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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’19 / Streets: Mural Recap

A couple weeks ago, we shared a mural by Shepard Fairey (interviewed) that he recently completed for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii. This time around we have photos from most of the walls the were painted around Honolulu for the annual street art festival. Check out all the murals (including an amazing stencil piece from Logan Hicks seen […]

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POW WOW ’19 / Streets: Shepard Fairey

Last month in Honolulu, Shepard Fairey (interviewed) created a mural for this year’s edition of POW! WOW! Hawaii. Attending the street art festival for the first time, the American artist decided to address  global warming and preserving the environment for future generations with his new piece entitled Golden Future? Working through his birthday, the wall was completed with the […]

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POW WOW ’19 / Previews: “My Neighbor Hayao” @ Ala Moana Center

As part of this year’s POW! WOW! HAWAII, Spoke Art will be presenting a group exhibition entitled My Neighbor Hayao. The tribute show to the Hayao Miyazki features work from over 100 international artists (like Dan Mumford above) each contributing an interpretation of their favorite Miyazaki films, characters and scenes. This special weekend-only showing will be on view inside […]

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Hirono: Green New Deal’s Flight Restrictions ‘Would Be Pretty Hard for Hawaii’

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) expressed skepticism about progressive Democrats’ Green New Deal proposal Thursday, saying the goal of replacing necessary air travel with high-speed rail transport would be burdensome on her home state of Hawaii. “That would be pretty hard for Hawaii,” Hirono said of the far-left environmental proposal unveiled Thursday by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and […]

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Tulsi Gabbard, Representative From Hawaii, Announces Democratic Presidential Bid

Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii said Friday that she would run for president, joining what is expected to be a crowded field of Democrats seeking to challenge President Trump in 2020. Ms. Gabbard announced her decision to CNN in an interview with the political commentator Van Jones that is scheduled […]

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Hawaii Man Files Lawsuit After Suffering Heart Attack During Missile False Alarm

James Sean Shields is suing the state of Hawaii for the missile attack false alarm that he claims caused his heart attack. Shields and his partner Brenda Reichel are both plaintiffs in the suit. The couple was living in the “Hawaii Kai” neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii, in January when an alert was sent out that said, “Ballistic missile […]

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Democrat Sen. Brian Schatz Backpedals After Conflating Tear Gas with Chemical Weapons

Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz quickly backpedaled on a very Trumpian stream of tweets about the legality of using tear gas against migrants attempting to penetrate the U.S. border. “Tear gas across the border against unarmed families is a new low,” he tweeted. “Who gave the order? Did it implement or contravene policy?” Schatz then asked […]

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Duolingo adds courses for Hawaiian and Navajo languages

HONOLULU, October 8, 2018—Imagine walking into your favorite coffee shop, and saying, “I kapukino naʻu, ke ʻoluʻolu,” and the barista replies, “ʻĀ ʻoia! Pehea ka nui?” This is the Hawaiʻi 1 that those in the Hawaiian-language revitalization movement imagine. A Hawaiʻi where you can use ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language, everywhere. Now, a new online […]

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Videos—Hawaii’s Big Island Flooded as Hurricane Lane Approaches

Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that inundated the Big Island’s main city as people elsewhere stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf. The city of Hilo, population 43,000, was flooded with waist-high water. The National Guard and firefighters rescued six people […]

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Collider Is Partnering with Amazing Comic Con ALOHA in Hawaii

This morning I’m happy to announce that Collider is going to be the exclusive media partner of Amazing Comic Con ALOHA. The convention runs August 24th – 26th in, you guessed it, Hawaii, and it’ll be located at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. As you can read about on their website, the convention has lined up […]

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Chicago Chain Kept Other Hawaiian Restaurants From Using ‘Aloha Poke’ Name

Aloha Poke Co., a Chicago-based restaurant chain, has been fighting to protect its trademarked, Hawaiian name for more than a year. It was not until this week, however, that the backlash to its efforts drew a public apology from the company. Though its name is Hawaiian, the company is not. The restaurant, which sells poke, […]

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Hawaii becomes first state to pass law guaranteeing LGBTQ students Title IX protections

Now that we have a federal government that is markedly hostile toward civil rights for the most vulnerable, states continue to take measures into their own hands by passing laws to protect their residents. In early July, Hawaii lawmakers passed a law guaranteeing certain civil rights protections for students based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. […]

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Lava Bomb Hits Tourist Boat in Hawaii, Injuring 23

A basketball-size chunk of molten rock, known as a lava bomb, crashed into a tourist boat off Hawaii’s coast this week, injuring 23 people who were there to watch lava flow off the Big Island, officials said. The Coast Guard has opened an investigation into whether the boat was in a restricted zone when the […]

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‘Suddenly Bedlam’: Passenger Describes ‘Lava Bomb’ Crashing Through Tour Boat Roof

(CBS News) — New restrictions are in place for boaters near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano after a lava explosion injured 23 people on a sightseeing tour. One woman suffered a broken leg and others were burned when the blast sent rocks crashing through the boat’s roof. “The explosion looked like a gigantic firework, right off the side of the […]

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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: Making clouds, pet pampering, Snoopy in space, alternatives to banning straws and more

1. Hawaii Bans Common Sunscreens to Save Coral Reefs In a few years, the majority of common sunscreens available on the market will be banned in Hawaii in an effort to save their coral reefs. These sunscreens contain oxybenzone or octinoxate—both ingredients that make coral more vulnerable. As Mother Jones explains, oxybenzone “deforms coral cells, […]

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Link About It: Hawaii Bans Common Sunscreens to Save Coral Reefs

Hawaii Bans Common Sunscreens to Save Coral Reefs on 09 July 2018 In a few years, the majority of common sunscreens available on the market will be banned in Hawaii in an effort to save their coral reefs. These sunscreens contain oxybenzone or octinoxate—both ingredients that make coral more vulnerable. As Mother Jones explains, oxybenzone […]

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Guy Exposes Bear Grylls in Hilarious Fashion

[embedded content] In a controversial episode from the first season of Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls journeys to Mount Kilauea in Hawaii where everything is not as it seems.. “You gotta be really careful crossing these”, Bear tells the audience before blindly leaping and doing the exact opposite. While the above video is pretty hilarious, […]

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A Mesmerizing 4K Timelapse of Kilauea’s Famous Lava Flow

[embedded content] Last year, Ph.D. student-turned-filmmaker Tyler Hulett ventured across Kīlauea to film Dawn of Fire, a mesmerizing 4K timelapse of Hawaii’s famous lava flow. See the full-length ambient film ‘Hawaii: Islands of Fire’: vimeo.com/ondemand/islandsoffireSee the companion night timelapse film ‘River of Fire’: vimeo.com/175328700

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