Last week, MauiTime publisher Tommy Russo saw something on his way to work that made him pull over and take photos – and no, it wasn’t for the ‘Gram. Rather, the unfortunately unsexy pictures taken beside Hana Highway show a Hawai‘i Gas employee covered head to toe, face-strapped with a respirator and spraying glyphosate (Roundup) in the company's lot, which is adjacent to … [Read more...] about So, how cool are we with Roundup?
One of Maui County Council Chairperson Mike White's surprising concessions in the wee hours of the Jan. 2-3 County Council organizational meeting was to back off his ruthless, vindictive restructuring of the panel's many committees to zero out the voting power of four councilmembers: Alika Atay, Elle Cochran, Don Guzman and Kelly King. Their crime, of course, was being backed … [Read more...] about SAFE Action Fund-backed Maui County Councilmembers still screwed in committee rosters
Even without the election of Republican Donald Trump to be President of the United States, this was a monstrous year. We’ve had to deal with job losses, outrageous giveaways to big business and just a general slide away from democratic protections and open government assurances. We like to think of Hawaii (and Maui especially) as existing outside the world’s troubles, but it’s … [Read more...] about MauiTime 2016 Year In Review
Though more people ended up voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton, it is Republican Donald Trump who will be the next President of the United States. For those of us who believe in civil rights, the dangers of climate change and simple human decency, the night of Nov. 8 was one of the toughest of our lives. According to numbers compiled by The New York Times, Trump’s victory … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Trump Wins, America Loses: How the 2016 Election looks from Maui
Alika Atay is one of five candidates for the Maui County Council seat representing Wailuku, Waihee and Waikapu. As a measure of the competitiveness of the race, all five candidates filled out and returned MauiTime's election questionnaires (the others are Joe Blackburn, Keith Regan, Dain Kane and Hana Steel; click here to read their questionnaires). Atay is a political … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County election candidate: Alika Atay