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Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Dayna Chikamoto
As a young girl, Dayna Chikamoto grew up hearing about her father’s travels to the Marshall Islands. Her father, an attorney, often would visit the...

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Good Neighbors // Thaddeus Ordono
While thousands will be walking around downtown Honolulu Saturday for the second St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. event, Thaddeus Ordono will be “running all over...

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Good Neighbors // René Morgan
A few years ago, Kailua resident René Morgan had a very specific wish list for her birthday: She wanted party guests to bring shoeboxes filled...

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Good Neighbors // Kathy Custer
When Kathy Custer drives around, she gets shakas aimed in her direction and fellow drivers honk at her (in a friendly way!). She’s even been...

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Good Neighbors // Brent Kakesako
Earlier this month, a group of 40 volunteers visited the Kanewai lo’i gardens in Honolulu to harvest kalo, fertilize the lo’i and clean the grounds....

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Good Neighbors // Kyle Okamura
With the holidays approaching, it can be easy to neglect healthy habits. That’s why Hawaii Medical Assurance Association is inviting you to enjoy another kind...

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Good Neighbors // Jackson Button
In 2007, when Jackson Button was just 9 years old, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. “She was really, really sick,” he recalls. “We...

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Good Neighbors // Grace Nikaido
Hawaii consistently nears the top of national ratings when it comes to drug offenses involving methamphetamine, as well as for meth-related treatment admissions – and...

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Good Neighbors // Patricia Ann Doronila
Local law enforcement officers are taking fundraising for Special Olympics to new heights this week with the 11th annual Cop on Top, in which they...

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Good Neighbors // Vance Knode
Last month Vance Knode, owner of Soul Surf Hawaii, received an email from Nate, a 20-something surfer who wrote that he was moving to the...

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Good Neighbors // Ken Arima
“It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when,” Ken Arima says regarding the occurrence of an emergency situation. Although he recognizes the...

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Good Neighbors // Allen Evans
It’s a common scene: When a household gets a new refrigerator, the old one often is sent to the curb for disposal, or banished to...

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Good Neighbors // Calvin Endo
One afternoon as Calvin Endo was cooking dinner for teachers at Waianae High School – something he regularly volunteers to do as a member the...

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Good Neighbors // Christine Fukui
Dr. Christine Fukui of Tripler Army Medical Center once encountered a patient whose symptoms continually eluded his doctors. Persistently suffering from shortness of breath, the...

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Good Neighbors // Janice Casey
As of late last month, many of the more than 200,000 K-12 students in Hawaii headed back to the classroom to begin a new school...

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Good Neighbors // Natalie Iwasa
On weekday mornings three times a week, Hawaii Kai resident Natalie Iwasa rides her bicycle with her two sons to Honolulu Waldorf School. The route...

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Good Neighbors // Roger Epstein
“If you don’t forgive someone, at some point it is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die,” tax attorney Roger Epstein says...

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Good Neighbors // Adrienne Taylor, MADD
“People call it a drunk-driving accident, but it’s not an accident,” says Adrienne Taylor, a volunteer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Hawaii. “It’s a...

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Good Neighbors // Deborah Quigley
Although she is now retired from her longtime customer service, training and operations job with United Airlines, Deborah Quigley of Nuuanu might be jet-setting more...

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Good Neighbors // Pon-Sang Chan, Ezekiel Chandra
In the 1990s, local cardiologist Pon-Sang Chan noticed that certain populations faced high barriers in gaining access to health care. Some did not have insurance...

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