Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku, who was first elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1982, will resign from the House no later than Mar. 30, pay a $5,000 penalty, issue a public apology and not accept any public office for two years. That’s the finding of the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, which on the morning of Wednesday, Mar. 21 finally released its investigative … [Read more...] about Hawaii Ethics Commission: Maui Rep. and former Speaker Joe Souki must resign by Mar. 30
1. On Feb. 1, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser broke the story that former state Human Services Director Rachel Wong has filed a sexual harassment complaint against Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku. While the story doesn’t detail the allegation(s) against Souki (Wong refused to recount them to the paper, saying she wants a state Ethics Commission investigation to run its course), it does … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about how Rep. Joe Souki’s attorney defended him in the media
1. Timeshares in Hawaii had a 90.1 percent occupancy rate during the third quarter of 2017, according to a Jan. 4 news release from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. What was the state’s hotel occupancy rate during that same period? A. 90.6 percent B. 88.1 percent C. 87.7 percent D. 84.2 percent E. 81.4 percent 2. On Jan. 7, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced that he … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Hawaii AG Doug Chin’s decision to resign?
It’s been a helluva year, and that’s not a good thing. For the United States, the watchwords for 2017 have been violence and hatred–against women, African-Americans, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and basically everyone who isn’t a straight white male. You don’t have to be a master at reading the room to know that greed and ignorance are triumphing over notions of cooperation … [Read more...] about 2017 MauiTime Year In Review
After a search lasting nearly seven months, ACLU Hawaii has finally chosen a new executive director. Vanessa Chong, who has run the office since 1984, is retiring next year. Her replacement, ACLU Hawaii officials announced on Dec. 13, is Joshua Wisch, currently a Special Assistant to Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin. According to the ACLU Hawaii announcement, the position … [Read more...] about ACLU Hawaii selects Joshua Wisch as its new executive director