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October 16, 2017

LETTER: Final East Side Saddle Road Phase

It took about 13 years and over 300 million dollars to reconstruct and realign about 45 miles of Saddle Road, but it was totally worth all the effort and time.
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September 28, 2017

LETTER: Answer to Water Woes is Up, Not Down

"If we think of our underground aquifer as a reservoir, it makes... sense to measure the input to it... providing an approximation of the allowable withdrawal."
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September 14, 2017

LETTER: Digging Deeper Into Hawai‘i Island’s Well Failures

"I’ve been following the misadventures of the DWS for some time now and became seriously concerned when I started reading statements in June that made absolutely no engineering sense."
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May 26, 2017

Hawai‘i’s Feral Goats: Cute—But Destructive

Feral goats can be found on all major Hawaiian Islands.
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May 11, 2017

Crusin’ Ka Lae (South Point) with Tita Nui

Darde Gamayo takes us to Ka Lae, the southernmost point in the US and Hawai’i.
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March 17, 2017

LETTER: ‘It’s Not Just Your Money They’re Taking, It’s Your Health’

"...the insurance company that controls the majority of health insurance in Hawai‘i doesn't feel that it is important to keep the providers we have."
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October 07, 2016

Kiawe: The Tree of Life

Next time you see a kiawe tree, know that you are looking at more than just a source for firewood.
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September 23, 2016

Mango is a Local Favorite—and for Good Reason

Mango is so tasty, it is sometimes viewed as a guilty indulgence, but it actually has health benefits as well.
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September 16, 2016

SLIDESHOW UPDATE: Crusin’ with Tita Nui: Laupāhoehoe

Laupāhoehoe is a beautifully peaceful historical location, just waiting to be explored.
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August 24, 2016

LETTER: Words Live On

There are two sayings that my pistol-of-a-Southern-Belle mother shot through my head until they stuck...
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July 02, 2016

Ulu:  An Ancient Food Still Sustains Us

The early Polynesian voyagers packed ulu in coconut husk and dry leaves to keep it safe for their journey across the Pacific Ocean as they headed to Hawai‘i.
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June 10, 2016

Haole: Is It a Bad Word?

It is popular belief by those who have dissected the word haole ("ha" means breath of life and "‘ole" means "without") that it literally means “no breath.”
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