News about sexual harassment and assault seems to be everywhere right now. And why not? It’s rampant all through society, and it’s high time that men–especially powerful men who’ve spent their entire lives cruising on a sense of entitlement–felt at least some heat. Entire institutions and industries–Hollywood, Congress, the White House, etc.–are currently making major headlines … [Read more...] about Hawaii U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono introduces new/old Military Justice Improvement Act
1. On Oct. 11, Southwest Airlines announced that they would start service to Hawaii sometime in 2018. They delivered that announcement on Twitter by responding to a nine-year-old tweet from which Maui resident? A. Brendan Smith (@ReqB) B. David Raatz (@Raatz) C. Sarah Loney Mark (@Mauisadie) D. Amanda (@gfreemaui) E. Chickonmaui (@Chickonmaui) 2. On Oct. 13, Pacific … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know how Southwest Airlines announced they’re coming to Hawaii?
For the last 30 years, Don Shearer’s Windward Aviation has carried out a wide variety of contracts for local, state and federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Agency’s marijuana eradication flights. He’s a committed anti-drug warrior. But recently he decided to start a new company: Grateful Meds. That’s right: Don Shearer applied to open a medical marijuana dispensary … [Read more...] about Don Shearer has been a drug warrior on Maui for 30 years. Now he wants to open a medical marijuana dispensary
There's no exclamation point on that headline because this doesn't seem like the kind of holiday in which we laugh and run around and eat too many jalapeno poppers for our own good. No, this is–in my lifelong civilian mind, at least–a time to reflect quietly on war and those we send off to fight and die in our wars. Not sure if the rest of you civilians have noticed, but we've … [Read more...] about Happy Veterans Day
TULSI GABBARD’S ON FIRE Wow, it isn’t every week that a Democratic congressional representative–especially one with impeccable military credentials–starts blasting both Pentagon brass and the Obama Administration’s immense National Security state. Then again, Tulsi Gabbard–who represents Hawaii’s Second District–isn’t your average congressional member. This is surprising … [Read more...] about US Representative Tulsi Gabbard Blasts Pentagon Brass And National Security Agency Surveillance