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Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // The Trouble With Saying God’s Name
Jews, Christians and Muslims are religious siblings who claim to believe in the same God. But do they really? The Quran makes it clear that...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Auction Block
My wife and I enjoy the privilege of being invited to many charitable functions, and it’s always impressive to see the generosity of our island...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Fire Phone Heats Up The Competition
Amazon’s highly anticipated Fire Phone officially was announced last week. Arriving in the middle of a heavy smartphone war, the Fire comes in with a...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Richard Burns
Gone are the libraries of the past — where technology was not much more than a fanciful concept of the future seen only in the...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Mrs. Rae: One Terrific Toddler Teacher
Rewind to my opening lines in my first MidWeek column one year ago. “We have a morning drill in my house. It’s the race to...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Shari Inter Wins A $150 Spree At Simply Organized
Shari Inter recently moved into a new place and needed some things for the house, so she took a trip to Simply Organized in Kapolei....

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Kara Izumi Wins A $150 Spree At HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts
Kara Izumi needed stickers for her baby shower thank-you cards and some supplies to make cake pops, so Thursday she took a trip to HouseMart...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Anna Winnicki
Anna Winnicki, who just graduated from Punahou School, has been a regular volunteer for the after-school program at Kauluwela Elementary School on Aala Street. Three...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Coming ThisClose To A Tragedy
I almost ran down someone the other day. I had stopped at the mouth of a driveway, getting ready to turn right. I checked left...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Hawaii’s Obon Season Is Uniquely Ours
The Obon festival in Hawaii is an invented tradition. It is the Spam musubi of Buddhism. It has its origins elsewhere, but it is re-shaped,...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Time Flies: A Year Of Columns
My diary-writing days came to an abrupt end decades ago when my sister discovered mine hidden in my bedroom. I don’t remember any specifics or...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Hurricane Season Emergency Plans
It’s hurricane season again and time to put plans in place in the event that disaster is at your doorstep. Who can forget Sept. 11,...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Kicking Off Summer Gaming At E3
It’s that time of year again, and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) came and went in the blink of an eye. The highlights weren’t as...

Pamela Young
Applause // Plenty Of Help In Cell Phone’s Return
Dear Pamela, While working at the Ala Moana Building, I dropped and lost my cell phone. Frantically, I went up and down the elevators at...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Nonprofits: We’re All In This Together
By Fred Frank, partner development manager for Savers It isn’t very often you see a group of nonprofit organizations working together to achieve a common...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Dita Holifield
Dita Holifield’s electrifying country crooning has captivated local audiences for years, both on stage and over radio airwaves. Currently director of sales for all of...

MidWeek Staff
A Mindful Moment // Appreciate And Love Yourself
Today and every day, remember to take the time to affirm the positive things about yourself! The more you appreciate, love and accept yourself for...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Seasons Of Life
There is nothing like graduations in Hawaii. There are preschool and kindergarten graduations, middle school graduations, college and, of course, high school graduations. Next to...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // O’Loughlin, Bruno’s Pop On Fatherhood
Your children will ground you. Not as in punish, although a case can be made for that. No, I’m talking about giving you a reality...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Apple’s New Mobile Operating System
Last week, Apple unveiled iOS 8, its next mobile operating system, and claims this is the biggest release since the launch of its App Store....


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