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Ayau Leads Paris Auction Protest

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Earlier this month, Molokai’s Halealoha Ayau and his family put their vacation in Paris, France on hold to take a stand against an auction of Hawaiian artifacts in the city. The day before their planned trip, the French Aguttes Auction House in Paris had announced the sale of more than 1,100 Hawaiian objects, part of a collection owned by Rainer Werner Bock of Maui. Aguttes called it the largest private collection of Hawaiian art in the world.

Ayau and 18 other family members and friends, including his two young daughters, held signs in front of the auction house that read, “Don’t sell my kupuna,” “#Hewa” and “Aguttes sells human remains.”

“All we asked… was to see documentation for items which have a high possibility of being native human remains,” said Ayau.…

2 Wins for Softball on Lanai

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

The Molokai Lady Farmer Softball team traveled to Lanai last weekend and continued their undefeated season with two wins over the Pine Lasses at Lanai City.

On Friday Molokai (4-0) held off a Lanai (2-2) rally in the bottom of the seventh to win 6-5. Cahl Horner pitched a complete game two hit victory and was also 2-4 at the plate. Head Coach Kawehi Horner said both teams played well.

“Friday was a good day and it turned out a close one after a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh but our defense and Lanai’s defense held it down,” he said.…

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Climate Change Documentary

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

MEPO News Release

MHS Molokai Earth Preservation Organization (MEPO) club is hosting a film showing about climate education for Earth Day. “Before the Flood” starring Leonardo DiCaprio (2016) is a full-length film documentary about climate science and climate legislation. All are welcome to view the film in the MHS Library on Wednesday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. Popcorn will be provided by the MEPO club. Call 808-354-2221 with any questions.

In addition, MEPO will be hosting a four part video series during school hours for MHS students on April 17, 18, 19, and 20 called “Our Climate Our Future,” put together by the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) to go along with the Molokai Earth Day theme of Climate Change.…

20 Years Clean and Sober, Part 1

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

20 Years Clean and Sober, Part 1

Frank Lawelawe

By Frank M. Lawelawe

It is only by God’s grace that I’m living today and sharing my life’s testimony with you. A guy like me should’ve been dead a longtime ago, but God had others plans. After losing my job as a Corrections Officer (ACO) in 1986, my life really went downhill.  I did a lot of wrong things to a lot of people. Many of you know me as Bruddah “Lawe” or Bruddah “Frank.” In April, while at home, God spoke to me in a calm but still voice, to share my testimony with my brothers and sisters who still struggle with addiction or alcoholism.…

Land of Homesteading

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Molokai, ‘Āina Ho’opulapula

English Translation and Diacriticals by Russell Kallstrom


The following article, “A Brief History of Those of Kona, Molokai, in the Time of Kamehameha I, the Conqueror,” “He Wahi Mo‘olelo o na Kona o Molokai, i ke Au o Kamehameha I, ka Na‘i Aupuni,” though unsigned, was likely written by John Wise of Kapa`au, Hawaii Island. This is last of a six part series that printed in a series in The Molokai Dispatch.


The writer, again, likely John Wise, editor to the Hawaiian language newspaper, Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, wraps up his thoughts in May 1922, on the eve of the implementation of the Homestead Act.…

Kuhio Day Celebration

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

By Ahupua`a o Molokai

March 26 in Hawaii is recognized as Kuhio Day in honor of Prince Kuhio Kalaniana`ole. This year, the holiday fell on Monday, March 27. While many took advantage of the day off to spend with family at the beach or just at home relaxing, many homesteaders and non-homesteaders took time to celebrate and be thankful to Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole for his efforts, diligence, and dedication to his people.

Kalaniana`ole, son of Pi`ikoi and Kekaulike, was adopted by King David Kalakaua and his wife, Kapi`olani, after his parents died. He rebelled the overthrow of the U.S government and served a year in jail for this act.…

Join Us for Our Family Fair

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

21 st CCLC Molokai LIVE News Release

Don’t miss the Family Fair on Thursday, April 20 at the Molokai High School cafeteria from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It will be a celebration of learning and fun for the whole family with food concessions and prize giveaways!

Molokai High and Middle School students will offer interactive learning activities that include creating Digital Art, Planting in Color, Act the Part, Ozobots and Snap Circuits, with games that challenge you by playing Movie Madness, Typing, and Wordsmithing. The school library is also offering a Scholastic Book service offering of a “buy one, get one free” book sale to help promote reading.…

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