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Entrepreneurs // Costume Shop Has Halloween Covered
When Kharolina Lampe was growing up, her mother was a stage actress who made her own costumes. All of those costumes around the house were...

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Entrepreneurs // Problem Solved For Active Music Lovers
When Li-Michael Swan got his first iPod in 2007, he loved being able to take it to the gym and listen to music while he...

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Entrepreneurs // Bringing App Ideas To Life
Brother and sister Ryan and Katra Cuskaden are family law attorneys at Everett Cuskaden & Associates (“It’s family doing family law,” Katra explains), while longtime...

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Entrepreneurs // Hospitality Expert Turns Consultant
After working in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, Dante Camara wants to share his knowledge and experiences ― which stretch from local...

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West Oahu News // Sabers’ First Walk/Run Raises Breast Cancer Awareness
Take a walk or run around Campbell High School Oct. 19 and you’ll be helping to raise awareness about breast cancer during the Sabers Walk/Run...

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Entrepreneurs // Helping Kids (And Parents) With Chores
As an aerospace engineer, Maria D’Orazio worked for years designing structural parts for aircrafts and spacecrafts. More recently, she has been applying her skills to...

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Entrepreneurs // A Tranquil Getaway From Daily Stress
When Eiko Kim and her daughter Akiko Chun moved to the Islands after spending Chun’s youth in Japan and Korea, they noticed that Hawaii spas...

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West Oahu News // Aiea’s Kusumoto Has High Hopes For Family-oriented PACT
As the new president and CEO of nonprofit Parents and Children Together (PACT), Aiea resident Ryan Kusumoto is leading the organization toward its goal to...

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West Oahu Coverstory // Area Golfers Will Tee Off For Charity
Teeing up Oct. 17 at Coral Creek Golf Course in Ewa Beach will benefit three local organizations and one area school. Hosted by Ewa Beach-based...

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Entrepreneurs // Easing The Pain Of Event Planning
Parties are generally a good time — but party planning? Usually not so much fun. Picture this: Your office (or group of friends, or family)...

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Entrepreneurs // Helping Businesses Grow Via Branding
A lot of times, it seems that the reality of things can fall short of our expectations of how we think it is supposed to...

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West Oahu News // Waipahu High Graduate Tumacder Publishes Tell-all Memoir
Although former Waipahu resident Orlando Tumacder moved to Texas four years ago to be closer to his daughter, his thoughts are never far from Hawaii....

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West Oahu Coverstory // Ewa Beach Taking Care Of Fire Victims
When a fire tore through several apartments at Kulana Village in Ewa Beach June 6, Kevin Tabangcura and his family made it out unscathed. But...

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Entrepreneurs // Landscaper Cultivates Grass Business
Although Travis Mc-Gaughy initially had no plans to return to his family’s landscaping company while studying business administration in college, 10 years later he is...

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West Oahu News // Ewa Fair Helps You ‘Get Ready’
Learning from their own experiences with a power outage following a storm in 2011, Ewa residents have been helping others prepare for the worst with...

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Entrepreneurs // Pro Surfer Shapes Boards, Too
Luckily for Robin Johnston, he has found that the best PR tool for his business is to do what he enjoys the most anyway: “Being...

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MidWeek Cover Story // GIFT In Wünderland
The GIFT Foundation is known as a group of young professionals dedicated to philanthropy — and for throwing one of the best parties in Hawaii....

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West Oahu Coverstory // Power Cookie Wins A Perfect 100 Score
Recent Kapolei High School graduates Kelsey Cruz and Jalen Payongayong returned home from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in...

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Entrepreneurs // Helping To Solve The Tech ‘Brain Drain’
Running a tech startup, Russel Cheng and Jason Sewell often had trouble finding Web developers to work with. They were up against the brain drain...

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Entrepreneurs // Healing Oneself Through Nature
Last August, during one of her shifts as a nurse at The Queen’s Medical Center, Dina Marie Kaniho ended up in the emergency room. She...

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