Yep, Maui County Council Chair Mike White just pulled a Paul Ryan and announced that he's calling it quits this year as a Maui County elected official. "After much thought and contemplation, I have decided that I will not be seeking re-election to the Maui County Council in 2018 and will retire at the end of my term," White wrote in an email to supporters. "In January, I … [Read more...] about Maui County Council Chair Mike White will NOT seek reelection this year
It's a fair question, given the surprise and secrecy surrounding the trip Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–Hawaii, is making to war-torn Syria. First reported by Foreign Policy this morning (click here for that story), Gabbard's trip is of a "fact-finding" nature, her aide Emily Latimer said in an email to me this morning: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has long been committed to peace and … [Read more...] about Who paid for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s secret trip to Syria?
Hawaii, and Maui, is in a bubble. Enclosed by the Pacific and with our own unique culture and heritage, we are literally and figuratively removed from much of what happens on the mainland. Though residents are quite aware of island politics, national politics seems far away and foreign. It’s tempting to think that the miles of land and ocean that separate us from the White … [Read more...] about Use Your Voice! How Hawaii will survive life in Trumpland
Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, the U.S. Congressional Representative for Hawaii's 2nd District, is enormously popular. In the 2014 election, she won reelection with nearly 76 percent of the vote. But she's far from universally loved–in fact, she's been something of a rebel this year. Long a critic of President Barack Obama's military and foreign policy, she threw all her support this … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County election candidate: Shay Chan Hodges