Photo courtesy Lory Marques. Plaintiff Max Coleman required surgery to correct an improperly formed tube connecting his kidney to his bladder. The lawsuit claims pesticide drift from neighboring Monsanto fields led to in utero exposure to pesticides, causing the birth defect. An attorney representing two Maui families in a lawsuit against Monsanto responded Tuesday to the … [Read more...] about ‘Criminal Disregard’: Attorney representing Maui families responds to Monsanto’s admission of guilt
1. According to a Nov. 22 news release from the office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–Hawaii, on a new anti-sexual harassment bill she is co-sponsoring, how much money have U.S. taxpayers paid to victims 268 Congressional settlements dealing with harassment, discrimination and other problems? A. $11 million B. $13 million C. $15 million D. $17 million E. $19 million 2. On Nov. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about future direct flights to Hawaii’s neighbor islands?
Now that’s what I call an election. And yes, the voter initiative to bring about a “moratorium” on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the county passed. It was a real nail-biter, too. The first batch of votes (released around 7:30 or so) showed the initiative failing by nearly 20 percentage points. But when the state Office of Elections finally published the final … [Read more...] about Maui County GMO Ballot Initiative Passes; Monsanto Vows Lawsuit
Hit men, Yakuza, the Hells Angels, the Chinese crime syndicate and Hawaii politicians–these may sound like characters coming together in a bad episode of Hawaii 5-0, but they’re actually mentioned in myriad allegations listed in a new lawsuit against 67 labor leaders and entities from Local 3 on Oahu. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court’s Northern … [Read more...] about New Lawsuit Alleges That Convicted Criminal And Former Hawaiian Homelands Commissioner Perry Artates Of Makawao Took Part In Crazy Financial Shenanigans At Operating Engineers Local 3 Union On Oahu
Ms. Bottom, You’ve been running the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Honolulu Division for five months now, which I can only imagine is quite a change from your previous postings in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. But I see from the May 21 FBI press release announcing your new assignment that your most recent job was chief of the Public … [Read more...] about An Open Letter To Honolulu Division FBI Special Agent In Charge Vida Bottom Concerning The Lawsuit by Former LC Inspector Justin Dobbs Against The County of Maui