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Planning for Health

By Tommy Noyes Twenty-eight Hawai‘i Congress of Planning Officials conferees attended a bicycle mounted mobile tour. Their morning was dedicated to an eight-mile cruise on Ke Ala Hele Makalae, Kaua‘i’s ambitious coastal multi-use path system, and in the afternoon they went through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery project area that will soon transform [...]

By | 2017-03-25T00:04:40+00:00 March 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Aliʻi Wahine

By Jan TenBruggencate Queen Kaahumanu with her servant on rug, lithograph by Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine in 1822 after painting by Louis Choris, the artist aboard the Russian ship Rurick, which visited Hawai‘i in 1816. The role of women in early Hawaiian society was different from that of most other native cultures. [...]

By | 2017-03-24T09:34:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Being Mindful of Our Brain: Preventing Mental Decline

By Uma Sivanathan The subject of maintaining brain health is of personal interest to me because my husband and I are 66 years old and my father had Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and it often shows up after age 65, but can begin as early as age 45. It [...]

By | 2017-03-19T10:34:25+00:00 March 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Only a Woman Would Survive the Pain of Death

By Léo Azambuja Léo Azambuja It’s hard to talk about women’s pains when you’re not a woman. It’s not like I don’t feel their pain; I just don’t feel it to the extent they do. That is because, according to scientists, women feel more pain than men do, and men have more tolerance [...]

By | 2017-03-04T20:30:17+00:00 March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Local Whales Highlighted in New Book

By Ruby Pap Rough-Toothed Dolphins spotted off Kaua‘i on Sept. 7, 2015. Photo by Robin W. Baird/Cascadia Research Until recently, I unconsciously used the term “whale seaso” without fully appreciating that besides our famous humpback visitors, there are many other species that are resident whales in Hawaiian waters. This is the subject of [...]

By | 2017-02-11T23:52:48+00:00 February 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Love Legends

By Jan TenBruggencate 'Princess Kaia,' a modern artistic portrait shot by Daniel Finchum, exploring Hawaiian history and culture. Finchum uses wet plate collodion, a photographic technique developed in the 1850s, to add an antique feeling to his portraits. Hawai‘i is famous for its love stories, both real and imagined. Among the most tragic [...]

By | 2017-02-06T08:22:56+00:00 February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Kamehameha and the Splintered Paddle

By Léo Azambuja Léo Azambuja This story has been told countless times and in many different ways. But in its core, it has always been about basic civil and human rights. So I’m just going to pick the version told by the late Mary Kawena Pukui. Kamehameha I needed human sacrifices for a [...]

By | 2017-02-05T03:06:45+00:00 February 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The Beautiful Hibiscus

By Jan TenBruggencate A Hibiscus waimea subsp. Hannarae, or koki‘o ke‘oke‘o in Hawaiian, seen here in Hanakāpī‘ai Valley, Nāpali Coast. Photo by Seana Walsh/NTBG On a slope next to a trail, just above a stream on Kaua‘i’s Na Pali coast, I came across a clutch of gorgeous tiny hibiscus flowers on a series [...]

By | 2017-02-02T07:39:52+00:00 January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

The Shifting Sands of Waimea Beach: New Data Evaluates Kikiaola Sand Bypass

By Ruby Pap Homeowner propagates vegetation on the newly established dune, hoping to retain the sand for as long as possible in front of the property. Charles Blay with his surveying equipment pictured in the foreground. Photo by Ruby Pap Few people think of Waimea when describing the quintessential Kaua‘i beach experience. I’ve [...]

By | 2017-01-08T17:43:38+00:00 January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Planning to Win

By Virginia Beck Starting a new year means new projects — after we finish up the old ones! Of course if we have a new project we want to succeed. Kaua‘i has a lot to teach us about success. This enduring jewel of the Pacific is resilient, alive and fragile. Nature started working this project [...]

By | 2017-01-03T18:34:45+00:00 January 8th, 2017|0 Comments