Mahi Pono director of community relations Tiare Lawrence told a politically active local businessman in January that there would be “a lot of money available” if he ran against South Maui State Representative Tina Wildberger in this year’s election. The businessman recently confirmed the conversation to MauiTime, but asked that his name not be used in print. The phone call … [Read more...] about Mahi Pono Plays Politics: What’s the end game?
It doesn’t take much effort to recall the arrest of protesters on the Mauna Kea summit during the fall of 2015. Activists were demonstrating against the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), vowing to protect Hawaii’s sacred grounds. Police ultimately arrested 14 people; they were charged heavy bails before the incident went viral and the charges dropped. Just approved by both the … [Read more...] about Will Hawaii Gov. David Ige sign anti-vandalism bill SB 895, which could criminalize homeless and activists?
The Farm to School Initiative, spearheaded by Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, is looking for qualified local farmers and vendors to submit bids to bring local fresh fruit and vegetables to schools statewide. The program is an effort to best utilize the supply and demand surrounding the purchasing of local food for school cafeterias. In addition, the initiative aims to systematically … [Read more...] about Local produce growers sought for Farm to School Initiative