Well, another year’s in the books. On the whole, 2015 wasn’t any more disastrous or violent than any other recent year, I suppose (we did get a new Star Wars film out of it), though at times it certainly seemed otherwise. Murder rates have risen in many large American cities, and a series of horrific mass shootings put everyone on edge. The great movie actors Maureen O’Hara, … [Read more...] about 2015 MauiTime Year In Review
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
BEST STATE BLUNDER ON MAUI Carleton Ching nomination Readers couldn’t decide this one to our satisfaction, so I just went ahead and picked one. And it’s an easy one, too: newly elected Governor David Ige–who is a very smart guy–choosing Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to run state Department of Land and Natural Resources. Yes, the state agency tasked with … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best State Blunder on Maui: Carleton Ching Nomination
In a stunning turnaround from his failed attempt to appoint Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Governor David Ige today named Nature Conservancy of Hawaii Executive Director Suzanne Case to head the agency. "Suzanne shares my vision of wise stewardship of Hawaii’s public and conservation lands and waters, … [Read more...] about Hawaii Gov. David Ige appoints Suzanne Case to DLNR
1. On Mar. 13, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz’s office announced that Maui activist Lance Holter had just gotten himself named to a federal panel. What’s the panel? A. Federal Acquisition Advisory Panel B. Pacific Fishery Management Council C. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation D. Forestry Research Advisory Council E. National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board 2. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Carleton Ching’s failed DLNR nomination?