Laura Mae Blumenshein and her son and "produce expert," Seth, shop for items to deliver to customers of LauraMae's Shopping Service, based in Makiki. She launched the company after a long career in the hospitality industry.
"There are many things that we can't do once we turn 18. We still can't gamble. We still can't drink. In most states you can't purchase a firearm. So we look at putting tobacco in line with those other types of behaviors as well." --Jessica Yamauchi, Executive director, Hawaii Public Health Institute
For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. Story »