Love. Courage. Care. Empathy. Collegiality. Dignity. Respect. Humility. Kindness. Grace. Compassion. Warmth. Aloha. These are just some of the words Hawaii officials are using this morning to describe former U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka, D–Hawaii, who died this morning at the age of 93. The first Native Hawaiian to serve in the U.S. Senate, Akaka was a schoolteacher and … [Read more...] about Remembering the late U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka
That’s the big question on many lips in Hawaii, following the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)’s Sept. 23 announcement of a “final rule to create a pathway for reestablishing a formal government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community.” There are still many details that have yet to be worked out, but it looks like Native Hawaiians may finally get official … [Read more...] about Is a new Native Hawaiian Government coming soon?
Maui County Councilmember Gladys Baisa can't run for reelection because of term limits, which means there's a lot of interest in succeeding her. Of the four candidates running, one of them–Yuki Lei Sugimura–has extensive experience with the Maui Democratic Party. Her campaign website doesn't have a lot of information on her political views, but we managed to pin her down with a … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County election candidate: Yuki Lei Sugimura
Today the Hawaii Army National Guard promoted U.S. Congressional Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, to the rank of major. At a ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Oahu, former U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka led her in taking her oath of office, according to a a news release sent out by her office. She also made a few remarks (which she posted on … [Read more...] about Hawaii National Guard promotes U.S. Congressional Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to major
Looks like we erred in our Candidates To Ignore section of our Hawaii Primary Election Endorsements issue. Two non-partisan candidates–Heath Beasley, a U.S. Navy vet who is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by retiring Democrat Senator Daniel Akaka, and Molokai homestead farmer/musician Kanohowailuku Helm, who is running for the 7th District state Senate seat … [Read more...] about Hawaii Primary Election Candidates You Should NOT Ignore