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Hawaiian grocery store explains local culture on the side of its reusable bags

While vacationing in Kauai, my pal Otto von Stroheim spotted this informative primer on local Hawaiian culture, right on the side of a reusable Foodland supermarket bag. I dug around Ebay and discovered it's part of a series called "You Know You Local." Here's the holiday edition: lead image via Otto, 2 + 3 image via ebay, 4 +5 image via ebay
Tags: Post, Design, News, Ebay, Hawaii, Kauai, Foodland, Otto von Stroheim, Culture primer, Da Kine, You Know You Local


Life expectancy in the US: You're most likely to live a long life in Hawaii and California

With the exception of the last two years, when it dropped due to spikes in opioid deaths, life expectancy in the US has generally been increasing.            [Author: 24/7 Wall Street]
Tags: News, California, US, Hawaii, 24/7 Wall Street


Book Review: Wise Guy, by Guy Kawasaki

If you’ve spent any time in marketing or business development, you’ve certainly heard of Guy Kawasaki. You might think of him as the ex-Apple guy, or perhaps the first person you ever knew to hold the title “Chief Evangelist” as a professional job. You might have seen him speak at an event, or heard about his famous 10-20-30 pitch rule: “no more than 10 slides, not using anything smaller than a 30-point font, and keeping presentation time to 20 minutes.” But do you know anything about his journe...
Tags: Steve Jobs, Marketing, Hawaii, Branding, Rosemary, Guy Kawasaki, Guy, Wise Guy, Rosemary O'Neill, Business Book, Brenda Ueland, Guy Kawasaki You, Penguin Group USA LLC


Top 6 Places to Visit in the United States

When people talk about the United States of America, there are a few obvious places that come to mind, but there are many other wonderful cities across America that get completely overlooked. There is such a wide range of cultures, traditions and atmospheres across each of the states, making it difficult to narrow down the places that you absolutely must visit. So, if you are struggling to decide where within the United States you would like to visit, here are six of the most beautiful cities w...
Tags: Travel, New York, Washington, New York City, US, America, Chicago, United States, Hawaii, North America, Central Park, United States of America, Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium, UNESCO World Heritage City, Tidal Basin


How Climate Change Is Causing Homelessness In Hawaii

Rising sea levels and residual effects from nuclear testing are ushering in a wave of homeless migrants into Honolulu.
Tags: News, Hawaii


Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry In Talks For They Cloned Tyrone

Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry in talks for They Cloned Tyrone Variety reports that Brian Tyree Henry has entered negotiations to star in the upcoming thriller They Cloned Tyrone from independent production company MACRO. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize(...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Nbc, Matthew Mcconaughey, Australia, Atlanta, Hawaii, Taylor, Melissa Mccarthy, Henry, Golden Globe, Kong, Rick, Tyrone, Donald Glover, Jordan Peele


Three Asian-American lawmakers introduce a bill to prohibit internment like that of Japanese Americans during World War II

US Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, along with US Rep. Mark Takano of California, have introduced a bill that would bar Americans from being forcibly incarcerated based on their race or religion.
Tags: California, US, Cnn, Hawaii, Illinois, Mazie Hirono, Mark Takano, Sens Tammy Duckworth


Southwest has blamed a mechanics union for hundreds of canceled flights — and the stock is tanking (LUV)

Southwest Airlines on Tuesday blamed a mechanics union for hundreds of flight cancellations. The union hit back, accusing the carrier of scapegoating. On Wednesday, Southwest said the impact from the government shutdown could be four times its previous estimate. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "sell" on Tuesday, citing margin pressures from the launch of Hawaii flights. Shares sank more than 5% in trading on Wednesday. Follow the stock's price in real time here. It hasn't been a good w...
Tags: London, Trends, Hawaii, Goldman Sachs, Southwest Airlines, Southwest, Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, Mike Van de Ven, AMFA, Catherine O Brien, Southwest and Alaska Air Group


Southwest has blamed an 'unprecedented' number of canceled flights on a mechanics union — and the stock is tanking (LUV)

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday blasted its mechanics union for hundreds of cancellations.  The union hit back, accusing the carrier of scapegoating. Also on Wednesday, Southwest said the impact from the government shutdown could be triple what it previously warned. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to sell on Tuesday, citing margin pressures from the launch of Hawaii flights.  Shares sank as much as 4% in early trading Wednesday. Follow trading in real-time here. It’s not been a good week ...
Tags: Trends, Hawaii, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump, Southwest Airlines, Southwest, Mike Van de Ven, AMFA, Catherine O Brien


540 Sky Kids

Sky Kids is a project that puts children with special needs and disabilities in general aviation aircraft to give them confidence and self-esteem. In the news, Airbus announces that A380 production  will cease, Southwest Airlines declares an “operations emergency” concerning aircraft maintenance, Southwest is also conducting certification flights for routes to Hawaii, and Icon A5 demo flights spark calls to emergency dispatch. Guest Claire Schindler, event coordinator for Sky Kids California...
Tags: Hawaii, Arizona, Aviation, Airbus, Honda, Oakland, Electric, Icon, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Accel, Falcon, A380, Scottsdale, Southwest, Rolls Royce


They Moved To Hawaii For A Better Life. They Ended Up Homeless.

The housing market is chewing up and spitting out thousands of migrants.
Tags: News, Hawaii, Better Life They Ended Up Homeless


Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Gadgets

Virtual Reality has been taking ever increasing steps into our daily lives in before unthought-of leaps and bounds!   Although people have talked about virtual reality for a long time, the practical applications have remained elusive. But with a recent explosion in popular tech and affordable gear, virtual reality seems to be making a push into the public eye. A few scant years ago, getting your hands on VR gear was a trophy of the well-to-do or lucky prize winners.  However nowadays, goggl...
Tags: Hawaii, Vr, Gadgets / Devices, VirtualSpeech Gaming Gaming


Ooohs And Ahhhs...Whale Watching On Maui

All four of us enjoyed the whale watching we did in the past. If I haven't mentioned it before We went to Hawaii together in 2009. So this is the second time the four of us have been on Maui together. Jan and I said that any time we go to Maui we would d
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Maui


Judge Allows Lawsuit Aimed At Stopping Obama Center Construction To Proceed

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday gave the green light to a lawsuit filed by a parks-advocacy group that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan. Some supporters of the project fear the lawsuit filed by Protect Our Parks could force Obama — who launched his political career in Chicago — to build the Obama Presidential Center elsewhere. A 2016 lawsuit brought by another group helped...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Ap, Chicago, Hawaii, Michelle Obama, University Of Chicago, Illinois, George Lucas, Rahm Emanuel, Obamas, Andrew Jackson, Lake Michigan


Argument preview: Justices to consider whether First Amendment applies to public-access channels

Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case involving free speech and public-access television channels. Although the issue may sound somewhat obscure, internet giants like Facebook and YouTube are paying close attention, fearing that the court’s ruling could have ripple effects that limit their ability to control their content. The First Amendment provides that “Congress shall make no law” restricting freedom of speech. Through the 14th Amendment, the First Amendment also ap...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Youtube, Hawaii, Federal Communications Commission, Manhattan, Rhode Island, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Anthony Kennedy


Photos, video tour and review: Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is a relaxing and luxurious place to stay on Oahu. This photo and video tour/review is designed to help you to get a feel for this resort as you are making your Oahu accommodation decisions. A little history Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina occupies the same grounds and building as the former JW Marriott Ihilani. In our opinion, since the resort has converted to a Four Seasons resort in 2016, it’s been a very nice upgrade. There are more restaurant options, new...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Where To Stay, Aulani, Oahu, Ko Olina, Mina, Bvlgari, Four Seasons Oahu, JW Marriott Ihilani, Ko Olina Take


Justices take up Clean Water Act case, rebuke Texas court in death penalty case

Last Friday the justices added the dispute over the decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census to their merits docket. Today they issued more orders from last week’s conference, granting review in another case and throwing out – for the second time – the death sentence of a Texas inmate who argues that he cannot be executed because he is intellectually disabled. The Clean Water Act bars the discharge of any pollutant into “navigable waters” without a permit. In its lone gran...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, Hawaii, New York Times, Bill Cosby, Cosby, Lgbtq, CWA, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Aaron Schock, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Schock


Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Run for President

Senator Bernie Sanders on Tuesday launched his second run for president, again seeking the Democratic nomination."We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward," the Vermont independent, 77, said as he announced his bid on Vermont Public Radio."I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country," he added afterward in an...
Tags: News, Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, South Bend Indiana, Tulsi Gabbard, Vermont Public Radio


March 11: SXSW Innovation Awards

The German marching band Meute performing at the 2018 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards The Forrest Four-Cast: Feb 19, 2019 50 of the world’s top startups will be showcased at SXSW Pitch 2019. Read interviews with many of these young companies via this Medium page. Another great spot to find emerging talent is the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards presented by KPMG on the evening of Monday, March 11 at the Austin Convention Center. For more information on this fun-filled ceremony (as well a...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Hbo, UK, Texas, Awards, America, Social Media, Startup, Nasa, Chicago, Creativity, Hawaii, Innovation, Kpmg, Sarah Silverman


Demi Lovato Reportedly Checked Herself Back Into Rehab After Backlash From 21 Savage Tweet

Demi Lovato had reportedly re-admitted herself back into a rehab facility in Hawaii.According to an exclusive report from The Shade Room, the 26-year-old singer/actress checked herself into a treatment center earlier this month after she was attacked on social media over a post she made about the memes related to 21 Savage’s British heritage after his ICE arrest.The pop singer left rehab back in November following three months of treatment after she overdosed at her home in Los Angeles last July...
Tags: Celebs, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Pop Culture, Jazz, Demi Lovato, Rehab, Reports, 21 Savage, 21 Savage memes, Savage Tweet


Economy slows, pension assets decline, bills would build condos on state land, turbulent hearing for Maui mayor appointees, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki shoppers ©2019 All Hawaii News The state’s economy is expected to grow at a slower pace in the next few years, but a benchmark 10 million tourists could visit by the end of the year — and inflation-­adjusted visitor spending could surpass a peak that hasn’t been reached since 1989. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii automobile sales running out of gas. Hawaii consumers are putting the brakes on buying new automobiles. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii’s largest public pension fund is facing an uphill ba...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, Pearl Harbor, Ben Carson, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Waikiki, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, Hawaiian Islands, County Council, Garden Island, Kakaako, West Maui


“The Age of Climate Panic Is Here”

David Wallace-Wells, who you may remember from his 2017 New York magazine piece, has written an opinion piece about climate change for the NY Times called Time to Panic. In it, he urges that it’s time for urgent human action on climate change…time to stop treating it like a problem and start treating it like the crisis it is. The age of climate panic is here. Last summer, a heat wave baked the entire Northern Hemisphere, killing dozens from Quebec to Japan. Some of the most destructive wildfire...
Tags: Japan, New York, Congress, California, China, Bbc, Hawaii, United Nations, David Attenborough, Pacific, Quebec, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Northern Hemisphere, James Hansen, United Nations Intergovernmental Panel


Sleeping Giant: Kauai's Wake Up Call

Nounou Mountain, above Kauai's Coconut Coast, looks like the head of a huge Easter-Island-style statue in repose, and locals have always called it the Sleeping Giant. His nose is the summit, with the chin to the right, and a downward sloping forehead to the left.  The summit hike is a not-to-miss half-day adventure: 3 to 5 miles roundtrip, and up to 1,000 feet of gain, depending on which of three trailheads you select. The east side trailhead is the shortest and probably most sce...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Spain, Hawaii, Big Island, Kauai, Norfolk Pines, Kauai Trailblazer, Kauai hiking, Wailua River, Sleeping Giant, Kauai hikes, Nounou Mountain, Israel Australia Peru


The rats are steering the sinking ship

Los Angeles City Hall is infested with rats. I know, the jokes pretty much write themselves, don’t they? Rats, rat droppings, fleas and at least one case of typhus prompted City Council President Herb Wesson to promise a quick and comprehensive solution to the problem including the pricey prospect of tearing out and replacing all the carpets and drapes in the iconic 32-story building. Four-legged rats get everyone’s attention. Too bad the same can’t be said for the two-legged vermin that have al...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Washington, Senate, White House, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Hawaii, City Council, United


Purchase hits 5 3s, scores 23; Hawaii beats UC Riverside

Jack Purchase scored 23 points and hit five of Hawaii's 13 3-pointers and the Rainbow Warriors never trailed in their 87-64 win over UC Riverside            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Hawaii, UC Riverside, Rainbow Warriors, Jack Purchase


Tulsi Gabbard could be the president America needs

With every passing year, politicians grow more confident in their ability to thrust Americans into another war, to make decisions that benefit themselves and not their constituents, and to increase their profits as the average American can hardly scrape by. Few politicians take a stand against this, to what has become the norm, and when they do, the mainstream media will either smear them or not cover them at all. It takes a soldier-president to reverse this course. Fortunately, we have such a c...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, White House, America, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, Hawaii, Middle East, Marine Corps, John F Kennedy, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Waikiki


Behold, close-ups of the sand from around the cosmos

Microscopic photography exposes the beauty and strangeness of sand. Water wave action produces a startling variety of sand grains. That stuff between your toes is a lot more interesting than you might think. None We typically refer to grains of sand as uncountable tiny bits of rock whose most interesting characteristic is just how many of them there are. Like stars in the sky. We do them a disservice. Even the Oxford Dictionary defines them nearly as "A loose granular substance, typically pal...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Water, Fish, Nature, United States, Oceans, Hawaii, Moon, Innovation, Microscope, Bahamas, Sand, Marine Biology, Beaches, Big Island


Emergency? Trump’s “I didn’t need to do this” line sets Twitter ablaze

Anybody having an emergency? How ‘bout an emergency happy hour? Emergency skiing? And, of course, there’s always emergency golf. As President Trump announced his call for a national emergency Friday before jetting to Mar-a-Lago for a golf get-away, the public took to Twitter to question his choices. The Tweets were to the point. Anyone else out there playing emergency golf this weekend? — Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) February 15, 2019 “Anyone else out there playing emergency golf this weekend...
Tags: Congress, California, America, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Aclu, Illinois, Donald Trump, Brad Sherman, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Legislature, Donald J Trump, Adam Schiff, Rose Garden


California lost nearly 10,000 solar jobs in 2018

California’s solar industry shed nearly 10,000 jobs last year over uncertainty about the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported solar panels and state policy changes, a new report reveals. The tariffs were set in January 2018, beginning at 30 percent with a 5-percentage point reduction each year through 2022. But the uncertainty that surrounded the taxes before they were imposed led to project delays — particularly for large, utility-scale installations, according to The Solar Foundation’s N...
Tags: Business, Florida, New York, Texas, Jobs, Maryland, Workplace, California, Georgia, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, New Jersey, Arizona, Ohio


New school tax floated, feds subpoena Honolulu rail documents, Kaneshiro impeachment postponed, Kauai seeks curbside recycling, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige with schoolchildren, courtesy photo The state Education Department and teachers are now backing another controversial idea to raise money for public schools. A new proposal being considered by lawmakers would raise the statewide general excise tax (the tax consumers pay on just about everything in the islands) half a percent — from 4 percent to 4.5 percent. Hawaii News Now.=====Federal grand jury subpoenas rail authority documents as part of criminal investigation. Hawaii N...
Tags: Travel, School, Supreme Court, Senate, Hawaii, House, Costco, Department Of Transportation, Chinatown, Waikiki, Kauai, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands