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Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Tim Guard
Life has been a joy — albeit a busy one — for Tim Guard, as he leads McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Co. as chairman and...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Terroristic Actor Is Father Figure
He’s not a terrorist, but he played one in real life. In 1998, the World Vision organization hired local actor Gavin Kamalu Vinta for field...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // The Personal Effects Of Prayer
If curses worked, there would be a lot fewer drivers on the road. If prayers were effective, my students would pass my classes. If prayers...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // A Sad Goodbye To An Innocent Victim
When I was in high school, the topic making the news was euthanasia. Whenever I heard the word, I wondered why everyone was concerned about...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Monitor Your Thoughts
Make it a point to consistently monitor your thoughts because what you think about, you bring about. If you regularly think about how much you...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Amy Hanaiali’i and Willie K
Amy Hanaiali’i and Willie K are just as charismatic and friendly in person as they appear to be on stage. Fans who have followed the...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Car Toon
As busy as my staff is here at MidWeek, I always try to find ways to lighten things up. One way is to feed them....

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Happiness Is Not A Mood
Happiness is not a mood. It’s a natural way to feel. To naturally feel happier all you have to do is: 1) Give up your...

Pamela Young
Applause // Making A Big Splash With Kupuna
Hi Pamela, We wanted to give huge mahalos to Oahu Catamaran’s owner Carl, Kaptain Krash and first mate Glen for making dreams come true for...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Taffy!
TAFFY fancies the company of others and loves being the center of attention. He already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Of Mice And Men
So the other morning I was going to blend myself a protein shake for breakfast. One of the ingredients I throw in is a banana....

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Sallie Donna Gilbert Wins A $150 Spree At Safeway
On Thursday, Sallie Donna Gilbert needed to do some last-minute shopping, so she took a trip to Safeway on Beretania Street. As she made her...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Those Boring Safety Demonstrations
As I watched our flight attendants go through their demonstration for the benefit of the passengers, I thought, once again: “Who by now doesn’t know...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // The Signs Of Two Future Voters
Anyone have a cure for election-itis? For some reason, this year’s campaign cycle seemed especially long and drawn out. For me to say that says...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Battle Of The Bulge Transformation
He’s 53 years old and is feeling better than he has ever felt. “I decided that this may be the last time for me to...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Helping People Cope With COPD
By Valerie Chang, JD, Executive Director, COPD Coalition Try the coffee stirrer challenge: Breathe through a coffee stirrer, pinch your nose and run up several...

Alison Young
Click Chick // The $12 Fitness Band Is Worth It
I don’t use a fitness tracker, but these days they are a dime a dozen and they all pretty much do the same thing: Monitor...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Ray Moody
Disaster services volunteer Ray Moody always seems to be on duty. As the lead on American Red Cross’ alpha team, Moody is available from 5...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Darryl Vincent
Eleven years ago, Darryl Vincent began his career with U.S. VETS. He had been working as a clinical supervisor with Institute for Human Services. But...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Cooperating To Stop Flu At School
Here’s some good news for Hawaii: We’re doing a great job vaccinating kids against the flu, and have been for years. Ron Balajadia, Immunization branch...


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