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Mahalo from Stand Up Paddle Association of Molokai for making M4M race a success

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mahalo from Stand Up Paddle Association of Molokai for making M4M race a success

The Stand Up Paddle Association of Molokai (SUPAM) would like to extend a huge Mahalo to all those that help make the race on Sunday, July 14 a huge success with the M4M (Molokai-4-Molokai). This last minute event helped keep paddlers overnight that participated in the Maui to Molokai SUP race, helping to contribute to […]

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Molokai bids farewell to Larry Helm

| August 1, 2013 | 1 Comment
Molokai bids farewell to Larry Helm

By David Lichtenstein “He achieved success because he lived well, laughed often and loved much. We ‘ll miss you forever.” These fond words, printed in his Celebration of Life program, helped to capture the life of Hilarion “Larry” Hugh Helm on July 27 at St. Damien Catholic Church in Kaunakakai. They also offer the best […]

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My dad is a tough cookie. And I’ll tell you why

| June 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
My dad is a tough cookie. And I’ll tell you why

Larry Helm passed away last night of liver cancer. Uncle Larry’s daughter, Nichol Helm Kahale, wrote this loving tribute to her dad a couple of weeks ago. By Nichol Helm Kahale The eldest of seven children and from humble beginnings he was taught to work hard, to service others, to show love and compassion for […]

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The summer slide is one ride our keikis do not want to take

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
The summer slide is one ride our keikis do not want to take

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A slice of Molokai life circa 1970

| April 4, 2013 | 4 Comments
A slice of Molokai life circa 1970

Book review: “Away from it All: A Portrait of Molokai 1970,” by Don Graydon By David Lichtenstein In 1969, San Francisco-based journalist Don Graydon sailed to Molokai with his wife Sharmen after she accepted a teaching job at Maunaloa Elementary School. Graydon lived on Molokai for only nine months, but in that time the island […]

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March in March: What we love we will protect!

| March 27, 2013 | 5 Comments
March in March: What we love we will protect!

Moms on a Mission–Molokai News Release Every Saturday during the month of March, thousands of individuals across Hawaii, including families with children, local farmers, and advocates for food safety, have been marching to express their love for the land, the ocean, and their desire to protect them from GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) chemical testing and […]

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Holiday wishes from Friends of Lanai

| December 26, 2012 | 1 Comment
Holiday wishes from Friends of Lanai

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Happy No Big Wind on Lanai New Year! On the first night of Christmas, Governor Abercrombie announces that Big Wind will NOT be going to Lanai or Molokai. “Ghosts of Christmas past and future have convinced me,” he said, “that we will solve our energy challenges without destroying our […]

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Who is behind anonymous phone survey asking about Molokai Ranch, wind turbines and the undersea cable?

| November 27, 2012 | 29 Comments
Who is behind anonymous phone survey asking about Molokai Ranch, wind turbines and the undersea cable?

I Aloha Molokai News Release Can anyone solve this mystery? Over the past few weeks many Molokai residents have received anonymous calls, asking for personal information and personal opinions about Molokai Ranch, about the proposed wind turbines and undersea cable, and about a variety of so-called “benefits” which might be offered. This phone poll is […]

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Opinion: Voting is my kuleana

| November 5, 2012 | 9 Comments
Opinion: Voting is my kuleana

By David Lichtenstein The yard sign in the homestead area of Kapa’akea says it all: “Voting is my Kuleana.” Most Hawaiians, however, do not share this feeling. In the 2010 general election, out of 4,049 registered voters on Molokai spread across four topside Molokai precincts, a meager 35 percent of them voted. Maui County had […]

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An open letter from I Aloha Molokai: Hold off on undersea cable proposal until PEIS process is complete

| October 30, 2012 | 4 Comments
An open letter from I Aloha Molokai: Hold off on undersea cable proposal until PEIS process is complete

To: Governor Neil Abercrombie, Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz, State Energy Administrator Mark Glick and staff, Members of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, and Carl Freedman, IRP facilitator. Aloha Honorable Officials: Today three processes regarding our energy future are running on parallel tracks: (1) the IRP, or Integrated Resource Planning, (which involves 68 officials, experts and […]

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