What can we say about last night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada that hasn't already been said a thousand times? Certainly not "never again," because no one really believes the Republicans in Congress and President Donald Trump will actually do anything at all to restrict guns beyond offering meaningless "thoughts and prayers." Nearly 60 people are dead, and more than … [Read more...] about In wake of Las Vegas massacre, Hawaii U.S. Senator Brian Schatz wants more than just ‘warm words’
During the dinner break of the Maui County Council's organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 2, I spotted Corporation Counsel Patrick Wong standing outside the Kalana O Maui building. Walking up to him, I asked for an update on his high stakes Las Vegas gambling hobby. Watch the video for his response. As we reported in our June 17, 2015 cover story “Maui County Corporation … [Read more...] about Maui County Corporation Counsel Pat ‘The Gambler’ Wong Confronted about Las Vegas Gambling
Even without the election of Republican Donald Trump to be President of the United States, this was a monstrous year. We’ve had to deal with job losses, outrageous giveaways to big business and just a general slide away from democratic protections and open government assurances. We like to think of Hawaii (and Maui especially) as existing outside the world’s troubles, but it’s … [Read more...] about MauiTime 2016 Year In Review
It would seem like Maui County Corporation Counsel Patrick “The Gambler” Wong’s luck has turned, and not for the better. On Saturday, May 14, The Maui News reported that Wong’s latest financial disclosure statement reports that he only won “between $1,000 and $9,999” in Las Vegas last year. For most people, this would be wonderful news. But for Wong, who enjoys playing … [Read more...] about Did MauiTime jinx Maui County Corporation Counsel Patrick Wong?
Well, another year’s in the books. On the whole, 2015 wasn’t any more disastrous or violent than any other recent year, I suppose (we did get a new Star Wars film out of it), though at times it certainly seemed otherwise. Murder rates have risen in many large American cities, and a series of horrific mass shootings put everyone on edge. The great movie actors Maureen O’Hara, … [Read more...] about 2015 MauiTime Year In Review