Special to The Hawaii Independent

“To really understand what is going on in the schools, you need to come to the schools”

Julie Reyes Oda, president of HSTA Leeward, delivered this speech at last week's teacher rally in Kapolei. Read More »

Dr. Pang: “Few are more pro-vaccine than I”

Dr. Lorrin Pang is under attack by the press and politicians. Here's his side of the story. Read More »

City seeks to sell popular well-used Haleiwa Beach Park

An open letter regarding today's city council hearing on the auction of a Hale‘iwa park. Signed by: James Estores, President, Malama Loko Ea Foundation Gabby Kahaulelio, President, Hui o Hee Nalu Bryan Amona and Chris Delaunay, Kailua Schuyler E. “Lucky” Cole, Sunset Beach Linda Legrande, Manoa Elizabeth Reilly, Hawaii Kai William W. “Billy” Saunders, Jr., Honolulu Maile Shimabukuro, Waianae Read More »

The Hale‘iwa park targeted for sale, adjacent to Jameson's By The Sea restaurant.
Letters from Kea‘au: A 17-year old student

What I'm mostly concerned about is, what's going to happen to my loving family, a family for college next? What's going to come of them and many other homeless people? I don't want to be attending my college and have to be worried about everyone while I am attending. So could you help us to overcome a very, very, important situation please? I know with God's help, all of us who've been homeless for years, are going to overcome this obstacle!
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An open letter in defense of Hawaii’s environment & open government

This open letter is being circulated by Hawaii's Thousand Friends, The Sierra Club, Defend Oahu Coalition, Save Sunset Beach Coalition, Save O’ahu Farmlands Alliance, Keep The Country, Hawaii SEED, Friends of Makakiko, Country Talk Story, and Livable Hawaii Kai Hui. Read More »

Opinion: Data should drive crime prevention

Advocates for criminal justice reform call for a smarter approach to prison policy. Read More »

Video: The seen and unseen in government accounting Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner challenges Haseko presence in Ewa Hawaii students, artists tapped to show what an aloha-based economy is
Maile Meyer and Meleanna Meyer's Arting in Place mural at Camp Mokule’ia brought 15 young student artists and professional local artists together. Photo from Harinani.com
Video: A voice from Molokai resists Big Wind
A satellite image of the island of Moloka`i. Photo by NASA
Learning center keeps families together, resists intergenerational incarceration
Children participate in outdoor classroom activities at Keiki O Ka`Aina Family Learning Centers. Courtesy Photo
Hawaii’s agricultural renaissance starts with individual participation
The planting of the New Day Garden at the Hale Kia Aina Governor's residence on June 18. Photo by Ed Morita
Volleyball tournament to showcase Micronesian culture, community values Hawaii Island spends three times the national average on electricity, report finds
Hu Honua Power plant in Pepeekeo. Photo from KeepOurIslandClean.com
Paddleboarder Jamie Mitchell eyes 10th Molokai to Oahu world title
International athlete and paddleboarder Jamie Mitchell approaches Oahu. Photo by Bernie Baker
Verbatim: Hawaii ACLU applauds anti-shackling law Opinion: Public Land Development Corporation a potential threat to ‘ceded lands’ Hawaii is still a target: New S.T.A.R.T. Treaty a small step toward nuclear disarmament
President Barack Obama attends a New S.T.A.R.T. Treaty meeting hosted by Vice President Joe Biden in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on November 18, 2010. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Eye on Arab media: Killing Bin Laden will not make America safer Osama Bin Laden: One gangster down, many waiting in the wings Annual Swamp Romp Expo invites Hawaii to get dirty, stay healthy
Participants of all ages get down and dirty in the annual Swamp Romp Expo and Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. Photo by Bill Mossman -- U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public Affairs
Island battery: Is supplying 10 percent of Oahu’s power worth destroying Lanai?
A dead U‘au (Hawaiian petrel) lies near the base of a wind turbine.
Far from home: Hilo’s Kainoa Pe’a plays a big role as an emotional leader on and off the field
Senior defensive lineman Kainoa Pe’a plays an important role for his team on the field, in the locker room, and at school.
Molokai lights the way Republican filibuster stops unemployment benefits, Obama’s hands tied City details cost of response to tsunami warning →