For us political junkies, the late summer of an even-numbered year is a magical time. Our airwaves, email and inboxes get jammed with misleading, often shameless propaganda. Battalions of volunteers line roadsides to wave colorful but still bland signs at passing motorists. And, for the true believers, forums pop up at community centers around the island, where earnest … [Read more...] about 2014 Hawaii Primary Election Endorsements
With the Hawaii Primary Election just a couple weeks away, we're neck-deep in political endorsements. Here's a batch from the Hawaii Democratic Party's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Caucus. "The GLBT Caucus used a combination of surveys, candidate forums, and voting records to compile the list of supportive candidates," state's the caucus' July 18 news release … [Read more...] about Hawaii Democratic Party’s GLBT Caucus Hands Out Primary Endorsements
If you’re a dog owner and this isn’t your worst nightmare, that’s only because you haven’t considered the possibility: your pet, your beloved companion, stolen, slaughtered, cooked and eaten. Like a piece of meat. It happened on Oahu in 2007, to Frank Manuma and his wife Debbie. The couple’s dog, an eight-month-old German shepherd-Lab mix named Caddy, was stolen from the … [Read more...] about Pet Food: No one has publicly opposed a law that would ban dog meat in Hawaii. So what’s the holdup?
Let’s call 2013 the Year of Ends. Ex-National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, who is now in exile in Russia after fleeing Hawaii with millions of secret documents, ended any feeling we had that the Obama Administration cared more about civil liberties than his predecessors. South African President Nelson Mandela’s death brought an end to a time when people … [Read more...] about 2013 MauiTime Year In Review
This Tuesday, the state Senate will vote again on SB1, the bill legalizing same-sex marriage. After historically long and contentious testimony and debate, the state House of Representatives finally approved the bill in the late hours of Friday, Nov. 8. The final vote there on a version of the bill slightly amended from that approved by the Senate was 30-19, with two members … [Read more...] about State of Hawaii on Verge of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage