We don’t get a chance too often to write anything about the Hawaii Republican Party because, well, we live in Hawaii. Sure, the dozen or so individuals trying to grab the Republican presidential nomination offer nothing but screaming headlines these days concerning their, well, let’s be generous and say “controversial” stances over immigration, racism, abortion, torture, the … [Read more...] about Marcia Tagavilla appointed new Hawaii Republican Party executive director
1. There’s a new Maui Police Officer doing parking enforcement in Wailuku Town. What is the officer’s name? A. Nick Krau B. Peter Delima C. David Wikoli D. John D. Jakubczak E. Keith Taguma 2. On Feb. 22, The Maui News reported that though agricultural export shipments from Hawaii ports rose 5.2 percent in 2014, similar shipments from Maui’s Kahului Harbor dropped in the same … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Wailuku’s new meter maid?
The modern American drug war is now deep into its 43rd year. Every year, the federal government spends between $20 billion and $25 billion on measures designed to combat the sale of illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin and marijuana. The results of these expenditures are a monument to failure: despite the fact that one in five inmates in state prison, and one out of every two … [Read more...] about As cannabis co-op owner Brian Murphy languishes in prison, the Hawaii Legislature may finally legalize medical marijuana dispensaries
[Ed. note: We updated this post on Feb. 19 to include more tributes to Carroll from various public officials] State Representative Diana "Mele" Carroll has passed away. The Democrat who's represented East Maui, Lanai, Kaho'olawe and Molokai had recently been elected to her sixth term. Citing unspecified health issues, Carroll resigned her seat in January. According to a state … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Maui Representative Mele Carroll Passes Away
Watching the Maui County Council interact with Mayor Alan Arakawa these days, sometimes you wonder if they would ever agree anything, including the time of sunset or the number of days left before the 2014 election. So it was actually nice over the weekend to see that members of the council who’ve largely disagreed with the Arakawa Administration for the last two years–over … [Read more...] about Hawaii Legislature’s Refusal To Restore All TAT Monies Brings Maui County Council, Mayor Together