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January 2007

Hau`oli Makahiki Hou!

Photo by NWHIT

After a few months of floods, snow, ice, and wind, all of us in the Pacific Northwest are happy to be facing a New Year with the reminder that there are places on this planet with warm, gentle water and soft tradewinds.

This is Kauna`oa, one of the beautiful beaches on Hawai`i island.


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of the Kamehameha Schools

An 8-7 decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Kamehameha Schools’ policy of giving Native Hawaiians preference for admission to the school established by the estate of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop in 1883.

Reflection on a Historical Moment in Time…

As the news spread among the students and faculty, it felt as though a heavy weight was lifted off the shoulders from the beneficiaries of Pauahi’s legacy.

The End of the Monarchy


On January 17, 1893, as a quiet night fell across the Hawaiian Islands, the monarchy of the Hawaiian Kingdom came to an end.

Mo`olelo O Na Ali`i

Lonoikamakahiki had no children with his wife Kaikilani-Ali‘i-Wahine-o-Puna. According to the mo‘olelo, neither of his two sons from Kaikilani-kohepani‘o of the Laea family of Kona inherited control of the kingdom for unspecified reasons.

Stay Go!!

Happy New Year everyone! It's good to see 2007 since '06 decided to go out with a bang, bringing us the snowstorm, windstorm, and locust biblical combo pack.

Kama`aina Profile: Dr. Samuel Lawrence Kamuela Ka`ahanui, Jr.

He is by no means a “country boy” but the old adage “you can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy” is one apt way to describe my Profile person this month.

The Magic Sack

On one frigid winter night last week, my wife Kalena was on her way home when she drove past one house that had lights on illuminating its front yard.


UH Alumni Party Up in the Pacific Northwest!!

Music: Grammy Nominees

This month, we’ll take a look (or in some cases, a second look, if you’ll permit me to quote myself from earlier reviews) at the five albums that have been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Hawaiian Music Album.

From the Editor

Another year has come and gone and for us here in the Pacific Northwest, I think it’s safe to say we’re happy to bid aloha to 2006.

Foodstuffs: WHERE’S THE J-E-L-L-O ??

Whatever happened to Jello? I remember when I was growing up in Hilo, no holiday table was without it.

Kiho`alu around Puget Sound: Keola Beamer and John Keawe

Slack-key virtuosos Keola Beamer and John Keawe played to a sold-out crowd in Kent, Washington at a holiday concert.

Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

Valerie and I had the opportunity to join a laulau making assembly line in December. The laulau were assembled in the traditional manner using lu`au leaves, butterfish, pork, and Hawaiian salt all bundled up in a couple of ti leaves.



Congrats to Tamari Miyashiro (Kalani HS) and Ashley Aratani (Iolani HS) whose UW Huskies volleyball team got all the way to the Final Four in Omaha, Nebraska before losing to Stanfo

UH Football Team Gives Us Something To Be Proud Of

University of Hawaii Football fans around the world won't know how monumental this season was until about 15 years from now. That's about how long it’s been since the Warriors won 11 games (1992).


Ilima Piianaia, In Memoriam

Recently we were saddened to learn of the death of Ilima Piianaia at the age of 59. She was the daughter of Annie and Abraham Piianaia.

Travel Alert!!

Going to Hawai`i with a keiki?

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our events calendar!

Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past

These are the Territorial Football Champions of 1933, sponsored by Shell Oil.
To win the championship, the Hilo team beat teams from other islands when
Hawai`i was called the Territory of Hawaii (T.H.)
This photo is from the collection of Mrs. Leong Wong Kit of Honolulu.

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