The Maui News made a questionable choice in their Aug. 19 Sunday Edition article “Not ready for prime time,” a review of local political observers’ views on the 2018 Maui County Council election races. The piece is problematic, not for any particularly controversial opinion within, but because of one of the pundits that Maui News City Editor Brian Perry rounded up for political … [Read more...] about The Maui News gives platform to disgraced sexual harasser
1. On Apr. 1, The Maui News reported that the Maui County Democratic Party has begun calling for candidates to replace Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku, who resigned recently following a scathing state Ethics report on his alleged sexual harassment. Which of these individuals is NOT mentioned in the story as having pulled nomination papers for the job? A. Lynn Araki-Regan, chief of … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know who wants to take over Joe Souki’s seat?
Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku, who was first elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1982, will resign from the House no later than Mar. 30, pay a $5,000 penalty, issue a public apology and not accept any public office for two years. That’s the finding of the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, which on the morning of Wednesday, Mar. 21 finally released its investigative … [Read more...] about Hawaii Ethics Commission: Maui Rep. and former Speaker Joe Souki must resign by Mar. 30
In the weeks following Florida’s Parkland high school massacre, a new fervor has set in when it comes to challenging the formerly bulletproof National Rifle Association (NRA)–and the organization is beginning to take some significant hits. Whether it’s the powerful emotions created by angry, grieving Parkland students, or a collective consciousness snap at the news of yet … [Read more...] about What do Maui’s legislators think of the NRA?
1. On Feb. 1, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser broke the story that former state Human Services Director Rachel Wong has filed a sexual harassment complaint against Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku. While the story doesn’t detail the allegation(s) against Souki (Wong refused to recount them to the paper, saying she wants a state Ethics Commission investigation to run its course), it does … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about how Rep. Joe Souki’s attorney defended him in the media