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?
[NOTE: This post was updated on May 6 to include new details from the Maui PD] It was a tragic death. Shortly before 10am on Thursday, May 1, Patricia Rabellizsa (29) of Kihei fell about 150 feet to her death on the Piiholo Zipline course in Makawao. She was a company employee, and was working on that course when she fell. On May 6, the Maui Police Department released the … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Does The May 1 Pi’iholo Zipline Fatality Signal Future Industry Regulation?
By Anthony Pignataro It’s that time again: that magical moment when proposed bills in Hawaii pass three readings in their legislative body of origin and then crossover to the other house. To celebrate, here are the details on nine bills that have somehow survived and are headed to vote. Oahu blogger/investigative reporter Ian Lind (ilind.net) found them (among others) a few … [Read more...] about 9 Big Bills Moving Through The Hawaii Legislature That Have Gotten Little Press
So it looks like Hawaii won’t be regulating ziplining any time soon. On Feb. 7, the state House Economic Revitalization and Business (ERB) Committee voted to defer HB 2060, a bill that would have established “standards and regulations” for zipline companies and “canopy tour operators” throughout the state. This normally wouldn’t be big news except for a few small details. … [Read more...] about State of Hawaii Inspectors Don’t Want To Inspect Ziplines, Get Legislature to Defer HB 2060
EDIT PICK: BEST WAY TO MAKE YOUR DATE SCREAM Zip lining You’re standing mere inches from the edge of a cliff. Taking a deep breath and a running start, suddenly you’re hundreds of feet above the ground, soaring through trees on a steel cable. It’s called zip lining, and it’s an exhilarating thrill ride that also has you appreciating the natural, serene beauty of … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2006: Best Way to Make your Date Scream on Maui: Zip lining