at the north end of Kaneohe Bay, seen here from the south shore of Kualoa Beach Park.
Above: Ewa Beach's Oneula coastline that fronts Haseko's pending marina. Below: An example of a large pohaku, or stone, that once stood where the marina is now located. Bottom: The niho palaoa found with the royal remains in 2001.
Residents ask why the Department of Health is promoting business over public safety Read More »
A bulldozer sits in the foreground at the PVT landfill; precautionary lining is buried in the foreground. Nanakuli residents who live adjacent to the facility say dust blowing onto their homes is a constant problem. A series of respiratory illnesses reported among residents have raised further health concerns about the nearby landfill, which also disposes of asbestos.
Above: Col. Matthew Margotta, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, assists local native Hawaiian community leaders with the planting of an Ulu tree following the Native Hawaiian Covenant signing between the local Hawaiian community and U.S. Army-Hawaii on March 24. Below: Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division train on their Stryker vehicle during Exercise Key Resolve at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, Korea.
The U.S. Army's 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division conducts limited training exercises using Stryker vehicles in Hawaii. A Stryker vehicle crew, pictured above, belonging to the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, fires a TOW missile during the brigade's rotation through Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center.
The U.S. Army's 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division conducts limited training exercises using Stryker vehicles in Hawaii. Above: An M1126 Stryker vehicle and squad in Iraq. Below: A Stryker vehicle crew belonging to the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, fires a TOW missile during the brigade's rotation through Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center.
Emotions echo from veranda to rotunda following Lingle's veto announcement Read More »
State Capitol security separated both sides of the civil unions bill during Gov. Linda Lingle's veto announcement -- those in opposition of HB444 were allowed on the fifth floor outside the governor's office, and supporters set up on the ground floor.
Emilio Farinas has lived in his home on the Waiawa Banana Patch for 12 years. His family's home is one of 10 located on the area selected for a Park-and-Ride facility as part of the Honolulu Rail Transit plan. Read More »