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Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Yearlong Cheer Tops Resolutions
Holiday cheer and gift-giving come easily with great enthusiasm during November and December, but once January starts kicking in, so do the New Year’s blues....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Isle Landmarks Making A Comeback
‘Tis the season for two landmark buildings and one Waikiki hotel chain to celebrate rebuilding efforts and acquisitions. Coco Palms Resort on the Garden Isle,...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Caring For Homeless ‘Best Friends’
The loyalty of a friend is irreplaceable, especially if it has four legs, a wet nose and makes it a habit of sniffing its two-legged...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Bright, Joyful Island-style Christmas
“Keiki in the park, the sun is setting. Mama’s in the kitchen, beef stew’s a cooking. Papa’s busy making room for all the presents ‘cuz...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Holiday Spirit Of Helping Hands
Growing up in the Hannemann household, Christmas was filled with laughter, music and magical moments. My sweet mother shopped for bargains year-round to make sure...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // New Chapter In A Long Love Story
In sickness or in health, the love of a Kailua couple prevails as home health care living options remain in high demand within Hawaii’s burgeoning...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Where WWII History Lives In Kakaako
As a keiki o ka aina, I pride myself on being familiar with every beautiful part of our state. Being Honolulu’s mayor gave me unusual...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Helping The Aina And Young Adults
For young adults who oftentimes find themselves in a hole to the point of no return, a nonprofit group called Kupu is changing lives for...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Proud Family Moment On Maui
Last week I traveled to the Valley Isle for Maui Police Department’s 78th recruit class graduation at Maui Beach Hotel. I was invited by MPD...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Campbell Earns National Honor
Despite the sugar industry folding many years ago, the Ewa plain continues to be an area in transition as it undergoes a series of rapid...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Learning From U.K. On China Visas
As Washington policy-makers continue to wrangle over the budget and Obamacare, they delay having substantive discussions to advance other long-overdue important measures, such as immigration...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Anuenue School’s Pono Po‘okumu
Political and linguistic repression after the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy nearly brought an end to the language of its people, but deep in the...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Kahuku Medical Center Thriving
Oftentimes we hear how government is failing us from Washington, D.C., to Hawaii. So when we see a great success story where government is making...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Buyers Missing From Leaders List
Last week a wonderful tribute was paid to 50 of the best business leaders and companies in our community who have made major contributions to...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Saluting Hotel Housekeepers
One of my favorite leadership maxims is there is no “I” in TEAM. I graduated from a school where two athletic icons, Father Kenneth Bray...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Poipourri Of Tourism Matters
Are The Chinese Really Coming? I always have maintained that Hawaii Tourism Authority and all its partners can do all the marketing in the world...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Exciting Changes At Bishop Museum
My fondest memories as a youngster growing up on Oahu include activities that I experienced along Kalihi Street. My educational journey began by entering kindergarten...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Saluting Filipino Family Values
Filipino community leader Maggie Domingo has spent her entire career recognizing outstanding high school students, promoting education, raising scholarship funds and perpetuating the Filipino culture....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A ‘Kick Start’ For At-risk Youths
Movies and video games glorify violence to the point where kids spend hours on end armed with their remote controls engaging in virtual fights. Some...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The ‘Gladyator’ Of Power Walking
Gladys Burrill was born running on a hilly farm near Mount St. Helens in Washington. Soon as she could take her first steps, Gladys was...


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