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A secret revealed: Kalaupapa tour company celebrates 50th anniversary

For a hundred years, the peninsula settlement on the northern coast of Molokai was a secret to the world outside the islands.

Kalawao, and later Kalaupapa, were the final stops for sufferers of leprosy, now called Hansen’s disease. 356 more words


Brown on the Inside

Fourteen years ago, we renewed our vows and celebrated our 10th anniversary with a trip to Maui. The trip was Ron’s wonderful idea, but I’m sure he never imagined the impact it would have on my heart, or that we’d eventually buy a tiny condo in Waikiki.  582 more words

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Airline owner disputes NTSB findings into deadly crash off Molokai

The owner of Makani Kai Air is disputing some of the findings from an investigation into a plane crash off Molokai that killed state health director Loretta Fuddy in 2013. 187 more words


NTSB reveals health director died wearing infant life vest after plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its findings for a deadly crash off Molokai that killed then-state health director Loretta Fuddy.

Fuddy was one of nine people, including the pilot, on board a Cessna plane, Makani Kai Air, when it lost power and crashed into the water off Kalaupapa, Molokai on December 11, 2013. 514 more words


Saints and sinners

Six minute wonder

Interisland plane

Today we went to the Kalaupapa peninsula in search of Father, now Saint, Damien. It was an interesting day in many, many ways. 351 more words

“My Name is Makia” by Makia Malo

Through writings and conversations with broadcast journalist Pamela Young, former Kalaupapa resident Makia Malo shares his inspirational story in “My Name is Makia: A Memoir of Kalaupapa” (2011). 525 more words

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