Our mission statement:

Below is the mission statement from the previous writers, staff, owners and contributors to the Hawaii Island Journal. While the Journal has changed hands, our goals are still very much inline with what the former foundation was trying to achieve. Because of cost and accessibility, we intend to operate the Journal as an internet only publication. Instead of being limited by print distribution methods and resources, we hope that people far and wide will find our website. Anyone from around the world can learn about issues facing the citizens of Hawaii and can contribute to the ongoing discussion of problems, solutions, and concerns.

Aloha and Mahalo for your support in our endeavors from,

Hawaii Island Journal

to illuminate, make clear,
enlighten & inform.

The Hawaii Island Journal is an independent, island-wide newspaper which aims to, humanely, slay threatening dragons on the Big Island of Hawai’i. The Journal, born in late 1999, fights to protect the environment, promote political activism, champion native Hawaiian causes, take David’s side against Goliath and spotlight dollar-driven schemes that imperil the island’s character, culture and charm. Then, too, it highlights good people doing good things.

The Journal questions, reveals, challenges and praises. Truth, fairness and accuracy are its guidelines.

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Anthony Simmons February 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

February. 11, 2011
For release: Immediately
Editor Hawaii Island Journal
From: Anthony Simmons, President
Maui Dance Advocates

On February 10, 2011, HB1339 passed it’s first committee, the ERB. Maui Dance Advocates wants to thank Representative Kyle Yamashita for introducing the bill and Representative Angus McKevely, the chair of the ERB. It now must be heard by committee chair Gilbert Keith-Agaran and the JUD, and voted on by the entire House of Representatives, before March 4th to become a law.
Mahalo to Senate President Shan Tsutsui for introducing SB588. This bill must be heard by the PGM and the JDL committees before it can be voted on by the Senate. If voted on, and passed into law, these bills will allow people of Maui and all of Hawaii, the right to tap their toes and bob their heads in restaurants and bars. Currently, there is no definition for dancing, yet the Maui County Liquor Commission dose not allow “dancing” to happen without a permit. (Section 08-101-23 a & b from the rules of the Maui County Liquor Commission.)
For more information: http://www.mauidanceadvocates.com: or call (808)264-7691: or contact your House Representative and Senator and ask them about the bills, SB588 & HB1339. ‘A’A I KA HULA ~ Dare to Dance

Michele Petranzan April 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

Hello my name is Michael Petranzan (from Italy) and to study from 2 months to leave Hawaii. I wanted to know if you are aware of the risk of nuclear contamination in those areas because I can still get information attendibili.Sapete also suitable for those who seek reliable information on the state of health of Hawaii.
Thanking you in advance Regards

Staff April 24, 2011 at 12:08 am

Hi Michael,
You can learn more about this in our recent article on radiation: http://www.hawaiiislandjournal.com/2011/04/is-radiation-a-risk-in-hawaii/

admin May 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Would love to. I will send you contact info to send that on to!
Thanks for getting back in touch!

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