1. On Mar. 13, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz’s office announced that Maui activist Lance Holter had just gotten himself named to a federal panel. What’s the panel? A. Federal Acquisition Advisory Panel B. Pacific Fishery Management Council C. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation D. Forestry Research Advisory Council E. National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board 2. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Carleton Ching’s failed DLNR nomination?
In addition to recently terminated Programming Director Shawn Michael, four additional former Akaku employees appeared at the Dec. 15, 2014 meeting of the public access cable channel’s board of directors to call for an independent investigation of management practices at the station. What’s more, one of the employees handed out copies of a letter signed by 14 former employees … [Read more...] about More Former Employees Criticize Station Management At Akaku’s Dec. 15 Board Meeting
He says it used to happen a lot more, but the last time was at about four or five years ago. Mike Molina was still a Maui County Councilmember then, and he’d just walked into the Burger King on Dairy Road in Kahului. Immediately, he says, the woman behind the counter began giggling. He says she then got her manager. “They thought I was Rick Moranis,” Molina is telling me at … [Read more...] about Maui County Council primary elections are normally bland, but this year’s four-way race over Mike White’s Makawao-Haiku-Paia district is different
HYPER LOCAL The Maui Mayor’s race just got a little more crowded—and a lot more interesting. Before Councilmember Sol Kaho‘ohalahala tossed his hat in this week, it looked like we were headed for a straight Tavares-Arakawa rematch (others, including former Planning Director Chris Hart, have pulled papers, but none seem likely to make a significant splash). Now, it’s a … [Read more...] about Kahoohalahala Announces Mayoral Candidacy and a Mauian Wins Scot of the Year
POLITICAL ACTIVIST Lance Holter “No-nonsense” and “pull-no-punches” are two good ways to describe Lance Holter. Another one is “dedicated.” Among other things, Holter is chair of the Sierra Club Maui Group, but his commitment to environmental and social justice issues dates back to his days in the Peace Corps. Our own Rob Parsons once compared him to an iconic old West … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2009: Best Political Activist on Maui: Lance Holter