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Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Queen’s Goes West
West Oahu once had its own hospital and ER, but it’s been two and a half years since it closed. That changes May 20 when...

Steve Murray
MidWeek Cover Story // Let There Be Lei
Brian Choy loves making lei – from planting the seeds to picking the flowers to stringing blossoms and greens together. He’s studied lei-making for years,...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Dr. HAPPY (Physician To The Dead)
Given his name, lots of people thought Dr. Christopher Happy would become a psychiatrist or pediatrician. Instead, he’s Honolulu’s new chief medical examiner, the last...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // The Faces Of Foodbank
This is a story about the Hawaii Foodbank, but even more it is a story about people – those who work or volunteer there, as...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // What Climate Change Means To Hawaii
Climate change is happening. But what does it mean for Hawaii? Scientists from 30 agencies, nonprofits and university departments are collaborating to get solid science...

Christina O’Connor
MidWeek Cover Story // Get Hired
Presented by ‘Honolulu Star-Advertiser,’ along with and alternate energy, the 2014 Career Expo is designed to connect companies with their ideal employees Like many...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // New Wave
Waikiki Aquarium, Oahu’s window to the undersea world, is celebrating its 110th anniversary this month. Dive in and explore, as it’s bigger and better than...

Steve Murray
MidWeek Cover Story // SHIFT
Hawaii Convention Center is gearing up for the 2014 First Hawaiian International Auto Show March 14-16, where you can check out the latest rides and...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // PL[AYSO]CCER
AYSO started on the Mainland 50 years ago, and in Hawaii 40 years ago with 225 kids on the Windward side. Today, 20,000 Hawaii kids...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Pops Goes The Music!
With dinner, drinks and dancing as part of the program, Hawaii Pops provides a perfect blend of symphonic stylings and popular music. And with Matt...

MidWeek Staff
MidWeek Cover Story // Sister Is Stoked
And why wouldn’t Kelia ‘Sister’ Moniz be stoked? At just 21, the two-time defending world longboard champion travels the world surfing the best waves, and...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // That’s What Friends Are For
It was 1984 when three friends – Lynn Watanabe, Ruthann Yamanaka and Sharon Weiner – started a support organization for Child & Family Service, an...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // The Return of Chang Apana
Growing up in Hawaii, radio personality John Noland used to wonder why there were never any local heroes in the serials, radio or TV. The...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Billy Richards – Navigating A Better Future for Hawaiian Keiki
Billy Richards, a member of the original Hokulea crew and several subsequent voyages, is now working to improve the quality of life for Hawaii children...

Yu Shing Ting
MidWeek Cover Story // Teen On The Move
Savanna Rafto of Honolulu wins a national Paul Frank contest as the perfect teen role model, and she’s looking at her future life and career...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Shaking Up The Pro Bowl
No conference alignments, new rules and a player draft by two Hall of Famers give this year’s Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium a whole new...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Magic Carpet Ride
As American Carpet One celebrates its 40th anniversary, longtime president David Arita plans for the future in naming son Daniel vice president. And as with...

Christina O’Connor
MidWeek Cover Story // Changing Lives Preserving The Land
Kupu provides training in green jobs for teens and young adults, providing skills that benefit the land and, in the long run, the entire state...

Steve Murray
MidWeek Cover Story // Santa Shane
Shane Victorino eats, sleeps and dreams of baseball. So much so that, to this day, he has never surfed, which makes him an oddity of...

Rasa Fournier
MidWeek Cover Story // Finding Loving Families For Orphans
With 150 million orphan children awaiting adoption worldwide, says Kristine Altwies of Hawaii International Child, there’s no shortage of opportunities for families to adopt The...


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