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Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Who’s Ready For Cheaper Electricity?
Whenever the Legislature is in session and its dealing with controversial issues, it becomes a topic of conversation everywhere you go. Let’s talk about two...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // An Environmentalist Runs For A Cause
No planes, trains or automobiles for this Hawaii environmentalist. She is on a mission on foot and subscribes to the saying, “It’s not how fast...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Watch Out, Here Comes Konawaena
During his years as Hawaii’s governor, George Ariyoshi was described by Walter Dods as “quiet and effective.” Well, those words could apply equally to another...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Celebration Of Polynesian Athletes
Winning the Heisman Trophy was unquestionably a huge accomplishment for Marcus Mariota, his family and Saint Louis School. But it also served as a tremendous...

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Island Matters // Butterfly Farmer Nurtures Winged Pets
Some believe that the purpose of every butterfly is to set aside everything that was once known — to transform and embrace an entire new...

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Island Matters // Legends Inspire Young Composer
Beethoven, Brahms, Barber, Bartok and Shostakovich were favorites of one of the nation’s most accomplished young composers. “Their music is marked with an intensity that...

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Island Matters // For The Love Of A Big Brother
My world collapsed when I lost my Momma, heart sank when I had to say my final farewell to Dad, and I choked to clear...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Recalling Laie’s Ambassador Of Aloha
It wasn’t too long ago that entertainer Benny Kai and wife Sharon were sitting in the stands at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Key Rail Strategies Are In Order
It must have come as quite a shock to even the most ardent rail supporters when Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) executive director Dan...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Cultivating Compassion With Generosity
Many families strive, if they can, to make Christmas morning magical, with bright-eyed children pleasantly surprised with their new toys and clothes when opening presents....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Honoring Ancestors Through Art
Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance artist known for his painting of “The Last Supper,” managed to resurrect one of the most revered biblical scenes...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Former Child Prodigy Does Christmas
One spring evening in 1973, while I was a student at Harvard, I was walking down a Boston street and faintly recognized a young man...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A ‘Tiny’ Tale Of Caregiving Troubles
One-time weather anchor Tiny Tadani was counting sheep in the middle of a meadow, enjoying a good night’s rest on his living room couch, when...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Trading Fashion Gowns For Farm Living
Fashion icons Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi have discovered that people can achieve a more meaningful and lasting happiness when they learn to enjoy the...

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Island Matters // Best Friends Find ‘Fortune’ Fun
Two former Kauai High School (KHS) cheerleaders are “wheeling” over their tiny “fortune” after appearing on national television two Mondays ago. In mid-September, Trinette Kaui...

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Island Matters // Terroristic Actor Is Father Figure
He’s not a terrorist, but he played one in real life. In 1998, the World Vision organization hired local actor Gavin Kamalu Vinta for field...

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Island Matters // Battle Of The Bulge Transformation
He’s 53 years old and is feeling better than he has ever felt. “I decided that this may be the last time for me to...

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Island Matters // Mr. Mom Puts Family Ahead Of Career
In the 21st century, it is not uncommon for gender roles to be split right down the middle, as they relate to household chores and...

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Island Matters // The Man With Nine Lives And View Of The Afterlife
Very few people make it to the pearly gates and live to talk about their experience. Moanalua resident Roy Nagahara is known as the man...

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Island Matters // The Jack Lord Only His Secretary Knew
It was all about the music, serious acting, his hair and that dramatic Waikiki wave that opened every Hawaii Five-0 episode, which paralleled Jack Lord’s...

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