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Nicole Kato
West Oahu Coverstory // Walk To Support Welfare Of Animals
West Oahu pets (and their owners) can now look forward to a pet walk that takes place close to home. At 8 a.m. Sunday, Kapolei-based...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu Coverstory // Waikele Teenager Named ‘Champion’
Dozens gathered at JW Marriott Ihilani at Ko Olina Resort and Spa May 14 to welcome the guest of honor: 16-year-old Waikele resident Keegan Passos,...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Waipahu’s Hayashi Earns State Honor
Waipahu High School principal Keith Hayashi has been named one of the state’s two Principals of the Year, sharing the honor with Mililani Middle School...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Queen’s West To Host Open House Saturday
The highly anticipated opening of The Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu is now just a few days away. The renovated facility opens its doors to patients...

Carol Chang
West Oahu Coverstory // Hurricanes Whip Up A Tasty Final Exam
My mission was to enter a room full of nervous teenagers holding knives, watch them closely for 90 minutes and judge their actions. They were...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu Coverstory // LCC’s Culinary Gala Returning May 10
By pairing 13 chefs from some of Hawaii’s most renowned restaurants with farmers, ranchers and aquaculturists, the annual L’ulu Leeward Culinary Gala, set for from...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Campbell Students Reach Out To Qatar
Two Campbell High School seniors, Hilario Alberto Aguirre and Christian Galiza, were among 24 students from across the country who participated in an educational exchange...

Nicole Kato
West Oahu Coverstory // Kunia-based Band To Hit L.A. Music Scene
A pair of Kunia musicians are making waves across the country with their passion for rock, and just last month, brothers Sean and Kyle Luster,...

MidWeek Staff
West Oahu Coverstory // Kapolei To Add New Elementary School
Representatives from the state Department of Education, Kiewit Building Group Inc. and D.R. Horton Hawaii gathered April 2 for the groundbreaking of a new elementary...

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...

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