1. On April 27, officials with Haleakala National Park released new numbers on how the park affects Maui County’s economy. According to park officials, how many jobs does the park support? A. 519 B. 619 C. 719 D. 819 E. 919 2. Also on April 27, Stephen Levins, Executive Director of the State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection announced that he had started an … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know how Haleakala National Park affects Maui County’s economy?
1. An Aug. 11 news release from the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) states that though Hawaii’s economy grew at just 0.9 percent during the first quarter of 2017, “there were 7,200 non-agriculture payroll jobs added during the first half of 2017.” According to the news release, what percentage of those added jobs were in tourism-related … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: What do you know about tipping rates in Hawaii?
PROTECTING OUR FREEDOMS The bold, shameless leering of David Zaitzeff is legendary around Seattle’s parks, and more so since he filed a civil complaint against the city in September challenging its anti-voyeurism law for placing a “chilling effect” on his photography of immodestly dressed women in public. Though he has never been charged with a crime, he roams freely (and … [Read more...] about NOTW: Creepy side boob photography, the Vomit Temple and human-robot sex
AND THE AWARD GOES TO... Man, I thought all that whining would never end. The constant sniping, arguing and blaming went on for months, but now, finally, it’s at an end, leaving us regular-type people to get back to the business of actually running this country. I’m speaking, of course, about the Academy Awards. Of course, I didn’t watch the actual ceremony Sunday night. I … [Read more...] about Ranting Over The Oscars And Hawaii Film Tax Credits But Mediocre Life Will Go On After Sequestration
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! So I guess it was only a matter of time before the old “jobs” debate got started in the fight over the proposed Kihei “mega malls.” Earlier this month, the State Land Use Commission (SLUC) voted that the plan put forth by Eclipse Development Group and Honua‘ula Partners for 700,000 square feet of retail and 250 affordable homes, respectively, in North Kihei … [Read more...] about No Jobs In Kihei Thanks To The SLUC While The Hawaii Legislature Starts To Kill The PLDC But We All Get A State Microbe Anyway