Everyone remembers Carleton Ching, right? Former lobbyist for Castle & Cooke? Was Governor David Ige’s first choice to be chairperson of the Department of Land & Natural Resources, right up to (and even a little past) the moment when it became clear no one in the state with even the slightest interest in the environment wanted him in that job? Well, he’s been appointed … [Read more...] about Carleton Ching appointed to new University of Hawaii ‘Director of Land Development’ job
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1. Starting Apr. 6 and running through Apr. 18, the Maui Police Department commenced a new operation designed to crack down on what driving misbehavior? A. Drunk driving B. Speeding C. Distracted driving D. Driving without a seatbelt E. Not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks 2. This April, which Maui resort is celebrating its 35th anniversary? A. Royal Lahaina B. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Maui Police crackdowns?
1. According to a Jan. 8 University of Hawaii press release, the school’s Board of Regents recently agreed to form a “task group” to study something quite important. What will the task group research? A. The possibility of paying its student-athletes. B. Ending the practice of taking money for defense-related research. C. Divesting itself from interests in fossil-fuel … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Food Network celebrity chefs that praise Maui restaurants?
So yesterday Governor Neil Abercrombie announced that he was rescinding his earlier intention to veto SB 2682–which adds to the list of public officials whose Financial Disclosure Statements are considered public documents–and will let the bill become law without his signature (the bill unaminously passed the Legislature). Abercrombie had earlier told Honolulu Civil Beat that … [Read more...] about Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie Kicks And Screams As He Lets Financial Disclosure Bill Become Law