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Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Best Sporting Time Of The Year
I always have maintained that March Madness leading up to the Final Four is the most enjoyable sporting event in college or professional athletics. Naturally...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Of Teachers, Professors And Mentors
Professors, teachers, coaches and mentors can leave an indelible imprint on a person’s life. They help to shape our outlook and our view of the...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Harvard Lauds Samoan Language Center
A recent Gallup poll reported that one in four American adults are basically conversationally proficient in another language. We live in an increasingly global world,...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Rock-solid Foundation At UHWO
Building the Second City of Kapolei required a lot of hard work, collaboration, sacrifice and patience from many key stake-holders, residents and workers in the...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Dire Need For Diabetes Education
More and more people in Hawaii continue to be afflicted with diabetes and are not aware of it. This is attributed in great part to...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Folks You’d Meet At Central YMCA
“And now the end is near and so I face the final curtain …” The lyrics of that Frank Sinatra classic My Waycertainly weighed heavily...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Long-overdue Salute To MIS Vets
The forthcoming Military Intelligence Service Veterans National Reunion, slated for March 27-28 in Honolulu, will bring to the forefront one of the unheralded stories of...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Who’s Ready For Cheaper Electricity?
Whenever the Legislature is in session and its dealing with controversial issues, it becomes a topic of conversation everywhere you go. Let’s talk about two...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // An Environmentalist Runs For A Cause
No planes, trains or automobiles for this Hawaii environmentalist. She is on a mission on foot and subscribes to the saying, “It’s not how fast...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Watch Out, Here Comes Konawaena
During his years as Hawaii’s governor, George Ariyoshi was described by Walter Dods as “quiet and effective.” Well, those words could apply equally to another...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Celebration Of Polynesian Athletes
Winning the Heisman Trophy was unquestionably a huge accomplishment for Marcus Mariota, his family and Saint Louis School. But it also served as a tremendous...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Butterfly Farmer Nurtures Winged Pets
Some believe that the purpose of every butterfly is to set aside everything that was once known — to transform and embrace an entire new...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Legends Inspire Young Composer
Beethoven, Brahms, Barber, Bartok and Shostakovich were favorites of one of the nation’s most accomplished young composers. “Their music is marked with an intensity that...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // For The Love Of A Big Brother
My world collapsed when I lost my Momma, heart sank when I had to say my final farewell to Dad, and I choked to clear...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Recalling Laie’s Ambassador Of Aloha
It wasn’t too long ago that entertainer Benny Kai and wife Sharon were sitting in the stands at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Key Rail Strategies Are In Order
It must have come as quite a shock to even the most ardent rail supporters when Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) executive director Dan...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Cultivating Compassion With Generosity
Many families strive, if they can, to make Christmas morning magical, with bright-eyed children pleasantly surprised with their new toys and clothes when opening presents....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Honoring Ancestors Through Art
Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance artist known for his painting of “The Last Supper,” managed to resurrect one of the most revered biblical scenes...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Former Child Prodigy Does Christmas
One spring evening in 1973, while I was a student at Harvard, I was walking down a Boston street and faintly recognized a young man...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A ‘Tiny’ Tale Of Caregiving Troubles
One-time weather anchor Tiny Tadani was counting sheep in the middle of a meadow, enjoying a good night’s rest on his living room couch, when...

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