Social media is where broken hearts are shared. Immediately after Councilmember Tasha Kama changed her committee vote – a known swing vote – to approve Mayor Mike Victorino’s embattled appointment for Corporation Counsel, Patrick Wong, the nastiness began. The most hurtful comments came in the form of name calling. Others leveled unsubstantiated allegations of nepotism. But of … [Read more...] about Councilmember Tasha Kama Flexes: Vote to confirm Wong signals independence
One great thing about termed-out Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa’s campaign for the Maui County Council’s Kahului seat is that he will not discriminate when it comes to raising money. He’ll go to a fancy French restaurant in Waikiki (which is nowhere near the council district he’s running for but whatever) like he did in April, or he’ll go to regular old office building (which is … [Read more...] about Maui Mayor/County Council Candidate Alan Arakawa to hold big fundraiser in this guy’s multilevel marketing company office
During the dinner break of the Maui County Council's organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 2, I spotted Corporation Counsel Patrick Wong standing outside the Kalana O Maui building. Walking up to him, I asked for an update on his high stakes Las Vegas gambling hobby. Watch the video for his response. As we reported in our June 17, 2015 cover story “Maui County Corporation … [Read more...] about Maui County Corporation Counsel Pat ‘The Gambler’ Wong Confronted about Las Vegas Gambling
It would seem like Maui County Corporation Counsel Patrick “The Gambler” Wong’s luck has turned, and not for the better. On Saturday, May 14, The Maui News reported that Wong’s latest financial disclosure statement reports that he only won “between $1,000 and $9,999” in Las Vegas last year. For most people, this would be wonderful news. But for Wong, who enjoys playing … [Read more...] about Did MauiTime jinx Maui County Corporation Counsel Patrick Wong?