It’s with very cautious optimism that I think (okay, hope) that this nation has turned a corner in its response to school shootings. I know, usually we stick to the script of crying, offering useless “thoughts and prayers” and then forgetting about it, until the next mass shooting. Some people may note that many mass shooters are young men with histories of domestic violence, … [Read more...] about Thinking about guns and gun control in wake of Parkland mass shooting
1. On Aug. 3, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced that Maui Family Support Services would get an Early Head Start funding grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. How much will the Maui organization get? A. $360,000 B. $740,000 C. $1.0 million D. $1.3 million E. $1.7 million 2. In an Aug. 6 Honolulu Star-Advertiser story, Oracle founder Larry Ellison, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Larry Ellison’s ag plans for Lanai?
Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, the U.S. Congressional Representative for Hawaii's 2nd District, is enormously popular. In the 2014 election, she won reelection with nearly 76 percent of the vote. But she's far from universally loved–in fact, she's been something of a rebel this year. Long a critic of President Barack Obama's military and foreign policy, she threw all her support this … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County election candidate: Shay Chan Hodges
Eric Hafner is from Mountain View on the Big Island. He's one of four challengers trying to unseat U.S. Congressional Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D–2nd District. Though Hafner is running as a Republican, many of his views, as you'll see below, clearly lean libertarian... MAUITIME: What is your top priority if elected? ERIC HAFNER: My top priority is to end the illegal … [Read more...] about Know Your Maui County 2016 Election Candidate: Eric Hafner
John Carroll is a Honolulu Republican running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Brian Schatz. A former state senator, Carroll previously ran in 2012 for the Senate seat then held by retiring Democrat Daniel Akaka, but lost in the Republican primary to former Governor Linda Lingle (Carroll got 2,900 votes, or roughly 5.9 percent). Anyway, that was then. This … [Read more...] about Know Your 2016 Maui County Election Candidate: John Carroll