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HPR, Akina talk lava disaster HPR, Akina talk lava disaster

HPR, Akina talk lava disaster

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HART violating FTA deal? HART violating FTA deal?

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HPR, Akina talk lava disaster

HPR, Akina talk lava disaster

Chris Vandercook of Hawaii Public Radio this morning (June 18, 2018) interviewed Keli'i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, about how state law encouraged people to build homes in Lava Zones 1 and 2 on Hawaii Island, where more than 500 homes now...

HART violating FTA deal?

HART violating FTA deal?

MEDIA RELEASE from Grassroot Institute of Hawaii CONTACT: Joe Kent, (808) 987-7322 or jkent@grassrootinstitute.org HONOLULU, June 15, 2018 >> A leading board member of the Honolulu Area Rapid Transportation (HART) is worried that the semi-autonomous city agency may be...

‘Audit the rail’ still a good idea

‘Audit the rail’ still a good idea

The state of Honolulu’s rail project has become so problematic that even a board member for Honolulu Area Rapid Transportation (HART) is asking to press the pause button. But that’s not all. The Grassroot Institute recently obtained a letter (see full letter here)...

As least we’re not as bad as California …

As least we’re not as bad as California …

This week I am writing to you from Dallas and the Economic Freedom of North America (EFNA) conference. Every year I join with leaders of policy think tanks from other U.S. states, plus from Canada and Mexico, to meet with economists who measure and study ways to...

A ‘first’ Honolulu doesn’t need

A ‘first’ Honolulu doesn’t need

MEDIA RELEASE from Grassroot Institute of Hawaii CONTACT: Joe Kent, (808) 987-7322 or jkent@grassrootinstitute.org   HONOLULU, June 7, 2018  >> The Honolulu City Council yesterday approved what could be the nation’s first ban on “surge pricing” by ride-hailing...

Akina on ‘Heartland’ podcast

Akina on ‘Heartland’ podcast

In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Heartland Institute research fellow Jesse Hathaway talks with Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli'i Akina about how the state government’s housing policies have gone up in flames — literally. Lava flows from the...

Blowing the whistle on HART

Blowing the whistle on HART

It’s difficult to protect workplace whistleblowers if intimidation is present in the very place where they would blow their proverbial whistles. But that is what appears to be happening at the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), which has been...

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