Friday, July 30, 2021
Recently, a sharply divided Hawaiian Homes Commission sent to Governor Ige a legislative proposal to allow limited casino gaming on Hawaiian homelands. As Civil Beat reported, commission chair William Aila put the proposal forward as a revenue opportunity at a time when government needs...
Watching the Sunday news program can sometimes actually be an education. What a surprise to hear a Republican Representative state that Americans don't need a stimulus check! I cannot imagine what world he was living in. Perhaps it is because the...
The path leading to how to fix our battered economy has taken some crazy twists and turns. Governor Ige, first, announced that he will furlough all state workers for two days a month to chop down the expenses required in state government.
  Sydney Ross SingerMedical AnthropologistDirector, Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease  Many diseases are caused by our culture, and are reinforced by habit, custom, and unspoken social pressures. To prevent these lifestyle, or culturogenic diseases, we need to radically change...
The voters have spoken. With the highest turnout ever, the City and County of Honolulu overturned the status quo and selected a mayor with no meaningful connections to the unions; rejected the ones that did; and put a neophyte in...
When we analyze how well, or how poorly, our economy is faring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and then try to craft appropriate corrective action, we often hear the buzzword “data-driven.”  ”Data-driven,” in general terms, means we want a strategy that is backed...
A few weeks ago, we wrote about how the State’s procurement law was suspended by Governor’s Emergency Proclamation.  We argued it meant standardless spending, and we were delighted to report last week that the issue was addressed in the most recent Emergency Proclamation.  In...
Let's begin with wireless ear buds. I know I’m showing my age, but I never thought the day would come when I’d have ear buds dripping out of my auricles. However, after a month of testing these out, I’m sold on the Liberty 2...
by Esther Lambright Whether it’s a full-on portrait shoot or a quick snapshot, I think we can all agree that we like to look our best in photos.  And while selfies might seem like the thing for most, others (like me) employ their...