Talk Story with Thomas Iannucci

Thomas Iannucci started the year off right, he says with a smile, by releasing his first full-length album, “Makana.” The 25-year-old Christian rapper from Eleele calls it some of his best music, and he beams with pride as he talks about the songs, the talented people who worked with him, and his high hopes for its success.

Lihue’s Robert Costa wins Vegas trip

Silence. Disbelief. Joy. Such were Robert Costa’s reactions when called by The Garden Island and told he was the grand-prize winner of TGI’s and Midweek’s Football Fever contest.


Dave Jones finishes race on Kauai to become the first man to run a marathon in every state, on every continent, in one year

Hawaii delegation briefed on false alert

U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono and staff of U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa were briefed by federal and state agencies on the false emergency alert that went out across the state Saturday.

Seven miles and a wave good-bye

Of the few thousand miles I ran last year, seven stand out. Not necessarily because of the small arms fire to the left of me, or the heavy artillery explosives to the right, though that’s reason enough to remember them.

Pope offers words of peace amid violence in Chile

Pope Francis brought a message of peace and reconciliation Wednesday to a picturesque area of central Chile that has experienced a rash of violence attributed to indigenous Mapuche activists struggling to reclaim ancestral lands.

Ige issues executive order

Ige orders review of emergency management system, takes responsiblity for false missile alert; Employee who pushed button reassigned

Daubert penned song about nuclear attack during Cold War

When Ken Daubert got over having his breath taken away by Saturday’s false missile warning, the Puhi man was reminded of a song he wrote 35 years ago. A member of the band DMZ on Oahu, Daubert penned the words and lyrics to “Don’t Warn Me” in 1983 at the height of the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union.