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Rasa Fournier
MidWeek Cover Story // Born To Wear A Crown
Miss Hawaii USA Brianna Acosta is beautiful, smart, athletic. But she also has a secret for MidWeek readers as she prepares to compete for Miss...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Medical Care For Those Who Need It
Aloha Medical Mission has been saving and changing lives for 30 years, both abroad and in Hawaii with a free dental clinic at Palama Settlement....

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Don’t Say Shhhh
As the Hawaii State Library celebrates its centennial, this is far from your grandparents’ library, as libraries go digital, lend music and videos, and even...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // A Thoroughly Modern Philanthropist
Lawrence ‘Larry’ Rodriguez is this year’s recipient of Maryknoll School’s Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Service Award – for many good reasons An open letter to...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Who Says Women Aren’t Funny?
Photos By Lawrence Tabudlo Comedy in Hawaii tends to be a guy’s game, but the Female Comics of Hawaii, founded by Erika Swartzkopf (blonde, front...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // One Disaster After Another
When the next tsunami or hurricane approaches Hawaii, and we know it will happen sooner or later, Doug Mayne of state Civil Defense and colleagues...

Yu Shing Ting
MidWeek Cover Story // Red Belt
This week Relson Gracie receives his Red Belt, the highest achievement in jiu jitsu. Having brought his family’s style of self-defense to Hawaii in 1988...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Bringing State Government Up to Speed
Sonny Bhagowalia, the state’s new chief information officer, is changing the way government works and how it thinks about itself, and even more, how government...

Steve Murray
MidWeek Cover Story // Drive Into The Future
Mike Niethammer, president of King Windward Nissan and the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association, says vehicles on display at this weekend’s First Hawaiian International Auto Show...

Rasa Fournier
MidWeek Cover Story // Satoru Abe: Godfather of Honolulu’s Art Scene
Who is the elderly Japanese man who has been walking the neighborhood? He is small in stature, quiet, and his clothes are stained, torn and...

Chad Pata
MidWeek Cover Story // Definitely Not Old School
It’s all about the kids for state schools superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, whose philosophy is ‘Don’t make excuses and figure out a way to make it...

Yu Shing Ting
MidWeek Cover Story // The LYLAS – Bruno Mars’ sisters take off
The new group’s name is short for Love You Like A Sister, and now sisters (from left) Presley, Jaime Kailani, Tahiti and Tiara hope to...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Y.HATA – A Most Modern Centennial
Russell Hata is the third generation of his family to run food service supplier Y. Hata, having saved it from what seemed like certain bankruptcy....

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Needing Some Hugs
Few things are as stressful as raising a child with a serious or terminal illness. The organization Help, Understanding and Group Support is there for...

Steve Murray
MidWeek Cover Story // Representing The 808
Neil Everett says he owes his career as an ESPN anchor to his years in Hawaii, and expresses his thanks by peppering his national broadcasts...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // Breathe With Uncle Tom
Ukulele sensation Aidan James and Uncle Tom Moffatt are ready to rock your world Feb. 15 at the American Lung Association’s fifth annual Breathe Concert...

Susan Kang Sunderland
MidWeek Cover Story // M.R.C. Greenwood
UH-Manoa is much more than a four-year college. It’s the hub of a statewide system in which 60,295 students are currently enrolled on 10 campuses....

Don Chapman
MidWeek Cover Story // In The Beginning There Was Wally
Before he had a Hall of Fame baseball career in Japan, Wally Yonamine played for the San Francisco 49ers. He leads the inaugural Hawaii NFL...

Christina O’Connor
MidWeek Cover Story // Pretty Little Liar
A born entertainer, Kaneohe native Janel Parrish got her first break as Little Cosette in Les Miserables and now has a Best TV Villain award...

Dan Boylan
MidWeek Cover Story // The Other Kirk Caldwell
Mayor-elect Kirk Caldwell is smart, driven and results-oriented. But as MidWeek discovers, the man who takes over at Honolulu Hale this week is also a...


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