A new species of coral reef fish has been named after President Barack Obama. The fish, whose scientific name is Tosanoides obama, was discovered during a June 2016 NOAA research expedition to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Scientists from the Bishop Museum, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and … [Read more...] about New coral reef fish named after President Barack Obama
To the squatter of South Maui: Shame on you for hiding behind the asinine law of “squatter rights.” How this “right” was passed by government officials is mind-boggling. You have no lease, refuse to pay rent and refuse to leave. You’re making it so my family (who HAVE a lease) cannot move into our new home and we are stuck homeless for the 45 days until you can legally be … [Read more...] about Eh South Maui Squatters!
Best Plate Lunch Da Kitchen I like my teriyaki chicken sandwich on a nice toasted sesame bun with a side of French fries or one scoop mac salad (depends on my mood). Da Kitchen does just that. Catering to locals and visitors alike, Da Kitchen’s local kine grinds were voted by our readers as this year’s best. From fried spam musubi to kalua pork wontons, the menu offers a … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Plate Lunch on Maui: Da Kitchen
After five months of being stuck in nomination filibuster limbo, Derrick Kahala Watson is finally going to be a judge in the District Court for the District of Hawaii. On April 18, the U.S. Senate finally confirmed him, 94 to zero. President Barack Obama first nominated Watson for the seat on Nov. 13, 2012. When nothing happened before the end of the congressional session, … [Read more...] about US Senate Finally Confirms Derrick Kahala Watson To Be Hawaii District Judge
I’m going to vote this year. In fact, I haven’t been this excited about an election since I was a preteen and Linda Lingle ran for mayor and promised to build us a skate park if she won. That year, my grommet friends and me shacked up in my parent’s bedroom and watched the coverage on a local news channel. We all let out a “whoop” when the votes came in favor of Lingle–skate … [Read more...] about Posers who Vote