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9th Circuit Court Hears Native Hawaiian Election Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: June 17, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, 808-591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org 9th Circuit Court Hears Native Hawaiian Election Case Grassroot Institute warns that we are closer to a Native Hawaiian tribe than ever before     HONOLULU, HAWAII–June 17, 2016–The challenge to the state’s Native Hawaiian race-based election

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Bitcoin and Hawaii’s Failure to Support Business

Kaloa Robinson and Chay Shioi are entrepreneurs who struggled to launch their business in the face of steep regulation. Joe Kent interviewed them as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui. Bitcoin, an entirely digital form of currency, has been growing in popularity,

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Hawaii Ranks #45 in Nationwide Survey of State Fiscal Condition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: June 1, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, 808-591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Hawaii Ranks #45 in Nationwide Survey of State Fiscal Condition Grassroot Institute stresses need for policies that reduce debt, tax burden  HONOLULU, HAWAII–June 1, 2016–According to a new study from the Mercatus Center, Hawaii ranks 45th

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New Federal Rules May Hurt Small Farmers

Simon Russell, a small farmer and member of the board of agriculture, sat down with Joe Kent as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was introduced in 2014, and it gives the FDA authority to introduce new

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Candidate Speaks Out on Education Spending

Danny Pekus is running for House of Representatives, District 11, South Maui. Joe Kent interviewed him as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui . Joe: “What is your opinion about the way education looks in Kihei?” Danny: “I believe we should be able

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New Report Measures Impact of Federal Regulations on Hawaii

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: May 16, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, 808-591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org New Report Measures Impact of Federal Regulations on Hawaii Grassroot Institute says that state must consider economic impact of regulatory action  HONOLULU, HAWAII–May 16, 2016–According to a new study from the Mercatus Center, Hawaii ranks 39th

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Local Resident Speaks Out About Government Spending

Choon James, a resident of Hauula, is currently having her land seized to make room for a new fire station. Joe Kent interviewed Choon as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. Choon has put a lot of

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Maui’s Dancing Laws

Jiva Jive (pronounced Jeeva Jeeveh) of the Maui Dance Advocates spoke with Joe Kent to discuss the dancing laws on Maui. The interview was recorded  as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “Special conditions A and B state

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New Report Says Each Taxpayer’s Share of Hawaii’s Debt Is $28,500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: April 26, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Joe Kent, 808-987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org New Report Says Each Taxpayer’s Share of Hawaii’s Debt Is $28,500 Grassroot Institute praises increased transparency, calls for fiscal responsibility  HONOLULU, HAWAII–April 26, 2016–A new report from Truth in Accounting on the financial state of Hawaii

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9th Circuit Court Hears Native Hawaiian Election Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: June 17, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, 808-591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org 9th Circuit Court Hears Native Hawaiian Election Case Grassroot Institute warns that we are closer to a Native Hawaiian tribe than ever before     HONOLULU, HAWAII–June 17, 2016–The challenge to the state’s Native Hawaiian race-based election

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Bitcoin and Hawaii’s Failure to Support Business

Kaloa Robinson and Chay Shioi are entrepreneurs who struggled to launch their business in the face of steep regulation. Joe Kent interviewed them as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui. Bitcoin, an entirely digital form of currency, has been growing in popularity,

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Hawaii Ranks #45 in Nationwide Survey of State Fiscal Condition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: June 1, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, 808-591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org Hawaii Ranks #45 in Nationwide Survey of State Fiscal Condition Grassroot Institute stresses need for policies that reduce debt, tax burden  HONOLULU, HAWAII–June 1, 2016–According to a new study from the Mercatus Center, Hawaii ranks 45th

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New Federal Rules May Hurt Small Farmers

Simon Russell, a small farmer and member of the board of agriculture, sat down with Joe Kent as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was introduced in 2014, and it gives the FDA authority to introduce new

Read More →

Candidate Speaks Out on Education Spending

Danny Pekus is running for House of Representatives, District 11, South Maui. Joe Kent interviewed him as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui . Joe: “What is your opinion about the way education looks in Kihei?” Danny: “I believe we should be able

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New Report Measures Impact of Federal Regulations on Hawaii

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: May 16, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Kelsey Meehan, 808-591-9193, kmeehan@grassrootinstitute.org New Report Measures Impact of Federal Regulations on Hawaii Grassroot Institute says that state must consider economic impact of regulatory action  HONOLULU, HAWAII–May 16, 2016–According to a new study from the Mercatus Center, Hawaii ranks 39th

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Local Resident Speaks Out About Government Spending

Choon James, a resident of Hauula, is currently having her land seized to make room for a new fire station. Joe Kent interviewed Choon as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. Choon has put a lot of

Read More →

Maui’s Dancing Laws

Jiva Jive (pronounced Jeeva Jeeveh) of the Maui Dance Advocates spoke with Joe Kent to discuss the dancing laws on Maui. The interview was recorded  as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “Special conditions A and B state

Read More →

New Report Says Each Taxpayer’s Share of Hawaii’s Debt Is $28,500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATELINE: April 26, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai`i CONTACT: Joe Kent, 808-987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org New Report Says Each Taxpayer’s Share of Hawaii’s Debt Is $28,500 Grassroot Institute praises increased transparency, calls for fiscal responsibility  HONOLULU, HAWAII–April 26, 2016–A new report from Truth in Accounting on the financial state of Hawaii

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