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.
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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.

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.

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Hawaii fights for Obama presidential center

May 7, 2013
Hawaii is taking the offensive to lure Obama's future library or presidential center. Chicago appears to have the inside track, but Honolulu is offering up a beachfront site worth a cool $75 million.

Lifeguard: A dangerous job in paradise

Dec 7, 2012
For lifeguards on Hawaii's North Shore, the office is beautiful, the work is dangerous, and the pay is surprisingly low.

Commuter rail project in Hawaii hangs on today's vote

Nov 6, 2012
The leading candidate for mayor of Honolulu has pledged to derail a $5 billion rail project to help ease Oahu’s terrible traffic.