Editor’s Note

//Editor's Note

On Kalalau Permitting System

By Léo Azambuja Left to right, Halli Holmgren, Todd Yamashita and Léo Azambuja during sunset in Kalalau in June. Kalalau, the crown jewel of Napali Coast and one of the most beautiful places on Earth, is right here in our backyard. But because of a permitting system favoring the visitor industry, local residents [...]

By | 2017-08-08T10:07:49+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|1 Comment


By Léo Azambuja Gov. David Ige, left, and KPCC President and Chair Lesther Calipjo during the cultural center’s groundbreaking ceremony March 29, 2016. Almost five years ago, the Kaua‘i County Council opened its weekly meeting before an audience occupying pretty much every seat at the Council Chambers in the Historic County Building in [...]

By | 2017-06-02T18:54:54+00:00 June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s a Hat Trick — For Kaua‘i Wins Another Pa‘i Award

Léo Azambuja, editor in chief of For Kaua‘i Newspaper, is seen here holding the hardware for Second Best Editorial Opinion during the 32nd Pa‘i Awards presented by the Hawai‘i Publishers Association in Honolulu May 23. Photo by Nathan Eagle For the third year in a row, For Kaua‘i Newspaper represented the island of [...]

By | 2017-06-02T18:54:33+00:00 June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

May the Science Be with You

By Léo Azambuja Nancy Kanna, left, and Ruby Pap, two of the many organizers of Kaua‘i’s March for Science, endured the rain with a smile. Let’s get a few things straight. The Earth is neither flat nor the center of the universe, dinosaurs did roam the Earth millions of years ago, humans and [...]

By | 2017-05-07T09:24:25+00:00 May 7th, 2017|0 Comments

While You and I Were Sleeping

By Léo Azambuja Léo Azambuja It feels like since last year’s elections, more people than ever have been following national news. But in the midst of this Donald Trump frenzy, we might have missed something quite large happening elsewhere. While I was sleeping — while all of us were sleeping — four countries [...]

By | 2017-04-04T23:00:38+00:00 April 8th, 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

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

Aloha ‘Oe, Obama

By Léo Azambuja President Barack Obama walks through the Rose Garden to the Oval Office following an all-appointees summer event on the South Lawn, June 13, 2016. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza On Jan. 20, President Barack Obama will drop the mic. We’ll say goodbye to one of the most successful [...]

By | 2017-01-03T08:56:51+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Make Sure America Stays Great

By Léo Azambuja President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance together at the Commander in Chief Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza By now, most of us must be sick and tired with the divide that [...]

By | 2016-12-02T11:43:40+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments