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September 13, 2013
nationalpost:

Dear Janice Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele: Your name is way too long for your ID
A Hawaiian woman has accused officials of ignoring the state’s heritage by asking her to shorten her name on official documents.
Janice Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele was issued with a driver’s licence that missed the final letter of her last name and did not include her first and middle names at all.
She told the Honolulu television station KHON2 that truncating her name was “disrespectful to the Hawaiian people, adding: “The county has never accommodated my name on my driver’s licence.” (Photo: © Janice ‘Lokelani’)

When heritage meets automation, automation apparently wins.

nationalpost:

Dear Janice Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele: Your name is way too long for your ID

A Hawaiian woman has accused officials of ignoring the state’s heritage by asking her to shorten her name on official documents.

Janice Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele was issued with a driver’s licence that missed the final letter of her last name and did not include her first and middle names at all.

She told the Honolulu television station KHON2 that truncating her name was “disrespectful to the Hawaiian people, adding: “The county has never accommodated my name on my driver’s licence.” (Photo: © Janice ‘Lokelani’)

When heritage meets automation, automation apparently wins.

10:04 // 11 months ago
September 3, 2013
Catch a glass wave: In one of the craziest stories you’ll hear all day, a Honolulu man barely got away with his life after a surfboard slammed into his windshield. It came within inches of the driver Jerrin Ching’s face, reportedly falling from an overpass on a car owned by Ching’s girlfriend (she wasn’t inside, he was driving solo). It’s unclear who owns the surfboard, but Ching—who only suffered scratches from the incident—has a message for the board’s owner: “Can you please claim your board, and I don’t know, pay for the windshield or something? Because you almost killed me.”

Catch a glass wave: In one of the craziest stories you’ll hear all day, a Honolulu man barely got away with his life after a surfboard slammed into his windshield. It came within inches of the driver Jerrin Ching’s face, reportedly falling from an overpass on a car owned by Ching’s girlfriend (she wasn’t inside, he was driving solo). It’s unclear who owns the surfboard, but Ching—who only suffered scratches from the incident—has a message for the board’s owner: “Can you please claim your board, and I don’t know, pay for the windshield or something? Because you almost killed me.”

21:33 // 11 months ago
December 17, 2012

gifthorsedentistry:

Did you know our president pro tempore is fucking badass? I didn’t.

If you’re thinking “Wow, it sure looks like he’s missing an arm in that last picture” maybe you should just skip to here.

:( Was. Rest in peace, Sen. Daniel Inouye.

(via evanfleischer)

17:55 // 1 year ago
17:51 // 1 year ago
June 21, 2012
laughingsquid:

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Buys 98% of Hawaiian Island Lanai

Today in Larry Ellison’s ongoing plan to actually become a real-life Hank Scorpio.

laughingsquid:

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Buys 98% of Hawaiian Island Lanai

Today in Larry Ellison’s ongoing plan to actually become a real-life Hank Scorpio.

10:32 // 2 years ago
January 3, 2012

2012 in gay rights: Hawaii, Delaware legalize civil unions, couples cheer

  • aloha “We really don’t want to wait any longer because we have been together for 33 years waiting for the opportunity and our rights and everything that goes with it,” said Donna Gedge. She and her wife Monica were one of four couples to receive civil unions in Hawaii as the new year rang in Sunday.
  • not alone Now 11 states (plus D.C.) recognize same-sex civil unions or gay marriage. Hawaii and Delaware just joined the ranks of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa (as a good friend of ours reminded everyone last night), Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Rhode Island. source

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10:30 // 2 years ago
December 7, 2011

The Washington Post has a great slideshow sampling the various ways newspapers played Pearl Harbor on that fateful day in 1941. Here are two; there are a bunch of others, too. (images via the Newseum collection)

10:49 // 2 years ago
August 15, 2011

Arizona: Home of the Grand Canyon and the country’s cheapest gas

  • desert Quick, road trip to Arizona! The state has seen the lowest gas prices of the country since early July. Residents of the state pay an average of $3.347 per gallon, and if you’re in Tucson, you’re paying a fairly svelte $3.255 per gallon.
  • oasis? Quick, road trip to — uh, maybe not. The islands of Hawaii show the country’s highest price per gallon since March: over $4. But you wouldn’t be able to drive to Hawaii anyway, unless your car was equipped with fins. source
22:30 // 3 years ago
March 11, 2011
Based on all available data, a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter. An investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii. If tsunami waves impact Hawaii the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave is 2:59 a.m. HST Friday, March 11.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center • Regarding whether or not the Japanese tsunami will hit the U.S. Short answer: Possibly Hawaii (there’s a tsunami watch), likely not California.
2:27 // 3 years ago
March 2, 2011
19:09 // 3 years ago