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Ron Mizutani
Newsmakers // The First Surfing Book
In life we learn that some things are worth holding on to so that others can enjoy them as well. Thirteen years ago, Kauai photographer...

Yu Shing Ting
Newsmakers // Taking Imelda To The Big Apple
Kaimuki High grad Ruthie Ann Miles is drawing rave reviews playing Imelda Marcos in Here Lies Love Actress Ruthie Ann Miles, a 2001 graduate of...

Rasa Fournier
Newsmakers // From Homeless In Hilo To A Crown
The new Mrs. Hawaii grew up poor and today is committed to helping the homeless through the YMCA Once upon a time, young Jaci Agustin...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // The Forgotten War Remembered
Hawaii lost more men per capita than any state in the Korean War. A new book captures their memories, but they need donations to publish...

Steve Murray
Newsmakers // Hawaii’s Version Of Forrest Gump
Like the movie character, Douglas Ho has been an up-close observer of history and famous people Douglas Ho may in fact be Forrest Gump, or...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // In The Swim
Ben Komer turned mom Lori’s summer swim school into a year-round, full-time operation, teaching Islanders of all ages Most people go to college to find...

MidWeek Staff
Newsmakers // Making A Statement With Slippahs
By Rachel Breit Whether it’s collecting rubber slippers or conducting a bake sale, Oahu students reach out in support of others who’ve suffered abuse Here...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // A Most Deserving Scholarship Winner
Read her application essay and you’ll see why Tashawna Wright of Waianae won this year’s Maurice J. Sullivan Scholarship, worth $10,000 As 2,000 high school...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // TACA Is There For Families Of Autism
Discovering your child is autistic can be traumatic, but a support group offers advice dealing with a variety of issues unique to this disease Each...

Jaimie Kim
Newsmakers // Mail Carriers Carrying On For Foodbank
We all know what it feels like to be hungry. If you are fortunate enough, you probably don’t dwell on it for too long, knowing...

MidWeek Staff
Newsmakers // Queen Emma Honorees Support Public Education
By Rachel Breit This year at the Queen Emma Ball, St. Andrew’s Priory honors three leaders working to close the education inequity gap. Despite the...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // Hawaii Boy Scouts Soar As Eagles
We often think of the Boy Scouts in the sepia tones we reserve for drive-in movies and tail fins on a Cadillac. But while the...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // A Late Classmate’s Living Legacy
The Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry gala unites a recipient who beat cancer and the donor who made it possible Online dating services have nothing...

Christina O’Connor
Newsmakers // Saving Lives Through Screening
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and there is no better time to get screened at the newly established Endoscopy Institute of Hawaii According to...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // A Model Of Transformative Learning
Hahaione Elementary School, the state’s newest authorized International Baccalaureate World School, is training global citizens Class will come to order. Today’s lesson is global citizenship....

Nicole Kato
Newsmakers // Sen. Akaka’s Last Senate Page
Not many high school juniors can say that they have visited the nation’s Capitol, but Maryknoll’s Gwendilyn Liu has visited Washington, D.C., and worked on...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // Art That Swims
Maybe they need koi ponds at the Hawaii State Capitol. Anywhere there is a lot of bickering and posturing there is a lot of stress....

Sarah Pacheco
Newsmakers // Hawaii’s Renaissance Man
The man behind the food and art at Cafe Sistina isn’t stopping there, and recently finished murals for an Aiea church and at the Federal...

Yu Shing Ting
Newsmakers // A Role Model For Local Talent
It’s a dream come true for Dawn Larson-Lord, as she launches Larson Talent, an agency for actors, models, makeup artists and hairstylists statewide After spending...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // Jail Adventure Of The Ninja Dancer
A martial arts prop to be used on a televised dance competition landed Hawaii’s Cole Horibe accidentally in one of L.A.’s worst jails Dancer Cole...


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