1. On Aug. 3, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced that Maui Family Support Services would get an Early Head Start funding grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. How much will the Maui organization get? A. $360,000 B. $740,000 C. $1.0 million D. $1.3 million E. $1.7 million 2. In an Aug. 6 Honolulu Star-Advertiser story, Oracle founder Larry Ellison, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Larry Ellison’s ag plans for Lanai?
1. On Oct. 31, Pacific Business News reported that Lanai owner/billionaire Larry Ellison made two $1 million contributions to Conservative Solutions Political Action Committee (PAC) in 2016. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, that PAC was set up to support which Republican presidential candidate? A. Donald Trump B. Jeb Bush C. Marco Rubio D. Ted Cruz E. John … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: How well do you know Lanai owner Larry Ellison’s political contributions?
1. On Jan. 6, Judge Rhonda Loo swore in Don Medeiros as the County of Maui’s new director for the Dept. of Transportation. Back in 2007, then-Mayor Charmaine Tavares also appointed Medeiros to be a director. Which department did he run back then? A. Planning B. Housing and Human Concerns C. Public Works D. Water Supply E. Transportation 2. On Jan. 7, Pacific Business … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Deidre Tegarden’s campaign fundraisers?
1. On June 8, Governor David Ige signed four bills into law. One of them, HB 623, mandates “100 percent renewable energy portfolio standards by 2045.” One of the other bills Ige signed was HB 1509. What does that bill do? A. Requires the University of Hawaii to establish the collective goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by 2035. B. Establishes a … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about bills Gov. David Ige signed into law?
The photo above, which was taken on Lanai a few decades ago, dates to a time when the Dole Pineapple empire ran Lanai. But the attitude very much remains, according to a major New York Times Magazine story on Lanai and its new owner Larry Ellison that dropped today. A few days ago, Ellison–reportedly worth $46 billion–retired as CEO of Oracle, a major tech company that Ellison … [Read more...] about New York Times Tries To Explore Lanai Under Overlord Larry Ellison