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Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Largest repatriation in Hawaiian history completed with cultural items long held at UC Berkeley
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1065 Views :: Hawaii History, Higher Education

... Halealoha Ayau and Mana Cáceres admire the craftsmanship of an 'umeke nui ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
The Secret History of the Mercado Kim Crime Family
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 PM :: 7454 Views :: Ethics, Gambling, Hawaii History, Police, Politicians, Drugs

... Mercado Kim's uncle, John Sayin Kim, became Godfather of Hawaii organized crime after the explosion of his Cadillac Eldorado in Chinatown ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:00 PM :: 36930 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor, Religion

If you ask how "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary" squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, let us explain ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Prince Kuhio's Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 38518 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024
The last time Congress created a new state
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 15709 Views :: Hawaii History

...On March 19, 1959, Congress approved Hawaii for admission to the union as the 50th state....

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Sunday, February 4, 2024
Let’s Fulfill MLK’s Dream in Hawai‘i
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:19 PM :: 1286 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

... On Sept. 17, 1959, King made a historic visit to Honolulu and addressed the first session of the Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives ....

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Monday, January 15, 2024
1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 42568 Views :: Hawaii History

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Sunday, December 31, 2023
It might be called Hawaiian, but it isn’t Hawaii-owned
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 1853 Views :: Hawaii History, Tourism

... Hawaiian Airlines has not been owned by an individual or entity in Hawaii for a long time ....

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Monday, December 25, 2023
Public Corruption In The Land Of Aloha
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 2903 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Police

... Rather than get personally involved and perhaps step on the wrong toes, people deliberately chose to go along to get along ....

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
How Christmas Came to Hawaii
By Hoku Paoa Stevenson @ 7:50 PM :: 41103 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

As presented by Hoku Paoa Stevenson at the Summer Palace....

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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 36655 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Celebrate the Life of Senator Sam Slom
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 1756 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians, Republican Party

... Sunday November 5, 2023, at State Capitol ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Racists in Congress fought statehood for Hawaii, but lost that battle 64 years ago
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 1783 Views :: Hawaii History

... the forces of segregation and racism in Congress effectively derailed statehood for more than a decade ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 58432 Views :: Hawaii History

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Polls Showed Solid Support in Run-up to Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 7532 Views :: Hawaii History

...Gallup first polled Americans on their support for Hawaii's statehood in 1940....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
It was 125 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 28463 Views :: Hawaii History

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....

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Sunday, August 6, 2023
This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 60319 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.

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Friday, August 4, 2023
Hawaii Democrats Used ‘Fake Electors’ During The 1960 Election. Nobody Was Charged.
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 5074 Views :: National News, Hawaii History, Office of Elections

... A recount of Hawaii’s votes ultimately reversed the outcome of the state election ....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 18958 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

At the Marquesas Islands, Herman Melville and his friend jumped ship....

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Friday, July 7, 2023
July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 AM :: 47986 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Labor

...When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023
The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 19130 Views :: Hawaii History

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 23531 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Happy Fourth of July!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 AM :: 1684 Views :: Hawaii History

... the Declaration of Independence set our nation on its course to become the leading light for freedom throughout the world ....

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Sunday, July 2, 2023
​Regulations make housing prices unsustainable
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:09 PM :: 1954 Views :: Development, Hawaii History, Land Use, Cost of Living

... why have prices spiked over the past half-century? ....

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Friday, June 30, 2023
Sister Park Arrangement Signed for Pearl Harbor National Memorial and Hiroshima Peace Memorial
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 1720 Views :: Hawaii History, Military, Tourism, Obama

... Former President Barack Obama, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, Governor of Hawaii Josh Green, and Senator Hirono Promote Peace through Pearl Harbor National Memorial and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Sister Park Arrangement ....

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Sunday, June 25, 2023
The politician and the Skyline buzzsaw
By Selected News Articles @ 4:25 AM :: 3111 Views :: Hawaii History, Rail

... a list of political careers derailed by rail ....

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023
June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 59262 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor

Hawaii was the last place in the US to abolish indentured servitude....

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Monday, June 12, 2023
Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 PM :: 28117 Views :: Hawaii History

Today is Kamehameha Day in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
​Aloha, Sam Slom, Hawaii will miss you
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:20 PM :: 2098 Views :: Hawaii History, Republican Party

... It’s a rare man who enters politics and leaves this world mourned as much by his political adversaries as his friends and allies ....

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Saturday, May 27, 2023
The Lone Ranger
By Selected News Articles @ 11:41 PM :: 2170 Views :: Hawaii History, Republican Party

... the personal, face-to-face level, Sam was really hard to beat ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
The Number of Troops Hawaii Sent to Fight in WWII
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 1941 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

... About 15,965 Americans residing in Hawaii enlisted to fight in World War II ....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Flags Lowered for Late Senator Sam Slom
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 2230 Views :: Hawaii History, Republican Party, Small Business

“Sam dedicated some 20 years to representing East Honolulu and was a vocal member of the Republican Party and a longtime strong voice for small business.”

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Monday, May 22, 2023
Public invited to observe 72nd Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 1773 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

... SEW A LEI FOR MEMORIAL DAY ....

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Friday, April 7, 2023
30 Years later First members Appointed to Oahu Historic Preservation Commission
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1946 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii History

... Administratively, the Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission will be managed by the City’s Department of Planning and Permitting ....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
After Indictments, Al Hee Took $9M More
By Andrew Walden @ 9:59 PM :: 3709 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii History

... remember Al Hee?  The first in the current wave of Hawaii corruption cases, Hee's indictment was handed down on the exact second anniversary of Dan Inouye's death ....

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Saturday, February 18, 2023
Abraham Lincoln Abolished Slavery in Hawaii too
By Andrew Walden @ 4:13 AM :: 3435 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

... Abraham Lincoln freed Hawaii plantation laborers from indentured servitude--in 1900--35 years after he was assassinated.  How?  Keep reading ....

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Judge denies Native Hawaiian group’s bid for promised home loans
By Court House News @ 10:50 PM :: 2349 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii History

... Na Po’e Kokua failed to show it represents individuals seeking to recover loan funding meant for Native Hawaiian homelands ....

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
30 Years Later: Will Court Toss Out $150M Grift Against Bank of America?
By Court House News @ 10:35 PM :: 1863 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii History

... a Maui-based 'nonprofit' filed a complaint seeking the funds ....

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Friday, January 20, 2023
John Waihee’s Favorite Trump-era influence peddler sentenced to prison
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 3589 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Hawaii History, Republican Party

... Nickie Lum of the Infamous Lum Crime Family Sentenced for Facilitating Unregistered Lobbying Campaign in Exchange for Approximately $3 Million ....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Drugs, Fish, and Termites: Miske FBI Backgrounder Unsealed by Federal Judge
By Andrew Walden @ 8:35 PM :: 4788 Views :: Hawaii History, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... 40 miles off the coast of Hawaii, FV Rachel attached a large amount of Methamphetamine to a Radio Frequency (RF) buoy and dropped the drugs into the ocean ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
​The ‘mailbox conspiracy’ and what it says about corruption in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:31 PM :: 3722 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii History, Police

... Hawaii doesn’t have any more or less corruption than any other part of the country, but it does lack whistleblowers and introspection, which makes combating corruption so difficult ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Plague, Frogs, Fire and Cracks: Eleven Years of HART Excuses
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 3208 Views :: Hawaii History, Rail

... HART excuses are nearly Biblical: Plague, Frogs, Fires, and Cracks -- but the real reason slipped out as COVID shut down Hawaii's tourism industry: “After Wasting Billions to Build Rail, is it worth $160 million a year to operate?” ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Two from Hawaii Appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 1784 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii History

... to identify geographic names and federal land unit names that are considered derogatory and solicit proposals on replacement names ....

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Saturday, July 16, 2022
Bishop Museum Board: "Frustration, stress, and fear"
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 3277 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History

... A number of talented staff have left the museum in recent months, many citing a toxic work environment ....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Property Rights and the New Feudalism
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 2382 Views :: Development, Hawaii History, Land Use

... In the United States, Hawaii was the first to pass a town-and-country-type land-use law in 1961 ....

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
S. 2907 Federal 'Truth and Healing Commission' will dig for Bodies at Kamehameha School
By Andrew Walden @ 2:36 PM :: 2488 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

... Waihee operative Norma Wong -- kitted out with a spanking new Hawaiian name ‘Kawelokū’ -- was sent, June 22, 2022, to denounce Kamehameha Schools and Lahainaluna School before the Sen Brian Schatz’ Indian Affairs Committee ‘Oversight Hearing on Indian Boarding Schools' ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
When permission is absent--Misrepresentation of Micronesian navigation must be corrected
By Selected News Articles @ 9:48 PM :: 3231 Views :: Hawaii History

... Cultural appropriation by the Polynesian Voyaging Society is robbing me and my Micronesian brothers of our heritage, history and truthful place in the world ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Transit History
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1892 Views :: Hawaii History, Rail

... Fat chance of the Feds giving us that much now ....

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Thursday, May 12, 2022
Interior Department Lumps Kamehameha and Lahaianaluna in with 'Indian Boarding Schools'
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 2709 Views :: Akaka Bill, Education K-12, Hawaii History

"... 1819 to 1969, the federal Indian boarding school system consisted of 408 federal schools across 37 states or then territories, including 21 schools in Alaska and 7 schools in Hawaii ...." -- US DoI report

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
Mafia News: Kahele Admits he was Picked for State Senate by Malu Motta’s Best Friend
By Video @ 11:59 PM :: 16345 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

... Kahele was picked for the Senate by the best friend of a double murderer.  A bribery convict helped him "transition to the State Senate", a friend of Katherine Kealoha works for him, and Honolulu's unindicted mayor made way for his Gubernatorial campaign ....

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