1. On Feb. 1, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser broke the story that former state Human Services Director Rachel Wong has filed a sexual harassment complaint against Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku. While the story doesn’t detail the allegation(s) against Souki (Wong refused to recount them to the paper, saying she wants a state Ethics Commission investigation to run its course), it does … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about how Rep. Joe Souki’s attorney defended him in the media
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I think we all can now breathe a little easier that Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin’s office has gotten justice in the big Case of the Maui Resident Who Didn’t Properly Leash His Dogs. That's right–today Lady Justice's hammer fell on Maui Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mark Simonds (granted, it was a tiny hammer, but still). "The defendant pled no contest to one count of … [Read more...] about Hawaii Attorney General finally closes big Maui leash law case
1. Starting on Friday, Oct. 27, the right-wing media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group held a six-day corporate retreat at which Maui resort? A. Ritz-Carlton Kapalua B. Sheraton Maui Resort C. Grand Wailea D. Four Seasons Maui E. Fairmont Kea Lani 2. About 2,000 people showed up to the first ever Maui Comic Con at the Lahaina Cannery Mall in 2016, according to the Oct. 30 … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: What do you know about Maui Comic Con 2017 attendance?
1. On Oct. 6, Hawaii News Now reported that the Campaign Spending Commission filed a complaint against Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, saying his campaign misrepresented donations to about 40 nonprofit organizations (a charge Arakawa calls “vindictive” and “frivolous”). According to the HNN story, what’s the total value of the contributions in question? A. $10,000 B. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know what film festival award ‘Kuleana’ just won?
Justice has been on my mind a lot lately. We seemingly hear about non-stop in the media, both in news and entertainment. In fact, cartoonish notions of “American justice” bombard us so much that it’s sometimes difficult to recognize a true injustice when we see it. I thought about this when I got the Hawaii Attorney General’s Aug. 7 news release titled “Hawaii Receives … [Read more...] about Hawaii settlement with drug manufacturer seems a tad small