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
Though Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a rising star within the Democratic Party, ultimately endorsed Hillary Clinton for president (after first endorsing Bernie Sanders, of course) and easily won reelection this year, she's been ominously quiet on the issue of President-elect Donald Trump's appalling appointees and nominations. Most notably, her signature did NOT appear with 169 of her … [Read more...] about Why didn’t Rep. Tulsi Gabbard join 169 of her colleagues in denouncing Trump appointee Stephen Bannon?
It goes without saying that the death of 49-year-old U.S. Congressional Representative Mark Takai, D–Hawaii, on July 20 due to pancreatic cancer was very sad. Takai was a solid legislator and a great person. On the morning of Sept. 15, the U.S. House of Representatives held a Special Order of speeches for Takai (many members, according to a news release from Rep. Tulsi … [Read more...] about Hawaii Congressional Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, others honor the late Rep. Mark Takai
Yesterday brought some very sad news: U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, D–Honolulu, announced that health problems would prevent him from running for reelection. Takai won his first term in 2014, but announced last year that he had pancreatic cancer. "In life, we often make plans for ourselves," Takai said in a statement released yesterday. "I had envisioned a long career in the U.S. … [Read more...] about Maui and Hawaii officials wish Rep. Mark Takai the best
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