This sign greeted people at the Unemployment Office Friday. Walter Moses and his uncle walked laps around the State Office Building on Friday, March 20, looking for ways to file an unemployment claim. Moses, who spoke softly as his uncle translated, was laid off from his job at Mama’s Fish House just two days prior, and with upcoming rent to pay, the pair was visibly … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Crazy’: Maui residents wait for hours and days to file claims for unemployment insurance
Chef Mark Ellman “I think I’m going to close the restaurants today.” Renowned chef Mark Ellman’s voice was filled with emotion as he pondered the announcement he would make to his 140 employees at Frida’s Mexican Beach House and Honu Seafood, his family-owned Lahaina restaurants, Tuesday afternoon. MauiTime’s conversation with the restaurateur preceded Governor Ige’s … [Read more...] about Painful Reality Fuels Ellman’s Decision to Temporarily Close Frida’s, Honu
1. On Nov. 16, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced that Hawaii’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 2.2 percent–“the lowest unemployment rate on record,” according to DLIR Director Linda Chu Takayama. How far back does that record go, according to the announcement? A. 1946 B. 1956 C. 1966 D. 1976 E. 1986 2. In a Nov. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstand: What do you know about the end of the Maui Bulletin?
1. On June 17, Gov. David Ige signed HB 2034 into law. The bill appropriates $450,000 in general funds to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission for restoration projects. How much was the appropriation in the bill’s original form? A. $400,000 B. $450,000 C. $500,000 D. $550,000 E. $600,000 2. On Friday, June 17, Gov. Ige said that he’s still mulling House Bill 2501, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the bills Gov. David Ige signed recently?
1. From April 12 to May 13, a team of NOAA scientists removed 12 tons of marine debris from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. According to a May 20 NOAA news release, how many plastic beverage bottles were in that haul? A. 692 B. 834 C. 1,033 D. 1,295 E. 1,468 2. In April 2015, Maui County’s unemployment rate (not … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know marine debris in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands?