In a way, former Hawaii House Speaker and Maui Mayor Elmer Cravalho, who died in June 2016 at the age of 90, has returned from the grave. Apparently, Cravalho recorded a video interview back in 2014 with Maui District Superintendent of Education Darrell Oishi. According to this article from today's Maui News, Cravalho forbade the airing of that video until after his … [Read more...] about Video interview with late Maui Mayor Elmer Cravalho to air for first time TONIGHT
Elmer Cravalho was a rare individual who made a mark on both Maui and Hawaii history. A man of considerable intelligence and energy, he wielded tremendous power on state and county stages for 25 years. But in the days following his death on June 27 at the age of 90, the obituaries for Cravalho that appeared in The Maui News and Honolulu Star-Advertiser amounted to thin … [Read more...] about Using newly declassified documents, we examine the legacy of Elmer Cravalho, Maui County’s most important political leader.
Like most reporters in Hawaii, in the hour or so after Alexander & Baldwin’s Jan. 6 announcement that they would shut down their Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S) mill in Pu‘unene by the end of this year, I watched with growing fascination as my email inbox quickly filled with statements from public officials wanting to weigh in. Reading through them, I kept seeing … [Read more...] about As the sun sets on Maui sugar, we ask what the closing of A&B’s plantation means for us
Looks like the special Maui County Liquor Commission subcommittee tasked with crafting a selection process to find a new Liquor Control (LC) Director has been busy. And in contrast to the Liquor Commission's secret October machinations that led to the double-crowning of Commissioner Dana "son of former LC Director Joe" Souza (up-ended only by Souza's surprising and … [Read more...] about Maui County Liquor Commission committee recommends taking LC Director applications through January 2016
This was a year of great storms, both political and climatic. It’s the year we got the new governor that apparently everyone wanted, and the year some of Maui’s most powerful and infamous police officers decided to hang up their badges (some more willing than others). This was the year Kimo Apana attempted to make a big comeback, while voters made Governor Neil Abercrombie take … [Read more...] about 2014 Maui Year In Review