As reported in Nature magazine, we now know that starfish have eyes, a tiny eye on the tip of each bendy starfish arm. And each eye can look right back at you. And yes some of these guys light up the darkness down there at the bottom of the ocean. They do this so they can see!
Someone told me recently that they considered attending an event in the next town, but it seemed too far to drive on a cool, rainy night. We chuckled, and I realized that kind of thinking was not foreign to me, even though I know that our homeland is only about 35 miles wide from shore to shore in any direction from a bird’s eye view.
Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz, head of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, purposely sabotaged the $15 minimum wage Bill 2291 by not scheduling a hearing this past February. This is the third year our Democratic Party-controlled Legislature has fallen short in seriously addressing Hawaii’s low-wage situation.
The Hawaii Council of Mayors proposed a bill in their 2018 Legislative Package, which was numbered HB 1665, to amend the amount of transient accommodations tax (TAT) revenue from a specified amount each year to a percentage of the revenues collected.
People are often curious about the reality of serving as a member of the Kauai County Council. How much time does it take to do the work? How much does it pay? Do you really have to give up your private life in order to serve? Do you have to quit your existing employment to serve on the council? Is it really a “thankless job”?