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As I post this article, Honolulu is in "lockdown" mode. Our health professionals tell us to eat nutritious food, keep a social distance and maintain an exercise regimen. For me that means a daily walk around the neighborhood or a hike with the doggy up the Mau'umae...
The rapid spread of COVID-19 brings not only a daily increase in number of infections with it but also a multitude of questions. This guide is to help clarify this issue and disseminate further information and guidance to resources. >> http://www.councilmemberpine.com/covid-19-guidline/
We all need to stay home but visitors need to stay home too “I appreciate the Mayor telling locals to stay home to stay healthy but visitors need to stay home too. Right now we need to protect ourselves from...
HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I — After discussions with Councilmember Kym Pine, Ko Olina resort will be closing its hotels effective Tuesday. “I’ve been working with Jeff Stone, owner of Ko Olina Resorts and they will be closing all of Ko Olina's hotels and its establishments next week,”...
Vicky Heldreich Durand has had a life-long love affair with surfing. She recently launched a memoir, Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer, which chronicles the life of her mother, Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt, a legendary surfer in the days when woman surfers were...
Sydney Ross Singer Medical Anthropologist Director, Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease March 20, 2020 Most of the advice from medicine regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is to avoid contact with others, wash your hands...
Senate Bill 2696, which the Senate has just given to the House for consideration, is a bill “Relating to Green Fees.”  These green fees have nothing to do with playing golf, however; they are per visitor, per stay charges the money from which goes to protect and preserve the environment.  Some national governments...
In the past few legislative sessions, there always had been one or two proposals to raise taxes in a big way.  Some of them got pretty far along the road to becoming law, and some of them actually became law.  You might recall that in 2017, Act 107 permanently reinstated the...
We have occasionally written about a “carbon tax,” something environmentalists appear to be supporting enthusiastically.  The basic idea behind one is that a tax is placed upon the purchase of all fuels that result in carbon emissions when the fuel is burned to release energy.  The amount of the tax is...
It is difficult to quantify the magnitude of a campaign FOR PRESIDENT - run entirely on the fortunes of Michael Bloomberg and the favors that buys. Bloomberg's campaign is like a machine, oozing unlimited manpower and resources to advance...