Maui County Council Chair Mike White and the rest of the Maui County Council: Don’t we live in momentous, wondrous times? Futuristic technology seems everywhere right now. Earth-orbiting satellites relay phone, television and internet transmissions, as well as tell you exactly where you’re standing. Pollution-free electric cars and trucks are now on our roads, while automakers … [Read more...] about An open letter to the Maui County Council about the Maui Police Department’s new body camera program
Got a news release from U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D–Hawaii, on Oct. 31. It talks about a little new bill from Schatz and seven other U.S. Senators (all Democrats, natch), that prohibits “President [Donald] Trump from starting a preemptive war against North Korea, absent an imminent threat or without express authorization from Congress.” Talk about a Halloween fright. But we … [Read more...] about Senator Brian Schatz introduces bill that prohibits President Trump from nuking North Korea without Congressional authorization
Though they’ve been studying body cameras for the last couple years, the Maui Police Department is only now equipping officers with the devices. According to Gregg Okamoto, the MPD’s public information officer, 89 patrol officers in the Lahaina, Kihei, Hana, Lanai and Molokai districts now wear body cameras. The promise of police officers wearing forward-facing cameras is … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz wants to make it easier for cops to get body cameras. But will that help the public?
The 11th annual Business Fest will take place at the King Kamehameha Golf Club on Wednesday, Oct. 11. This year’s keynote speaker will be U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D–Hawaii. It's presented by the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce and other speakers include Ben Sherman, Celeste Ferguson of the American Indian and Alaska Native Tourism Association and Ramsay Taum. Hawaii … [Read more...] about Annual Business Fest with Brian Schatz at King Kamehameha Golf Club
What can we say about last night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada that hasn't already been said a thousand times? Certainly not "never again," because no one really believes the Republicans in Congress and President Donald Trump will actually do anything at all to restrict guns beyond offering meaningless "thoughts and prayers." Nearly 60 people are dead, and more than … [Read more...] about In wake of Las Vegas massacre, Hawaii U.S. Senator Brian Schatz wants more than just ‘warm words’