Maybe you’ve been in this position: You’re at work, and a co-worker gripes about a supervisor. Then the conversation takes an ugly turn: “I can’t believe they get paid $[fill in the blank] to boss us around...” It’s a risky bit of gossip, but it happens. Workplaces can be trying, and when it feels like stress isn’t distributed or rewarded equally, anxiety mutates into … [Read more...] about CEO to Worker Pay Discrepancies: A look at how the ultra-wealthy embrace income inequality
In the weeks following Florida’s Parkland high school massacre, a new fervor has set in when it comes to challenging the formerly bulletproof National Rifle Association (NRA)–and the organization is beginning to take some significant hits. Whether it’s the powerful emotions created by angry, grieving Parkland students, or a collective consciousness snap at the news of yet … [Read more...] about What do Maui’s legislators think of the NRA?
This story shouldn’t exist. I shouldn’t have to write it, and you certainly shouldn’t need to read it. But if you believe in democracy and open, honest government, then nothing about the political state of affairs in this country, state or county is even close to optimal. Which is why I’m writing this story, which you should most definitely read. There’s a war going on here in … [Read more...] about Will the public lose in the war between Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices and the Civil Beat Law Center?
HopeFest Maui raised more than $125,000 on Sept. 30 to support the American Cancer Society's Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Hawaii in Honolulu. Hope Lodge Hawaii is a free accommodation facility for adult cancer patients and their caregivers to stay when seeking treatment in Honolulu. More than 200 guests attended this year’s HopeFest Maui Gala at the Four Seasons Resort … [Read more...] about HopeFest Maui Gala raises $125,000 for cancer patients and caregivers
And now for some good news for anyone who values women's health. Earlier this week Hawaii Governor David Ige signed SB 501 into law. Now known as the Act 200, the new law now requires so-called "limited service pregnancy centers (LSPCs)" to offer complete information about reproductive health services to any women who come in seeking help (click here for a story we published in … [Read more...] about Hawaii Gov. David Ige signs pregnancy center protection bill