It’s been a helluva year, and that’s not a good thing. For the United States, the watchwords for 2017 have been violence and hatred–against women, African-Americans, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and basically everyone who isn’t a straight white male. You don’t have to be a master at reading the room to know that greed and ignorance are triumphing over notions of cooperation … [Read more...] about 2017 MauiTime Year In Review
So yesterday a friend of mine on Facebook posted that Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa had just said on his radio show on 105.5 FM that in 2018 he would run for the office of Hawaii Lieutenant Governor. We'd been hearing rumors here and there for some time that Arakawa wouldn't actually retire when he's termed out in 2018, but would seek higher office. We (and others) had thought he'd … [Read more...] about Did Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa just announce he wants to run for Hawaii Lieutenant Governor?
So this morning Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa went on Hawaii News Now for an "Ask the Mayor" feature. The first question was in regards to the the destruction of rocks that native Hawaiians consider sacred during the recent cleanup of Iao Valley–an act that county Communications Director Rod Antone already apologized for. But Arakawa wasn’t feeling so generous. "It's very … [Read more...] about Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa denounces Iao Valley sacred rocks