Jade Eckardt

North Shore Editor
Homeopathy: Like something that cures some things
Mortar and pestle used for grinding insoluble solids, including quartz and oyster shells, into homeopathic remedies.
North Shore community proposes charter school for 100 students
The historic twin-span bridge over the Anahulu River at Haleiwa. Photo by Eric Guinther
North Shore residents stop redistricting of Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach on Oahu's North Shore is home to big wave surfing in the winter months. Photo by Eric Guinther
Wild donkeys take flight from Hawaii Island to LAX
Wild donkeys on the Big Island will have a better life in California. Phot by U.S. Humane Society
Turtle Bay developers propose $1.2 billion development of two hotels, 750 residential units
An artist's rendering of proposed "reduced density" development at Turtle Bay.
Photo by Jade Eckardt
Six schools meet state’s ‘Adequate Yearly Progress’ benchmark, many others in reform stages
Math and reading scores improved at 6 Hawaii schools, giving them adequate yearly progress status.
File photo
Sex, drugs, and education: An inside look at Hawaii’s schools
According to the National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XV: Teens and Parents, more than one quarter of public school students attend gang- and drug-infected schools. The 15th annual back-to-school survey also finds a 39 percent jump in middle schoolers reporting drugs used, kept, sold on school grounds.
Do Hawaii’s education standards line up?
Standardized tests have become the all-purpose benchmark in education.
Our energy future starts with the life we live today
Twenty pounds of chargers, wires, and electronics emptied from a single hand bag. Image from divasanddorks.com
Big wind on the bargaining table
Wind power has been on the table in Hawaii for decades. Photo by Tom Woodward
Blog: You say tomato, I say tomahto
Above: Tomato, watermelon, and feta salad. Good choice judges! Below: Tomato basil Ono Pops. Photos by Jade Eckardt
Agri-tour offers insight into where our food comes from
Youth volunteers from the YMCA sift compost at Mohala Farms. Photos by Jade Eckardt
Affordable ag land, money, knowledge: Ingredients for cultivating Hawaii’s food future
Founded in 1953, Nalo Farms has been a family farm for over half a century on the Windward side of Oahu. Courtesy Photo
Envision Laie: 222-room Marriott is one step closer to calling Koolauloa home
Koolauloa residents packed a City Council meeting in Kahuku to discuss a proposal for hotel redevelopment plans. Photo by Jade Eckardt
Breaking: Koolauloa politics heat up, physical assault alleged
A site design drawing for the Envision Laie development features an element at the corner of Kamehameha highway and Naniloa Loop which could include a family style restaurant, some shopping, and public beach access for the entire community. Illustration by Group 70 International
Abercrombie commits to being active in the future of Turtle Bay
Gov. Neil Abercrombie was among discussion panelists at Talk Story 3 held at Sunset Beach Elementary School on Wednesday, May 11. Photo by Jade Eckardt
PETA takes stand against Oahu slaughterhouse, crashes Capitol server
Cathy Goeggel, president of Animal Rights Hawaii, offers testimony against Senate Bill 249. Courtesy Photo
Farmers, lawmakers talk about Oahu’s ag woes
Founded in 1953, Nalo Farms has been a family farm for over half a century on the Windward side of Oahu. Courtesy Photo
Hula, fundraising for Japan, and the Easter Bunny at Mililani in April March tsunami overpowered Haleiwa floating docks Abercrombie, North Shore community leaders welcome power from Kahuku Wind
Sitework for the First Wind Kahuku wind farm included clearing 58 acres, much of it done with a hydro-axe to minimize erosion runoff, and mass excavation for 12 turbine pads and haul roads. Photo from BuildingIndustryHawaii.com
Rare plant collection on display at Waimea Valley
A stream view of Waimea Valley.
Photo by Daderot
North Shore community group says revised Turtle Bay master plan still too much
A view of Turtle Bay Resort from room 501.
Malaekahana Bike Path stretches far for residents as part of new development
The Malaekahana Bike and Pedestrian Path in Laie is one of many projects part of the Envision Laie development. Hundreds gathered for a dedication ceremony on Saturday, March 19. Photos by Jade Eckardt
Tennis courts, Lake Wilson, and high school eco-team discussed at Wahiawa Board meeting Skate park, learning center, and thefts discussed at North Shore Neighborhood Board meeting Mililani Board: Transportation plan and controversial senior housing project up for discussion Vessel composting facility to be presented at Wahiawa Neighborhood Board Meeting Papahanaumoku Monument and in-vessel composting on North Shore board agenda Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz submits projects for inclusion in the State’s budget So what’s all the potassium iodide hype about?

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Potassium iodide, pictured above, is medicinally supplied in 130 mg tablets for emergency purposes. U.S. officials have stated that there is no need to take the pills in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis.
Controversial antenna, housing, and complaints discussed at Mililani Mauka board meeting Land Trust looking to keep North Shore country with Hawaii’s first greenprint
Volunteers with the North Shore Community Land Trust gather ideas on how to shape the region's future. Courtesy Photo
Solar park and transportation plan to be discussed at Mililani Mauka Board meeting Sunset Beach Elementary seeks School Community Council nominations Charter schools, suicide discussed at February Koolauloa Neighborhood Board meeting Councilman Ernie Martin comments on North Shore Sustainable Communities Plan Community college, learning centers on the agenda for Koolauloa Neighborhood Board Volunteers to lend green thumbs for Waimea Valley Community Day
A view from the lake of the Waimea Valley Audubon Center. The valley's garden contains 35 distinct collections, representing some 5,000 taxa from around the world.
Kamehameha Schools shares plans for Haleiwa ‘re-development’
Matsumoto's Shave Ice store in Haleiwa was founded on February 13, 1951 by Mamoru Matsumoto. Photo from MatsumotoShaveIce.com
Laniakea turtle takes five-month journey and returns home March brings hula, music, and clowns to Mililani for family fun North Shore Community Land Trust reaches out to residents, asks what’s worth preserving
North Shore residents help to gather ideas to shape the future of Pupukea Paumalu. Courtesy Photo
Pineapple Festival, Central Oahu Sustainable Communities Plan on Wahiawa Neighborhood Board agenda City reports, antennas, and audio equipment to be discussed at Mililani meeting Speeding resolutions, school concerns, chromium discussed at Mililani meeting Town Association reminds Mililani homeowners: ‘Don’t forget to vote!’
In 1986, Mililani was named an All-America City. It is the only community in Hawaii ever to receive this distinction.
Board vacancies, Kamehameha Schools presentation on North Shore Neighborhood agenda Road work scheduled for Pupukea and Wahiawa Longs liquor license and senior housing hot topics at Mililani board meeting Hoala School mixes reading with fun City reports, proposed senior rental project to be discussed by Mililani Board 220-room Laie Marriott permit a key hurdle for Envision Laie development plans
An aerial view of Koolau Loa's Laie town. The 2000 census reported that there were 4,585 people, 903 households, and 735 families in Laie.
Come join the fun at the Wahiawa Ohana Fun Fair Youth health and CIP on agenda for Koolauloa Neighborhood Board Haleiwa hotel: North Shore residents resist land sale, City says park is too expensive
Dozens gathered at last week's North Shore Neighborhood Board meeting to once again try to hear testimony on the proposed sale of City-owned land intended for a community park to build a replica of the Haleiwa Hotel. Board members had to shut down their first attempt at a meeting on the subject last year due to people speaking out of turn. Photos by Jade Eckardt
Free Micro-enterprise Training in Wahiawa helps start-up businesses grow February brings clowns, checkers, and bingo to Mililani

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Special meeting centered on Andy Anderson’s proposed Haleiwa Hotel Kahuku Red Raider wrestling girls win first place in tournament Bike path safety, zoning variances, and learning centers discussed at North Shore Board meeting Wahiawa General Hospital opens its care to Humana members
Wahiawa General Hospital provides all levels of patient care in Central Oahu. Courtesy Photo
Childhood health and traffic issues discussed at Mililani Board meeting North Shore’s Miss Hawaii wins second runner up in Miss America Special meeting to hear all sides of Andy Anderson’s proposed Haleiwa Hotel Wall art and Walgreens discussed by Wahiawa/Whitmore Village Neighborhood Board Kahuku Wind’s clean energy set to enter Oahu homes in February
Kahuku Wind turbines can produce enough energy to power 7,700 homes on Oahu. Photo by Xtreme Power Solutions
North Shore Neighborhood Board to hear about Save the Surfers, Public Land Trust Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board to discuss speeding, noise, and developments Waialua Community Association holding annual general meeting tonight ‘The Eddie’ may go on Thursday in 25-to-30-foot waves
Each year, the world's best big wave riders are invited to participate in the Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau contest, should waves meet the required heights.
Road work scheduled for Wahiawa and North Shore this week Pupukea road work to begin later than expected, relieves resident’s traffic concerns
A bulldozer works to clear rocks and debris from Waimea Valley Road after a rockslide in November 2009. With few roads leading in and out of North Shore, taking preventative measures against rock slides has been a City focus.
Photo by State of Hawaii
Developers may face 15-year time limit due to Land Use Ordinance amendment

Councilmember tells developers no more decades-old Environmental Impact Statements Read More »

A helicopter view of Turtle Bay Resort.
Mililani Mauka Neighborhood Board to discuss Longs liquor license, senior affordable housing Hoala students spread holiday cheer Waimea Valley offers daily guided activities to share Hawaiian culture
Signage as you enter Waimea Valley on the North Shore of Oahu.
Photo by Travis Thurston
Mililani Mauka board discussed Clearwire antenna controversy Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley Board discussed turkey fryer safety to end 2010 Clowns, craft making, and Chinese New Year come to Mililani in January Waimea Valley introduces Garden Outreach Program Is the fate of Andy Irons’ legacy written on a toxicology report?
Surfing icon Andy Irons at the Rip Curl Pro in Peniche last October.
Photo by José Goulão
Koolauloa Neighborhood Board agenda: vacant seat, Windward Community College satellite campus Florence shoots to victory during 2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout
The 2011 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout saw big waves and big competition.
Photos by Jade Eckardt
Wahiawa road work continues through the new year Da Hui Backdoor Shootout holds second day of competition Explore Waimea Valley on guided hikes in 2011 2,000 toys still needed for Operation: Toy Box Verbatim: Residents respond to poll questions on ‘homeless camp,’ Kaena Point, Haleiwa hotel
Punahou School eighth-graders preserve and restore the endangered coastline at Kaena Point by planting seedlings of naupaka kahakai along a scarred section of the dunes. They hope the plants will halt the erosion and restore what was once a pristine natural habitat.
Conservation group pushes to preserve 469 acres of North Shore ag land
A mauka view of agriculture land on the North Shore.
Wahiawa Community and Business Association: Annual meeting sets agenda for community’s voices North Shore board discusses algae oil, wind energy, and the Haleiwa Hotel Billabong Pipe Masters called off again over the weekend
The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons saw fierce competition last week under ASP’s new dual heat format.
Haleiwa Farmers Market relocates this Sunday due to rain
Haleiwa Farmer's Market normally happens every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the north side of Haleiwa Beach Park. The rainy weather is prompting a move this Sunday, December 12.
No EIS required: Algae oil farm gets closer to breaking ground for 30-acre Wahiawa facility
A rendering of Phycal Hawaii's pilot algae farm in Wahiawa.
North Shore Food Bank wins first place in Annual Hunger Walk ‘The Gods Must Be Crazy’ to screen at Waialua Community Association’s family movie night Santa, clowns, and caroling at Mililani Town Center in December Will the ‘Eddie’ go? Quicksilver announces invitees for the 2010 big wave surf contest
Surfing through the crowds proved almost as exciting as the big surf during the Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau contest at Waimea Bay in 2009.
Hoala School continues to give back to the community with its first winter craft fair