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Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Making Friends On A Buddy Bench
Some schools around the world have adopted a new type of “buddy system.” The centerpiece is a simple concept created by a Pennsylvania third-grader that...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Emme Tomimbang
Last May, veteran broadcast journalist Emme Tomimbang shared with MidWeek readers that it was her Rottweiler Rufus (pictured) who ultimately saved her life when she...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Howard Miyake Wins A $150 Spree At Disco Mart
Howard Miyake wanted to look for a new bed and dresser, so on Wednesday, he and wife Patricia took a trip to Disco Mart in...

Mufi Hannemann
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...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Getting Organized With Google’s Inbox
If you’re a Gmail user, you may have received an invite to Google’s new Inbox. If you haven’t heard of it, Inbox is an invite-only...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Pledge To Drive Sober This Holiday Season
By Toni Muranaka, Hawaii Executive Director, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Life-changing events happen to all of us. Sometimes that event, no matter how tragic, can...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Roger Yu
When Roger Yu’s wife, Carole Goodson, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, both were “plunged instantly into a new and unexpected challenge.” Fortunately, Goodson’s outcome...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // The Virtual List In Your Head
When you reach a crossroads or a crisis, or when you have a moment of uncertainty, what virtual list inside your head do you read...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Kiki
Two-year-old Kiki is a furry ball of affection who will light up your day with her vibrant smile. She may already have been adopted, but...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Hilda’s Story Is A Message To Us All
Hilda Leinani Kealoha Jenkins was not who I was expecting when I met her in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Wahiawa. She...

Pamela Young
Applause // Hailing TheCab’s Compassionate Driver
Dear Pamela, I was at my doctor’s office at Queen’s and really felt bad. Usually I take TheBus to go home, but I did not...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Rope A Dope
Most of you may have heard about a fundraising program for Special Olympics called “Over the Edge.” People raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations...

Pamela Young
Applause // Another Host Of Anonymous Angels
Dear Pamela, Our 94-year-old Daddy accidentally locked himself out of the house while waiting for Mom to come home from day care, so he decided...

Alison Young
Click Chick // ‘Star Trek’ Communicator Is A Reality
If you’re a Star Trek fan, at some point in your life you’ve probably fantasized about wearing a communicator and being able to talk to...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Harvilee Pratt Wins A $150 Spree At City Mill
On Friday, Harvilee Pratt needed to get a spare key made, so she took a trip to City Mill on Nimitz Highway. As she made...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Hawaii’s Dismally Low Voter Turnout
I knew when I walked up to the polling place that turnout must have been low. There was a certain quiet resignation emanating from the...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Hanna!
Four-year-old Hanna’s calm and friendly nature makes her the perfect fit for any family. She already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Trying To ‘Let It Go’ In ‘Frozen’ Virginia
Upon reflection, I’ve concluded that my recent Halloween visit with our three granddaughters (ages 2, 3 and 6) in Northern Virginia couldn’t have ended any...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Discovering A Magical Castle
Once upon a time … That seems like the best way to start this column because it’s almost always the opening line of a fairy...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Working Together To End Type 1 Diabetes
By Stacey Acma, Executive Director, JDRF Hawaii Each November, National Diabetes Awareness Month honors the millions of people throughout the world living with diabetes. Although...


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