The 2018 election is still 10 months away, but daaaaamn–Governor David Ige's got some problems. Four years ago, he was a comfortable (though largely unknown) Hawaii state Senator representing Pearl City. Then his protest candidacy against then-Governor Neil Abercrombie (a fellow Democrat!) steamrolled into a primary upset and then an overwhelming general election … [Read more...] about This hasn’t been a good week for Hawaii Governor David Ige
There are two Democrats running for the 11th District state representative seat. One of them is Kaniela Ing, the incumbent, and the other is Deidre Tegarden. When Neil Abercrombie was governor, Tegarden was his administration's point-person on Maui. Now she wants Ing's job. And judging by the thousands of dollars in campaign contributions she's taken so far from big development … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County election candidate: Deidre Tegarden
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?
Anyone wondering how Maui's own Shan Tsutsui is doing over in the Lieutenant Governor's office really ought to read yesterday's Honolulu Star-Advertiser story "Tsutsui yearns for bigger role" (subscription required). In case you didn't get the headline's subtle subtext, it would seem that he's had better jobs in his 44 years. "I was involved in more strategic … [Read more...] about Shan Tsutsui restless as Lt. Gov, but will there be a Maui Mayor job for him in 2018?
1. University of Hawaii researchers recently discovered a new butterfly in Hawaii–the Sleepy Orange. First identified on Oahu in late 2013, the Sleepy Orange is now found all over Maui, according to a Sept. 24 UH news release. According to that news release, when is the last time researchers discovered a new butterfly species in Hawaii? A. 2008 B. 1998 C. 1988 D. 1978 E. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know new butterflies in Hawaii?