On Friday, Oct. 19, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court invalidated the ballot question to authorize a constitutional amendment that would have allowed the state legislature to implement a surcharge on investment property to support public education. All four counties in the state of Hawai‘i petitioned the court to have the question removed, citing that the question was too vague to … [Read more...] about Con Am gets canned. Now what?
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The Dark Hobby Film Screening will happen at Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Saturday, June 30th. The Dark Hobby is a documentary film that uncovers three hubs of aquarium extraction from Indonesia, the Philippines and Hawai‘i. With aquarium collectors still working Hawai‘i reefs in violation of a Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruling, the film presents the pros and cons from both … [Read more...] about ‘The Dark Hobby’ Film Screening at Maui Arts and Cultural Center
1. On Apr. 9, Common Cause Hawai‘i sent out a news release asking people to tell legislators that they support HB 1401. What does this bill do? A. Updates the Open Meetings law B. Clarifies laws governing lobbyists C. Enacts voting by mail for the entire state D. Institutes Ranked Choice Voting E. Authorizes the state Senate to approve or reject judicial … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about the median price of Maui condos?
It took two months, but The Maui News finally ran a story (without a byline, of course) on Feb. 13 on the Hawaii Supreme Court exonerating MauiTime Publisher Tommy Russo. As Civil Beat columnist Brett Oppegaard noted the day before, in a Feb. 12 story, Russo made headlines across Hawaii back in 2012 when two Maui Police Officers arrested him while he was photographing them on … [Read more...] about Maui News takes 2 months to report MauiTime Publisher’s Supreme Court exoneration
It’s been a helluva year, and that’s not a good thing. For the United States, the watchwords for 2017 have been violence and hatred–against women, African-Americans, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and basically everyone who isn’t a straight white male. You don’t have to be a master at reading the room to know that greed and ignorance are triumphing over notions of cooperation … [Read more...] about 2017 MauiTime Year In Review