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“Hawaii Together”

On the defeat of Bill 10 and why housing on Maui is so expensive

The defeat of Bill 10 on Maui and why housing is so expensive on Maui were among topics of discussion between Keli’i Akina and Jason Economou on Akina’s latest “Hawaii Together” program, which aired May 10, 2021, on the ThinkTech Hawaii network Economou, an attorney, is government affairs director for

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Housing bill wrong way to help Maui working families, Sugimura says

How to create more affordable housing on Maui was the topic of Keli’i Akina’s latest “Hawaii Together” program on the ThinkTech Hawaii network. Yuki Lei Sugimura, a five-year member of the Maui County Council, was the program’s special guest. She spoke with Akina in particular about a proposed Maui ordinance,

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‘Perfect storm’ for rail an opportunity, HART board member says

During Keli‘i Akina”s “Hawaii Together” program on Monday, Joe Uno of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation candidly explained why he thinks the way-behind-schedule Honolulu rail project is ready for a new direction. Echoing a point he made recently in a commentary in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Uno urged that HART consider a “Plan C” for the

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Legislature’s SB56 would be ‘apocalyptic’ for isle doctors

“Well, you’ve heard it,” said Keli’i Akina at the end of his “Hawaii Together” program that aired Monday, March 15, 2021, on ThinkTech Hawaii. “We’ve got a problem here in Hawaii for all us, not just for doctors, and it’s time speak to our legislators about some common sense in

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‘It’s hard to say if they’re schizophrenic or not’

Joe Kent was featured guest on Keli’i Akina’s “Hawaii Together” program on ThinkTech Hawaii network on March 1, 2021, and his first observation about legislators at the 2021 Legislature was, “It’s hard to say if they’re schizophrenic or not.” Kent, executive vice president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was

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Akina, Weinberg tackle Hawaii’s flawed accounting practices

Sheila Weinberg, founder and CEO of the one of the nation’s most important government watchdog groups, Truth in Accounting, was the special guest Feb. 15, 2021, on Keli’i Akina’ “Hawaii Together” program on ThinkTech Hawaii. The show took place on the heels of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii submitting a

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Hill discusses ‘Lockdowns Versus Liberty’ brief

With Hawaii’s COVID-19 state of emergency now in its 11th month, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii this week — on Martin Luther King Jr. Day —released a new policy brief, “Lockdown Versus Liberty,” which calls on the Legislature to step in and restore checks and balances to the state’s emergency powers. The brief

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Bucking the trend: How to put Hawaii on the road to prosperity

It was another rollicking conversation on “The Mike Buck Show” when host Mike Buck on Dec. 29, 2020, again hosted Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, this time to talk about how Hawaii can recover from its devastating economic condition exacerbated most recently by the coronavirus lockdowns,

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On the defeat of Bill 10 and why housing on Maui is so expensive

The defeat of Bill 10 on Maui and why housing is so expensive on Maui were among topics of discussion between Keli’i Akina and Jason Economou on Akina’s latest “Hawaii Together” program, which aired May 10, 2021, on the ThinkTech Hawaii network Economou, an attorney, is government affairs director for

Read More →

Housing bill wrong way to help Maui working families, Sugimura says

How to create more affordable housing on Maui was the topic of Keli’i Akina’s latest “Hawaii Together” program on the ThinkTech Hawaii network. Yuki Lei Sugimura, a five-year member of the Maui County Council, was the program’s special guest. She spoke with Akina in particular about a proposed Maui ordinance,

Read More →

‘Perfect storm’ for rail an opportunity, HART board member says

During Keli‘i Akina”s “Hawaii Together” program on Monday, Joe Uno of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation candidly explained why he thinks the way-behind-schedule Honolulu rail project is ready for a new direction. Echoing a point he made recently in a commentary in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Uno urged that HART consider a “Plan C” for the

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Legislature’s SB56 would be ‘apocalyptic’ for isle doctors

“Well, you’ve heard it,” said Keli’i Akina at the end of his “Hawaii Together” program that aired Monday, March 15, 2021, on ThinkTech Hawaii. “We’ve got a problem here in Hawaii for all us, not just for doctors, and it’s time speak to our legislators about some common sense in

Read More →

‘It’s hard to say if they’re schizophrenic or not’

Joe Kent was featured guest on Keli’i Akina’s “Hawaii Together” program on ThinkTech Hawaii network on March 1, 2021, and his first observation about legislators at the 2021 Legislature was, “It’s hard to say if they’re schizophrenic or not.” Kent, executive vice president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was

Read More →

Akina, Weinberg tackle Hawaii’s flawed accounting practices

Sheila Weinberg, founder and CEO of the one of the nation’s most important government watchdog groups, Truth in Accounting, was the special guest Feb. 15, 2021, on Keli’i Akina’ “Hawaii Together” program on ThinkTech Hawaii. The show took place on the heels of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii submitting a

Read More →

Hill discusses ‘Lockdowns Versus Liberty’ brief

With Hawaii’s COVID-19 state of emergency now in its 11th month, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii this week — on Martin Luther King Jr. Day —released a new policy brief, “Lockdown Versus Liberty,” which calls on the Legislature to step in and restore checks and balances to the state’s emergency powers. The brief

Read More →

Bucking the trend: How to put Hawaii on the road to prosperity

It was another rollicking conversation on “The Mike Buck Show” when host Mike Buck on Dec. 29, 2020, again hosted Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, this time to talk about how Hawaii can recover from its devastating economic condition exacerbated most recently by the coronavirus lockdowns,

Read More →