Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture

ast year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant and a Native Hawaiian-operated restaurant in Anchorage, among others.

Primrose species flowers only in Kokee

Spencer Kashiwa, lead conservation field technician for the Kokee Resource Conservation Program (KRCP), at the behest of program coordinator Katie Cassel, shared a picture and a little information of one of the unique plants and flowers of Kokee.