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Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Buster!
BUSTER is a people-loving pooch who will shower you with love. He already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are available...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Cremation And Death Rituals
This column is a counterpart to the May 28 article on burial. It takes about two hours to cremate a body. Of course, this is...

Pamela Young
Applause // Anonymous Angels For Our Kupuna
Hi Pamela, On the way to UHManoa field to give a lei to graduate Puna Choo, one of our friends, my 94-year-young mom slid out...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // When A Friend Talks About Suicide
Before I say anything else, here’s a phone number you should have: 1-800-273-TALK. That’s 1-800-273-8255. It’s the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. OK. Got it? Those...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // A Turtle’s Painful Appendage Problem
Anatomy is a fascinating subject. This is especially true if you compare the many differences among animal species. Veterinarians need to be aware of these...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Betty Oshio
After her retirement as an assistant manager at First Hawaiian Bank, Betty Oshio has been with Pali Momi Medical Center as a volunteer flower arranger...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Making A Five-year Dream A Reality
By Wesley Fong, President of Chinatown Community Center Association Five years ago, the Chinatown community wanted a much-needed multicultural community center and affordable senior housing,...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Charles L. Goodwin
Seven years ago, Honolulu FBI special agent in charge Charles L. Goodwin was forced into retirement — a mandatory requirement for agents at age 57....

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Live Consciously
Let’s strive to live consciously in each moment — with every decision, every greeting, every conversation, and every bite of every meal. Remember, it serves...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Sophie Hatakenaka Wins A $150 Spree At Kmart
While looking at the Kmart advertisement insert in MidWeek, Sophie Hatakenaka saw some plastic storage drawers she wanted, so Wednesday she took a trip to...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Google: It’s All About Android
Last week, Google held its seventh annual Google I/O developer conference, and as expected, it was an Android-centric show. The biggest emphasis was to take...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Short Story Long
I have always been a believer of balance. Philosophically, I guess I mean Yin and Yang. My marriage is Yin and Yang. My wife of...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Family Fireworks Fun On The 4th
This time last year, we were bundled up doing the Disney Cruise around Alaska with Mickey Mouse and company. It was an unforgettable family trip,...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Cousins Accepted To Rival Academies
Military academies are viewed as some of the most prestigious institutions around, so you can imagine what scholar-athletes Toese Gaoteote Tia and Adam Tagovailoa Amosa...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Feel Good
If you want to feel good more of the time rather than less of the time, affirm things that are true for you. Rather than...

Pamela Young
Applause // A Lesson In Caring
Dear Pamela, A big thank you to the employees at The Wiz Kids Learning Centers in Pearl City. I forgot my purse in the women’s...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Melodee Noni Haole
Families with children who have special needs understand the feeling of searching and coming up with no answers. This is a problem Melodee Noni Haole...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Iraq’s Civil War Is All Obama’s
Last week I rewatched the movie Pearl Harbor with four grandchildren, ages 10 to 16. Not surprisingly, they knew little about the start of World...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Volunteers Are The Key To Ronald’s House
By Jerri Chong, President, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii It has been more than 27 years since Hawaii’s Ronald McDonald House opened its doors...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Kitty!
KITTY is a frisky feline who adores attention and belly rubs. She already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are available...


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