The 2018 election is still 10 months away, but daaaaamn–Governor David Ige's got some problems. Four years ago, he was a comfortable (though largely unknown) Hawaii state Senator representing Pearl City. Then his protest candidacy against then-Governor Neil Abercrombie (a fellow Democrat!) steamrolled into a primary upset and then an overwhelming general election … [Read more...] about This hasn’t been a good week for Hawaii Governor David Ige
Something extraordinarily frightening and stupid happened in Hawaii on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 13. A few minutes after 8am, the state Emergency Management Agency (EMA) sent out an alert to everyone’s phones saying a missile was inbound to Hawaii. For 38 minutes, that alert hung in the air like a guillotine blade–the rope had been freed, and we were all just waiting for … [Read more...] about After the Jan. 13 false missile alert, we ask if Hawaii will survive our Age of Stupid
By now we all know that the emergency alert sent to phones this morning was a FALSE ALARM. There is no ballistic missile inbound to Hawaii. Someone (or some people) at Hawaii Emergency Management Agency apparently made a gigantic mistake, according to CBS News (because the whole country now knows that everyone in Hawaii just soiled their underwear). "Hawaii Emergency … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Hawaii EMA sends out false ballistic missile launch warning because we live in an Age of Stupid
1. On May 22, the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism released a new report showing that Hawaii’s total consumer debt per capita rose to $67,010 in 2015. Where does rank nationwide? A. 2nd B. 10th C. 21st D. 37th E. 45th 2. On May 19, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–Hawaii, announced that she would no longer accept any campaign contributions from … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about consumer debt levels in Hawaii?
Yesterday U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono, D–Hawaii, announced that she has kidney cancer. It's a rough, troubling bit of news coming at a time when it seems Washington is exploding with bad news. Here's her statement on the diagnosis, and her prognosis: During a routine pre-operative physical for my eye surgery, my doctor discovered an abnormality on my chest x-ray. After a series … [Read more...] about Hawaii officials offer support for Senator Mazie Hirono following cancer diagnosis