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Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Longs Drugs – Makiki’s New Neighborhood Pharmacy
Longs Drugs celebrates its 60th anniversary in Hawaii by opening its 54th store, this one located across from Mckinley High School It’s Longs Drugs’ kanreki,...

Jaimie Kim
Feature Story // A Cup Of Perfection
The mouthwatering aroma of coffee permeates the air in Kona Coffee Purveyors’ roasting facility. Sitting in a booster seat atop a bin full of coffee...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Customers Bring Business Back To Life
When Jessica and Kalani Kamana’o moved to Kapolei from the east side, they had a difficult time finding a place that served tasty, quality acai...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // A Look Back At Past UH Presidents
There are books on Algebra The Easy Way and Grammar The Easy Way, and the expression “Take the easy way out.” But there’s no easy...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // A Dad’s Mom Lessons
Every year since our kids were born, I have stressed to make sure that Mother’s Day went just right. To me, Mother’s Day should be...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Assisted Living For Seniors
By Tricia Medeiros Regional Director of The Plaza Assisted Living The Plaza Assisted Living was established at a time when there were limited senior-living options...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Thomas Kohler
Traveling can be a wonderful and enjoyable excursion. We share photos of famous landmarks and beautiful scenery, and each journey allows us to grow as...

Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // Most Memorable Memorial Day
In May of 1865, former slaves in Charleston, S.C., reburied from their mass grave 257 dead Union prisoners of war in the cemetery bordering the...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Shinto Shrine Bridges Differences
Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu (hereafter Kotohira Jinsha) is a Shinto shrine. And despite its long, awkward-sounding foreign name, it is an active shrine that enjoys...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Prayers And Pads Pave The Way
Athletic Disciples in Kalihi are performing miracles play by play. They recently swept three championship titles at the 2014 Pacific Big Boyz (PBB) Football League....

Nicole Kato
MidWeek Cover Story // Thinking Inside The Box
Postal Service mail carriers, taking a break from promoting new large flat-rate boxes, are hoping you’ll contribute to the nation’s largest one-day food drive this...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Feature Story // Experts At Exceeding Expectations
They say if you want something done, give it to the busiest person. The axiom seems counterintuitive, but it is common practice in management delegation....

Alison Young
Click Chick // A Fun Techie Mother’s Day Gift List
Mother’s Day is right on the horizon, and for those of you who are still looking for gifts, here are a few affordable techie ideas...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Seasons Of The Political Year
Ah, it’s springtime, 30 games into the major league baseball season, tornado time on the continent and the madcap final days of Hawaii’s legislative session....

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Ignace “Iggy” Jang
Ignace “Iggy” Jang’s musical career began at an age when most can only dream of what to become when they grow up. Inspired by recordings...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // The Pohakuloa Battle Heats Up
The “Oh, no!” drums started beating the moment U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa disclosed that the Department of Defense wants to do some major upgrades to...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Imagine That – Yoga Is Good For You
“Surely if God had meant us to do yoga, he would have put our heads behind our knees.” -Rod Stewart Even after much encouragement from...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Lama Karma Rinchen
The scene at Kagyu Thegchen Ling in Nuuanu is serene. Outside, the wind gently rustles branches in large trees that surround the Tibetan Buddhist meditation...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Dad-baby Clothing Combos At Expo
A T-shirt, says Ku’ulei Vedder, “can be a form of expression and a representation of yourself.” With Altered Ink LLC, which Vedder founded and co-owns...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Queen’s Goes West
West Oahu once had its own hospital and ER, but it’s been two and a half years since it closed. That changes May 20 when...


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