Hawaii

Why Five States Have Raised The Age For Buying Tobacco (VIDEO)

Why Five States Have Raised The Age For Buying Tobacco (VIDEO)

This week, Oregon became the fifth state to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21. The other states are Hawaii, California, New Jersey, and Maine. Under the Oregon bill signed by Governor Kate Brown, merchants who sell tobacco and tobacco products to anyone under 21 will face fines from $50 up to $1,000. Rob […]

Trump’s War On ‘Bad Hombres’ Deports Law-Abiding Coffee Farmer (VIDEO)

Trump’s War On ‘Bad Hombres’ Deports Law-Abiding Coffee Farmer (VIDEO)

There was no fight, no resistance, no struggle. Andres Magana Ortiz, 43, accepted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s decree, and volunteered to return to Mexico, which he left at age 15 after being smuggled into the United States to be with his mother. A respected coffee farmer who started his own coffee farm in Hawaii’s Kona region, Ortiz […]

States Take Charge Of The Fight Against Climate Change – Defy Trump’s Paris Fail (VIDEO)

States Take Charge Of The Fight Against Climate Change – Defy Trump’s Paris Fail (VIDEO)

In the wake of America’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, U.S. states are moving to combat climate change without the help of the federal government. This week, Minnesota joined a growing list of states committed to the United States Climate Alliance, an agreement between individual states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 26 percent […]

Twitter Rips Jeff Sessions A New One For His Nasty Comments On Hawaii (TWEETS)

Twitter Rips Jeff Sessions A New One For His Nasty Comments On Hawaii (TWEETS)

On Thursday, the Attorney General of the United States, the top law enforcement officer in the country, decided he’d do as his boss has done on numerous occasions and take a cheap shot at a federal judge. Appearing on the ultra conservative Mark Levin radio show, Sessions said he was astonished that a federal judge […]

Obama Expands One Of Dub’s Little Known Legacies In Hawaii (TWEETS, VIDEO)

Obama Expands One Of Dub’s Little Known Legacies In Hawaii (TWEETS, VIDEO)

On Friday, President Barack Obama expanded the largest ecologically protected space in in Hawaii. It now encompasses 500,000 square miles. This quadrupled the size of the Papahanaumokuakea (pronounced “Papa-ha-now-moh-koo-ah-kay-ah”) Marine National Monument. It is located in the northern Hawaiian Islands. President George W. Bush created the monument a decade ago. Scientists and environmentalists have been fighting for […]

NRA Losing Its Sh*t Over Hawaii Gun Owner Database (VIDEO)

NRA Losing Its Sh*t Over Hawaii Gun Owner Database (VIDEO)

A few years ago, the FBI moved toward using a new biometric database to monitor for possible criminal activity. States were asked to fingerprint everyone in a position of “trust.” Public school teachers, assistant teachers, bus drivers, and day care workers were among those required to submit to the procedure. The FBI wanted to provide more than […]

How Sanders Is Courting the Native Hawaiian Vote

How Sanders Is Courting the Native Hawaiian Vote

On March 26, Hawaii Democrats go to caucus.  Separated from the U.S. mainland by 2,000 miles of Pacific Ocean, Hawaii has always stuck to its unique brand of local politics.  This round, Bernie Sanders has crafted a message tailored to Native Hawaiians, returning the issues of self-determination and sovereignty to the front burner. Hawaii’s 25 Democratic […]

Lesbian Couple Claims They Were Arrested For Kissing In Public

Lesbian Couple Claims They Were Arrested For Kissing In Public

Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero were on vacation in Hawaii in March of this year, and while they were in Foodland doing some shopping, they happened to be holding hands and kissing. In other words, they were doing what many couples do, but since they were both women, that was a problem for an off-duty […]

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…Global Warming?

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…Global Warming?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, alright. Even in Hawaii, which just received warning of a blizzard. But no, climate-change deniers; this doesn’t disprove global warming. Instead, it only proves it. Heavy snow and high winds are expected to strike the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through the nighttime hours of […]

Hawaii GOP Lawmaker Claims Sexual-Education Program Promotes Homosexuality

Hawaii GOP Lawmaker Claims Sexual-Education Program Promotes Homosexuality

  Recently, Hawaii rolled out a sex education program for middle school students called “Pono Choices,” which is geared toward helping Hawaii’s teenagers make lifestyle choices that will help them avoid teen pregnancy and STDs. It includes a heavy dose of Hawaiian cultural values; indeed, “pono” means “righteousness” in Hawaiian. This curriculum was badly needed […]

Equal Marriages Now Legal In Paradise

Equal Marriages  Now Legal In Paradise

Beginning on December 2 the state of Hawaii will become more than a tourist destination for some couples. That is the date that equal marriages for same sex couples will become legal in the state. During a special session on Tuesday, the Hawaii state senate passed the bill which will allow thousands of residents of […]

Birthers Continue to Muddy the Waters With Allegations About Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate

Birthers Continue to Muddy the Waters With Allegations About Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate

Obviously, $2 million does not buy much in the way of secrecy today. Not if you believe the latest reprieve from the Birther committee. The Power Hour website continues to host a page that they claim is the absolute last word when it comes to supporting claims that President Obama has a valid Kenyan birth […]