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A taste of home; Hawaii players head to the Wave

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"I actually really fell in love with the town," Conanan said. "I actually really fell in love with the town," Conanan said.

Dennis Conanan moved to Spokane for college, and never left.

"I actually really fell in love with the town," Conanan said.

He's from the Big Island, but says he stuck around in the Inland Northwest because he loves the weather. One thing he still loves about Hawaii is the food, which is why he works at the Wave.

"Here I get to experience snow, heat, spring, and fall," Conanan explained.

He says the University of Hawaii playing in the NCAA tournament is a big deal back home.

"It's like the Seahawks going to the Super Bowl, us playing in the tournament. I'll be rooting for them," Conanan explained.

Even though they'll have their hands full, they're proud to host their hometown team, because Conanan says the best part about being Hawaiian actually isn't the food.

"Everyone's chill, everyone's friendly, it's the aloha spirit!" he said.

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