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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...

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...


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