Hard getting a seat now

As the debate rages in Hawaii about the mandatory mask issue, since the CDC came out with its new guidance on masks and vaccinated people, one element of the economy that is affected by all this is restaurants. Of course, we all know when the pandemic started, the hospitality industry as a whole took one, if not the biggest hit with mandatory shutdowns and such. With the relaxing of regulations ...
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Mission creep, quagmire, or a visionless project

One of the first things that were disturbing about the debate over the Honolulu rail system (otherwise known as the Honolulu mass-transit project) was the fact that no one at Honolulu Hale could succinctly come up with what the vision of the endeavor was. There have been a plethora of reasons for building the rail, but no one has come up with a cohesive vision as to why - maybe ...
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Hibiscus Drive – how soon we forget

Over the past few weeks, starting on April 5, my birthday, there have been two events between residents of Oahu and Honolulu Police Officers that have taken up a lot of the news. To briefly summarize, on April 5. Honolulu Police shot and killed a 16-year-old in a police interaction after he and the other young people in the car that was stolen and was used as a getaway car ...
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Being banned never stopped him

IN FEDERAL CASE NO. 1:20-CR-286-RBW, a federal judge approved the plea deal by Mr. Hanalei Aipoalani in which he said he was guilty of embezzling a half-million dollars in federal funds and accepting bribes from clients in the administration of CARES act funding he was awarded. Hanalei Aipoalani PC: https://www.facebook.com/Hanalei4Hawaii A deep dive into both the plea deal and the articles that reported on it, a small mention that Mr ...
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Thanks, but no thanks

Since it is Good Friday 2021, during a pandemic, it's probably the best of all times to talk about the new tale of Kings Cathedral and Chapel Church in Kahului Maui and the discovery that it’s a site of a super spreader event. It is also a good time to share an observation about how much the government is now willing to even try to enforce the rules. Here is ...
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