(Written in West Valley, Utah on the occasion of the Inauguration of the President of the United States Barack H. Obama)

Today is the day we have been dreaming of
Across this land of the beautiful
Our wounds have carried us
And illuminated the power of the words
Falling like jeweled water to heal our yesterdays
And lift our spirits and our hearts to the horizon
Of Hope we stand on today....

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A total of eight designers are lined up for the Nesian Fest Fashion Show set to start at 6:30 p.m. as part of Nesian Fest International 2013, happening tomorrow at Aloha Tower with more than 10 bands and 20 plus vendor booths, an event that will benefit the Hawaii Jr. Prep Football League and Hawaii Sports Academy.

The beautifully tattooed Chisa Dizon with Maui’s 92.5 Native FM radio, will be on O’ahu to host the Nesian Fest fashion show.

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(Honolulu, HAWAII)--Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance (PIAA) will host its 9th Annual National Letter of Intent (NLI) signing day event, the single largest signing event in the nation, on Feb. 6, 2013 at the Sheraton Waikiki. About 30 high school seniors are expected to sign to play college sports.

The event is sponsored by the Sheraton Waikiki, The James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, Downtown Athletic Club Hawaii, Under Armour, Hawaii Bowl Foundation, and the Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council.

BLOGGER: Vanessa Matautia

Hey folks....so you may have seen the quick little rant that I put up the night before on my FB page about Prayer in School. This would be explanation behind it as well as being my first blog here on Tautalatala.com

Here it goes....

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(Honolulu, HAWAII) – Hawaii’s premier reggae radio station 93.1 Da Pa`ina is teaming with Hawaii Jr. Prep Football to present International Nesian Fest 2013 set for this Saturday, Jan. 19 at Waterfront at AlohaTower.

The eight-hour event starts at 2 p.m. There will be live entertainment starring musicians, dancers, and artists from around the Pacific, autograph signing by various sports athletes, a fashion show of local designers, food, retail booths and so much more!

(This is a blog, not a news story. It has been placed in our news section to highlight our new blog section. Want to blog? Let us know. Fa'afetai and mahalo.)

BLOG: Judge Kupau cries at 11th Annual Lumana'i Mo Samoa Scholarship awards

BLOGGER: tina

It's not everyday you see a judge cry so I'll never forget the story that O'ahu First Circuit District Court Judge Lanson K. Kupau shared when he spoke at the 11th Annual Lumana'i Mo Samoa Scholarship Awards banquet last year. I had to fight back my own tears that night.

by tina

It's not everyday you see a judge cry so I'll never forget the story that First Circuit District Court Judge Lanson K. Kupau shared when he spoke at the 11th Annual Lumana'i Mo Samoa Scholarship Awards banquet last year. I had to fight back my own tears that night.

Renowned tattooist, Su’a Peter Suluape put down his au on Friday Jan. 5 (Samoa Time) to promise to love, honor and cherish Leaumoana Salamaotua Faleupoluusumai Fonoti Satele Achica Manuo.

The two were joined in holy matrimony during a private ceremony held at the Aiga Paia Catholic Church in Faleasi’u.

The tattoo-clad groom is the eldest son of master tufuga, Su’a Suluape Petelo Alaiva’a and Asiasiga Suluape, of Faleasi’u.