Jeffrey Pearson, an engineer and water official with the County of Maui, got a big boost to his resume last week when Governor David Ige announced that he’d soon take over as deputy to the chairperson of the state Commission on Water Resource Management as well as chief executive officer to the Commission. “Jeff Pearson is an experienced engineer and water system manager,” … [Read more...] about State Water Commission to vote on Jeffrey Pearson appt. this Wednesday
A person may drive past the beach and encounter a truly awful odor–aerosol sunscreen. This writer has been angry at the inventor of the product for a long time and now there may be a way to end it. For the air, the reefs and Hawaii, there’s a little hope. On July 1, Hawaii will officially have an Environmental Court, the second in the United States after Vermont founded the … [Read more...] about All Hail Hawaii’s New Environmental Court!
Same-sex marriage is legal everywhere in the U.S., now and forever. That's according to the U.S. Supreme Court, which handed down its historic 5-4 ruling this morning in the case Obergefell v. Hodges. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D–Hawaii, was pleased, to say the least, in this statement emailed out by his press office early this morning: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a … [Read more...] about UPDATED: U.S. Supreme Court rules that Constitution protects same-sex marriage
And now to a new update on an old a favorite topic of discussion around here: the restrooms at Kahului Airport. Now to be fair, it’s not that the airport restrooms are bad. Ok, not that they’re any more or less bad than other airport restrooms. They’re certainly not Ritz-Carlton luxurious, but they don’t resemble CSI crime scenes, either. They’re also getting nicer, though … [Read more...] about State to spend even more money on Kahului Airport restrooms
So last week my email inbox at work brightened with a surprising message from the Maui Police Department. They sent me–and the rest of Maui's media–a copy of their 2014 accounting of official police misconduct. The report, addressed to the Legislative Reference Bureau, is a summary of "all incidents and violations of Department Policies and Procedures which resulted in the … [Read more...] about Maui Police Department releases 2014 accounting of police misconduct