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Taj Mahal brings soul stirring authenticity to premier of American Epic at HIFF


By Rob Kay American Epic, the upcoming PBS documentary on roots music which premiered on HIFF’s opening night, couldn’t have had a better advance man than blues legend Taj Mahal. The much beloved, former Hawaii resident and his New Hula Blues band, were the perfect opening act to tee off the first of a three […]

November 26th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Hawaii News Highlights,News,Opinion,Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style,Special Features | Read More »

Visiting Sandakan--Borneo's charming entrepot

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by Rob Kay and Kurt Stewart Sandakan is a port town and an entrepot to the wildlife refuges of the fabled Kinabatangan River. (See our recent article, Adventures along Borneo's Kinabatangan River: A Malaysian Wildlife Holiday). There's no question that most visitors to Sandakan are strictly passing through and are not going to be in town too […]

May 10th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,Opinion,Special Features,Travel,Travel | Read More »

Roswell Winans First Sergeant USMC - A HOOSIER WHO WOULDN'T QUIT

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Roswell was born at Brookville Indiana on December 9th 1887. There must be something in the water at Brookville, aside from being the home town of Roswell Winans, it has also produced 5 Governors and one famous porno actress Hanna Hilton. Not bad for a town with a population of […]

May 10th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Allen Walker U.S. Army Private - A PATRIOT FROM PATRIOT

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D.   Allen Walker was born in Patriot, Indiana, on January 19, 1866, the son of William and Eveline Walker. He enlisted in the army at Indianapolis in 1884 and served in the Nineteenth United States Infantry Regiment in South Texas. He was discharged at San Antonio in 1889 and promptly reenlisted […]

April 12th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Koko Head Stables Back in Action


Representative Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai – Kalama Valley) was pleased to learn that the Hawaii Kai Koko Head stables will continue to be a part of the Hawaii Kai community. Congratulations to Dr. Emogene Yoshimura for winning the bid again. "We are happy to see that the Paniolo Heritage she brings to our community will be sustained" […]

March 11th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics,News | Read More »

How to Clean and Lube your AK--a Q&A with Mrgunsngear


by Rob Kay In case you don't know him, Mrgunsngear (aka Mike) is a straight shooting firearms savant who has produced over 600 videos. A  graduate of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Center, Mike has done stints in the USAF as well as the Army. He's also become a trusted source when it comes to guns and […]

February 18th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

SHOT SHOW 2015 Highlights from Rifle Dynamics, Century, Magpul, Metrolight and Geissele

By Rob Kay and Luke Williams Will this be the year the AK goes mainstream?  We guess that depends how you define “mainstream”.  In the MSR space the AR is still the king when it comes to sales but the AK niche is growing.  A solid indicator is that AKs are beginning to be manufactured […]

February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

University of Hawaii Receives Industrial Hemp Seed Import Permit

Hemp Permit 2015Today, the University of Hawaii received a permit from U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration, to import industrial hemp seeds from Australia for Hawaii’s Industrial Hemp Research Project. This project was signed into law on April 30,, 2014 and will be started as soon as the seeds arrive in the islands. “This […]

January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics,News | Read More »

An Insider’s Guide to Tahiti--Part 2

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by Rob Kay & Philippe Guesdon Editor's Note: This is the second and final column of a two-part series on Tahiti. On a recent trip we spent hours grilling locals on their favorite restaurants, cafes and attractions. In the second of this two part series we'd like to share with the reader what we've found to be the best of Tahiti. When you first […]

January 26th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,Opinion,Special Features,Travel,Travel | Read More »

Pope Urges Philippine Leaders to End Corruption, Poverty

Pope Francis meets with Philippine president Benigno Aquino III, Jan. 16, 2015.

Pope Francis has told Philippine leaders to reject the endemic corruption that has plagued the island nation for decades and instead work to end what he called the "scandalous" poverty and social injustices that afflict its people. Francis made the comments Friday during a speech to President Benigno Aquino and other officials on his first […]

January 16th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

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