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MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Keely & Blue
KEELY & BLUE are best buds who adore the company of one another. They already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Reasons People Of Faith Fast
If variety is the spice of life, religion is its dessert. Indulged in the right amount and enjoyed with others at the appropriate time, religion...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Making Conservation Easier For Everyone
By Lihla Noori, Executive Director, Hawaii Conservation Alliance Hawaii Conservation Alliance (HCA) has been helping lead conservation efforts throughout Hawaii since 1988. Today, we are...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Buzz On Bee-utiful Kauai
Dog owners enjoy coming home after a hard day’s labor to the excitement of their pets, especially when their canines jump up and down and...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Jill Hirata Wins A $150 Spree At Foodland
Last Wednesday, Jill Hirata wanted to shop for some food for Fourth of July, so she took a trip to Foodland in Ala Moana Center....

Susan Page
Susan's Page // A Different Kind Of Soccer Mom
It appears the whole nation has caught soccer fever after the U.S. soccer team’s performance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. But no...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Encouraging Creativity In Children
Is your refrigerator covered in artwork made by your little Picasso? My kids’ art collection outgrew our kitchen long ago. Now it’s all over the...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Great Media Center Software
I’ve been using Plex for years and was absolutely thrilled to meet the chief product officer and co-founder Scott Olechowski earlier this year. Plex is...

Pamela Young
Applause // Help Arrives
Dear Pamela, Darlene, the assistant manager of Aikahi Safeway, and Taylor, the young woman at the deli counter, came to the aid of my daughter,...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Demand And Supply
I realize this column has become my outlet for venting the woes of my domestic life. Let me make it completely clear that I am...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Young Writer Pleads For The Earth
What kind of Hawaii are we bequeathing to our children? Kate Welch thinks about it. She thinks about it a lot. The Ho’ala School seventh-grader...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Hana Hou For Waimanalo Rodeo
I tip my one and only cowboy hat to Bud Gibson, owner of New Town and Country Stables and Rocker G Livestock, and Dita Holifield,...

MidWeek Staff
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....


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