June 2013: Table of Contents
On the cover: Dr. Mark Mugiishi is one of Hawaii’s Best Doctors.
Photo by David Croxford
From the Mountain to the Sea: Saving the Heeia Ahupuaa
Three Native Hawaiian-led organizations and thousands of volunteers are at the forefront of efforts to restore an ahupuaa neighboring Kaneohe to its ancient functions—with lessons for the future.
by lavonne leong
The Windward side has been mushrooming with tourism, but no one wanted it to turn into another Waikiki. Almost a year after Kailua residents took back their beach parks with a ban on commercial activity, we take a look at how the ban has impacted the ever-more-crowded Windward community.
by tiffany hill
The Doctor is Out
Hawaii currently has 635 fewer doctors than it needs. The shortage affects all islands and cuts across nearly every specialty, but primary care (which includes family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics) is disproportionately hurting. Here’s what’s being done to fix the problem.
by david thompson
The Best Doctors in Hawaii
Our annual “Best Doctors” list is researched by Best Doctors in America, which surveys physicians nationwide, asking, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”
The 50th State Fair
Reasons to get out and go in June
The Naked Truth
Unsolicited Advice: Road Races!
Real Estate: Condo Rescue
Walmart Invades Downtown
Stem Cell Therapy for Pets
Field Notes: Kids’ BMX
Roberta Oaks aloha wear, a Q&A with designer/model Tori Praver, new store Quince and more.
by stacey makiya and brie thalmann
Ono: Food & Dining
The best late-night dining in town, plus gourmet olive oil, handmade poi and Prima’s infinite selection of soups.
by martha cheng
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
by a. kam napier
Editor’s Page: Changing Their Worlds
Two articles this month focus on communities that took charge of their destinies.
by a. kam napier
Afterthoughts: The Vapors
At an increasing number of local businesses, there’s no smoking allowed. Even fake smoking.
by michael keany
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