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Ron Nagasawa
Newsmakers // Japanese Superhero Mania
Somewhere in Tokyo After an earth-shattering battle with the destructoid Rogue Jellyfish, our favorite Japanese superheroes contemplate a return to their old stomping grounds in...

Carol Chang
Newsmakers // Touting Teamwork And Simple Goals
King Intermediate School principal Sheena Alaiasa is the 2014 National Middle Level Principal of the Year Here’s a little secret from the 2014 National Middle...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // Promoting A Healthier Hawaii
Loretta Fuddy, director of the state Department of Health, works to improve the health and environment of the people of Hawaii When Loretta Fuddy toasts...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // HOME Is Where The Med Students Are
Homeless people need medical care. Medical students need patients. UH’s Dr. Jill Omori created HOME to address both problems It is rare in life for...

Jaimie Kim
Newsmakers // The Ultimate Opportunity To Buy Local
The Made in Hawaii Festival this weekend showcases an array of Isle products, many of them quite tasty Buy local – it’s something we hear...

Ron Mizutani
Newsmakers // Honoring Legends Of The Sea And Pool
In an island state, we honor the skills and courage of watermen and water-women above all. Meet the latest inductees into their Hall of Fame...

Ron Mizutani
Newsmakers // The First Surfing Book
In life we learn that some things are worth holding on to so that others can enjoy them as well. Thirteen years ago, Kauai photographer...

Yu Shing Ting
Newsmakers // Taking Imelda To The Big Apple
Kaimuki High grad Ruthie Ann Miles is drawing rave reviews playing Imelda Marcos in Here Lies Love Actress Ruthie Ann Miles, a 2001 graduate of...

Rasa Fournier
Newsmakers // From Homeless In Hilo To A Crown
The new Mrs. Hawaii grew up poor and today is committed to helping the homeless through the YMCA Once upon a time, young Jaci Agustin...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // The Forgotten War Remembered
Hawaii lost more men per capita than any state in the Korean War. A new book captures their memories, but they need donations to publish...

Steve Murray
Newsmakers // Hawaii’s Version Of Forrest Gump
Like the movie character, Douglas Ho has been an up-close observer of history and famous people Douglas Ho may in fact be Forrest Gump, or...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // In The Swim
Ben Komer turned mom Lori’s summer swim school into a year-round, full-time operation, teaching Islanders of all ages Most people go to college to find...

MidWeek Staff
Newsmakers // Making A Statement With Slippahs
By Rachel Breit Whether it’s collecting rubber slippers or conducting a bake sale, Oahu students reach out in support of others who’ve suffered abuse Here...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // A Most Deserving Scholarship Winner
Read her application essay and you’ll see why Tashawna Wright of Waianae won this year’s Maurice J. Sullivan Scholarship, worth $10,000 As 2,000 high school...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // TACA Is There For Families Of Autism
Discovering your child is autistic can be traumatic, but a support group offers advice dealing with a variety of issues unique to this disease Each...

Jaimie Kim
Newsmakers // Mail Carriers Carrying On For Foodbank
We all know what it feels like to be hungry. If you are fortunate enough, you probably don’t dwell on it for too long, knowing...

MidWeek Staff
Newsmakers // Queen Emma Honorees Support Public Education
By Rachel Breit This year at the Queen Emma Ball, St. Andrew’s Priory honors three leaders working to close the education inequity gap. Despite the...

Chad Pata
Newsmakers // Hawaii Boy Scouts Soar As Eagles
We often think of the Boy Scouts in the sepia tones we reserve for drive-in movies and tail fins on a Cadillac. But while the...

Susan Kang Sunderland
Newsmakers // A Late Classmate’s Living Legacy
The Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry gala unites a recipient who beat cancer and the donor who made it possible Online dating services have nothing...

Christina O’Connor
Newsmakers // Saving Lives Through Screening
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and there is no better time to get screened at the newly established Endoscopy Institute of Hawaii According to...


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