Tag Archives: politics

How Unusual -Kauai Business Interests Seek To Weaken Kauai County Lobbyist Bill

“Lobbyist Bill Draws Strong Support” or “Local Lobbyists Oppose Lobbying Regulation Bill” are sample headlines that could have been displayed in The Garden Island article of February 11. Over 50 people submitted testimony in support of Bill #2614 and only … Continue reading

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The Hooser Blog: Personal reflections, council updates, re-election campaign – and matters concerning angst, fear and the nature of our humanity

In a group discussion recently, questions and concerns were raised about the pitfalls of “trying to do too much”. Honestly, I had a difficult time grasping the concept.  I see life as being far too short and the challenges of … Continue reading

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State House Agricultural Committee – Disappointment Is Too Mild A Description

Words cannot express how disappointed I am with the conduct of the State House Agricultural Committee.  They continue to ignore the science, the medical literature and the community calling out for meaningful regulation. Instead members of this committee simply follow … Continue reading

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Pulling Back The Curtain: The Carleton Ching Vote – Time To Hero-Up

After watching the entire Senate committee hearing covering the appointment of real estate development lobbyist Carleton Ching to be Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, it seems embarrassingly obvious that Mr. Ching is not even remotely qualified … Continue reading

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On The Creation Of Cynics – Disrespecting Community And The Democratic Process

On Thursday February 19th numerous residents from all parts of our State got out of bed much earlier than normal, took off from work or school, arranged child-care and headed to the State Capitol. For many, the trip meant flying … Continue reading

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Doing the Hooser Happy Dance (s), The Maui Miracle and More

The Kauai County Council election is an “at large election” with the top 7 vote getters being elected to serve as councilmember’s. At 9:45pm on Tuesday the 4th of November I was sitting solidly at #11 and essentially looking for … Continue reading

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On changing the world – starting here, now and with you.

Aloha, Most of us at some time or another in our life want to change the world. Some of us hang on to that dream and others drop it quickly by the wayside as if its pursuit was frivolous and … Continue reading

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How mom votes – On plunking, block voting, slates and other such Kauai County Council voting strategies

The absentee ballots have been mailed, walk in voting starts on October 21 and emails and blog postings are already promoting strategies and suggestions on how to get your favorite Kauai County Council candidates elected. I am compelled to explain … Continue reading

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Dylan Hooser Enters Race For State House Seat

In case you have not heard, my son Dylan has entered the race for election to the Hawaii State House District 15 (Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi and Omao). Needless to say, I am proud of my son and of … Continue reading

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The Often Not Very Pretty Process Of Lawmaking

The passage of Bill 2491 into law requiring the largest chemical companies in the world to disclose their pesticide use and prohibiting the use of these chemicals near Kauai schools, hospitals and homes or face criminal penalties – is a … Continue reading

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