Travis Quezon

Journalist

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
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More moving scenes from ‘Speaking in Silence’
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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
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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
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Hawaii residents gather at the State Capitol for Honolulu's National Equality March in 2009. Courtesy Photo
Hawaii anti-human trafficking bills headed to conference
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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
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Civil unions bill moves past Senate into House hands
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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?
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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
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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
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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 Read More »

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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
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State Senate District 24 candidate Tracy Nakano Bean answers your questions
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Let Them Eat Cupcakes: And let no cupcake be your last!
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Lilikoi cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and a lilikoi curd drizzle.
Politics trumps service? Manoa Neighborhood Board denies a resident a seat, complaint filed
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On comparing the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ to letting ‘the Japanese’ build a site near Pearl Harbor
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Web is abuzz about the Discovery Channel hostage drama

Details in the deceased suspect's Internet trail is dissected throughout the blogosphere Read More »

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‘New York mosque’ shines a light into the dark side of American scapegoating
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ILWU endorses Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Job creation a central focus Read More »

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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
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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.
Houselessness »
Hawaii lawmakers seek immediate solutions to ‘chronic homelessness’
  • First-Hand Report
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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
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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
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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
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The community gathers at Jikoen Temple in Kalihi every Bon Dance season.
Lingle, sort of, addresses her upcoming decision on civil unions
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Gov. Linda Lingle has until July 6 to decide whether or not to veto House Bill 444.
Djou tops Democrats for Congressional seat →
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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 →
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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 →
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Marchers at this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Waikiki hold signs in support of LGBTQ equality. Photo by Eri Oura
Koa Ridge »
Food Security »
Pavement versus produce: Koa Ridge development plans run into food insecurity, traffic concerns →
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Audience members look on as the Land Use Commission hears testimony on the proposed Koa Ridge development at the March 18 hearing.
Art »
Youth Speaks Hawaii brings poetry legends, champions to one stage →
  • News Report
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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.
Food Security »
Moiliili garden the right step to food sustainability →
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Lydi Morgan
Young Business Council goes on the hunt in Downtown
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Pollution »
June 20: Kewalo Basin Park Association holds third annual clean-up
  • Announcement
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Law Enforcement »
Police Beat: Man steals car at rental stand
  • News Report
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Labor »
Former Times workers still demand fair treatment
  • News Report
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Human Rights »
UN human rights chief expresses concern over Gaza attacks
  • News Report
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ʻAina »
Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of lawmakers’ Superferry actions
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Development »
Hawai’i mayors seek federal funding for infrastructure projects, new jobs
  • News Report
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The change we need: BCS playoffs
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Geopolitics »
A look at the Mumbai attacks
  • Explainer
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Economic Justice »
Hawai’i foreclosures rise in developing communities
  • Discussion
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Militarism »
Army ready to green light Armored Security Vehicles in Hawai’i
  • News Report
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Labor »
Japan delegation to show support for Pac Beach employees at one year rally
  • News Report
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Hawaiian Sovereignty »
Lingle moves forward with U.S. Supreme Court hearing on “ceded” lands
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Open Government »
Lawmakers request changes to House Speaker’s committee shuffle
  • News Report
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Human Rights »
Re-Visioning Family gives a photovoice to transgender community
  • Announcement
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Tourism »
Mokulele joins Hawai’i airlines in a three-way dance
  • News Report
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Renewables »
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion offers a renewable future if proper planning, precautions are met
  • News Report
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Aloha Toastmasters celebrate 60 years of talking-story tradition
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Agriculture »
Hawaii Council aims to overturn veto of GMO ban, study finds link to fertility
  • News Report
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Marriage Equality »
Hawai’i rallies against California gay marriage ban
  • News Report
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Money in Politics »
Inouye expected to increase pork-barrel spending
  • News Report
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Houselessness »
Hawai’i volunteers walk the walk in raising homelessness awareness
  • News Report
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Elections »
2008 Hawai’i General Election Last Minute Voter Checklist
  • Explainer
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Houselessness »
By the numbers: A quick look at Hawai’i's homeless
  • Explainer
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Kahana Valley Leases »
Senate leadership stands with Kahana Valley families
  • News Report
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Kahana Valley Leases »
Kahana families given ‘a bit more time’
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Climate Change »
Honolulu responds to ocean acidification
  • News Report
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Art »
Honolulu artists dare to dream
  • Announcement
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Kahana Valley Leases »
Community stands with Kahana Valley families facing eviction
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Healthcare »
By the numbers: Lingle administration cuts universal child health care
  • Explainer
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Conservation »
Malama Maunalua recognized for conservation efforts
  • News Report
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Climate Change »
Palau president challenges Hawai’i to take action against global warming
  • News Report
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Hawaii Politics »
Lingle presents five-point plan for Hawai’i economy
  • News Report
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Education, cooperation key for Filipino community board members
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Tourism »
HTA head resigns amid struggling Hawai’i tourist economy
  • News Report
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Conservation »
Environmental News Updates
  • Announcement
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Agriculture »
Hawai’i Council passes GMO restriction bill
  • Announcement
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National Politics »
Hawai’i contemplates getting through the bailout blues
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Tinfish Press connects dots between art, poetry and puzzling
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Development »
Governor releases $9 million for ongoing state projects
  • Announcement
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Human Rights »
Dignity Honolulu remembers lost LGBTIQ
  • Announcement
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Hawaiian Sovereignty »
Supreme Court to hear ‘ceded lands’ case, 29 states sign on
  • News Report
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Resource Stewardship »
Commission sets precedent for solving East Maui water woes
  • News Report
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Labor »
Pacific Beach Hotel charged with anti-union activities
  • News Report
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Civil Liberties »
Pride at Work strives for equality at Hawai’i workplaces
  • Announcement
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