UH Researchers Study Tiger Shark Movements Around Maui and Oahu

Despite the minuscule numbers of people killed every year by sharks (and massive numbers of sharks killed by humans each year), there’s something about the creatures that terrifies many visitors to Hawaii. For Hawaii’s native kanaka maoli, this is unfortunate, given that to them sharks are ‘aumakua, the reborn spirits of deceased ancestors who serve now as […]

Hawaii Congressional Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Sponsors Bill To Arm Kurdish Peshmerga ‘Directly’

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D–Hawaii, opposed arming Syrian rebels in the war against the terrorist group ISIL (also known as ISIS or the Islamic State), but today she said she’s sponsoring bi-partisan legislation to “directly arm” the Kurdish army–known as the Peshmerga–in Iraq. Here’s how Gabbard put it in a Nov. 20 news release from her […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know Gene Simmons’ business advice?

1. On Nov. 15, Pacific Business Journal posted 10 brief bits of business advice from Gene Simmons’ new book Me, Inc: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business. Which of the following is NOT from Simmons’ book? A. “Speak English.” B. “In the United States, marketing is […]

NOTW: Brits Behaving Badly, New Math and Celebrity Musicals


THE OTHER WORLD SERIES In October, another premier world sports event reached its climax, with one team left standing, rewarded for months of grueling practices, to the cheers of adoring, frenzied fans. The “world series” of professional team computer games was settled on a stage in a packed, 40,000-seat stadium in Seoul before three gigantic […]

How Jeanne Skog and the Maui Economic Development Board try to bring Maui into balance

Brain drain. She doesn’t actually say the words, but that’s what Jeanne Unemori Skog is talking about. Skog is the president and CEO of the Maui Economic Development Board, which formed in 1982 to grow a technology sector that would help create a diversified economy for Maui County. MEDB has since expanded its programs and […]

This Wednesday, Nov. 19: GMO Free Maui Plans Big Monsanto Protest In North Kihei

For those heavily involved in the war over the growing of genetically engineered seeds in Maui County, we seem to suddenly find ourselves in a quiet time. The ballot initiative that would place a moratorium on the cultivation of GMO seeds until the completion of health and safety studies passed narrowly in the recent election, […]

Friends Of Maui County Council Coup Plotters Deny Coup Was Coup

Here’s a riddle for you: when is a coup not a coup? When friends of the coup plotters say it isn’t! On Nov. 11, The Maui News quoted Gladys Baisa, who had been Maui County Council Chairwoman until the day before, as saying that the circumstances of her removal from power constituted a “coup.” “Of […]

UH Manoa: Ocean Warming Accelerates To Warmest Temps On Record

Some day, reporters like me will be able to write about the latest (usually bad) research into climate change without having to mention that some of the most powerful officials in the U.S. government believe the whole scientific effort is hogwash. But that day is not today. On Nov. 12, President Barack Obama announced a […]