New documents obtained from the National Archives shed new light on former Maui Mayor Elmer Cravalho – and his high-handed use of power when challenged by the media. The documents, 78 pages of files from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, were finally released by the National Archives in late October, more than two years after I first requested them through the Freedom of … [Read more...] about ‘Cravalho Was Sending Cops Around!’ – Newly released FBI files shed light on how Maui Mayor Elmer Cravalho wielded power against the press
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Elmer Cravalho was a rare individual who made a mark on both Maui and Hawaii history. A man of considerable intelligence and energy, he wielded tremendous power on state and county stages for 25 years. But in the days following his death on June 27 at the age of 90, the obituaries for Cravalho that appeared in The Maui News and Honolulu Star-Advertiser amounted to thin … [Read more...] about Using newly declassified documents, we examine the legacy of Elmer Cravalho, Maui County’s most important political leader.