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Kalaupapa announces new park superintendent, Erika Stein

| June 27, 2013 | 3 Comments
Kalaupapa announces new park superintendent, Erika Stein

Kalaupapa National Historical Park recently replaced Stephen Prokop as the park’s superintendent, according to a June 10 announcement from the National Park Service. Erika Stein, who has worked in Kaluapapa for more than five years, has transitioned into the position of superintendent since Prokop was selected as superintendent of Redwood National and State Parks. Stein, […]

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Kalaupapa Historical Park receives national attention at Asian American and Pacific Islander forum

| May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kalaupapa Historical Park receives national attention at Asian American and Pacific Islander forum

The isolated two-mile square peninsula jutting off Molokai’s north shore was the focus of attention at a forum sponsored by the White House and the Department of Interior May 9 in Washington, D.C. The forum on Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage at the Yates Auditorium inside the Department of the Interior was attended by […]

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Two endangered monk seals from Kalaupapa receive attention

| May 22, 2013 | 1 Comment
Two endangered monk seals from Kalaupapa receive attention

Two ailing monk seals with connections to Kalaupapa have been in the news lately. One sick monk seal was found in Kalaupapa last Thursday, malnourished and dehydrated. The female yearling had previously been seen at Kaunala Beach, south of Dixie Maru. After being discovered in Kalaupapa, volunteers arrived to help airlift the monk seal by […]

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Blessing ceremony begins munitions investigation project in Kalaupapa

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Blessing ceremony begins munitions investigation project in Kalaupapa

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Kalaupapa to receive almost $1 million in state funds for two projects

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kalaupapa to receive almost $1 million in state funds for two projects

Kalaupapa will receive nearly $1 million in state capital improvement funds to help with two separate projects, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced today. Gov. Abercrombie released $46.39 million to help with various capital improvement projects across Hawaii. Some of these CIPs include investments required to qualify for federal funding for state projects. “Many of these priority […]

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Video: Kalaupapa hula for Saint Marianne Cope

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Kalaupapa hula for Saint Marianne Cope

At the Kalaupapa celebration of the sainthood Marianne Cope, hula dancers perform during the Catholic mass held at Bishop Homes on Jan. 12, 2013. The Iolani Hawaii Suzuki Strings Tour Group is in the background. Music from the St. John Vianney Choir can be heard. This is the second Hawaii saint from the Hansen’s disease […]

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Kalaupapa presentation helps inspire local educators

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kalaupapa presentation helps inspire local educators

The work of Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa was presented to educators on Molokai yesterday to help inspire them, and local students, about the significance of Kalaupapa. The presentation, at the Molokai campus of the University of Hawaii-Maui College, focused on information on display at the historical exhibit gathered from letters, newspaper articles and documents originally […]

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Sister Richard Marie Toal, a Franciscan nun who worked 40 years in Kalaupapa, passes away

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sister Richard Marie Toal, a Franciscan nun who worked 40 years in Kalaupapa, passes away

Bette and Al Zencak, readers of The Molokai News, informed our editorial staff yesterday that Sister Richard Marie Toal, a nurse at the Kalaupapa settlement for 40 years, has passed away. “Today, February 5, 2013, we sadly learned of the passing of Sister Richard Marie Toal. Heaven’s gain — may Sister rest in the arms […]

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Kalaupapa celebrates sainthood of Marianne Cope, ‘beloved mother of outcasts’

| January 14, 2013 | 3 Comments
Kalaupapa celebrates sainthood of Marianne Cope, ‘beloved mother of outcasts’

During Saturday’s Kalaupapa celebration of Saint Marianne Cope, Bishop of Honolulu Larry Silva described the young Marianne as a “rising star” in the Catholic Church. At almost the same moment, the looming cliffs above Kalaupapa, shrouded in thick clouds, broke clear as a ray of sun forced its way through. While perhaps not a miracle […]

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Kalaupapa exhibit opens tonight at Saint Damien Church

| January 10, 2013 | 1 Comment
Kalaupapa exhibit opens tonight at Saint Damien Church

Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa News Release An historical exhibit developed by Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa opened this week at Saint Damien Church in Kaunakakai where it will remain through Feb. 3. The exhibit, “A Source of Light, Constant and Never-Fading,” emphasizes the strong relationship between the people of Kalaupapa and the Royal Family of Hawaii, […]

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