1. Friday, Aug. 1 marked the last run of the Sugar Cane Train on the Westside. But the Aug. 2 Maui News reported that “community leaders” are trying to raise money “to temporarily save” the train until a permanent buyer can be located. How much money are they trying to raise? A. $10,000 B. $15,000 C. $20,000 D. $25,000 E. $30,000 2. Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Lanai?
A few days after Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta announced that he was hanging up his hat and moving to Oahu to run a small, federally funded anti-drug office, an employee of the County of Maui stopped me. "What are you guys going to do if they chose a new Maui Police chief who's more to your liking?" the employee asked. I told the employee, who holds a position of some … [Read more...] about Maui Bravely Marches Into 20th Century In Search For New Police Chief
OUR LITIGIOUS SOCIETY In July, a California appeals court reinstated police officer Enrique Chavez’s lawsuit against the Austrian gun manufacturer Glock for its “unsafe” design. Chavez is now paralyzed from the waist down because his three-year-old son got hold of the gun and accidentally fired it, hitting his dad. Chavez, in violation of police policies, had left the gun … [Read more...] about First World Problems and Political Karma and Grim News From Africa