What happened to Frank B. Shaner?

Case Details: “I left Hawaii four years ago. When I lived there, for 33 years, I always listened to KINE 105FM, and want to know whatever happened to Frank [B. Shaner]. He was on the morning show with Brickwood [Galuteria]. I now get KINE online but he is no longer there.” Frank B. Shaner returned […]

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Where on Oahu can one attend classes in lauhala weaving?

The answer to this question, submitted in September 2006, obviously changes frequently. As of our last update, the following places offer or recently offered classes in lauhala weaving. You should contact them for details, and for tips on where else you might look. Honolulu Museum of Art Na Mea Hawaii/Native Books Donkey Mill Art Center […]

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Are there snakes in Hawaii?

Technically, there are snakes in Hawaii, but for the most part it is not too out of line to claim that there aren’t. Hawaii does have one native snake species, for example: the island blind snake, or Ramphotyphlops braminus. You’d most likely mistake it for a worm, however, and they are definitely not a major […]

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What is the list of Hawaiian storm names?

Case Detail: Most of the storms we hear about have English names, but some of the biggest ones to hit Hawaii have had Hawaiian names. Why is that? What is the list of Hawaiian storm names? Traditionally, hurricanes (or tropical cyclones) are given names from a set list in alphabetical sequence. These lists usually change […]

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When did Mauna Kea last erupt?

Mauna Kea last erupted 4,600 years ago and is considered “dormant” but not “extinct.” That is to say that it hasn’t erupted in recorded history (in the last 200 years or so), but may erupt again. See also: Mauna Kea on Wikipedia Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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