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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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Looking the other way is not an option

Drinking from a fire hose, blind-folded with both arms tied behind your back. This is a description that comes to mind when folks ask me to describe what it’s like working in the legislative arena as an advocate. The need … Continue reading

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