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Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // That’s What Friends Are For
It was 1984 when three friends – Lynn Watanabe, Ruthann Yamanaka and Sharon Weiner – started a support organization for Child & Family Service, an...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // The Return of Chang Apana
Growing up in Hawaii, radio personality John Noland used to wonder why there were never any local heroes in the serials, radio or TV. The...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Billy Richards – Navigating A Better Future for Hawaiian Keiki
Billy Richards, a member of the original Hokulea crew and several subsequent voyages, is now working to improve the quality of life for Hawaii children...

Yu Shing Ting
MidWeek Cover Story // Teen On The Move
Savanna Rafto of Honolulu wins a national Paul Frank contest as the perfect teen role model, and she’s looking at her future life and career...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Shaking Up The Pro Bowl
No conference alignments, new rules and a player draft by two Hall of Famers give this year’s Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium a whole new...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Magic Carpet Ride
As American Carpet One celebrates its 40th anniversary, longtime president David Arita plans for the future in naming son Daniel vice president. And as with...

Christina O’Connor
MidWeek Cover Story // Changing Lives Preserving The Land
Kupu provides training in green jobs for teens and young adults, providing skills that benefit the land and, in the long run, the entire state...

Steve Murray
MidWeek Cover Story // Santa Shane
Shane Victorino eats, sleeps and dreams of baseball. So much so that, to this day, he has never surfed, which makes him an oddity of...

Rasa Fournier
MidWeek Cover Story // Finding Loving Families For Orphans
With 150 million orphan children awaiting adoption worldwide, says Kristine Altwies of Hawaii International Child, there’s no shortage of opportunities for families to adopt The...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Hope – For Neighbor Island Cancer Patients
The cost of travel and lodging in Honolulu can be so prohibitive for Neighbor Island cancer patients, some consider forgoing care. American Cancer Society’s in-the-works...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Ladies Of Justice
U.S. Attorney Florence Nakakuni and FBI Special Agent In Charge Vida Bottom work closely together to bring criminals to justice Florence Nakakuni makes a federal...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Fighting Hunger on Oahu
With the holidays upon us and more people needing food assistance than ever, the Hawaii Foodbank needs donations Picture five children you know. It can...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // 50 Years On The Radio Dial
Encouraged as a teen to get into the radio business by the legendary J. Akuhead Pupule, Mike Buck has been informing and entertaining listeners for...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Can Do!
Quadriplegic Damon Boiser is the epitome of the ‘can do’ spirit — without the use of his arms and legs, he still finds the courage...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Hospice: When The End Is Near
When doctors diagnose a terminal illness, Hospice Hawaii provides doctors, nurses, social workers, even massage therapists to ease the patient’s suffering and to offer support...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Connecting The Health Care Dots
The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has been controversial, but there also is great interest and great need, with at least 100,000 uninsured people in...

Ron Mizutani
MidWeek Cover Story // The Boat: Five Decades In The Making
Steven Loui, architect of the Navatek, turns his nautical engineering skills to creating the Sea Blade, the perfect boat for Hawaii’s often choppy waters. One...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Stitch In Time
As Hilo Hattie, “The Store of Hawaii,” celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, it marks the revival of a local brand that was almost lost...

Christina O’Connor
MidWeek Cover Story // Fame For A Good Cause
Eleven years ago, a group of young professionals came together with two goals: to raise funds for local charitable organizations while promoting philanthropy to other...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // A Friend On The Path To Home Ownership
Hawaii HomeOwnership Center, a nonprofit that helps people realize the dream of owning a home, will participate in the Hawaii Homebuyers Fair this Saturday. Here,...


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