Six Democratic U.S. Senators–all women–are calling on their colleague, U.S. Senator Al Franken, to resign because of repeated accusations of sexual harassment leveled against him. One of the six, Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, issued the following statement this morning: Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside. I’ve struggled with this decision because … [Read more...] about Hawaii U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono calls on fellow Democratic Senator Al Franken to resign
For the last few weeks I've been thinking about how best to approach the very thorny subject of Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein voters in Hawaii. Though there's no real polling done out here to gauge her support in this, one of the most liberal states in the union, this Reason blog post from September put her numbers at around seven percent here. Anyway, I … [Read more...] about Journalist Kate Bradshaw breaks down the true meaning of a vote for Jill Stein
So this year MauiTime has emailed 2016 election questionnaires to nearly every candidate* running for office that's relevant to Maui County voters. For the next few months–until the Primary and General election or (we can only hope) a giant meteor destroys the world–we'll post the results as we get them. Since the Primary Election takes place on Aug. 13, we'll give priority to … [Read more...] about Know Your Maui County 2016 Election Candidate: Alan Kaufman
Look, we like U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D–Hawaii. In fact, we can't really think of any substantive issue in which we disagree. But the news release his office sent out today–damn, we just don't now. Apparently, there's a new Media Matters report out that says broadcast TV networks just aren't covering climate change in any rational, concerted effort (Wow, who knew?). … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz loses mind, calls on media to focus more on climate change
What a time to be a Republican in the United States. It’s the first open election since 2008, general voting doesn’t take place for 10 months and the party’s nomination process has already become a reality TV circus in which the star attraction is a world-famous billionaire who decided to run on a platform that could have been written by Benito Mussolini. Not that the other … [Read more...] about Are we ready for the Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus?