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MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Saying NO MORE To Sexual Assault
By Cathy Betts, executive director, Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women Ten years ago as a young law clerk, I assisted with a...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Jarrett & Marc Cutter
Cooler classrooms welcomed back Waipahu-area students after spring break March 16-20. Twelve classrooms in four community elementary schools (August Ahrens, Honowai, Kaleiopuu and Waipahu) benefited...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Inspirational Life Lessons For Keiki
Five bucks doesn’t go very far. In my terms, that equates to one fancy dessert disguised as a drink at Starbucks. For my children, $5...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Be A Quality Listener
Be mindful of the reality that there are many perspectives and endless opinions about everything in this world, and that yours is simply one of...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Filipino Community’s Living Treasure
The Filipino community — the fastest-growing ethnic group in Hawaii — through the years has produced a number of outstanding role models and leaders who...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Thelma!
THELMA loves toys, but she also enjoys peacefully gazing out the window. She already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are...

Pamela Young
Applause // A World Of Generosity
Aloha Pamela, Amid all the bad news, it is refreshing to read about good people. I was in Safeway Manoa when I realized I didn’t...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Kevin Vernier Wins A $150 Spree At Safeway
On a recent Monday, Kevin Vernier needed some groceries, so he took a trip to Safeway in Kailua. As he was leaving the store at...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // John Hirokawa
At 6 years old, John Hirokawa found himself hooked on magic. Library visits with his parents provided him with books on the topic, but Hirokawa...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Buying And Flying A Personal Drone
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, have been around for a while in the consumer market, but after seeing all the different...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Giving Up A Kidney For A Stranger
Cynthia Chiang is quick to tell you she’s no saint. And she’s not perfect. And heavens, no, she doesn’t see herself as extraordinary. But in...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Knuckle Head
I am happy to report that so far I’ve survived eight months of my MMA Boot Camp training. We have a full class for something...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Game Kick Your Keiki’s Memory
Skechers shoes have long been a part of my 5-year-old daughter’s wardrobe, her favorites being the light-up shoes and slippers. She just loves stomping her...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Best Sporting Time Of The Year
I always have maintained that March Madness leading up to the Final Four is the most enjoyable sporting event in college or professional athletics. Naturally...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Noshing On The Food-Faith Connection
Our identity is tied to food. We define ourselves in part by the food we eat (raw fish, coagulated pig’s blood, taro paste) and by...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Frances & Bob Bean
Since 1998, Maryknoll School has honored individuals in the community who “devote their talent to the service of others.” This year’s awardeess, Bob and Frances...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Terine Frost Wins A $150 Spree At City Mill
On a recent Wednesday, Terine Frost needed some trash bags, so she took a trip to City Mill in Kaimuki. As she made her purchase...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // The Healing Power Of Insight
What happens when you put a camera into a girl’s hands and ask her to look at the world from the inside out? Or when...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Hoagy Gamble
In 1946, Hoagy Gamble was born in Hawaii. And if you ask him, he’s been eating SPAM, eggs and rice for just as long. “From...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Golden Opportunity For Disappointment
In my column here last week, I wrote about the sweet satisfaction of being part of a candy-free Easter hunt for my daughter’s class. Little...

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