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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...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // Bringing The Ocean Alive For Keiki
Johnson Enos of Kaneohe grew up surfing and swimming, and now turns his love of the sea into a children’s musical, Honu By The Sea...

Nicole Kato
Newsmakers // An Injury Ends On A Happy Note
Mike Izon was serious about tennis until a back injury took him out of the game. So he traded his racquet for a guitar, and...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // An Unlikely Leader In The AIDS Fight
Paul Groesbeck wasn’t what the Life Foundation was looking for 20 years ago – for starters, he’s straight – but he was exactly the right...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // Using The Law To Assist Immigrants
Mark Twain once remarked, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme,” and this sentiment can be seen most plainly in our treatment of immigrants...

Steve Murray
Newsmakers // The ‘Pearl Harbor Avenger’ Turns 70
The submarine christened exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor served heroically in WWII, and today proudly carries on a mission of education...

Steve Murray
Newsmakers // Back On His Feet After Losing His Legs
Kaimuki High grad Brian Kolfage brings a message of determination and hope to a Navy League audience Brian Kolfage says he was nothing special, just...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // Reinventing The Taxi Business
EcoCab uses hybrid cars, hires its drivers, trains them in customer service and provides tablets in the backseat. It’s a new way to ride It...

Yu Shing Ting
Newsmakers // From Hilo To Hollywood — And Lovin’ It
Local girl Kristina Anapau has made a name for herself starring in Hollywood movies and portraying Maurella on the HBO hit series ‘True Blood’ Actress...

Yu Shing Ting
Newsmakers // Stop Your Dog From Nuisance Barking
With more people complaining about barking dogs, Scott Argus of Talk Dog Hawaii has a solution. In short, dog owners have to be the pack...


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