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August 2007

TiKKKi: Pacific Island Artists
Take on Tiki Culture

Iosefatu Sua (left) and Darvin Vida with their paintings at BLVD Gallery in Seattle


Hawai`i State: the first 48 Years...


The third Friday in August is Statehood Day in Hawai‘i (formerly called Admissions Day). It was 48 years ago, on August 21, 1959, that Hawai‘i became the 50th state after lengthy debates in the U.S. Congress.


COSTCO: Hawai`i's Own

Last week the Seattle Sunday paper had an article about the Hawaii Costco stores. To be honest I did not know about the piece because it was not in the sports section.

Mo`olelo O Nā Ali`i

On January 1778, the worldly view of Hawaiians changed with the arrival of British Captain James Cook’s ships off the island of Kaua‘i. The exchanges between the two cultures would lead the way for other interactions that in time would result in the drastic depopulation of Hawaiians and the near extinction of the culture.

Walking from Mexico to Canada


This March, when my family visited my grandfather in Kaneohe, I had a serious mission.  I needed to eat all my favorite Hawaiian foods because I knew that in one month I would be subsisting completely off of mashed potato flakes, Top Ramen, Snickers bars, and peanut butter. 



Music: Israel Kamakawiwo`ole & Raiatea Helm

“Put shoes on me.” That’s what IZ said to producer/label owner Jon de Mello many years ago. How you interpret that statement (and the entire relationship between IZ and de Mello) will determine what opinion you have in the controversy surrounding this “new” album.

Washington Local Students Awarded KSAA Scholarships

At the annual Wakinikona Hawaiian Festival on July 20th, the Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association – Northwest Region announced the names of the three local students who were awarded scholarships for the 2007-2008 school year.

Fans Tab Richard Hadama Kauai Prep-Athlete-of-the-Century


The legendary Edmund Vasconcellos called  him "the best quarterback I've coached." The Garden Island' columnist Matsuo ("Sidelines") Kuraoka consistently wrote that, as a bona fide triple-threat, he was the the finest football back in the Territory.


From the Editor

As August brings summer to a full boil, you’ll find some of us (like me) in the Islands. Around this time is when I hele on to Hilo and if you’ve ever been there, you know it’s a good place to kick back with friends and family, wala`au, eat, sleep, holoholo.

An Invitation to Native Hawaiian Students

My name is Derek Kauanoe and I am a law student at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. I would like to encourage interested Native Hawaiians to consider a legal education and eventually apply to our law school.

Kama`āina Profile: Reggie Lindsey


In today’s world, Kalua pig can be baked in an oven, steamed, smoked or even cooked on the BBQ grill....and almost anyone can do it! Walk into a Hawaiian themed restaurant anywhere in the world and you’ll find Kalua pig on the menu (most of it oven cooked!)



The brand new (opened on July 1, 2007) Kona Kai Coffee Company at124th 4th Avenue South in downtown Kent, WA is a strikingly attractive place!

Foodstuffs: Summertime in the Northwest: PŪLEHU


I was thinking that one of our Northwest summertime food columns should include something about pūlehu, or grilling, which in Hawai`i we do all year long.


Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

August has traditionally been a slow month in Hawaiian history. A couple of significant yet darker dates include August 15, 1876, when the U.S. Senate ratified the Reciprocity Treaty allowing sugar and other products to enter the United States from Hawai`i without customs duties; and August 12, 1898, the day Hawai`i’s sovereignty was transferred to the United States.

Pac Island Grill Wins Again at the Taste of Tacoma

More Aloha and Hawaiian Food in...?

The Events Calendar

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NEW NEW NEW Audio Clips

Listen to audio clips from some stories in the Northwest Hawai`i Times. Here's a couple but going get sah mo' bumbye!

Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past

Elliott Manning of Yakima, Washington and his mother Maile Jean Manning of Port Angeles, Washington, are sitting in front of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel -- "the Pink Lady" -- on a very uncrowded Waikīkī beach in 1945.

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