Our political system is filled with monsters. There are mindless politicians who wander the island like zombies and never genuinely listen, undead establishment figures who spring from the dirt to cling to power, wicked sycophants who patch together and enable abominations, and witch-donors who manipulate the voodoo dolls of elected officials. Like the monsters that wander … [Read more...] about Unmasking the Monsters: The 10 largest donors trying to buy your vote
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1. On Mar. 8, Pacific Business News reported that a Maui restaurant just signed a deal with Fransmart to expand to the continental U.S. Which Maui restaurant did this? A. Amigo’s B. Coconut’s C. Farmacy D. Fork & Salad E. Stewart’s Burgers 2. On Mar. 11, The Maui News debunked a local rumor about a potential new tenant for the old Lowe’s location in the Maui … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about false rumors concerning the Maui Marketplace?
1. On Oct. 6, Hawaii News Now reported that the Campaign Spending Commission filed a complaint against Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, saying his campaign misrepresented donations to about 40 nonprofit organizations (a charge Arakawa calls “vindictive” and “frivolous”). According to the HNN story, what’s the total value of the contributions in question? A. $10,000 B. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know what film festival award ‘Kuleana’ just won?
And it's official: Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran is running for Mayor. Her new campaign website, Elle4mayor.com, went live Wednesday night. "I became involved in government because I realized that the leaders in office at the time were not representing my voice or the will of the people," Cochran says on the website. "I went from never having voted in my life, to … [Read more...] about Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran officially announces Mayoral campaign
1. From April 12 to May 13, a team of NOAA scientists removed 12 tons of marine debris from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. According to a May 20 NOAA news release, how many plastic beverage bottles were in that haul? A. 692 B. 834 C. 1,033 D. 1,295 E. 1,468 2. In April 2015, Maui County’s unemployment rate (not … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know marine debris in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands?