Monthly Archives: May 2020

On DINO’S and Deadlines

June 2 is the filing deadline for prospective candidates interested in running in the upcoming 2020 elections. Those who might be interested in entering the race for County Council, the State House of Representatives, or the State Senate – need … Continue reading

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Title: Legislature: Budget Work Is Only Half Of It

While Hawaii’s legislative leadership is crowing loudly about their proclivity in spending the COVID disaster money, balancing the state budget, and avoiding public worker layoffs and salary cuts – there is far too much still going undone. The 2020 legislature … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Conspiracy – Connecting the dots, or not

A friend recently posted concerns about her mother being in a nursing home where residents had tested positive for the virus. A commenter quickly chimed in: “They are doing it on purpose. Sending corona people to those homes.” That commenter, … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s legislative leaders need to step up, or step aside

Our economic house is on fire. Passing a handful of budget measures supporting shovel-ready construction projects is not enough. Borrowing money from the federal government to avoid public worker layoffs and pay cuts, while critically important, is still not enough. … Continue reading

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Putting policy, politics and a pandemic into perspective

There is nothing quite like taking a long walk on the beach to put life in perspective. While it’s far too easy sometimes to wallow in our misfortune, the truth is that many, if not most of us who live … Continue reading

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