A year after terming out as mayor and losing his bid for a seat on the County Council, former Mayor Alan Arakawa is back in the news and showing that he’s still got it (if by “it” you mean the ability to "needlessly enrage Native Hawaiians"). The former politician, known for such hits as “There’s no such thing as sacred rocks” and “She’s an idiot,” apparently couldn’t resist … [Read more...] about Former Mayor Alan Arakawa ‘Is Asking for the Police Force Over Here to Use Violence,’ Says Kia‘i
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
UPDATE: A few hours after this post went up, the Hawaii Judiciary announced that it had recalled the bench warrant against Kaleikoa Ka‘eo. Here's their statement in full: HONOLULU, HI – This morning, Maui District Court Judge Blaine Kobayashi issued an order recalling the bench warrant in State v. Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo, case number 2DCW-17-0002038. Therefore, Mr. Kaeo is not … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Activists plan demonstration in defense of Kaleikoa Ka`eo’s right to speak Hawaiian
1. On Aug. 20 the state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations announced that the unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) for Hawaii in July was 3.7 percent. When was the last time the state’s unemployment rate was so low? A. April 2009 B. April 2008 C. April 2007 D. April 2006 E. April 2005 2. In April of this year, a home on Maui sold for an amazing $41.8 … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the UH Maui College Chancellor’s views on telescopes?
For those of us in the business of chronicling conflict in Maui County, we live in good times. For the first time since, well, that long crisis known as the Hawaii Superferry, residents and activists are regularly going into the streets to voice their displeasure at the status quo. And now they’re getting arrested doing it. In the very early morning hours of July 31, Maui … [Read more...] about Maui County protests against Haleakala telescope, TPP are really heating up
Late last night, Maui Police arrested "at least 20" activists attempting to block trucks at the Maui Baseyard from carrying equipment to the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) atop Haleakala, Hawaii News Now is reporting. "At least 30 Maui County Police officers also showed up at the site to assist in getting the trucks out of the gate. But when the trucks started … [Read more...] about Maui Police reportedly arrest ‘at least 20’ activists trying to block Haleakala telescope construction