Travis Quezon is the former executive editor of the Hawaii Independent. He worked for the Honolulu Weekly from 2005 to 2008 as a staff writer, editor-at-large, managing editor, and interim editor. Mr. Quezon won a Pai Award from the Hawaii Publishers Association in 2008 for enterprise reporting in a story on Hawaii’s houseless community. Mr. Quezon got his start in journalism as an English major-turned-nighttime-copy-editor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s student newspaper, Ka Leo O Hawaii, ultimately serving as editor-in-chief in 2004. Mr. Quezon also worked as a communications specialist for Maui Representative Mele Carroll. Mr. Quezon is also a poet, plays bass guitar, and trains in the Filipino martial art of escrima. Mr. Quezon happens to be a co-alumnus with the current President of the United States.
Above: Signs in support of civil unions for Hawaii ready to be picked up by supporters. Below: Democratic Sen. Mike Gabbard. Bottom: Republican Sen. Sam Slom, left, and Democratic Sen. Les Ihara, right. Courtesy photo above, Gallery photos by Rachel Ballard
Above: The porte cochere at the historic Moana Surfrider hotel in Waikiki. Below: An illustration showing how variances requested for a project by Kyo-Ya Hotels and Resorts would encroach on the beach.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet service men and women, along with their families, during Christmas dinner in the mess at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, December 25, 2010.