June 12, 2013Anthony PignataroTULSI GABBARD’S ON FIRE
Wow, it isn’t every week that a Democratic congressional one with impeccable military credentials—starts blasting both Pentagon brass and the Obama Administration’s immense National Security state. Then again, Tulsi Gabbard—who represents Hawaii’s Second District—isn’t your average congressional member.
This is surprising because of her dual government roles. As a member of Congress, she’s responsible for writing legislation that concerns American military policy as well as oversight ...MoreCoconut Wireless
October 24, 2012Anthony PignataroMs. Bottom,
You’ve been running the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Honolulu Division for five months now, which I can only imagine is quite a change from your previous postings in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. But I see from the May 21 FBI press release announcing your new assignment that your most recent job was chief of the Public Corruption/Civil Rights Section at the FBI’s Washington, DC headquarters, and that, more than anything, is why I’m writing you this open letter.
You see, the County of Maui Department of Liquor Control is out ...MoreLC WATCH 1
June 12, 2013Anthony PignataroThe alternative newspaper Honolulu Weekly, which has published for the last 23 years, closed this week. The closure robs readers on Oahu and the rest of the state of a voice and that differed sharply from other local publications.
"I am sorry to say that this will be the last issue of the Weekly that we will print," stated a note from owner/publisher Laurie V. Carlson in the June 5 issue. "I am sad about closing but I see no way that we can maintain our revenue stream and our fiscal health. Things have gone from manageable with great stress to bleak. We have worked tirelessly during the last ...MoreUpfront News
June 12, 2013Rebecca NakashimaBrienna Gomes, 17, of Kahului hopes to be the first female motocross rider from Maui to make it to the annual Red Bull AMA National Amateur Motocross Championship. It’s one of the most renowned amateur motocross races in the world, and takes place in late July and early August. In the past, this race has acted as a launch pad for amateur racers to pursue their dreams of turning pro.
Gomes, her parents and her two sisters are attempting to raise the money necessary to send all five of them to the National Championship race at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Tennessee. By selling T-shirts and asking ...MoreUpfront News 1
June 12, 2013Axel BeersIn September of 2012, a group of Hawaiian prisoners filed suit against Governor Neil Abercrombie, Ted Sakai the Director of the Hawaii Department of Public Safety and Corrections Corporations of America, the owner of the Arizona prison in which they are incarcerated. The ongoing case hinges on the question of whether the native Hawaiian inmates are freely able to practice their religion in the Arizona jail.
Documents from the hearings are now available online, as part of the Ninth Circuit (the Pacific, West Coast and a couple other Western States) Court of Appeals’ new effort to publish ...MoreUpfront News
June 16, 2011Jacob Shafer29 percent
Portion by which hotel-room tax collections have increased in Hawaii in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, compared to last year
Portion by which individual income ...MoreBy the Numbers
Upfront NewsJune 05, 2013Past Grandma’s Coffee in Keokea, a little ways down the winding road that leads to the unseen parts of the island, is a small park that overlooks More...
Coconut WirelessJune 05, 2013MAUI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS JOIN TO GIVE SOBERING PICTURE OF MAUI FUTURE
This is for anyone concerned about such things as population growth and land More...
Upfront News 2June 05, 2013Climate change is one of those issues that only affects certain people. Lauren Campbell, the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Conservation Director, knows More... 2
Upfront News 3June 05, 2013The number of Chinese tourists who visit Hawaii each year increased by 25,000 from 2008 to 2011. With China expected to eventually be our top tourist More... 1
News of the WeirdJune 05, 2013CULTURE CLASH
Five self-proclaimed devout, conservative Muslim women host the TV series Building Bridges on Channel A9, presenting the seemingly contradictory More...
Upfront NewsMay 29, 2013This week the situation at the embattled Wailuku Main Street Association, the once mighty community nonprofit that’s been under fire for all manner More...
Coconut WirelessMay 29, 2013SWEET, SWEET VICTORY FOR HC&S
Thanks to Hawaii’s two U.S. Senators (both of which are Democrats), Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar can breathe a bit More... 2
Upfront News 2May 29, 2013On Saturday, May 25, Maui activists in Kahului joined two million protestors around the world in a global "March Against Monsanto" event, aimed at bringing More... 2
Upfront News 3May 29, 2013The late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye is remembered fondly for many aspects of his service: being a representative of the people, a provider for the state More...
News of the WeirdMay 29, 2013BACKYARD BARNYARD
The Department of Agriculture reported recently that in four of America’s largest cities—New York, Miami, Los Angeles and More...
Upfront NewsMay 22, 2013The simplest dishes are sometimes the most meaningful. To me, nothing tops a good grilled cheese. For Hawaiian celebrity chef Alan Wong, that favorite More...
Upfront News 2May 22, 2013Call government-funded healthcare a military "rapid deployment exercise," give it a cool name like "Tropic Care Maui" and even the Republicans will get More...
Coconut WirelessMay 22, 2013LAHAINA MARKET PLACE CUTS DOWN ITS TREES
And now we’re going to talk a bit about trees—or rather, the act of going up to very old, very beautiful More... 1
Upfront News 3May 22, 2013In the last year, the Kahului Rotary Club has fulfilled its motto "Service Above Self" with community giving projects all around Maui. Now it’s More...
News of the WeirdMay 22, 2013CHARMING
The beauty pageant each April at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, requires traditional skills like interview poise, evening-gown More...
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