So yeah, we're still more than a week away from Baby Donald Trump actually taking the oath of office as President of the United States, and he and his Republican toadies in Congress are already smashing civil liberties, healthcare, environmental protection efforts and who knows what else. Here's a short list of just what they've done in the last few days: • Yesterday/last … [Read more...] about Outraged over Trump and the Republicans in Washington? Do something about it!
After five months of being stuck in nomination filibuster limbo, Derrick Kahala Watson is finally going to be a judge in the District Court for the District of Hawaii. On April 18, the U.S. Senate finally confirmed him, 94 to zero. President Barack Obama first nominated Watson for the seat on Nov. 13, 2012. When nothing happened before the end of the congressional session, … [Read more...] about US Senate Finally Confirms Derrick Kahala Watson To Be Hawaii District Judge
Perhaps because we live in a remote archipelago, surrounded by millions of square miles of ocean, we’re more sensitive to the changes that climate change will impose on all of us. We like to visit or even live at the beach, for instance, but what if rising sea levels over the next five decades replace our sandy coastline with rocks and thick walls? Such a future isn’t … [Read more...] about Talking Story With U.S. Senator Brian Schatz About How Hawaii Clean Energy Goals Can Bring Political Climate Change In Washington
IS THE STEVEN TYLER ACT DEAD? It seems like only yesterday that Maui’s own Democratic Senator J. Kalani English captured the hearts of his colleagues with his SB465, which would criminalize the taking of photos of celebrities in the islands who were enjoying “private” moments. English called his bill “The Steven Tyler Act,” after one of the celebrities he sought to protect … [Read more...] about The Steven Tyler Act Dies While The Reporter Shield Law Still Sorta Lives And Monsanto Protesters Take To The Streets
Hawaii’s state Legislature isn’t taking any brazen steps towards a reasonable drug policy this session, but they’ve got the baby steps down. While bills for the legalization of cannabis were shot down despite overwhelming public support, bills for the decriminalization of cannabis possession and the improvement of the state’s medical marijuana program are still moving … [Read more...] about Hawaii Legislature Inches Toward Cannabis Decriminalization