Moses Haia III says, "I think if you're doing what's good for Native Hawaiians, this will be good for the entire community." Photo by Aaron K. Yoshino

Nonprofit Corner: Indigenous Justice

Jackie M. Young

What does it mean to be Native Hawaiian? That was the question that Moses Haia III, 61, executive director of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. (NHLC), had to confront when he was growing up among a lot of military families in Foster Village in the ‘60s and ‘70s. “I was finding that being Hawaiian wasn’t Read the full article…

December 2016 , Nonprofits
December, 2016
Photography by David Croxford | Illustrations by Arthur Mount

Our Favorite Things – Part 2

Hawaii Business magazine

DANIEL IKAIKA ITO, DIGITAL MEDIA DIRECTOR Before I got married, my main indulgences were surfboards and shoes. My wife is an accountant and now “my CFO,” and approves all my expenses. Left to right: • Kalaponzer surfboard shaped by Matty Raynor (gift from my wife). • I use Da Fin for everything from bodysurfing to Read the full article…

Company Profiles , December 2016
December, 2016

Did You Know: It’s Higher Education. Now It’s a Bit Faster, Too

Lavonne Leong and Dennis Hollier

From 2010 to 2015,  the UH system’s four-year graduation rate shot up from an abysmal 17.5 percent to 27.9 percent. That number is now comparable with a list of Board-of-Regents-approved “peer institutions” – universities with similar characteristics as the UH system – but it still means little more than 1 in 4 students graduate within four Read the full article…