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
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The Maui Food Innovation Center at University of Hawaii Maui College is the recipient of the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. President Barack Obama announced the winners of the competition Aug. 4 at White House Demo Day. The competition, run by the U.S. Small Business Administration, recognizes entrepreneurship and innovation to create a diverse and inclusive small … [Read more...] about Maui Food Innovation Center Wins National Recognition
In November 2008, a crowd gathered at Akaku’s Kahului plaza and watched Barack Obama announce the arrival of “a new dawn of American leadership.” Almost exactly two years later, with another election in the books, that new dawn has turned into an uncertain day. At the national level, Republicans reclaimed the House of Representatives while the Democrats narrowly held the … [Read more...] about Maui 2010 Election Reflections
Interesting item in the December 4 Honolulu Advertiser about how gun ownership in Hawaii has shot up in the early part of this century. In 2000, there were 13,600 guns registered in the state;last year, there were just under 26,000. And experts expect the number to rise even more, as Obama strikes fear into the hearts of firearm enthusiasts who believe they'd better buy 'em now … [Read more...] about Hawaii Gun Ownership on the Rise: Do You Feel Safer?
Back in the '70s, Barry Obama was a high schooler on Oahu sporting a rockin' big collar and giving shouts-out to his choom gang. Flash forward a few decades, and President Obama's justice department is telling its attorneys to honor state medical marijuana laws. That's been the Administration's consistent position, but it was solidified in a memo sent today to the 13 states … [Read more...] about Obama Administration: Honor state pot laws