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Back Inside

By Rob Chang on July 23, 2021

June 7, 2021 315 days. It has been 315 days since I was last inside. For the past 22 years I have spent a good chunk of my working days inside our state correctional facilities providing classes through their education sector. Kauaʻi Community Correctional Center. Hale Nani. Kūlani. Waiawa Correctional Facility. Womenʻs Community Correctional Center. …

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No Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i: He Aloha ‘Āina ‘Oia‘i‘o

By Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker, Kaʻulakauikeaokea Krug, Kaipulaumakaniolono, and Lily Hiʻilani Kim-Dela Cruz Okimura on June 15, 2021

E ō e Hawai‘i nui Kuauli, ka moku o Keawe, E ō e Maui nui a Kama, nā hono a‘o Pi‘ilani, E ō e Kaho‘olawe, Kanaloa Moku, E ō e Lāna‘i o Ka‘ululā‘au, E ō e Moloka‘i nui a Hina, E ō e O‘ahu nui-a-Lua, Ka ‘ōnohi o nā kai ‘ewalu, E ō e Kamawaelualani, Kaua‘i …

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Misty-Lynn Sanico

By Lyz Soto on December 20, 2020

Misty-Lynn Sanico is a long-time advocate for local literature and has worked with many community organizations that support Hawaiʻi writers and readers. She is a freelance writer and editor as well as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Bamboo Ridge Press, Hawaiʻi’s longest running, independent small literary press. She is excited to help others explore the humanities …

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Demaney C. Kine

By Lyz Soto on December 8, 2020

Demaney C. Kihe is a Regional Manager at First Hawaiian Bank’s Kapi‘olani Branch, and has been involved in the banking industry for over twenty years.  A veteran of the United States Air Force, he is currently is a board member of the Liliha-Palama Business Association, board member with the John A Burns School of Medicine …

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Blog Post?

By Rae Kuruhara on October 20, 2020

[All of these gorgeous illustrations  are by the author, and reproduced with permission and gratitude.]   It seems uncanny that the latest graphic memoir by legendary cartoonist Adrian Tomine, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, hit shelves five months into a global pandemic, a time where many of us  know a thing or two about …

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