It’s been a little more than a week since the state Emergency Management Agency zapped most Hawaii residents with a false ballistic missile alert. While it took about a day for everything to return to our normal state of bliss, I’ve lately become fixated on the large corporate-like boxes at the top of Lipoa Parkway in Kihei. It all started a few days after the alert, when … [Read more...] about We ask two nuclear weapons experts if Kihei would be a target in a possible nuclear war
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Is there a more powerful job in Washington than being a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee? I mean, sure, the President can starve the Affordable Care Act of money, order the Department of Defense to give armored trucks and grenade launchers to small town police departments, order the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and Senate Appropriations Committee get Maui help from federal government
1. The nonprofit Na Hale o Maui sold its first community land trust home in Waikapu, the organization announced on Mar. 29. The house itself is brand new, but will remain “permanently affordable.” What was the sale price? A. $300,000 B. $330,000 C. $360,000 D. $390,000 E. $420,000 2. In the Apr. 1 Maui News story on the continuing discussion over a possible county manager … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about Na Hale O Maui’s first new home sale?
Perhaps because we live in a remote archipelago, surrounded by millions of square miles of ocean, we’re more sensitive to the changes that climate change will impose on all of us. We like to visit or even live at the beach, for instance, but what if rising sea levels over the next five decades replace our sandy coastline with rocks and thick walls? Such a future isn’t … [Read more...] about Talking Story With U.S. Senator Brian Schatz About How Hawaii Clean Energy Goals Can Bring Political Climate Change In Washington
Living on Maui, with its mostly undeveloped landscape and near complete lack of military facilities, makes it easy to think that America’s global war on terrorists, dictators and all-around bad dudes is something far away. Not according to the Rand Corporation’s new study “How Much Does Military Spending Add to Hawaii’s Economy?” which came out in early June. In fact, while … [Read more...] about Hawaii Loves War