"Marijuana is already regulated in Hawaii. Why decriminalize it so those people who have no medical condition are allowed to get ‘high?’” -Maui Police Department Chief Tivoli Faaumu, in testimony dated Feb. 4, 2019 “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” -H.L. Mencken Last week, the Hawai‘i State House Committee on the Judiciary took up House … [Read more...] about Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu Doesn’t Want You to Get High
1. Jeanne Unemori Skog recently announced that she would step down as President and CEO of Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB). In what year did Skog first assume those titles? A. 1990 B. 1995 C. 1999 D. 2005 E. 2009 2. On Feb. 17, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–2nd District, voted against HJ Res 43, which would make it more difficult for Americans nationwide to get access to … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about retiring Maui Economic Development Board President Jeanne Unemori Skog?
With the executive branch of the federal government now firmly in the hands of a greasy, deranged former game show host bloated with both astonishing narcissism and embarrassing ignorance, and Congress run by craven right-wingers who will let President Baby Donald Trump do what he wants as long as it means they can slash the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, the Department of … [Read more...] about 10 Bills You Need To Know If You Care About Hawaii
The Hawaii state Legislature considered two bills this week that would slap new rules on limited service pregnancy centers (so-called "crisis pregnancy centers"). These operations, though they sound like medical centers, are in fact offices that give anti-abortion information and advice to the women who go to them. For that reason, organizations like Planned Parenthood have … [Read more...] about Hawaii Legislature takes up bills adding new requirements on so-called ‘crisis pregnancy centers’
In many states these days, especially in the south, organizations like Planned Parenthood fight to maintain women’s access to contraceptives. But here in Hawaii, their biggest political battles are a bit easier–rather than engage in desperate trench warfare to keep government from making it harder for women to get birth control, they advocate for bills that would actually make … [Read more...] about Hawaii Legislature mulls allowing 12-month birth control prescriptions