News from today, 2012.

Knowing better what happened in history can empower us to make better decisions for Hawaii and the world… Consider this article reposted from Civil Beat, written by hauMĀNA, an organization of young thinkers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

De-Militarize Hawaii.

[The passage deleted by Civil Beat may have been a link to one of many videos on YouTube from Okinawa: Futenma protest of Osprey deployment 9/9/2012.]

Vital Statistics, 1912.


Ah Kai to Hannah Kaikaina, Sept. 11.
Pang See to Mary Freitas, Sept. 16.
Joseph Kekoa Ross to Josephine Kekaha, Sept. 18.
Roy Alexander Craw to Lily L. Williams, Sept. 19.
Dan R. Vida to Ruth M. Vrellero [Viellero], Sept. 20.
N. K. Hahola to Kahikina Lewis, Sept. 21.


To J. B. Perkins and Jennie Mitchell, a son, Sept. 3.
To Tmezo [Tamezo] Hasegawa and Abbie Rober, a son, Sept. 9.
To W. Mead and Rose Bush, a daughter, Sept. 9.
To Jacob Ai Ah Kwa and Angeline Jonah, a daughter, Sept. 14.
To William Hoopai and Agnes K. Haili, a son, Sept. 15.
To Nawai Kahooleawai and Aliikapeka, a son, Sept. 23.
To Ah Kong Ah Loy and Hele Halemano, a son, Sept. 24.


Peter Akeau, Jr., on the road to the Insane Asylum, Sept. 16.
Kalaiki, at Queen’s Hospital, Sept. 16.
D. Hilo Hakuole, at Aleong House, Sept. 17.
Naiwi, at Lunalilo Home, Sept. 19.
Kohia, at Queen’s Hospital, Sept. 20.
Mary English, on the corner of Liliha and School Streets, Sept. 21.
Jonathan Kupau Holi, on Liliha Street, Sept. 21.
David Kanealoha, at Queen’s Hospital, Sept. 22.
Kahooleawai, on Fernandez Lane, Sept. 23.
Charles Ai Kamakele, Jr., at the Children’s Hospital, Sept. 23.
Coney Miranda, at the Children’s Hospital, Sept. 24.

(Kuokoa, 9/27/1912, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 39, Aoao 8. Sepatemaba 27, 1912.

Children rescued out at sea, 1924.


Because of the quick arrival of help at the right time, three small children were saved, named Alfred Vieira, Jr., Jose Lima, and Alfred Silva, Jr., from death, when their canoe overturned outside of Kahala, on this past Friday, and they were in dire straits.

According to the story of this near tragedy of the little children, they boarded a waa and travelled about Kahala; it was a day of rough seas and the waves were huge, and as they were approaching a crashing wave, their waa was covered over by the wave and went under.

There was but one of the three children who knew how to swim, that being Alfred Vieira, Jr., and he was the one who helped his two friends in holding on to their waa until help arrived: James Reid and Theodore P. Melin, who returned the little children to land safely.

[I wonder how this one act changed Hawaii’s future…]

(Kuokoa, 6/5/1924, p. 5)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 23, Aoao 5. Iune 5, 1924.