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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...

Chris Fleck
Newsmakers // Teens Win State Chess Championships
Eldon Nakagawa of Aiea and Stephen Mau of Mililani shock the chess world by winning state titles Historically, the game of chess has been imbued...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // Tales From The Great Pumpkin Patch
Here’s the straight scoop from a real expert on the third annual Pumpkin Carving Festival Oct. 24 at Tamarind Park, and Oct. 27 at Windward...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // The Autism Whisperer
When Helene Mann’s daughter was born with severe cerebral palsy, she learned to communicate non-verbally with children Take a moment to picture every redhead you...

Chris Fleck
Newsmakers // Schools For Adults Saved By The Bell
It’s one thing when our national and local leaders speak about the value education can have in stimulating resurging economies, whether in the Islands or...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // Rich Miano – Doing What He Always Dreamed Of Doing
The ex-NFL star is coaching his alma mater Kaiser High, and loving every minute. When young kids strap on their shoulder pads, pulling that helmet...

Yu Shing Ting
Newsmakers // The Accidental Teen Modeling Star
The daughter of a local TV personality is making her own name as an international model One of the world’s next top models just might...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // Stopping Abuse Before It Happens
Aileen Deese / Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii It’s estimated that 20,000 kids are abused in Hawaii every year – the same number of births in...

Yu Shing Ting
Newsmakers // Goodwill Is Going All GLAM
Some amazing deals on designer merchandise are available at Goodwill Hawaii’s gala dinner Thursday, with the sale continuing through the weekend. When Laura Smith joined...

Ron Mizutani
Newsmakers // Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame Class of 2012
Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation inducts Brian Keaulana, Archie Kalepa, Ricky Grigg and Michael Tongg There are those who demand respect, and then there are those...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // A Bond Born In Pain And Fear
They can be close to family and friends, but for cancer survivors – no matter the type – there is a deep connection only they...


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