If you read my Mar. 3 story on yesterday's crazy County Council hearing on the reappointment of county Prosecutor John D. Kim, then you know that the big takeaways were (1) What was Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Richard Minatoya (who supported Kim) going to say about County Councilman Don Guzman (who opposed Kim) before Council Chairman Mike White cut him off? and (2) What was … [Read more...] about ‘I am here to address a travesty’ – Here’s what Deputy Prosecutor Richard Minatoya tried to say at the Mar. 3 Maui County Council hearing
This was a year of great storms, both political and climatic. It’s the year we got the new governor that apparently everyone wanted, and the year some of Maui’s most powerful and infamous police officers decided to hang up their badges (some more willing than others). This was the year Kimo Apana attempted to make a big comeback, while voters made Governor Neil Abercrombie take … [Read more...] about 2014 Maui Year In Review
1. According to the Aug. 11 Maui News, Alexander & Baldwin’s second quarter report shows that the company’s agribusiness division made $400,000 in profits. What did their ag bring in profit-wise during the same quarter last year? A. $506,000 B. $1.8 million C. $3.1 million D. $5.9 million E. $8.3 million 2. Though Neldon “AZD” Mamuad, the founder of the … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Chris Pratt?
Maui County polls closed at 6pm or so in the Hawaii Primary Election, but the treasured 1st Printout–representing a little over 104,000 votes, didn't get released until shortly before 7pm. Here are some early looks at a few key races. By now, most everyone in the state knows that incumbent Governor Neil Abercrombie is careening towards an historic upset defeat. I was sitting … [Read more...] about An Early Look At Hawaii Primary Election 1st Printout
And then there were five. Last night, Maui Police arrested Maui mayoral candidate Nelson Waikiki moments after the big forum at Seabury Hall in Olinda concluded, states a Maui PD news release just sent out. The news release is pretty thin on why the police took Waikiki into custody, but this story in today's Maui News states that it was because "he failed to comply with … [Read more...] about Maui County Mayor’s Race Dwindles To Five Candidates When Maui PD Arrests Nelson Waikiki