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Hotel Housekeepers Are Heroes – All Hawaii Workers Deserve A Living Wage

Are the rest of us as committed as hotel housekeepers to raising up Hawaii? Can we as a community accomplish in 60 days what the hotel housekeepers and restaurant workers achieved in 51 days? The 2,700 UniteHere Local 5 members … Continue reading

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Under The Guise Of Civility

As newly elected legislators at all levels begin taking office, it is important to remind everyone that robust debate and holding our politicians accountable is critical to a healthy democracy. To those politicians who are thin of skin, I encourage … Continue reading

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An open letter to those who have been elected to serve in public office, and call themselves Democrats.

The mid-terms are over and it’s time now to get down to business, the people’s business to be specific. You ran for office and were elected under the banner of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and the hope for many … Continue reading

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Prayers, Politics, and Policy –

I think taking one day per year and dedicating it to being thankful is a good idea.  Actually, I wake up most mornings just being thankful for being alive, thankful for my good health, for my wonderful family, and for … Continue reading

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Choosing the Chair – Whose Bias Do You Prefer?

Today being the first post-election meeting of the Kauai County Council is sure to be non-eventful on its surface.  But the sub-currents are no doubt running strong, even as the winners are gracious and the losers act like all is … Continue reading

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A Most Audacious Move – 

In politics, audacity is not a characteristic that many politicians are known for, especially during an election year.  The award for the most audacious politician in Hawaii for the year 2018, certainly must go to Kauai Councilmember Ross Kagawa. Councilmember … Continue reading

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Four Steps For Change: Legislative, Electoral, Judicial and Grassroots

Aloha, Like you, I care deeply about the problems and challenges facing us here in Hawaii, my home and the birthplace of my children and grandchildren. There are many pathways to effect change but the lens of advocacy through which … Continue reading

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