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Upwards and Onwards at the Grassroot Institute

by  Richard Rowland  As you know, Jamie Story, GRIH’s president for the last three years, will be leaving us to take on a new and very important responsibility in Texas. We view this with mixed emotions. Jamie’s leadership has brought the Grassroot Institute to a much higher level of competency

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Akaka bill: Three questions

by Richard Rowland  It is noticed that virtually every political talker who says they support the Akaka bill likes to say, in response to the “why” question, something like: “I am in favor of the Akaka bill because it will be good for all of the people of Hawaii” Duke

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Anyone for Honesty? How About Integrity?

by “Richard Rowland  Some of the key people pushing the Akaka bill have screwed up. But they do not know it yet. That is because they are so arrogant. They pulled a back room secret deal to modify the bill; failed in the House Committee and succeeded in the Senate.

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Akaka Tribe bill back in the news

The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (S1011/ HR2314), otherwise known as the Akaka Bill, is now before the 111th Congress. In a recent edition of The Honolulu Advertiser, the lead headline was “Allies defend Akaka Bill.” The story reported that Rep. Nick Rahall, (D. W. Va.) the Chairman

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Upwards and Onwards at the Grassroot Institute

by  Richard Rowland  As you know, Jamie Story, GRIH’s president for the last three years, will be leaving us to take on a new and very important responsibility in Texas. We view this with mixed emotions. Jamie’s leadership has brought the Grassroot Institute to a much higher level of competency

Read More →

Akaka bill: Three questions

by Richard Rowland  It is noticed that virtually every political talker who says they support the Akaka bill likes to say, in response to the “why” question, something like: “I am in favor of the Akaka bill because it will be good for all of the people of Hawaii” Duke

Read More →

Anyone for Honesty? How About Integrity?

by “Richard Rowland  Some of the key people pushing the Akaka bill have screwed up. But they do not know it yet. That is because they are so arrogant. They pulled a back room secret deal to modify the bill; failed in the House Committee and succeeded in the Senate.

Read More →

Akaka Tribe bill back in the news

The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (S1011/ HR2314), otherwise known as the Akaka Bill, is now before the 111th Congress. In a recent edition of The Honolulu Advertiser, the lead headline was “Allies defend Akaka Bill.” The story reported that Rep. Nick Rahall, (D. W. Va.) the Chairman

Read More →