Monthly Archives: April 2020

Tell Hawaii’s legislators that it’s time to go to work. Please take action TODAY and before May 4th if at all possible.

Aloha Friends, Please email key legislators TODAY, and let them know using your own words’: “Putting off the many critical issues facing Hawaii until 2021 will not serve us well. Please, reconvene the 2020 legislative session and extend into a … Continue reading

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The 2020 Hawaii State Legislature, must get back to work.

If sending flowers to mom is now considered an essential service, it would seem that it’s past time for the 2020 legislative session to likewise get back to doing “the people’s work”. God knows, there is plenty of work to … Continue reading

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Big Dog Politics & Post Pandemic Policy – Kauai Style

It was interesting to watch the recent mash-up between the big dogs – Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Senate President Kauai Senator Ronald Kouchi, Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami, and Lt. Governor Josh Green. The Honolulu Mayor suggested last week that Kauai … Continue reading

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Where I live there are rainbows, and we help each other

In March 2006, Nancy Arcayna wrote in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin that every time Hector Venegas hears the song “Hawaiian Lullaby” he is reminded of his daughter, Krista. “The song evolved from the situation of my daughter’s life … her life-threatening … Continue reading

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Foresight, not hindsight should be our goal

2020 vision and decisive action by our state legislature is needed now more than ever. Hawaii cannot afford to wait until 2021. The State House and Senate have each convened a “Special Committee on COVID-19”. Ostensibly the mission and goal of each … Continue reading

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Neighbor-Islands Poised To Lead Economic Recovery

“Essentially, economists say, there won’t be a fully functioning economy again until people are confident that they can go about their business without a high risk of catching the virus.” New York Times April 6, 2020. A high bar to … Continue reading

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Post-Pandemic Public Policy – The Conversation Starts Now

Post-Pandemic Public Policy – The Conversation Starts Now Incoming travel has just about been eliminated. The hotels and airlines are shutting down, restaurants and many businesses have closed, and residents are staying home. At some point soon our broader community … Continue reading

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