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Christina O’Connor
MidWeek Cover Story // Shep Steps Into The Spotlight
On Shep Gordon’s first night in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, he got hit in the face by Janis Joplin. He had checked into...

Rasa Fournier
MidWeek Cover Story // Making The Haumana
‘Haumana’ is a student of hula, and while Keo Woolford starred in London’s The King and I and shared the stage with Christina Aguilera, at...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Great Ride, Frenchy
That’s what President George W. Bush wrote on an autographed photo to Ray L’Heureux of Honolulu, personal pilot for Bush 2 and three other U.S....

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Longs Drugs – Makiki’s New Neighborhood Pharmacy
Longs Drugs celebrates its 60th anniversary in Hawaii by opening its 54th store, this one located across from Mckinley High School It’s Longs Drugs’ kanreki,...

Yu Shing Ting
MidWeek Cover Story // Miss Hawaii USA
It’s tough enough to win the title of Miss Hawaii USA, but for Moani Hara, it’s a heroic achievement because she suffers from dyslexia Like...

Nicole Kato
MidWeek Cover Story // Thinking Inside The Box
Postal Service mail carriers, taking a break from promoting new large flat-rate boxes, are hoping you’ll contribute to the nation’s largest one-day food drive this...

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...


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