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Christina O’Connor
West Oahu Coverstory // Mother Plans Charter School For West Oahu
For years, Sheila Buyukacar has wanted her two children to have the opportunity to learn their core academic subjects through a holistic lens. Now, she...

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Entrepreneurs // Life Coach Shares Success Secrets
In 2010, Rosetta Thurman quit her job at a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., to pursue a consulting business that focused on leadership guidance for nonprofit...

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West Oahu Coverstory // Area Lawmaker Nudges Keiki To Healthy Start
In an effort to provide a one-stop shop of health and safety resources for area families, state Rep. Sharon Har will sponsor Keiki Wellness Day...

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Entrepreneurs // Local Musician Branches Out
When people ask musician Koa Siu how he is doing, he often responds with, “Living the dream.” That especially has been the case in the...

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West Oahu News // Intergenerational Center Turns One, Celebrates With Open House
St. Francis Intergenerational Center is turning one, and to celebrate this milestone, it hosts an open house from noon to 2 p.m. March 2 to...

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Entrepreneurs // Personal Need Fuels Treatment Program
Nearly 15 years ago, Susan Sorensen started trekking to the Mainland to seek out specialists to help her then-8-year-old daughter, who suffers from a severe...

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West Oahu News // Ewa Tourney Aids Scholarships
Rotary Club of Kapolei is at it again, trying to raise scholarship funds for aspiring college students from West Oahu. This time, the club is...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Taking Big Risks To Create Koa Products
Every couple of months, JACY Inc. president Jorma Winkler collects koa wood from the upper slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawaii Island,...

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Entrepreneurs // Local Businesses Share Work With Legislators
From food to fashion and information technology to clean energy, Hawaii-grown businesses represent a vibrant, diverse entrepreneurial community. But there is much room for growth....

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Entrepreneurs // Friendly Approach Keeps Biz Thriving
Last week, I gave an Ilio Dentals’ Teeth Treat to each of my best friend’s three dogs. By all three of their accounts – if...

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West Oahu News // Legislative Aide Running For City Council To Represent District 8
Brandon Elefante, who was born and raised in Aiea, set off for college on the Mainland after graduating from Aiea High School. But it wasn’t...

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West Oahu News // ‘WOW’ Engineering In Waipahu
In an effort to introduce young students to engineering, the University of Hawaii Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Collegiate Section will host “WOW! That’s Engineering!”...

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Entrepreneurs // Focusing On The Beauty Of The Islands
About 12 years ago, Tom Yim sold all of his belongings and left Los Angeles and a career in the fashion industry to move to...

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West Oahu News // Play Shares Real Stories From West Oahu’s LGBT Community
In an effort to highlight stories about identity and love from the LGBT community, theatre group PlayBuilders interviewed LGBT individuals in West Oahu. The resulting...

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West Oahu Coverstory // Takumi Moves to require Grade K
State Rep. Roy Takumi (Pearl City, Waipio and Pearl Harbor) recently introduced a bill that, if passed, would make kindergarten mandatory for all Hawaii children....

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West Oahu News // Kapolei Salon Seeks Prom Wear
This Sunday the community has a chance to help girls from West Oahu schools to attend their proms – including Kapolei, Campbell High, Waianae and...

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Entrepreneurs // Student Hopes To Kick-Start Pen Line
Like a lot of children, Grant Takara loved to build things when he was a kid. He often would spend a whole Saturday making his...

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West Oahu News // Neighborhood Board Launches Series To Discuss Sovereignty
The Hawaiian Affairs Committee of the Makakilo/Kapolei Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board will host a yearlong series, “The Sovereignty Conversation – Community Forums,” to discuss Hawaiian...

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West Oahu News // Keiki Fest Offers Films, Music
Families can spend the day watching films, listening to music and participating in keiki activities at the Ko Olina Children’s Film and Music Festival, set...

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Entrepreneurs // Social Media Helps Launch Clutch Line
Several months ago, Amanda Dela Cruz snapped a photo of a cup of coffee adorned with a design on the surface and posted it on...

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