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April 2006

`Imiloa Opens on the Island of Hawai`i

Mauna Kea Astronomy Center finally has grand opening

The `Imiloa Astronomy Center located at University of Hawai`i's Science and Technology Park in Hilo, has finally opened after years of controversy.

Margaret Awamura Inouye -- 1925-2006

Dam Bursts on Kaua`i

An earthen dam on Kaua`i burst without warning in March, sending 300 million gallons of water downhill that swept two houses completely off their foundations and seven people to their deaths.

Whale-Boat Collisions

Since the start of 2006, there have been five whale-boat collisions: four off Maui and one off Kaua`i.

Metro Team Strives to Repeat Championship Performance

Washington's King County Metro Transit won the Grand Champion Award in the 30th International Bus Roadeo, a competition held in Dallas in 2005 and sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association.

From the Editor

Aloha kākou. With this April issue, we celebrate the second year that Northwest Hawai`i Times has been in print, and we’re still having fun!

Playing Hawai`i's Music for Over 20 Years in Bellingham

Start your Saturday morning, the right way, the Hawaiian way by listening to KUGS 89.3FM or webstream through www.kugs.org.

The Big Island

A few days ago I was returning to the mainland from Kona and I picked up a copy of the Honolulu Star Bulletin. By the way, if you haven’t flown out of Kona International Airport, it’s a nice blend of air travel and tent camping.

Kama`aina Profile: Peter Daniels

I would like all of you to stop for just a minute to think about an answer for the question: “What young Hawaiian has had their name appear in the Seattle area media the most over the past few years?” Don’t know? Let me give you some hints.

Mo`olelo O Na Ali`i

During the reign of Kaulahea I the mo‘olelo is silent on anything significant until his sons take control. Kakae and his brother Kaka‘analeo ruled jointly over Maui island after the death of their father Kaulahea I.

Music: New Releases

Every month Gregg reviews newly released Hawaiian CDs. Read about your favorite artist or explore the Hawaiian music scene.


HAPA at the Triple Door….Barry Flanagan and Nathan Aweau and Charles Ka`upu were indeed back in the Pacific NW and once again played to enthusiastic audiences at the Triple Door Theatre restaurant in downtown Seattle.

Foodstuffs: Daikon Emergency

A few weeks ago, I got the following food emergency email: Aloha - I’d like to request the recipe for Daikon that I lost or misplaced. 

If You Don't Know Jack, You Should

Actually, I didn’t know Jack Johnson until about a year ago when a random search through itunes.com for singers named “Jack” (see my name!) brought him to my attention.

Close Encounters of the Island Kind

I've been many places. My wife and I spent 2 years in Georgia.

Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

Random thoughts, casual observations and other bits of fluff.

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our NEW calendar!

Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past

Kalo lo`i (?) with a view of Diamond Head.
Photo is from the collection of Evelyn Fairleigh, whose father Nolan Clodfelter was in
Hawai`i with the Merchant Marines around 1917. He took some pictures and bought others.

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