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Kids Sharing Aloha Through Microlending

As a parent and an educator, I was very excited to receive the news from Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School that my daughter, Keala, was selected to receive 3 awards at the school’s End-of-the-Year celebration. One of these was the much coveted Legislative Award sponsored and presented by Hawaii State Senator Gil Kahele, a Kapiolani alum. This […]

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A New Journey Begins

I’m excited to be accepted into the doctoral program at the College of Education, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Our orientation yesterday had a synergy likened to the buzz on my island in Chuuk when a new outrigger sailing canoe is launched on a maiden voyage. I felt blessed to have twenty five amazing pilooy (companions […]

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COFA Network Call for Unity

Sadly, while the Obama Administration touts the success of the Affordable Care Act, things have gotten more complicated in health care for citizens of the Compact of Free Association (COFA) nations who are legally residing in the State of Hawaii. On April 1, 2014 (no April Fool) the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in […]

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