Maui County is seeking applicants for 42 vacancies on boards, commissions, councils, and committees. There are a wide variety of opportunities ranging from Board of Ethics to Liquor Control. There are five openings on the Urban Design Review Board; three each on the Maui County Arborist Committee and the Maui County Cultural Resources Commission; two each on the Board of … [Read more...] about Be The Change: Maui County seeks public participation on boards and commissions
With the executive branch of the federal government now firmly in the hands of a greasy, deranged former game show host bloated with both astonishing narcissism and embarrassing ignorance, and Congress run by craven right-wingers who will let President Baby Donald Trump do what he wants as long as it means they can slash the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, the Department of … [Read more...] about 10 Bills You Need To Know If You Care About Hawaii
The Hawaii Women’s Legislative Caucus released a package of a few dozen bills on Thursday, Jan. 28. There are 37 bills in their package as of press time–nine of which carried over from the previous session. The bills represent the priorities of the caucus, which is made up of female members of the state House, Senate and local county councils. “Women’s issues have … [Read more...] about The Hawaii Women’s Legislative Caucus is promoting 37 bills this session
We know that the Maui County Liquor Commission’s Oct. 7 selection of Dana “Son of former LC Director Joe” Souza to be the new Liquor Control Director was fast, but was it too fast? Did it, in fact, violate the state’s Sunshine Law? At least one local public official thinks so. “It was a railroad job,” said the official, who requested anonymity. “I have concerns as to how it … [Read more...] about Did the Maui County Liquor Commission violate the Sunshine Law when selecting a new LC Director?
I love it when a news story explaining a meaningless press release that hasn’t even been sent out yet. On June 20, The Maui News reported that Maui Police officials said during the June 17 Police Commission meeting that the department’s body camera study–in which 10 volunteer officers wore cameras donated by Taser–is effectively over. In fact, it apparently ended about six … [Read more...] about The Maui Police body camera study is over. Or is it?