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Alison Young
Click Chick // Taking A Bite Of The Digital Cookie
Many moons ago, I was a Girl Scout and did the traditional deed of going door-to-door and setting up tables outside stores to sell my...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // And The Religious Awards Go To …
If there were religious equivalents to the Oscars or Grammy awards, Jesus would win the award for “Most Likely To Be Crucified.” The Buddha would...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Jo Lynn Okamoto Wins A $150 Spree At Kmart
On a recent Monday, Jo Lynn Okamoto needed to buy vegetables and some home necessities, so she took a trip to Kmart across from Aloha...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Out Of The Mouths Of Babies
What the …? I gasp every time my children say this phrase. My mind fills in the blanks for them with words that aren’t fit...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Silence Is Golden
The other week I needed to take a business trip to the Big Island. My trip was to start in Hilo and end in Kona....

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Protecting Wildlife And Their Wild Places
By Marjorie Ziegler, executive director, Conservation Council for Hawaii For the past 65 years, Conservation Council for Hawaii has worked to protect native Hawaiian wildlife...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Watch Out, Here Comes Konawaena
During his years as Hawaii’s governor, George Ariyoshi was described by Walter Dods as “quiet and effective.” Well, those words could apply equally to another...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Discovering The Fun Of RC Flying
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Time for another Valentine’s Day, but how can you celebrate in a fresh way? Flowers, chocolate and a date...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // We Are Born To Grow
No one wakes up in the morning and says, “I want to shrink. I want to be less. I want to be unfulfilled, or I...

Pamela Young
Applause // Bell Ringer Also Offers The Gift Of Song
Dear Pamela, People shopping at Aiea Shopping Center got a special treat this year when going near Times Supermarket. The bell ringer for the Salvation...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Tagg GPS Tracker Keeps Tabs On Fido
Seeing my friend and her three rambunctious dogs last week made me remember the Tagg GPS Pet Tracker I saw at the Consumer Electronics Show...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // The Powerful Gift Of An Organ Transplant
By Dr. Stephen Kula, President/CEO, Legacy of Life Hawaii Five years ago, Sarah Chee was told she had less than two weeks to live because...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Scott Morita
Healthier teeth are in store for Hawaii’s keiki, thanks to a volunteer effort put on by Hawaii Dental Association’s Young Dentist Group. Give Kids A...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // The Stress Of A Visit With The Vet
“It’s not what you eat that can be hazardous to your health — it’s what is eating you.” Given the context, our pastor wasn’t referring...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Jill Nakagawa Wins A $150 Spree At Times
On Thursday, Jill Nakagawa needed to get groceries, so she took a trip to Times Supermarket in Waimalu. As she left the store at 2:40...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // You Talking To Me?
This column originally was published Feb. 8, 2012. Probably one of the best things I did in 2011 was to get a family dog. I’ve...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // It’s Irresponsible Not To Vaccinate
Why has measles suddenly become a thing? Why are people debating the efficacy and safety of the measles vaccine — something proven long ago to...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // On Helping Others
People often tell me that they want to help others and be a good role model. In order to do this in a significant way,...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Fishing Around For Family Fun
We’re blessed to live in paradise with so many options to explore in the great outdoors. Pick your pleasure: gorgeous hikes, surfing, beaches, parks. With...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // The Island Home We All Share
“My record speaks for itself,” then-state Sen. David Ige said during the campaign for governor. “I have never been dominated by any special interest group....

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