It's difficult not to be sad that Jim Nabors died yesterday. Even Governor David Ige got a bit broken up. "I grew up watching Jim Nabors on TV and am saddened by the passing of this American entertainment icon," Ige said in a statement released to the press yesterday afternoon. "We were fortunate that he chose to make his home in Hawaii where he contributed to our community … [Read more...] about RIP former Hawaii and Maui resident Jim Nabors
1. On Nov. 16, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced that Hawaii’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 2.2 percent–“the lowest unemployment rate on record,” according to DLIR Director Linda Chu Takayama. How far back does that record go, according to the announcement? A. 1946 B. 1956 C. 1966 D. 1976 E. 1986 2. In a Nov. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstand: What do you know about the end of the Maui Bulletin?
1. According to the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission, Governor David Ige held a campaign fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 13 at the Waialae Country Club. What was the suggested contribution to get into the event? A. $50/person B. $100/person C. $500/person D. $1,000/person E. $2,000/person 2. Island Air ended all operations on Friday, Nov. 10. According to the multiple news … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Gov. David Ige’s latest fundraisers?
What can we say about last night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada that hasn't already been said a thousand times? Certainly not "never again," because no one really believes the Republicans in Congress and President Donald Trump will actually do anything at all to restrict guns beyond offering meaningless "thoughts and prayers." Nearly 60 people are dead, and more than … [Read more...] about In wake of Las Vegas massacre, Hawaii U.S. Senator Brian Schatz wants more than just ‘warm words’
How medical marijuana dispensaries handle money is a huge problem nationwide. Just. Plain. Huge. In January, the Los Angeles Times reported that the whole industry is on track to bring in about $7 billion in revenue in 2018, which means the problem's only going to get worse. The problem is very simple: though many states, including Hawaii, have legalized the sale of … [Read more...] about Hawaii unveils ‘banking solution’ for state’s medical cannabis dispensaries