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Comment on Student Boosts Big Island Bus App by jamie

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:32:38 +0000 is not working, is there a new location to use these maps?

Comment on Seriously, Stay Away from Sacred Falls by Oscar O'Malley

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:59:38 +0000

Wow, it's interesting that so many people enter into Sacred Falls, knowing that rockfalls will continue unpredictably. We're planning a trip to Hawaii and want to explore the beautiful nature! But heeding warning signs is a must, and I want to ensure everyone stays safe on our trip!

Comment on Remembering Radio Free Hawaii by Michael Sofranko

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:37:05 +0000

Truly inspiring to the point where I'd started Radio Alchemy here on the Big Island which has now morphed into KONA -100.5 LPFM. Tonight did a tribute to KDEO on air as it is now the day after the release of Norm Winter's book "The Radio Revolution". In my mind's eye, there are people who are hungry for this kind of station which really was more a movement. I would encourage anyone with the spark to join Radio Alchemy. It can be programmed from anywhere on (or off) the island though it is broadcast on FM only in KONA, it is around the world.

Comment on Microsoft Launches ‘Project Hawaii’ by Microsoft Announces ‘Project Honolulu’ – Hawaii Blog

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:11:01 +0000

[…] isn’t their first Hawaii shoutout. Back in 2010, Microsoft announced “Project Hawaii,” which included the “MAUI […]

Comment on Satellite Radio Coming to Hawaii by Erin

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 05:19:17 +0000

Just moved here from Illinois. I have a brand new car with 12 months free subscription. I was sooo upset when I tried to turn it on in my car and nothing! This is ridiculous! Stations here are horrible! There must be something we can do!

Comment on National Podcasts, Local Ads by James Cridland

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:16:18 +0000

Hey, Ryan - there's a fair bit of local advertising going on within podcasts: both state-by-state and also country-by-country. First Hawaiian Bank probably wouldn't be interested in advertising into Australia or the UK, after all. You and your readers might enjoy, a daily update in the world of podcasting.

Comment on Seriously, Stay Away from Sacred Falls by Dr John Sanderson

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:04:49 +0000

We were at Sacred Falls many times in the 80s and 90s. Knew risk , however , so beautiful we risked it.

Comment on Hawaii Virtual Reality Club Launched by rob

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:59:08 +0000

is the Hawaii Virtual Reality Club still around?

Comment on Seriously, Stay Away from Sacred Falls by Steve

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:38:17 +0000

1999 falls survivor. You mod the point. It was and is one of the most dangerous places on the planet. Do you own search to learn about it. The world's not handed to you because your a special snowflake. The state billed it as safe when it was on the list of most dangerous. Reasonable expectations. If you know the risk and go your doing so informed. If your told take the kids you expect it to be safe. Example: If a theam park had a ride with no safety restraints you would think it's safe. But nobody would ride space mountain without them. Expectations. See law suit lost by state or this reason.

Comment on Seriously, Stay Away from Sacred Falls by Heidi Groesser

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:28:43 +0000

I too was just thinking about this place on mothers day. I was stationed at pearl Harbor I have went hiking several times before this tragic event. And I was there hiking this day also the weather was beautiful and we hiked to the falls and took a dip and then hiked out just one hour prior to the mudslide/rockslide it was a tragic and sad day kids and adults were killed that day.

Comment on Peer News Outlines Local Focus by TERRY SCHEIDT

Sat, 13 May 2017 18:58:34 +0000

Aloha< This is Terry. Yep still around and still doing battle to gain equal and fair rights that this nation deceived for so many years. One would ask why separate Acts, EEOICPA/RECA, One recognizes energy workers and denies all other loyal participants and the other has no equal medical coverage and much less compensation. We ask for parity not denial which both programs as designed to do. Yes since 1945 to today America still deceives and denies. I justread that a judge accepted the petition to sue for radiation victims. You see for so many years the law and America dismissed all radiation litigation for lack of evidence, yes it was all Top Secret and litigants had no access, how convienent. My case was dismissed and I was accused of lying and shaming and it is my government that shams. Why two assistance programs when one can serve all. Why 50 years before America admits the harm? Why today victims are still today. The truth lies in our government that actually every year submits amendments to provide equity and fails. The truth lies in they admit what they did. They designate test sites, they designate cancers, they provide exposure levels which are lies, film badges were defective. I am 80 now but I will fight for equity till I die. Sorry, I served 33 years for America, I took the bullet and lost my bladder, protrate, and my intestinal track, wear a bag everyday and payed all medical and MEDICARE wrote me a letter and denied me coverage yet every month they take my co-pay. Equity is all I ask. My loyalty cannot be questioned. Thanks America.

Comment on ‘This American Life’ Visits Niihau by Hazel

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:39:35 +0000

This is very interesting but I missed this one. Can you give me a way to see this again? Thanks!

Comment on Peer News Outlines Local Focus by TERRY SCHEIDT

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:15:07 +0000

Yes, you wonder. Ths is Terry, still alive. 33 years of service, bladder, prstrate and part of my intestines and no medical. The EEOICPA ACT explains, we were deceived, denined, and excluded. Our nation spud be ashamed. Thanks to Rosa for printing my story.

Comment on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online for Free by Nohea Mahoney

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:51:26 +0000

Are these classes still available. My wife and I would be interested

Comment on Seriously, Stay Away from Sacred Falls by Tim

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 03:39:12 +0000

Another example of government trying to protect the people from themselves or in this case the land we pay our taxes on to keep preserved. Then they bring some "local" whose been living in Hawaiian mythology land way too long to try to weakly make up some "respect the land plea". what about all the other falls we climb on? what a joke from people who are just trying to hide a beautiful location from the foreigners

Comment on Satellite Radio Coming to Hawaii by Cat

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:47:06 +0000

I am moving to the Big Island in 6 months and just found out there is no serius. Seriously?!! I am I hope going to still be able to listen to Howard on my computer but what goes......

Comment on Local Comics Fans Fuel the Return of ‘Pineapple Man’ by mesgana

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:08:56 +0000

u r a creepo. get a life and stick with that #stupid

Comment on Coinbase Pulls Out of Hawaii by Alex Cortez

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:17:19 +0000

Restrictive State policies and this is not the first (nor last) example of how our Aloha state is run. Sigh.

Comment on Coinbase Pulls Out of Hawaii by eric

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:48:34 +0000

we need another alternative.. this sucks

Comment on Coinbase Pulls Out of Hawaii by William Corless

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:08:49 +0000

Hawaii most extreme regime on the planet, makes North Korea look like disneyland.

Comment on Geek Beat: Nintendo Switch & Smartphones by Mel

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:40:05 +0000

Samsung and other smart phone manufacturers can avoid a gigantic battery problem that plagued the Note 7 with the re-introduction of removable batteries to cell phones and all other mobile devices. None of this when the battery dies your device is obsolete. I like the fact that when you buy a new battery to replace a worn one that it adds new life to your device. So listen up Apple... Samsung.... Google.... LG... and all the rest!

Comment on Hawaii Bitcoin Group Grows [with Q&A] by Al Kino

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:06:43 +0000

I bought a nano ledger wallet-- one nano s wallet , and 2 regular ledger wallets. The s wallet I got it to function and transfer my bit coin in it. But it also say another choice which is ethereum. I want to replace the ethereum with dash instead. Is that possible? I do need help with other things. I have no bitcoin friends in hawaii and I need a lot to learn about this crypto thing Thanks

Comment on Coinbase Pulls Out of Hawaii by mel

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:24:27 +0000

You know the Democratic dominated Hawaii State Legislature and even the non-partisan City Council are extremely anti-business and pro-taxation. Just ask UBER.

Comment on Elvis in Bronze at the Blaisdell by Ron

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:36:21 +0000

Elvis ! Great guy ! Great songs and ladies !

Comment on Geek Beat: Google Hardware Announcements by Alex Cortez

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:33:53 +0000

I'm looking forward to learning more about the new Pixel. Although iPhones have worked for my purposes, I always felt that it could be a more intuitive experience - and from most of their efforts, Google has proven to be very well-versed in providing a superior UX.

Comment on Seriously, Stay Away from Sacred Falls by Alex

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:32:58 +0000

If it's so dangerous, Why did it only close in 1999?

Comment on New Maps, App Prepare Hawaii for Extreme Tsunami by Kevin Fleming

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:22:50 +0000

I live on Maui. Is there a extreme tsunami evacuation zone map for my island yet?

Comment on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online for Free by Kawehi Wright

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 22:08:05 +0000

Aloha I am interested in taking your free olelo classes. Contact me ke'olu'olu.

Comment on Google Takes TheBus by Matt

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 18:46:29 +0000

Not the fastest way to see the island, but if you're on a budget TheBus is hard to beat. We have more info on TheBus here:

Comment on Wally ‘Cookie Kahuna’ Amos to Sell at Costco by Steven Fagaly

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:54:40 +0000

Still looking for the $250 you owe me for work while I did your website. I heard I am not the only one who you have stiffed in the past for work. Cookies are ok. Suggest eating them with milk. Even Though you made money on the project, you did not paid me and said you could not afford to pay me the $250.... He did not even to offer to pay me in cookies. LAME Famous at Stiffing Amos.

Comment on Uber Under Fire in Hawaii by JH

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:37:31 +0000

i really value UBER. It has allowed me to make some extra money and keep my bank account in the black. Prior to driving for UBER my account would be in the red and all i eat is white rice. Now I am able to save a little of my income.

Comment on Seriously, Stay Away from Sacred Falls by CMAC

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 19:00:02 +0000

20 fire and rescue guys, all standing in the area, talking about how dangerous it is while they stand right where the rocks fall. they don't seem scared, not even wearing a hard hat. I went back there over and over the last 20 years. The State is making it a locals only place. The risk is not that great. This is complete bullshit. Warnings about the danger would be enough for most people, but instead we have to ban people from going there, but guaranteed any Saturday you will find 10-15 local teens swimming and hanging out near the base of the falls. They get no tickets. They get no stern warnings. It is one of the most beautiful places on Oahu. Risk the ticket. Rescuers aren't worried about the locals, they shouldn't be worried about you.

Comment on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online for Free by Kaleimomi Nahinu

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:48:45 +0000

I am interested in learning Hawaiian language that it shows up are teaching. But I see it was for last year. Do u still offer it. And what would I do if so?

Comment on Disney Unveils More “Moana” Details by Kypho

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:12:22 +0000

I can’t wait for this one. Looks pretty good.

Comment on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online for Free by Honu

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:08:57 +0000

I so want to learn to speak Hawaiian but missed the beginning corse can I still start classes or would I just be lost

Comment on Civil Geeks: Hawaii Drone Business Opportunities Grow by Shane Perry

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:38:45 +0000

For me and my brother @hawaii_aquaholic, Our filming business spiked when we got a drone. Definitely tons of new opportunities out here in Hawaii!

Comment on Thrillist Launching Honolulu Edition by Shelley

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 17:02:54 +0000

This in regards to Summers "Hawaii's Hidden Secrets". Leave it to social media and bloggers and sites like urs to rid the last of our "secret spots". On our small islands, we can't seem to go anywhere without the influx of tourist in areas that were once so quiet and special. These places have lost that feel , are polluted with trash because people feel the need to blog about it just to grab some attention towards them. Meanwhile, they are totally unaware if what there actions are causing to others and to these's out of hand. Especially sad to see local people wanting to do this

Comment on Civil Geeks: Ham Radio Remains Relevant in the Digital Age by Russ Roberts (KH6JRM), Laupahoehoe, Hawaii Island

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 03:51:21 +0000

Great, uplifting story, Ryan. I often wonder what will happen once a natural disaster, such as a huge X-class flare or a massive CME event strikes us head on. The 1859 Carrington Event comes to mind, where a huge flare nearly destroyed the telegraph systems of the time. So much of our modern world depends on sensitive digital equipment which can be "fried" in an instant. Imagine no cell phones, internet, life saving medical equipment, or even modern cars. That's why I keep an old tube rig at my shack (Kenwood TS-520s). I'm afraid my solid state HT and Elecraft K3 would suffer badly in a Carrington-like event. Great article.

Comment on Seriously, Stay Away from Sacred Falls by Lezlie

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:36:02 +0000

I was thinking about this the other day. I'm very happy with the outcome and closing of Sacred Falls. My son (9) and I were there on Mothers Day in 1999. We went because this hike was advertised as a hike to take children on. I am an experienced mountaineer and knew exactly what was going on when I heard the crack. I was astonished to here from how high up it happened as I could not see above the lip of the walls surrounding us. I trusted that in order for this hike to be advertised as a children's hike that someone had to had done their homework on this. I pulled my son from the pool and watched for the forts rocks to pitch out from what I then realized was ledge on the canyon wall. Where I saw the rocks pitch the farthest, I pushed my son close to the edge and covered him with myself. I was hit by a few rocks in the back, but it wasn't a big deal. My son's foot was sticking out a little and he watched a rock slice the edge of his foot off. I knew people were dying, no other way to put it. We were basically tubed by the landslide. We had to step over a wall of rocks that fell in a half circle around us. Everyone pretty much knows what the outcome was. When I went back to see where my purse might be later on, after the nightmare at the hospital, there were a number of Kahuna in the parking lot area. They asked me if I had been there and told me the facts that we all should have known to begin with (plus a bit more info). After returning home to the mainland, I wrote a well crafted letter and sent it to 60 minutes. It ended up with the discovery channel, who hired a geologist to prove the I grant danger of the park. I goal was to close the park down for the preservation of children and for the kahunas who were the only one who had a right to attend to the area for very specific reasons. I am so happy to realize the outcome.

Comment on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online for Free by Stephanie Casabar Hamann

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:53:29 +0000

Good morning...are you still offering the online course? I'm a displaced Hawaiian in British Columbia and would love learning our language. Mahalo for your time. I patiently await your response.

Comment on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online for Free by Flo K. Tabag

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00:04:42 +0000

Tsa...too late...wonderful to use to work with moopuna...maybe next class...Mahalo nunui..NT Flo.

Comment on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online for Free by Jennifer Keawe Sutton

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:30:13 +0000

Would like more information for online classes I am

Comment on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online for Free by Bonnie garcia

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:57:18 +0000

I want to learn how to speak hawaiian

Comment on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online for Free by Tina

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:40:51 +0000

The dates are for 2015. Are there free course for 2016

Comment on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Learn Hawaiian Online for Free by Anrima

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 03:27:03 +0000

Love to learn my native language...

Comment on Gallery: Drones Plus Opens Honolulu Store by Les

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:41:21 +0000

Hi guys, holidaying in Hawaii next month and may look at a couple of new batteries for a phantom 2.. You have a price please... Cheers, les.. Adelaide South Australia

Comment on Wally ‘Cookie Kahuna’ Amos to Sell at Costco by Brent Thomas

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:44:59 +0000

Aloha from Hawaii! Wally’s new store is at and Wally Amos wants me to tell you that he has freshly baked delicious cookies ready to be shipped right to you today that are made with his original recipe! Wally is The Cookie Kahuna and has amazingly delicious cookies! He also has books that he has written for you to buy as well as more merchandise too (more products being added all the time)! Visit now! Be sure to check out his website at and check out how to join his Words of Wisdom periodic newsletter too. You can also buy his cookies through his Wally Amos Store site mentioned above, or go directly to to order. Be sure to hit "Like Page" on Wally's Facebook page at and a few people might just be lucky enough to get to add Wally as a Facebook Friend at too! If you would like to send Wally a message that goes straight to his email inbox, visit and talk to Wally.

Comment on New Hawaii Drone Club Forming by Jon Itomura

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 23:17:54 +0000

Wow, only 6 parks. Does that mean that I would not be able to capture footage of surfers at Ala Moana off of Magic Island?

Comment on Gallery: Drones Plus Opens Honolulu Store by Ave

Sat, 28 May 2016 02:32:02 +0000

Aloha, I need some info on where I can send my Phantom 3 Pro in for some repair in Hawaii? I had a bad day today as my drone was on it's way to landing on the return to home function the wind pushed my drone into the trees. And it came tumbling down and it cracked on of the arms and the camera gimble is not looking good it's suck in an awkward position so I'm hoping and praying that it's not busted to where it can not be fixed. And I hope I don't get cheated on the repairs like tell me that something is to be replaced and actually doesn't so I ask that I can get a shop or person that knows what their doing and is honest to repair my drone cause I jus got it and don't know why it did what it did so please any help would be appreciated thanks, Abe