Last June, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off an extraordinary feat. In her first electoral bid, the 28-year-old political newcomer defeated Joe Crowley, a well-established incumbent, in a Democratic primary election for New York’s 14th Congressional District (parts of the Bronx and Queens). The loss of Crowley, a high profile Democrat with decades of congressional experience, … [Read more...] about Primary Election Wrap-Up: Just how progressive is Hawai‘i?
In the old days (I'm thinking 2005 or so), Representative Ed Case, D–2nd District, would hold town hall meetings every 26 minutes or so. I remember one at King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina. A couple dozen people showed up and a few asked questions of Case, who stood at the front of the room and handed out bottled water. The meetings were boring, but were … [Read more...] about 1,000 or so show up to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Fan Club meeting at Maui Arts and Cultural Center
In a stunning turnaround from his failed attempt to appoint Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Governor David Ige today named Nature Conservancy of Hawaii Executive Director Suzanne Case to head the agency. "Suzanne shares my vision of wise stewardship of Hawaii’s public and conservation lands and waters, … [Read more...] about Hawaii Gov. David Ige appoints Suzanne Case to DLNR
We don't normally receive press releases from the pro-business, pro-establishment, pro-tourism, pro-commodification-of-all-things-lovely-about-our-home Maui Chamber of Commerce, so when we do, it's quite an event. And today, this afternoon, we had an event. Quite an event indeed. "The Chamber of Maui Political Action Committee (COMPAC) will hold a forum this Wednesday night … [Read more...] about Maui Chamber of Commerce Apparently Let US Senate Candidate Mazie Hirono Jerk Them Around
HATES BIG PROJECTS THAT COULD KILL REEFS Maui has the best politicians money can buy and most were bought long ago. Graft is, after all, a sacred Maui county government tradition. I watched the reefs at Kaanapali finish dying off after six hotels were built in 1980. I am still seeing development rotting the reefs of Wailea, Kihei and Makena. The reefs at Ulua, Mokapu and … [Read more...] about Letters: Readers Respond On Olowalu Development, Ed Case