For Senator Mazie Hirono, D–Hawaii, healthcare policy isn’t an abstract issue. It’s a very real reality. A few months ago she was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer, which is why I wasn’t surprised to see her name pop up as one of the testifiers on the latest Republican attempt to destroy your healthcare. It was 2pm on Monday, Sept. 25 (8am Hawaii time), and the protesters … [Read more...] about Hawaii U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono testifies on latest Trumpcare bill
Is there a more powerful job in Washington than being a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee? I mean, sure, the President can starve the Affordable Care Act of money, order the Department of Defense to give armored trucks and grenade launchers to small town police departments, order the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and Senate Appropriations Committee get Maui help from federal government
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D–Hawaii, held a town hall meeting at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center in Kahului. About 150 people showed up, including Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa and Councilmembers Stacy Crivello and Kelly King. The air was humid with only an occasional breeze when Schatz stepped forward to the microphone. Before he even … [Read more...] about A brief report on U.S. Senator Brian Schatz’s recent Maui town hall meeting
So last night, after months–no, years–of loudly and proudly promising to obliterate the Affordable Care Act, the biggest legislative achievement of President Barack Obama's administration, the Republicans who control the U.S. Senate failed to pass their last-ditch repeal bill (written earlier that afternoon). The vote was 51-49, with all 48 Democrats and three Republicans–Lisa … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood Hawaii lobbying arm really happy health care repeal died in the U.S. Senate
1. On July 19, the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism released a report saying direct spending by foreign students in Hawaii totaled $225.3 million for the 2016/17 school year. According to the report, how much did foreign students spend in Hawaii during the 2015/16 school year? A. $199.6 million B. $214.3 million C. $241.4 million D. $272.2 … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about marine plastic pollution?