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Going Forward

Overall, this blog has really opened my eyes to the problems Hawaii is facing today. Not only are there development issues, but diminishing culture, over population, waste and water issues, etc. Writing this blog has really opened my eyes to … Continue reading

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What Can You Do

Yes, this issue is local to Hawaii, but there are many ways everyone can support! Even if it is just signing in support of keeping large-scale development out of Hawaii, it’s a huge help. Legal fees are another expense for … Continue reading

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What I Want

By now I’m sure it’s more than obvious I don’t want this development to occur. Last summer, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued that Turtle Bay development must undergo an updated environmental impact statement. Great news! (More info at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rlRN8O0O-E ). … Continue reading

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Life and the Land

The Hawaii State Motto “Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono” is roughly translated as, The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness. This can relate to a number of beliefs including sovereignty, local control of natural … Continue reading

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Honeygirl

Every so often, Honeygirl, a Hawaiian monk seal, comes to visit and relax on the shores of Kawela Bay. It’s obvious she finds safety and comfort on these shores, for upon her last visit, she gave birth to her own … Continue reading

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When is Enough, Enough?

Drinking on the weekends always requires a designated driver. Once one is determined, it inevitable that that we attempt to fit as many people into the car as possible. More times than not, we are able to fit everyone. But … Continue reading

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The Secluded Countryside

The only way to reach the North Shore by automobile is on Kamehameha highway- an over 100-year-old highway that is literally eroding into the sea on certain parts of the island. Other ways would be by boat or helicopter, which … Continue reading

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