1. On July 25, Planned Parenthood announced their candidate endorsements for Hawaii. Which of the following candidates for state office in Maui County did NOT receive a Planned Parenthood endorsement? A. Rep. Joe Souki, D–8th District B. Rep. Kaniela Ing, D–11th District C. Tiare Lawrence, Democrat running in the 12th District D. Rep. Lynn DeCoite, D–13th District E. None … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Maui County Councilman Don Couch’s campaign food?
An interesting footnote to the Great Neldon Mamuad Abortive Mayoral Candidacy Trial Thing that happened this week in Judge Peter Cahill's Second Circuit Courtroom concerns political candidate filing fees in the State of Hawaii. Yes, filing fees. During the two-day hearing, Cahill said that he had to familiarize himself with both election law and the process of holding … [Read more...] about Looking At The Numbers: Hawaii Political Candidate Filing Fees
So candidate filing in Hawaii for the 2014 election officially began on Monday, Feb. 3. For the next few months, we’ll watch a steady stream of citizens announce publicly that they think they know best how to run our county and state governments. And you know what? More power to ‘em–if they want spend an insane number of hours each week away from the families, begging for money … [Read more...] about Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa Rakes In Campaign Dough
HOME SWEET HOME “With its neatly cut lawns and luscious tropical vegetation,” wrote a BBC News reporter in July, Miracle Village, Fla., is an “idyllic rural community” of 200 residents–about half of whom are registered sex offenders, attracted to the settlement near Lake Okeechobee because laws and ordinances elsewhere in Florida harshly restrict where they can live (e.g., not … [Read more...] about Epic Campaign Fail and Chinese Chicken and Mayonnaise Enemas
In the wave-washed November of 2009, leading luminaries of the Surfrider Foundation gathered on the most famous surfing coast on the planet–the North Shore of Oahu–to talk business. This rainbow mix of environmental warriors had traveled from Honolulu, the Outer Islands and Southern California to address an emerging emergency: How will Hawaii–the birthplace of surfing, the … [Read more...] about Help Out Surfrider Maui On International Surf Day