In case you were wondering, some of Maui’s richest and most powerful landowners and developers had lunch together on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 24. Peter Martin, Charlie Jencks, Everett Dowling–they were all there at the Maui Country Club in Spreckelsville, eating turkey and ham sandwiches with green salad and listening with rapt attention to one of my former editors … [Read more...] about Libertarian author Steven Greenhut talks public employees at Maui County Club
1. On Feb. 12, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar GM Rick Volner announced that his company would begin their final sugar harvest in early March. Counting that harvest, how many will HC&S have done by the time it closes down at the end of this year? A. 124 B. 134 C. 144 D. 154 E. 164 2. A US District Court judge recently tossed out a lawsuit against the State of Hawaii … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about Haleakala National Park’s recently reopened visitor center?
So let's start off with the good news: today the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the ration of women's to men's wage earnings is higher in Hawaii than in any other state in the U.S. "In 2014, Hawaii women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $739, or 92.8 percent of the $796 median usual weekly earnings for their male … [Read more...] about Women’s earnings in Hawaii improving, but not yet good enough
The promise made back on Feb. 23, 2011 was nothing less than the fulfillment of a fundamental civil right. “This signing today of this measure says to all of the world that they are welcome,” said Governor Neil Abercrombie, finally making it legal for the State of Hawaii to legalize same-sex civil unions. “That everyone is a brother or sister here in paradise.” It’s easy to … [Read more...] about Looking at Civil Unions Six Months After They Became Legal in Hawaii