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‘A Voice For Unity’: Keli‘i Akina profiled by MidWeek

Midweek photo by Anthony Consillio The following article was published originally in MidWeek on Sept. 29, 2021. It was written by Bill Mossman, MidWeek executive editor. _____________ By holding leadership positions at Grassroot Institute of Hawai‘i and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Keli‘i Akina has been able to use his

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MYTH: The Jones Act protects American jobs

The following is an excerpt from “Five myths about the Jones Act,” by institute research associated Josh Mason and Jonathan Helton. ____________ Jones Act supporters frequently say the law is responsible for about 650,000 U.S. jobs. Again, they point to the private PricewaterhouseCoopers study, which estimates that about 95,470 U.S.

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MYTH: The Jones Act contributes to economic growth

The following is taken from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s July 2021 policy brief, “Five myths about the Jones Act,” by institute research associates Josh Mason and Jonathan Helton. __________ The American Maritime Partnership — a powerful lobby group representing Jones Act carriers, shipbuilders and unions — has claimed that the

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MYTH: The Jones Act protects national security

The following is taken from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s July 2021 policy brief, “Five myths about the Jones Act,” by institute research associates Josh Mason and Jonathan Helton. __________ Perhaps the most common argument in defense of the Jones Act is that it ensures the U.S. will have adequate merchant

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Maui businesses in for a rough ride — again

Hawaii businesses have been slammed over the past 18 months by the coronavirus lockdowns, capacity limits, curfews, mask mandates varying degrees of vaccine passports or regular COVID-19 testing, and above all the uncertainty. On Maui, Pamela Tumpap, president of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, called their effects “devastating.” Interviewed this past Monday on Keli’i Akina‘s  “Hawaii

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Honolulu Council urged to shelve digital vaccine passports resolution

Photo by Charley Myers The following news release was issued Sept. 2, 2021, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ________ The Honolulu City Council is considering a resolution that would urge digital vaccine passports for “higher risk” establishments statewide   HONOLULU, Sept. 2, 2021 >> A resolution being considered today

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TESTIMONY: Digital vaccine passports pose threat to equity, civil liberties

The following is testimony submitted Sept. 2, 2021, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Honolulu City Council Committee on Transportation, Sustainability and Health. ___________ Sept. 2, 2021 10:30 a.m. Honolulu City Council Chamber and Videoconference To: Committee on Transportation, Sustainability and Health Radiant Cordero, Chair Brandon J.C. Elefante, Vice

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‘A Voice For Unity’: Keli‘i Akina profiled by MidWeek

Midweek photo by Anthony Consillio The following article was published originally in MidWeek on Sept. 29, 2021. It was written by Bill Mossman, MidWeek executive editor. _____________ By holding leadership positions at Grassroot Institute of Hawai‘i and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Keli‘i Akina has been able to use his

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MYTH: The Jones Act protects American jobs

The following is an excerpt from “Five myths about the Jones Act,” by institute research associated Josh Mason and Jonathan Helton. ____________ Jones Act supporters frequently say the law is responsible for about 650,000 U.S. jobs. Again, they point to the private PricewaterhouseCoopers study, which estimates that about 95,470 U.S.

Read More →

MYTH: The Jones Act contributes to economic growth

The following is taken from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s July 2021 policy brief, “Five myths about the Jones Act,” by institute research associates Josh Mason and Jonathan Helton. __________ The American Maritime Partnership — a powerful lobby group representing Jones Act carriers, shipbuilders and unions — has claimed that the

Read More →

MYTH: The Jones Act protects national security

The following is taken from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s July 2021 policy brief, “Five myths about the Jones Act,” by institute research associates Josh Mason and Jonathan Helton. __________ Perhaps the most common argument in defense of the Jones Act is that it ensures the U.S. will have adequate merchant

Read More →

Maui businesses in for a rough ride — again

Hawaii businesses have been slammed over the past 18 months by the coronavirus lockdowns, capacity limits, curfews, mask mandates varying degrees of vaccine passports or regular COVID-19 testing, and above all the uncertainty. On Maui, Pamela Tumpap, president of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, called their effects “devastating.” Interviewed this past Monday on Keli’i Akina‘s  “Hawaii

Read More →

Honolulu Council urged to shelve digital vaccine passports resolution

Photo by Charley Myers The following news release was issued Sept. 2, 2021, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. ________ The Honolulu City Council is considering a resolution that would urge digital vaccine passports for “higher risk” establishments statewide   HONOLULU, Sept. 2, 2021 >> A resolution being considered today

Read More →

TESTIMONY: Digital vaccine passports pose threat to equity, civil liberties

The following is testimony submitted Sept. 2, 2021, by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to the Honolulu City Council Committee on Transportation, Sustainability and Health. ___________ Sept. 2, 2021 10:30 a.m. Honolulu City Council Chamber and Videoconference To: Committee on Transportation, Sustainability and Health Radiant Cordero, Chair Brandon J.C. Elefante, Vice

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