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“Hawaii Together”

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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A better way to help Hawaii’s unemployed

Hawaii’s unemployment insurance system is in crisis, with stalled payments, rampant fraud and massive debt leading to higher taxes. Is there a better way to help the unemployed — and Hawaii’s businesses that pay the taxes? Yes, says international economist Veronique de Rugy, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at

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The day Dick Rowland turned 85

This interview from March 16, 2015, gives a good overview of why so many people thought so highly of Richard “Dick” Rowland, founder and chairman emeritus of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. He was interviewed by Keli’i Akina on the ThinkTech Hawaii network, on the day he turned 85! Rowland died

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Utah policy expert offers some tips for Hawaii

As promoted on ThinkTech Hawaii: The host for this episode is Keli’i Akina. The guest for this episode is Connor Boyack. Just as Covid-19 has inflicted death and disease upon Hawaii’s population, measures to deal with the pandemic have crippled our economy. As lockdowns are gradually lifted, what is the

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Akina and Helton discuss law limiting ocean cruises in Hawaii

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii research associate Jonathan Helton gave institute President Keli’i Akina the lowdown on the federal government’s 1886 Passenger Vessel Services Act during the latest episode of “Hawaii Together” on the ThinkTech Hawaii network. As Helton explained in both his interview with Akina and his new report for

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‘Panos’ estimates rail cost to reach at least $13 billion

Honolulu’s overbudget and behind-schedule rail system continues to climb in cost, and now probably will cost at least $13 billion by the time it is finished, according to University of Hawaii civil engineering professor Panos Prevedouros. Prevedouros was the guest on the latest episode of Keili’i Akina’s “Hawaii Together” on

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LUC reform isn’t glamorous, but it’s important

Keli’i Akina’s “Hawaii Together” program on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, on ThinkTech Hawaii was all about the state Land Use Commission, which both he and his guest acknowledged isn’t typically the most captivating of topics. “You know all there is to know about the Land Use Commission,” Akina said to Grassroot Institute of Hawaii research

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‘Emergencies do not suspend constitutional rights’

Opponents of Hawaii’s economic and social lockdowns were greeted with good news on Monday, namely that “lockdown restrictions imposed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D), including a ban on large gatherings and the closure of ‘non-life sustaining businesses,’ are unconstitutional.” Honolulu attorney Marc Victor, whose firm Attorneys For Freedom is

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High voter turnout showed frustration with state’s political class

Hawaii’s most recent primary election achieved several milestones, and University of Hawaii political scientist Colin Moore discussed their significance on Keli’i Akina’s “Hawaii Together” program on the ThinkTech Hawaii network, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Moore, an associate professor and the director of the UH Public Policy Center, said perhaps

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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

Read More →

A better way to help Hawaii’s unemployed

Hawaii’s unemployment insurance system is in crisis, with stalled payments, rampant fraud and massive debt leading to higher taxes. Is there a better way to help the unemployed — and Hawaii’s businesses that pay the taxes? Yes, says international economist Veronique de Rugy, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at

Read More →

The day Dick Rowland turned 85

This interview from March 16, 2015, gives a good overview of why so many people thought so highly of Richard “Dick” Rowland, founder and chairman emeritus of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. He was interviewed by Keli’i Akina on the ThinkTech Hawaii network, on the day he turned 85! Rowland died

Read More →

Utah policy expert offers some tips for Hawaii

As promoted on ThinkTech Hawaii: The host for this episode is Keli’i Akina. The guest for this episode is Connor Boyack. Just as Covid-19 has inflicted death and disease upon Hawaii’s population, measures to deal with the pandemic have crippled our economy. As lockdowns are gradually lifted, what is the

Read More →

Akina and Helton discuss law limiting ocean cruises in Hawaii

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii research associate Jonathan Helton gave institute President Keli’i Akina the lowdown on the federal government’s 1886 Passenger Vessel Services Act during the latest episode of “Hawaii Together” on the ThinkTech Hawaii network. As Helton explained in both his interview with Akina and his new report for

Read More →

‘Panos’ estimates rail cost to reach at least $13 billion

Honolulu’s overbudget and behind-schedule rail system continues to climb in cost, and now probably will cost at least $13 billion by the time it is finished, according to University of Hawaii civil engineering professor Panos Prevedouros. Prevedouros was the guest on the latest episode of Keili’i Akina’s “Hawaii Together” on

Read More →

LUC reform isn’t glamorous, but it’s important

Keli’i Akina’s “Hawaii Together” program on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, on ThinkTech Hawaii was all about the state Land Use Commission, which both he and his guest acknowledged isn’t typically the most captivating of topics. “You know all there is to know about the Land Use Commission,” Akina said to Grassroot Institute of Hawaii research

Read More →

‘Emergencies do not suspend constitutional rights’

Opponents of Hawaii’s economic and social lockdowns were greeted with good news on Monday, namely that “lockdown restrictions imposed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D), including a ban on large gatherings and the closure of ‘non-life sustaining businesses,’ are unconstitutional.” Honolulu attorney Marc Victor, whose firm Attorneys For Freedom is

Read More →

High voter turnout showed frustration with state’s political class

Hawaii’s most recent primary election achieved several milestones, and University of Hawaii political scientist Colin Moore discussed their significance on Keli’i Akina’s “Hawaii Together” program on the ThinkTech Hawaii network, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Moore, an associate professor and the director of the UH Public Policy Center, said perhaps

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