Hawaii has had a medical marijuana law on the books since 2000—but that’s still all we have. While states like California and Colorado have set up successful (and lucrative) dispensaries, Hawaii patients are forced to either grow their own medicine or buy it on the black market. There are a number of reasons for this, but eight years under Republican Gov. Linda Lingle—who … [Read more...] about Sen. Kalani English: Pot Dispensary Bill ‘Has A Really Good Chance of Passing’
To say the Hawaii Superferry was flawed is like saying the Titanic had minor iceberg issues. The litany of problems—legal, environmental, cultural—that made the boat a colossal boondoggle and ultimately led the state Supreme Court to order it out of the water in early 2009 have been well documented. At the same time, no one denies that a well-run, carefully launched and … [Read more...] about Reviving The Superferry…On Your Dime?
3,224 Number of bills introduced this session by the Hawaii legislature 5,995 Number of bills introduced last session $345,684 Money owed to members of the Lingle Administration--including almost $17,000 to Lingle herself--for unused vacation time, according to figures submitted by Gov. Abercrombie’s office 201 Number of Borders bookstores set to close nationwide by … [Read more...] about By the Numbers: Borders Bankruptcies and Lingle Vacation Bonuses
As she packed her pantsuits and exited the Governor’s mansion this week, former Gov. Lingle launched a new Web site (thelingleyears.wordpress.com). Sentimentally titled “Looking Back, And Forward,” the site purports to be a chronicle of Lingle’s eight years in office. Curious, then, that searches for “Hawaii Superferry,” “Furlough Fridays” and “civil unions” yield zero … [Read more...] about Lingle’s Legacy, According to Lingle…
As you've no doubt heard by now, an 8.8 magnitude quake struck Chile this morning, triggering a tsunami warning for the entire Pacific rim. Waves are currently expected to hit the Big Island at 11:05am and Maui a half hour later at 11:35am. Here are the Civil Defense evacuation zones for Maui. Gov. Lingle has signed an emergency declaration. Officials caution that there may … [Read more...] about Tsunami Headed For Maui