This election, voters will have the chance to amend the state constitution. The ballot question, “Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?” has been the subject of heated debate. If the majority of votes cast and tallied for the question are yes votes (blank and over … [Read more...] about Funding Our Keiki’s Future: Is a constitutional amendment the answer?
If I had to guess, I’d put environmental catastrophe at the top of the list of potential causes for civilization collapse. True, there’s a lot of doom to choose from nowadays, with asteroids narrowly missing Earth and strange prognostications of an artificial intelligence uprising. But even as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock responds to Trump-brand … [Read more...] about Environmental progress made with Hawai‘i state bills signed into law
In the weeks following Florida’s Parkland high school massacre, a new fervor has set in when it comes to challenging the formerly bulletproof National Rifle Association (NRA)–and the organization is beginning to take some significant hits. Whether it’s the powerful emotions created by angry, grieving Parkland students, or a collective consciousness snap at the news of yet … [Read more...] about What do Maui’s legislators think of the NRA?
It’s certainly nice to see huge support out there for House Bill 2126, which ensures that key Affordable Care Act provisions will continue for Hawaii residents, even if the federal government finally succeeds in destroying them. Representatives Lynn DeCoite, D–Hana, Lanai, Molokai, and Angus McKelvey, D–West Maui, were among the bill’s many introducers. “The purpose of this … [Read more...] about HB 2126, which preserves Affordable Care Act provisions for Hawaii residents, is great–mostly
MegaVega Properties and Robin Vega were honored by the LahainaTown Action Committee at their annual meeting on January 22. LAC Board President Snehal Patel presented the 2017 LAC Volunteer of the Year award to Vega and the Business of the Year award to MegaVega Properties at the Pioneer Inn Courtyard. "Not only did MegaVega Properties support the efforts of LahainaTown … [Read more...] about LahainaTown Action Committee honors Robin Vega and MegaVega Properties