Hawaii Independent Staff

UH Manoa receives maximum accreditation Habitat for Humanity to break ground on two Oahu homes
Habitat for Humanity builds a home in 2007. Courtesy Photo
Signing of Akaka Bill companion measure divides Hawaii’s people
Protesters gathered outside of Washington Place to speak out against Senate Bill 1520. Courtesy Photo
Hawaii lawmakers to consider indigenous geothermal proposals
In the early 1990s, Puna Geothermal Venture, a partnership between two continental U.S. power companies, received a permit to produce renewable geothermal energy at a site in Puna in the East Rift Zone. The facility went online in 1993. Courtesy Photo
School garden conference at Makaha Elementary
The Makaha conference aims to "plant hope." Photo by State Department of Agriculture
Waiahole water remains at issue City Council to meet on ag property tax, rail funding, zoning
The City Council will consider a bill to sell $475 million in General Obligation Bonds to fund rail.
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Grassroots hui coordinates defense of the Mauna Kea conservation district
A view from sacred Mauna Kea. Photo courtesy of KAHEA
Where do you see Hawaii’s energy future?
A scene from The Hawaii Independent's "Feeding the Future" forum on June 27.
Senate Bill 1520 intended to facilitate Akaka Bill Honolulu City Council standing committees assigned ‘From Banda Aceh to Fukushima: Rethinking Risk, Resilience and Recovery’ to prepare us for disaster City Housing Office open for business Hawaii senator recognized for 40th anniversary of lowering the voter age requirement New law allows small commercial, residential projects to move forward without special permits
Beach house rentals in Lahaina. Photo from Maui-Rental-House.com
13 sewer projects underway in July, expect traffic Losing rail bidder files appeal with State Hoopili: Developer gets neighborhood board approval to build Blue Scholars hip hop outfit to perform at The Loft
Geologic of The Blue Scholars.
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Rare, native orchid back from brink of extinction
The rare, native orchid Platanthera holochila. Courtesy Photo
‘Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding’ fist pumps into Manoa Valley Theatre
Tony and Tina's Wedding brings improvised wedding comedy to Manoa Valley Theatre. Courtesy Photo
Ag land supporters to rally against proposed Hoopili development Kantorei Boys Choir to perform at Honolulu Hale Friday Fish and Poi event at UH Manoa Saturday fosters Hawaiian cultural preservation
The Hawaiian ways of fish and poi will be honored Saturday at UH Manoa.
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Akaka, Inouye to speak at Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander conference
A four-day conference will focus on bringing together Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander groups.
2011 Business Summit to focus on Pacific Business Partnership
Honolulu Harbor, business center of the Pacific.
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KAUPA receives grant for Kalihi Stream mural
KAUPA volunteers remove debris from Kalihi Stream.
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Aloha Initiative begins clothing drive for Sendai earthquake victims staying in Hawaii Honolulu Academy of Art to feature rare Chinese landscape paintings
The Honolulu Academy of Arts hosts a rare collection of Chinese landscape paintings beginning in November
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Metal-rap band Korn to perform at Blaisdell Arena August 16
Korn plays their first Hawaii show in August.
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Developing story: Council takes up vetoes
Honolulu Hale. Photo by Joel Bradshaw
Verbatim: Abercrombie preps Hawaii for more cuts to services and programs
Gov. Neil Abercrombie at a community meeting at George Washington Middle School on June 23, 2011. Photo by Ed Morita
ArtSpree returns to The Contemporary Museum Board of Water Supply offers pumpkin planting, harvesting
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply offers a pumpkin planting and harvesting workshop to the public. Courtesy Photo
‘Feeding the Future’ forum an open call to action
The illustration above by Jeffrey Gress depicts what a food focused community in Hawaii might look like. 1. Sidewalk cafes. 2. Food trucks. 3. Locally-sourced midrange restaurants. 4. Local butcher. 5. Food processing plants near farms. 6. Local breweries. 7. Great local bakeries. 8. Rooftop gardens. 9. Active fishponds. 10. More farms. 11. Sidewalk fruit trees. To see a larger image, click here.
Teen surf program to remove cigarette butts from Kuhio Beach Saturday UH, Pacific Biodiesel to partner for restaurant grease trap research
Manhole covers over a restaurant grease trap. File photo
Kahuku Farms now offering public tours of diversified ag
Kahuku Farms provides a look into diversified agriculture with tours of its acreage. Courtesy Photo
City Planning and Permitting to hold meeting on Oahu General Plan in July
The Oahu General Plan sets the course for Oahu's future. File photo
Abercrombie signs 15 bills into law, including prostitution bill
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signs House Bill 240 into law, making it a felony to promote prostitution in Hawaii. Courtesy Photo
Makahiki Fun Fair returns to Kaneohe
The Makahiki Fun Fair brings family enjoyment to Windward Oahu. Courtesy Photo
Congresswoman Mazie Hirono wins support for Hawaii agriculture, flood prevention
U.S. Rep. Hirono's efforts are aimed to help protect Hawaii's watersheds.
Rail: City seeks community input for Downtown, Kalihi
An artists rendition of the proposed rail line in Downtown Honolulu. Courtesy Photo
Schedule update: Honolulu-wide group performance with Ernesto Pujol set to stun ‘Finnegan’s Wake’ pub crawl marches Downtown Friday
The Finnegan's Wake procession makes its way down Nuuanu Avenue. Courtesy Photo
City Parks Committee to consider beack park vendor resolution Brotherhood boy band reunites at Ige’s in Aiea
Brotherhood. Courtesy Photo
City road closures for next week Cherry Blossom Cabaret spins Romeo and Juliet with ‘Femme Capulet’
The cast of Femme Capulet. Courtesy Photo
Water main break closes Pali Golf Course Lauded Thai poet to perform at UH
Poets Zakariya Amataya (left) and Kealoha (right). Courtesy Photo
ACLU commemorates the war on drugs’ 40th anniversary with two events
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Hawaii media power-couple launches new ‘Popspotting’ podcast
Jennifer and Ryan Ozawa at the 2011 Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards. Photo by Blaine Fergerstrom
Waimea Valley offering plants from exotic and native collections Heeia Stream restoration project meets Saturday Councilmember Berg to hold rail town hall meeting Wednesday
Artist's rendering of rail in Honolulu. Courtesy Photo
The Actors Group presents ‘A Delicate Balance’
Frankie Enos as Agnes, Danielle Zalopany as Julia, and Wil Kahele as Tobias. Courtesy Photo
Japan fundraising efforts on Maui raise $115,000, more help needed
Above: A signpost of prayers on a small hill in Natori, Miyagi. Photo by Chef Hira Below: (From left to right) Maui County Managing Director Keith Regan, Mana Foods' Theresa and Edward Thielk, Lynn Araki-Regan, and Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa. Courtesy Photo
City displays employee art
Honolulu Hale is home to the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts. Courtesy Photo
Kauai GMO-free seed exchange stewards plant diversity
Taro fields on Kauai. Courtesy Photo
Historic homes property tax enforcement bill signed UH to present Irish storyteller Niall De Burca at Orvis Auditorium in July
Irish storyteller Niall De Burca.
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Friday full of Honolulu performances
Quadraphonix performs at Hard Rock Waikiki on Friday.
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Pan Pacific Festival returns to Waikiki
The Pan Pacific Festival brings hula halau from Japan to Waikiki.
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Doris Duke Theater to screen new Herzog documentary on cave art Kumu Kahua Theatre to offer playwriting class
Playwright Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl.
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Panos Prevedouros begins fundraising for 2012 mayoral run
Panos Prevedouros campaigning in 2010.
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June Jones Foundation to make American Samoa aid visit
Former UH Football head coach June Jones. Courtesy Photo
‘SkAloha for Japan’ to benefit victims of Sendai quake
PIMPBOT onstage at Hawaiian Brian's. Courtesy Photo
Mission Houses Museum presents ghost tales Wednesday Abercrombie signs prostitution bill into law Former anchor Kim Gennaula to head Aloha United Way
Former KGMB anchor Kim Gennaula will head the Aloha United Way.
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New UH research building wins design award
C-MORE Hall at UH Manoa.
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Youth stewardship program at Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Beach Preserve.
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Heavy rains caused Kaneohe sewage spills over weekend Weather issues close several City golf courses Maui Office of Economic Development awards nearly $500K in grants Governor to speak at Pride Parade on Saturday National Weather Service extends flash flood warning for Oahu
Cloudy skies linger over Downtown Honolulu. Photo by Jamie Winpenny
Kaneohe roadwork, lane closures next week ALERT: Flash Flood Warning for Oahu Community Cultural Marketplace heads transition of Kakaako Makai into a place of learning
The 600-acre Kakaako District is bounded by Piikoi, King, Punchbowl Streets and Ala Moana Boulevard. The District also includes the waterfront area from Kewalo Basin to Forrest Avenue. Courtesy Photo
Hawaii’s path to a better food system: Where we’re at by the numbers
A taro farm in Waipio.
Axis deer in Hawaii Island’s headlights
Above: Axis deer in Makawao on Maui. Below: Images from The Department of Land and Natural Resources showing the kind of damage done by axis deer. Courtesy Photos
City takes steps to reward electric vehicle purchase, use
An electric vehicle charges on a London street.
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City and County of Honolulu Neighborhood Board election results are in
Kailua residents pack their Neighborhood Board meeting to stop gates from denying public beach access in 2007. Photo from BeachAccessHawaii.org
State, NASA, sign historic agreement

Collaboration to foster job creation, new technologies Read More »

The new agreement could develop technologies like those used on the Mars rover "Opportunity"
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Hawaii businesses to receive millions in federal funds program Kohala Middle School students’ battery recycling solution comes out on top
Above: The moment team “6000 n 60” found out that their battery project won first place. Courtesy Photo
Maui Time publisher involved in First Amendment dispute with Maui Police Department

A subpoena seeks names of online commenters in assault allegation. Read More »

Academy Award nominee with local ties offers screenwriting workshop at UH

The former Punahou School student was nominated for "Letters from Iwo Jima". Read More »

City invites public to Honolulu Hale lei-making for Memorial Day

50,000 lei needed to honor Hawaii's fallen heroes Read More »

Home Energy Education Challenge needs teachers to get involved
The HECO power plant at Kahe Point in West Oahu generates 651 MW for the island. Photo by Travis Thurston
Kaneohe Marine donates bone marrow to save a stranger →

The Marine underwent a painful procedure to save the life of a young California girl More at DVIDS »

UH Language Learning & Technology journal ranks third nationally Hawaii doctor nabbed for fraud in Argentina →

FBI says he was indicted after leaving Hawaii in December More at Huffington Post »

Mubarak to face trial for killing of protesters →

The deposed Egyptian dictator could face the death penalty More at New York Times »

The day O’bama stormed Moneygall →

President Obama spreads, finds Aloha in a small Ireland town More at Irish Times »

Family of HI surfer Andy Irons was aware of his drug use before his death →

The family did not authorize second delay of autopsy results More at KITV News »

Student suspended after gun discharges →

Highlands Intermediate student's father says he's never owned a gun More at Star Advertiser »