1. In his Feb. 3 announcement that the State of Hawaii would sue President Donald Trump over his Muslim immigrant ban, Attorney General Doug Chin said an attorney and former Obama Administration Acting Solicitor General of the U.S. was advising his office. Who is the adviser? A. Ian Gershengorn B. Don Verrilli C. Neal Katyal D. Elena Kagan E. Edwin Keedler 2. Haleakala … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Haleakala National Park’s new sunrise reservation system?
1. The Obama Administration has selected Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran to serve on what federal committee, according to an Oct. 15 Maui County Council press release? A. National Highways Council’s coordinating committee B. National Ocean Council’s governance coordinating committee C. National Education Fund’s local policy committee D. National Healthcare Council’s … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran’s federal appointment?
[The following post has been updated to include a statement from Senator Mazie Hirono, which arrived after it was first published] Normally I don't publish items on national stories, but given my recent cover story on my friend who killed himself six months after his discharge from the U.S. Army, I'll gladly make an exception. My story dealt with the large numbers of veterans … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Hawaii Congress Members Weigh In On VA Chief Shinseki’s Resignation
You know what's depressing? Reading the newspaper. And I know, because I write for a newspaper. I'm serious. In the last week, it seems that every time I open a paper or check my Google News Reader, I read some downer of a story that forces me to ask why we even bother to have laws and constitutions and things. Case in point is state Representative Mele Carroll (D-East Maui, … [Read more...] about Should We Care That Maui Representative Mele Carroll Still Can’t File A Campaign Finance Report On Time?
Today’s Sunday edition of The Maui News—best enjoyed in the early hours with a cup-o-brew and…—reports that “State Senator J. Kalani English will probably grab a few head lines when he introduces two bills in the legislative session this week: one to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries and the other to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.” (read the full … [Read more...] about Wake & Bake