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Sugar plantation closure marks end of a way of life in Hawaii

Dec 9, 2016
At its peak in the 1930’s, sugar employed 50,000 people across the islands.
HC&S VP of factory operations Robert Luuwai, walks through the sugar mill on Maui for one of the last times.
Molly Solomon

Japanese tourists seek information about their history at Pearl Harbor

Dec 7, 2016
The National Park Service doesn't keep records on how many Japanese tourists come to Pearl Harbor, but visitors can take guided tours, and find Japanese-language headsets and brochures.
Musashi Shiota is the owner and president of Island Makana Tours. He has been operating his Pearl Harbor tours for Japanese tourists for the past 15 years.
Molly Solomon

In Hawaii, the reality of homelessness can hit suddenly

Sep 13, 2016
Her mother's stroke meant one young woman had to grow up, fast.
 Malia Derden and her mother Rose outside the Institute for Human Services shelter in Honolulu.
Molly Solomon/Hawai'i Public Radio

Why payphones are still a thing in Hawaii

Sep 13, 2016
The island state leads the nation in payphones per capita.
Three sailors making telephone calls via payphones in Key West, Florida circa 1955.
Three Lions/Getty Image

Hawaii grappling with homeless emergency

Oct 28, 2015
Governor's declaration frees up $1.3 million for services.

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations wrap up in Maui

Jul 31, 2015
Final sticking points include sugar, dairy and state-owned enterprises.

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Trade negotiations continue in Hawaii

Jul 29, 2015
There's pressure to wrap it up by Friday.

On Hawaii, a big telescope stirs conflict

Jun 18, 2015
Native Hawaiians say mountaintop site for new observatory is sacred ground.

In need of a white Christmas? Head to Hawaii

Dec 25, 2014
A rare blizzard is leaving snow on the islands.