Monthly Archives: March 2020

Pandemic Priorities – Thinking Ahead To The 2020 Legislative Session Reopening

While our first priority is personal health and then the economic realities of today, we must also at some point soon talk about what comes tomorrow. There is the “here and now” conversation of social distancing, travel bans, quarantines and … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad – True confessions on my 9th day of almost self-isolation

Gotta confess I have mostly but not completely stayed home during these past 9 days. Today I went to the Big Save and to Times supermarkets with a short but challenging honey-do list (but never was able to find eggs … Continue reading

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Reflections on Covid-19, Kauai County leadership and the future

Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami should be commended for his leadership in guiding Kauai County through these past very difficult few weeks. His daily updates have provided a calm, consistent and reassuring message that appropriate measures are being put into place … Continue reading

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Emergency Declaration suspends environmental, land use, planning laws

From Donna Wong, Hawaii 1,000 Friends – “While citing the need to take all precautions to prevent Coronavirus-19 from spreading, which I agree is critical the Governor in his Supplemental Proclamation has suspended HRS 91 Sunshine Law, HRS 92 Public … Continue reading

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The self-isolation blues – #separationanxiety

Today is my 6th day of voluntary self-isolation. I am not sick, have no symptoms of any kind and to my knowledge, I have not been exposed to Covid-19. I’m staying home because it seems like the right thing to … Continue reading

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The Hawaii Legislature has suspended its 2020 legislative session.

What does this mean? Read the Civil Beat piece “Hawaii legislature to suspend session amid coronavirus fears” For advocates and those tracking, supporting and opposing various legislative measures, the short answer is that everything is on hold. There will be … Continue reading

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Today April 4th is the deadline to join and be eligible to vote in the Democratic Party of Hawaii Presidential Primary

Full disclosure: Though I am Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, this column is not written for or on behalf of the Democratic Party of Hawaii – but is my personal and individual voice only. My initial inclination today … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and the 48% living on the edge

Crazy, dangerous times we live in. The fear, tension, and panic of the coronavirus pandemic have clearly taken over all aspects of our daily lives. The entire planet is enveloped in the same hysteria and threatened by the same pathogen … Continue reading

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2020 Kuleana Academy is coming – emerging political/policy leaders wanted

Have you noticed the political awakening sweeping across Hawaiʻi? Communities on every island are organizing to make their voices heard by government. Direct-action protests are popping up on different islands. More Hawaiʻi residents are registering to vote. Exciting new candidates … Continue reading

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A new candidates guide to running for office

June 2nd is the deadline for candidates to file for public office and August 8th is the date of Hawai’i’s primary election. There will be at least 63 open seats in the Hawaii State House and Senate. While political pundit … Continue reading

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