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Christina O’Connor
West Oahu Coverstory // Students Spend Break Helping Out
Armed with pickaxes, shovels and machetes, Nanakuli High School students Tianna Hanohano, Kanani Woods and Keith Woods take turns chopping at a tree stump in...

Jaimie Kim
West Oahu Coverstory // Aiea Schools Win Sustainability $$
Hawaii Pacific Solar awarded two educational grants totaling $2,750 last week to Aiea Elementary and Aiea High schools. The grants are part of the company’s...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Waipahu Students Gaining ‘LifeSmarts’
By PAIGE TAKEYA Quick, answer this: What’s the most environmentally friendly type of household heating? Is it natural gas, electric baseboards or coal? And what...

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...

Christina O’Connor
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...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Queen’s West Oahu Set To Open May 20
The Queen’s Health Systems announced last week that the Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu will open its doors to patients on May 20. “This is an...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Ko Olina Film Festival Supports Neonatal Unit
Last month, keiki and their families flocked to the first-ever Ko Olina Children’s Film and Music Festival, and that attendance also helped raise money for...

Nicole Kato
West Oahu Coverstory // Geeks To Take Over Leeward’s Campus
Leeward Community College’s Geek Day, coordinated by its Digital Media and Computer Science faculty, celebrates its fifth year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb....

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // New Queen’s Facility Closer To Completion
Medical insurance provider UHA Health Insurance recently pledged $100,000 to support the completion of Queen’s Medical Center–West Oahu, which is due to open in the...

Christina O’Connor
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....

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Area Teachers Achieve National Certification
Hawaii’s public schoolteachers are rising in their profession through national certification – an achievement that shows rigorous, peer-reviewed performance. “We’re thrilled to celebrate the achievement...

Steve Murray
West Oahu Coverstory // Sierra Club Wins Koa Ridge Ruling
Sierra Club has won a significant victory in its efforts to halt construction of the Koa Ridge development. The State Supreme Court ruled Dec. 2...

Nicole Kato
West Oahu Coverstory // Area Eatery Helps Hospitalized Keiki
The Waipahu-based, family-owned Tanioka’s Seafoods and Catering – which has long been known as the go-to place for fresh poke, Hawaiian plates and bentos –...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Area Schools Win Credit Union Cash
Credit unions can be big supporters of education here, and Hawaii State Federal CU has just proved it again by awarding nearly $20,000 to public...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Energy Park Now Generating Power
After four years of development and construction, the Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park is now up and running, generating electricity for Hawaiian Electric customers on Oahu....

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // School’s Food Drive Declared A Success
Island Pacific Academy once again celebrated Thanksgiving by spreading holiday cheer with others who may be less fortunate with its annual food drive to benefit...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // ’Tis The Season For Holiday Fun
The holiday season is in full swing, and West Oahu certainly knows how to celebrate. Here are some upcoming holiday events in the area: *...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Lawsuit Involving Area Farm Settled
Del Monte Fresh Produce has agreed to pay $1.2 million in damages to settle a 2011 discrimination lawsuit filed in Hawaii that claimed that immigrant...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // PC Students Help Spread The Cheer
The generous students of Pearl City Highlands Elementary School are helping to “Spread the Cheer This Time of Year!” during the annual Pearl City Christmas...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Local Groups Provide Aid To The Philippines
Local charities, businesses and isle-based military troops have begun assisting with the rescue and rebuilding efforts in the Philippines, following the Nov. 8 Super Typhoon...

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