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Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

While construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope remains stalled for now, protesters of the project continue to hold vigil on Mauna Kea. What happens next remains unclear.

On an overcast morning, caravans of dancers make their way 9,200 feet above sea level, to the site of the protester’s camp, across the street from Mauna Kea’s Visitor Information Center. Many of them are fresh off the stage from Merrie Monarch, the three-day hula competition in Hilo.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Over the next couple decades, as many as 30 mid and high-rise buildings are expected to pop up in Kaka‘ako. And as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, art is often playing an important role in the marketing of this real estate.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

As the lava flow from Kīlauea threatens to hit the town of Pāhoa, the potential cutting off of memories is also a concern. As part of our ongoing series, HPR’s Molly Solomon takes a personal look at what that means to people who may never be able to go back.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Not everyone growing up in the islands feels the spirit of aloha. The Micronesian experience in Hawai‘i is often defined by feelings of exclusion and discrimination. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, whose writing sheds light on a voice not often heard.

Jetnil-Kijiner was recently selected to speak at the 2014 Climate Summit at the United Nations in New York this month. 

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

The story of Honouliuli Internment Camp nearly vanished. The site remained hidden from view in an Oahu gulch for nearly 60 years, until it was re-discovered by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii in 2002. Now it’s under consideration to be designated as a national monument or historic site. It’s on private land owned by Monsanto. HPR’s Molly Solomon got a private tour and has this report.

Sudokrew Solutions
Sudokrew Solutions

All week, HPR News is taking a closer look at who lives here in Hawaii. It’s a series we’re calling “Neighbors, An Island Story.” Earlier this week, HPR’s Molly Solomon reported on Hawaii’s unique brand of brain drain, exploring the reasons behind those who leave. Today, she introduces us to a growing group of young people who are looking to return to Hawaii and stick around for the long term.

Flickr / UH System
Flickr / UH System

All week, HPR News is taking a closer look at who lives here in Hawaii. It’s a series we’re calling “Neighbors, An Island Story.” Today, HPR’s Molly Solomon introduces us to some of Hawaii’s young people---and explains why each year they appear to be one of the state’s leading exports.

HPR's series on brain drain continues here.

Molly Solomon

It’s been 4 days since a devastating molasses spill caused by a ruptured pipeline erupted into the waters of Honolulu Harbor, killing thousands of fish and marine life. Matson, the company responsible for the spill, says it's still grappling with a course of action. HPR’s Molly Solomon was there and has this report.