Activists at the State Capitol in January 2016 protest Monsanto's use of Methyl-Parathion (aka Penncap-M). On Nov. 21, 2019, Monsanto admitted to using the banned chemical on Maui in 2014. The year was 2014, and Maui was in the middle of a political revolution: For the first time in the county’s history, a voters’ initiative made it onto the ballot, signalling an … [Read more...] about Monsanto to Pay $10.2M for Illegal Pesticide Use: Kihei residents and activists warned about violations for years
Last June, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off an extraordinary feat. In her first electoral bid, the 28-year-old political newcomer defeated Joe Crowley, a well-established incumbent, in a Democratic primary election for New York’s 14th Congressional District (parts of the Bronx and Queens). The loss of Crowley, a high profile Democrat with decades of congressional experience, … [Read more...] about Primary Election Wrap-Up: Just how progressive is Hawai‘i?
Watch MauiTime Walk Story with Maui County Democratic candidates for State Senate District 6 (South and West Maui) and Editor Axel Beers on Market Street in Wailuku, Hawai‘i https://youtu.be/5JOzVWHrLJs https://youtu.be/vOMSl2TCaSM See who we endorsed by clicking HERE! Primary Election Day will be on August 11 from 7am to 6pm. Visit Elections.hawaii.gov to learn … [Read more...] about MauiTime Walk Story 2018 Primary Election Guide: State Senate Dist. 6 (South and West Maui) Democratic candidates
In 2016, Roz Baker received Honolulu Civil Beat’s unflattering distinction of being listed as one of the top 10 candidates who received the most contributions from lobbyists. We have concerns about Baker’s time in office and links between her legislation and financial support she has received from Alexander & Baldwin and the agrochemical seed industry. While the historic … [Read more...] about MauiTime endorses Terez Amato for state senator, Dist. 6 (South and West Maui) in 2018 Primary Election
Primary elections are fun. They give voters choices and are a relief from having to pick between the lesser of two evils. Who knows who will show up in the open field for an attempt to take a crack at public service? A “water peace pipe” builder, community organizers, and nonprofit and business executives all found their way into the races this year. Even “symbolic” candidates, … [Read more...] about Primary Election Endorsements: Our guide to voting in the 2018 Primary Election on August 11