New documents obtained from the National Archives shed new light on former Maui Mayor Elmer Cravalho – and his high-handed use of power when challenged by the media. The documents, 78 pages of files from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, were finally released by the National Archives in late October, more than two years after I first requested them through the Freedom of … [Read more...] about ‘Cravalho Was Sending Cops Around!’ – Newly released FBI files shed light on how Maui Mayor Elmer Cravalho wielded power against the press
1. On May 10, Governor David Ige announced that Bruce Anderson, Ph.D, will take over as Director of Health (Dr. Virginia Pressler retires on June 1). Anderson previously served as Health Department Director under which governor? A. Neil Abercrombie B. Linda Lingle C. Ben Cayetano D. John Waihee III E. George Ariyoshi 2. Also on May 10, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz said that … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Senator Brian Schatz’s May 10 announcement?
Three years ago this month Albert Perez took over as Executive Director of the Maui Tomorrow Foundation. He helped found the organization in 1989, stayed a few years, then moved to the mainland, where he spent much of his time until 2015. I chatted with Perez not long after he took over Maui Tomorrow, and since then have seen him around the county doing the grunt work of a … [Read more...] about Talking affordable housing, seawalls and sustainable ag with Albert Perez, 3 years after he took over Maui Tomorrow
Just got this notice from County of Maui Communications Director Rod Antone: "Our police and fire personnel in Hana has informed the Mayor's Office that Hana's only gas station will be changing out their fuel pumps starting tomorrow and ending on May 25th," Antone said in an email. "A fuel truck from Maui Oil will be there to supply patrons with fuel, diesel and gas during … [Read more...] about Hana Gas to shut down for 10 days, starting Tuesday, May 15
It’s amazing, I know, but there’s actually been some good news to come out of the state Legislature regarding sexual harassment. The Speaker Emeritus Joe Souki investigation, and his subsequent resignation, has somehow prompted the state House of Representatives to make a concrete change in how they handle sexual harassment complaints in the future. “House Speaker Scott K. … [Read more...] about Hawai`i House of Representatives forms Working Group on Harassment