For us political junkies, the late summer of an even-numbered year is a magical time. Our airwaves, email and inboxes get jammed with misleading, often shameless propaganda. Battalions of volunteers line roadsides to wave colorful but still bland signs at passing motorists. And, for the true believers, forums pop up at community centers around the island, where earnest … [Read more...] about 2014 Hawaii Primary Election Endorsements
With the Hawaii Primary Election just a couple weeks away, we're neck-deep in political endorsements. Here's a batch from the Hawaii Democratic Party's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Caucus. "The GLBT Caucus used a combination of surveys, candidate forums, and voting records to compile the list of supportive candidates," state's the caucus' July 18 news release … [Read more...] about Hawaii Democratic Party’s GLBT Caucus Hands Out Primary Endorsements
Did everyone study for this week's MauiTime News Quiz? No? Good–that makes it more fun! 1. On July 7, state Senator and Democratic Governor candidate David Ige appeared at a campaign fundraiser at Binhi at Ani Maui in Kahului. According to a July 6 press release from Ige’s campaign, which former Hawaii governor was scheduled to appear with him? A. Linda Lingle B. George … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the Paniolo Parade?
So far, 14 members of state boards and commissions have resigned their posts rather than allow their Financial Disclosure Statements to become public, Honolulu Civil Beat reported today. So many have bailed, in fact, that Civil Beat reports the state Land Use Commission can no longer convene a quorum, meaning it's business has effectively stopped until new appointees (who, … [Read more...] about More Than A Dozen Hawaii Officials Have Resigned Rather Than Disclose Their Financial Interests
If you happen to see Governor Neil Abercrombie in Kihei on Saturday–specifically, in or near the cavernous new Maui Brewing Co. facility being built on Lipoa Parkway–here's why: at noon, Abercrombie will sign SB 3042. Specifically, the bill removes the state's 30,000-barrel restriction on brew pub production. It also creates a new liquor license for small craft brew … [Read more...] about Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie To Sign Bill Into Law That Removes Brewery Restrictions At New Maui Brewing Co. Facility In Kihei