Hawaii, and Maui, is in a bubble. Enclosed by the Pacific and with our own unique culture and heritage, we are literally and figuratively removed from much of what happens on the mainland. Though residents are quite aware of island politics, national politics seems far away and foreign. It’s tempting to think that the miles of land and ocean that separate us from the White … [Read more...] about Use Your Voice! How Hawaii will survive life in Trumpland
Though more people ended up voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton, it is Republican Donald Trump who will be the next President of the United States. For those of us who believe in civil rights, the dangers of climate change and simple human decency, the night of Nov. 8 was one of the toughest of our lives. According to numbers compiled by The New York Times, Trump’s victory … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Trump Wins, America Loses: How the 2016 Election looks from Maui
"If all we do is host people from around the world and have a really great conference, then we have missed the opportunity.” So said Charles “Chipper” Wichman, addressing attendees of the Hawaii Conservation Conference at UH-Hilo in August of 2015. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), founded in 1948, has a mission to, “Influence, encourage and assist … [Read more...] about Now that the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii has taken place, what happens next?
In other news, today President Barack Obama signed the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act into law. The new law, as a press release from U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D–Hawaii (who co-introduced the Act) put it, “will enhance and integrate native tourism, empower native communities, and expand unique cultural tourism opportunities in the United … [Read more...] about President Barack Obama signs NATIVE Act into law
So this morning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump scammed the media yet again, with a sham press conference that was actually a big PR stunt for one of his new hotels (outraged at being played, pool photographers reportedly destroyed footage they took of the hotel). But squeezed in between his shameless hucksterism, Trump finally, belatedly, backed … [Read more...] about Think about the late Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy when lying Donald Trump lies about Obama birther lie