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Audio and Text Transcripts of Akaka Bill Panel Debate

by Jere Krischel Last Friday, January 15, 2010, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was proud to present a panel debate on the subject of the Akaka Bill. We were honored to have three presenters at this panel, Mr. Jere Krischel, Mr. Leon Siu and Mr. John Zogby present their own

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In Hawaii, We Must End the Mail-in Election Ballots

by Cliff Slater  We take the secret ballot as so essential to our form of government that many think it is required by the Constitution. Thus it comes as a surprise to most people to find that the secret ballot was not adopted in the U.S. until 1892 — more than

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No more taxes to stop furloughs

By Jamie Story The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is calling out Kanu Hawaii, a self-branded community organization, on its petition entreating the state to preserve children’s education. Among its demands are raiding the Hurricane Fund, raiding the Rainy Day Fund, and raising taxes, all of which would come at the

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Why Hawaii needs a new transparency website ASAP

By Jamie Story It’s really very simple. It is our tax money and we want to see how it is being spent. Since its founding eight years ago, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has led the fight for government transparency and accountability by educating the voters, citizens, and taxpayers of

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Life and Death Medical Challenges in Maui

by Malia Zimmerman  Ellen Bellerose rushed to Maui Memorial Medical Center’s emergency room at her cardiologist’s direction after she felt severe pain and pressure in her neck, chest and arms. As the pain intensified over the next two hours, she walked up to the counter three times to report difficulty breathing.

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Honolulu’s Energy Hyprocrisy

by Hideo Hikida In 2007, Hawaii state officials unveiled a new plan to reduce city power consumption by 10% by 2017. Two years later, the city is still  going in the wrong direction. In figures released today, the city’s electricity use has actually increased by almost 15% in the last

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Giving ObamaCare proponents the finger

By Kenli Schoolland The health care debate is sure getting heated these days as a 65-year-old man who was against socialized healthcare had his pinky finger bitten off in an argument at a healthcare rally. To be fair, he did punch the other guy first, but was biting off a finger in return

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Hawaii State Teachers’ Union Clamps Down on Teacher Dissension

by Laura Brown “In order to maintain pride and dignity in our profession, we teachers must continually strive to uphold our responsibilities to enhance and protect our rights in the classroom, in the educational system, and in the community at large.” –Forward, Hawaii State Teachers’ Association, Bylaws 2009 Though an

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Audio and Text Transcripts of Akaka Bill Panel Debate

by Jere Krischel Last Friday, January 15, 2010, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was proud to present a panel debate on the subject of the Akaka Bill. We were honored to have three presenters at this panel, Mr. Jere Krischel, Mr. Leon Siu and Mr. John Zogby present their own

Read More →

In Hawaii, We Must End the Mail-in Election Ballots

by Cliff Slater  We take the secret ballot as so essential to our form of government that many think it is required by the Constitution. Thus it comes as a surprise to most people to find that the secret ballot was not adopted in the U.S. until 1892 — more than

Read More →

No more taxes to stop furloughs

By Jamie Story The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is calling out Kanu Hawaii, a self-branded community organization, on its petition entreating the state to preserve children’s education. Among its demands are raiding the Hurricane Fund, raiding the Rainy Day Fund, and raising taxes, all of which would come at the

Read More →

Why Hawaii needs a new transparency website ASAP

By Jamie Story It’s really very simple. It is our tax money and we want to see how it is being spent. Since its founding eight years ago, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has led the fight for government transparency and accountability by educating the voters, citizens, and taxpayers of

Read More →

Life and Death Medical Challenges in Maui

by Malia Zimmerman  Ellen Bellerose rushed to Maui Memorial Medical Center’s emergency room at her cardiologist’s direction after she felt severe pain and pressure in her neck, chest and arms. As the pain intensified over the next two hours, she walked up to the counter three times to report difficulty breathing.

Read More →

Honolulu’s Energy Hyprocrisy

by Hideo Hikida In 2007, Hawaii state officials unveiled a new plan to reduce city power consumption by 10% by 2017. Two years later, the city is still  going in the wrong direction. In figures released today, the city’s electricity use has actually increased by almost 15% in the last

Read More →

Giving ObamaCare proponents the finger

By Kenli Schoolland The health care debate is sure getting heated these days as a 65-year-old man who was against socialized healthcare had his pinky finger bitten off in an argument at a healthcare rally. To be fair, he did punch the other guy first, but was biting off a finger in return

Read More →

Hawaii State Teachers’ Union Clamps Down on Teacher Dissension

by Laura Brown “In order to maintain pride and dignity in our profession, we teachers must continually strive to uphold our responsibilities to enhance and protect our rights in the classroom, in the educational system, and in the community at large.” –Forward, Hawaii State Teachers’ Association, Bylaws 2009 Though an

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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