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Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Anuenue School’s Pono Po‘okumu
Political and linguistic repression after the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy nearly brought an end to the language of its people, but deep in the...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Kahuku Medical Center Thriving
Oftentimes we hear how government is failing us from Washington, D.C., to Hawaii. So when we see a great success story where government is making...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Buyers Missing From Leaders List
Last week a wonderful tribute was paid to 50 of the best business leaders and companies in our community who have made major contributions to...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Saluting Hotel Housekeepers
One of my favorite leadership maxims is there is no “I” in TEAM. I graduated from a school where two athletic icons, Father Kenneth Bray...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Poipourri Of Tourism Matters
Are The Chinese Really Coming? I always have maintained that Hawaii Tourism Authority and all its partners can do all the marketing in the world...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Exciting Changes At Bishop Museum
My fondest memories as a youngster growing up on Oahu include activities that I experienced along Kalihi Street. My educational journey began by entering kindergarten...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Saluting Filipino Family Values
Filipino community leader Maggie Domingo has spent her entire career recognizing outstanding high school students, promoting education, raising scholarship funds and perpetuating the Filipino culture....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A ‘Kick Start’ For At-risk Youths
Movies and video games glorify violence to the point where kids spend hours on end armed with their remote controls engaging in virtual fights. Some...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The ‘Gladyator’ Of Power Walking
Gladys Burrill was born running on a hilly farm near Mount St. Helens in Washington. Soon as she could take her first steps, Gladys was...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // If You Knew Elvis As They Knew Elvis
Aug. 16, 1977, forever will be remembered by Elvis fans everywhere as the day “the music died.” I was studying in New Zealand at the...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Mufi’s Poipourri Of News And Notes
Do Mayors Have All The Fun? Thomas Friedman, author of that provocative book The World Is Flat - one of my all-time favorites because it’s...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // House Calls For Dementia Patients
Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you’re there, called 4-1-1 and it slips your mind whose number you’re supposed to ask...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Gung Ho For Garage, Restaurant
Wally Ho’s Garage & Grill is an ideal one-stop shop where you can rehaul your car and at the same time feast on “loco moco.”...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Waikiki Then, Now And Future
Twenty years ago, Waikiki Improvement Association (WIA) convened the Waikiki 20/20 Conference, drawing the participation of government, residents, businesses and others in our community. The...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Waipio Complex Fulfills Expectations
Soccer is indeed the sport of nations. Brazil’s recent victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup drew staggering worldwide interest and served as a preview...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Honoring, Respecting Fallen Heroes
There is a price to pay for living in paradise, but as I grew to appreciate as mayor, there are men and women in uniform...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // An Extraordinary Global Citizen
Sweet 16 lights up a successful age for Brittany Amano, an Iolani School sophomore who is arguably the most decorated volunteer student of her time....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Waipahu High’s Amazing Success
Waipahu High School is exceeding expectations by leaps and bounds, and enjoying academic success. Thanks to Early College High School, campus fights are virtually nonexistent....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Hannemanns Suddenly Cubs Fans
This is a remarkable sports tale, a story of pluck, devotion and love for the game. It’s a tale that’s all the sweeter because it’s...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Isle Students’ Eyes On Space
A new generation of young space enthusiasts are enthralled with the vision of Ellison Onizuka, who perished 73 seconds after a shuttle liftoff that fateful...


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