The Maui News made a questionable choice in their Aug. 19 Sunday Edition article “Not ready for prime time,” a review of local political observers’ views on the 2018 Maui County Council election races. The piece is problematic, not for any particularly controversial opinion within, but because of one of the pundits that Maui News City Editor Brian Perry rounded up for political … [Read more...] about The Maui News gives platform to disgraced sexual harasser
It’s amazing, I know, but there’s actually been some good news to come out of the state Legislature regarding sexual harassment. The Speaker Emeritus Joe Souki investigation, and his subsequent resignation, has somehow prompted the state House of Representatives to make a concrete change in how they handle sexual harassment complaints in the future. “House Speaker Scott K. … [Read more...] about Hawai`i House of Representatives forms Working Group on Harassment
1. On Apr. 1, The Maui News reported that the Maui County Democratic Party has begun calling for candidates to replace Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku, who resigned recently following a scathing state Ethics report on his alleged sexual harassment. Which of these individuals is NOT mentioned in the story as having pulled nomination papers for the job? A. Lynn Araki-Regan, chief of … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know who wants to take over Joe Souki’s seat?
Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku, who was first elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1982, will resign from the House no later than Mar. 30, pay a $5,000 penalty, issue a public apology and not accept any public office for two years. That’s the finding of the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, which on the morning of Wednesday, Mar. 21 finally released its investigative … [Read more...] about Hawaii Ethics Commission: Maui Rep. and former Speaker Joe Souki must resign by Mar. 30
State Rep. Kaniela Ing, D–South Maui, made headlines across Hawaii on Friday, Mar. 9 when he sent out a few Tweets denouncing the naming of Honolulu International Airport after the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye. "In order for sexual violence to end, men need to know they can no longer get away with it. But when we name an airport after an accused serial rapist, we show … [Read more...] about South Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing calls the late Sen. Daniel Inouye an ‘accused serial rapist’ on Twitter