New Hilo jail, 1896.

ABOUT HILO’S NEW JAIL

IT WILL BE A LARGE AND CONVENIENT STRUCTURE.

Containing Sixteen Separate Rooms for Cells and Offices—Built of Lumber With an Iron Roof.

On Thursday next the Minister of the Interior will open bids for the construction of a building which is designated to fill one of the many long-felt wants of the citizens of the capital of the island of Hawaii. Hilo is at last to have a jail and one large enough to accommodate a considerable proportion of her population whenever it may be necessary. Continue reading

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Ka Leo Hawaii, 1972 / 2016.

A labor of love

When Larry Kimura and his students first arrived at KCCN in Honolulu with a pitch for a new Hawaiian-language radio show, the station manager had one question.

“Do you have an audience?”

It was 1972. Hawaiian was dying out. Most native speakers were kupuna — and there were not many left. It was still technically illegal to speak Hawaiian in schools. Who was going to listen to a program conducted entirely in Hawaiian?

“But he was kind enough to say, ‘All right,’” Kimura, now 69 and an associate professor of Hawaiian language and culture at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, recalled last week. Continue reading at Hawaii Tribune Herald

[Check out this awesome article from the Hawaii Tribune Herald. I wonder who the station manager of KCCN was in 1972!]