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Christina O’Connor
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...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu Coverstory // Salon Now Open In Mehana Home Unit
Dozens gathered on the ground floor of a home-business unit at the Mehana neighborhood in Kapolei around noon July 27, chatting while they enjoyed a...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // HCC Hosts Biz Fair
Here’s a situation that will probably sound pretty familiar to a lot of people, entrepreneurs or not: One local businesswoman was working around the clock...

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West Oahu News // Lanikuhonua Gala Will Benefit Boys & Girls Club Of Hawaii
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii returns to Kapolei for its annual Walk in the Country fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at Lanikuhonua...

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Entrepreneurs // Designing A Business On A Theory
As Michelle Jaime recalls when she and co-founder Judy Andrade launched their interior design firm The Vanguard Theory, she laughs: “It was sort of during...

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West Oahu News // FilCom’s Kundiman 808 Promotes Healthy Youth Relationships
Filipino Community Center brings back Kundiman 808 for the second year this Sunday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at its Waipahu headquarters on Mokuola Street....

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Case Protects Phone, Keeps It In Reach
I’ve often thought that the bag I carry around must have some sort of escape pouch where my belongings like to hide. My cell phone,...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu News // New Aiea Library Will Offer More Event Space, More Parking
The new Aiea Library is set to open this month and will celebrate with a grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday. The new facility...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu Coverstory // School Earns Cash By Saving Energy
Palisades Elementary School now has an extra $10,000, thanks to its students’ dedication to conserving energy. The Pearl City school took first place in this...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Barbershop Earns National Biz Award
One late afternoon recently, a few men settled into their chairs at Mojo Barbershop, chatting as their barbers clipped away at their hair and Justin...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu Coverstory // Kapolei Cookies To Test National Leader Stage
School may be out for 2014 Kapolei High graduates Jalen Payongayong and Kelsey Cruz, but they’ve been busy prepping for the Family, Career and Community...

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Entrepreneurs // A Sweet Local Company Is Set To Go International
Honolulu Cookie Company opened its first store outside of the Islands May 17, with a shop in Las Vegas at the Grand Canal Shoppes at...

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Entrepreneurs // A Day At The Beach — Online
Growing up in Hawaii Kai, Carla Capone loved nothing more than spending a day at the beach. “I just love the water,” she says. “There...

Christina O’Connor
MidWeek Cover Story // Shep Steps Into The Spotlight
On Shep Gordon’s first night in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, he got hit in the face by Janis Joplin. He had checked into...

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West Oahu News // Food Trucks Heading Out West
In 2010, Poni and Brandon Askew began to take notice of a trend emerging in cities on the Mainland — street food vendors were becoming...

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Entrepreneurs // Purifying Water, Eliminating Plastic
“Let me ask you one question,” Michael Hernandez-Soria tells me in the office of his company, Hawaiian Cool Water. “When a plastic bottle of water...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu Coverstory // Waikele Teenager Named ‘Champion’
Dozens gathered at JW Marriott Ihilani at Ko Olina Resort and Spa May 14 to welcome the guest of honor: 16-year-old Waikele resident Keegan Passos,...

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