Travis Quezon is the former executive editor of the Hawaii Independent. He worked for the Honolulu Weekly from 2005 to 2008 as a staff writer, editor-at-large, managing editor, and interim editor. Mr. Quezon won a Pai Award from the Hawaii Publishers Association in 2008 for enterprise reporting in a story on Hawaii’s houseless community. Mr. Quezon got his start in journalism as an English major-turned-nighttime-copy-editor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s student newspaper, Ka Leo O Hawaii, ultimately serving as editor-in-chief in 2004. Mr. Quezon also worked as a communications specialist for Maui Representative Mele Carroll. Mr. Quezon is also a poet, plays bass guitar, and trains in the Filipino martial art of escrima. Mr. Quezon happens to be a co-alumnus with the current President of the United States.
Blog: Abercrombie intends to veto food safety bill
June 29, 2011 11:48 AM
More moving scenes from ‘Speaking in Silence’
June 18, 2011 05:43 PM
Mary Babcock and Kate Werner perform at the Hawaii State Capitol on Saturday, June 18.
Photo by Travis Quezon
Blog: Meditations with Ernesto Pujol at the Honolulu Academy of Arts
June 18, 2011 02:52 PM
Ernesto Pujol pauses during a day-long performance at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Photo by Travis Quezon
Bill barring gender identity, expression discrimination in the workplace heads to governor
April 18, 2011 04:57 PM
Hawaii residents gather at the State Capitol for Honolulu's National Equality March in 2009.
Hawaii anti-human trafficking bills headed to conference
April 15, 2011 11:02 AM
The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery and supporters gathered at the State Capitol on Opening Day in January to demand adequate anti-trafficking laws in Hawaii.
Photo by Travis Quezon
Peculiar tides at Kahala Beach Park
March 11, 2011 02:58 PM
Civil unions bill moves past Senate into House hands
January 28, 2011 12:49 PM
Above: Signs in support of civil unions for Hawaii ready to be picked up by supporters. Below: Democratic Sen. Mike Gabbard. Bottom: Republican Sen. Sam Slom, left, and Democratic Sen. Les Ihara, right. Courtesy photo above, Gallery photos by Rachel Ballard
With chairmanships and leadership assigned, how did the House dissidents make out?
January 21, 2011 02:02 PM
House members sit with their guests of honor on Opening Day this week.
Photos by Rachel Ballard
Coalition fights to keep Waikiki developer Kyo-Ya from bending the rules
January 06, 2011 04:40 AM
Above: The porte cochere at the historic Moana Surfrider hotel in Waikiki. Below: An illustration showing how variances requested for a project by Kyo-Ya Hotels and Resorts would encroach on the beach.
Photo by Joel Bradshaw
Obama: First family has a calm, rainy Christmas weekend in Hawaii
December 27, 2010 07:42 AM
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet service men and women, along with their families, during Christmas dinner in the mess at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, December 25, 2010.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
A big Hollywood movie born in a little house in Hawaii
The minds of Prox13 craft an epic film from Manoa Valley
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November 04, 2010 09:07 AM
Movie-makers Prox13 in action in Manoa: Zach Thomson, Derrick Wong, and Paul Garner (Left to Right).
State House District 45 incumbent Maile Shimabukuro answers your questions
October 30, 2010 08:16 AM
State Senate District 24 candidate Tracy Nakano Bean answers your questions
October 29, 2010 03:25 PM
Let Them Eat Cupcakes: And let no cupcake be your last!
October 15, 2010 03:13 PM
Lilikoi cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and a lilikoi curd drizzle.
Politics trumps service? Manoa Neighborhood Board denies a resident a seat, complaint filed
October 11, 2010 01:25 PM
On comparing the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ to letting ‘the Japanese’ build a site near Pearl Harbor
September 01, 2010 09:02 PM
Web is abuzz about the Discovery Channel hostage drama
Details in the deceased suspect's Internet trail is dissected throughout the blogosphere
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September 01, 2010 08:11 PM
‘New York mosque’ shines a light into the dark side of American scapegoating
August 19, 2010 04:37 PM
ILWU endorses Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell
Job creation a central focus
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July 31, 2010 07:32 PM
ILWU officers join acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell, third from left, to announce their endorsement of him in the Honolulu mayor's race.
As funding gets funneled into Honolulu rail, the transit industry struggles to stay on track
July 29, 2010 05:52 PM
Chicago Transit Authority control tower 18 guides elevated Chicago 'L' north and southbound Purple and Brown lines intersecting with east and westbound Pink and Green lines and the looping Orange line above the Wells and Lake street intersection in the loop.
Hawaii lawmakers seek immediate solutions to ‘chronic homelessness’
July 15, 2010 03:48 PM
There are approximately 5,800 people counted as being houseless in Hawaii. Many houseless families live in small tent communities on beaches and in public parks.
UH graduate students still say ‘no’ to $50 fee increase, despite chancellor’s urging
July 13, 2010 12:29 PM
UH students look toward a rally against budget cuts on the steps of Hawaii Hall, home to the Manoa campus' administration, last October.
Republicans point to oil spill in push for Jones Act repeal
June 30, 2010 12:34 PM
A dead Northern Gannet covered in oil lies along Grand Isle Beach in Grand Isle, La., May 21, 2010. A month after the well blowout and rig explosion that unleashed the catastrophic spill, sheets of rust-colored heavy oil are starting to clog fragile marshlands on the fringes of the Mississippi Delta, damaging fishing grounds and wildlife.
Jikoen Temple, a symbol of anti-discrimination in Hawaii, faces threat of closure
June 24, 2010 04:49 PM
The community gathers at Jikoen Temple in Kalihi every Bon Dance season.
Lingle, sort of, addresses her upcoming decision on civil unions
June 21, 2010 03:17 PM
Gov. Linda Lingle has until July 6 to decide whether or not to veto House Bill 444.
Djou tops Democrats for Congressional seat →
May 22, 2010 05:32 PM
Honolulu councilman Charles Djou, above, won Hawaii's special vacancy election for a Congressional seat on Saturday.
Tax department pays contractor additional $15.2 million for no additional work →
May 06, 2010 02:52 PM
Looking into the State Capitol from the ground floor. A resolution passed this session calls for an audit of Department of Taxation contracts.
Photo by Ashlee Meyer
LGBTQ community, equal rights activists make final charge for civil unions →
April 22, 2010 12:08 PM
Marchers at this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Waikiki hold signs in support of LGBTQ equality.
Photo by Eri Oura
Pavement versus produce: Koa Ridge development plans run into food insecurity, traffic concerns →
March 22, 2010 11:50 AM
Audience members look on as the Land Use Commission hears testimony on the proposed Koa Ridge development at the March 18 hearing.
Youth Speaks Hawaii brings poetry legends, champions to one stage →
December 28, 2009 03:04 PM
Hawaii's own Brave New Voices 2009 International Youth Poetry Slam Team champions will be on hand at Youth Speaks Hawaii's reunion show Wednesday night.
Moiliili garden the right step to food sustainability →
July 03, 2009 08:11 AM
Young Business Council goes on the hunt in Downtown
June 24, 2009 09:23 AM
June 20: Kewalo Basin Park Association holds third annual clean-up
June 09, 2009 03:26 PM
Police Beat: Man steals car at rental stand
June 02, 2009 03:41 PM
Former Times workers still demand fair treatment
January 02, 2009 02:59 PM
UN human rights chief expresses concern over Gaza attacks
December 29, 2008 06:37 PM
Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of lawmakers’ Superferry actions
December 19, 2008 05:23 PM
Hawai’i mayors seek federal funding for infrastructure projects, new jobs
December 10, 2008 10:15 PM
The change we need: BCS playoffs
December 05, 2008 10:30 AM
A look at the Mumbai attacks
December 03, 2008 10:35 PM
Hawai’i foreclosures rise in developing communities
December 02, 2008 04:30 PM
Army ready to green light Armored Security Vehicles in Hawai’i
December 01, 2008 10:00 PM
Japan delegation to show support for Pac Beach employees at one year rally
November 26, 2008 06:36 PM
Lingle moves forward with U.S. Supreme Court hearing on “ceded” lands
November 25, 2008 09:47 PM
Lawmakers request changes to House Speaker’s committee shuffle
November 24, 2008 02:45 PM
Re-Visioning Family gives a photovoice to transgender community
November 21, 2008 07:31 PM
Mokulele joins Hawai’i airlines in a three-way dance
November 19, 2008 06:23 PM
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion offers a renewable future if proper planning, precautions are met
November 18, 2008 06:24 PM
Aloha Toastmasters celebrate 60 years of talking-story tradition
November 17, 2008 10:00 PM
Hawaii Council aims to overturn veto of GMO ban, study finds link to fertility
November 13, 2008 02:04 PM
Hawai’i rallies against California gay marriage ban
November 12, 2008 01:19 PM
Inouye expected to increase pork-barrel spending
November 11, 2008 01:00 PM
Hawai’i volunteers walk the walk in raising homelessness awareness
November 07, 2008 02:56 PM
2008 Hawai’i General Election Last Minute Voter Checklist
November 04, 2008 10:00 AM
By the numbers: A quick look at Hawai’i's homeless
November 03, 2008 04:21 PM
Senate leadership stands with Kahana Valley families
October 30, 2008 09:56 AM
Kahana families given ‘a bit more time’
October 28, 2008 12:57 PM
Honolulu responds to ocean acidification
October 27, 2008 04:35 PM
Honolulu artists dare to dream
October 24, 2008 09:44 PM
Community stands with Kahana Valley families facing eviction
October 23, 2008 11:46 AM
By the numbers: Lingle administration cuts universal child health care
October 17, 2008 08:32 AM
Malama Maunalua recognized for conservation efforts
October 15, 2008 05:51 PM
Palau president challenges Hawai’i to take action against global warming
October 14, 2008 02:20 PM
Lingle presents five-point plan for Hawai’i economy
October 13, 2008 03:41 PM
Education, cooperation key for Filipino community board members
October 11, 2008 04:44 PM
HTA head resigns amid struggling Hawai’i tourist economy
October 10, 2008 03:03 PM
Environmental News Updates
October 09, 2008 09:25 PM
Hawai’i Council passes GMO restriction bill
October 09, 2008 08:14 PM
Hawai’i contemplates getting through the bailout blues
October 08, 2008 03:12 PM
Tinfish Press connects dots between art, poetry and puzzling
October 07, 2008 02:15 PM
Governor releases $9 million for ongoing state projects
October 03, 2008 01:31 PM
Dignity Honolulu remembers lost LGBTIQ
October 03, 2008 12:18 PM
Supreme Court to hear ‘ceded lands’ case, 29 states sign on
October 02, 2008 01:52 PM
Commission sets precedent for solving East Maui water woes
September 26, 2008 04:56 PM
Pacific Beach Hotel charged with anti-union activities
September 25, 2008 09:27 PM
Pride at Work strives for equality at Hawai’i workplaces
September 24, 2008 12:46 PM