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Why Hawaii residents are leaving

Transcript provided below. Joe Kent on “Why Hawaii residents are leaving” Hawaii residents are leaving the state in droves. But, why?  I mean, we have great beaches, great food, great weather. I mean, it’s Hawaii, right? I mean, just look at this place. Why would anyone want to leave here?

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Letter to President Biden: Grant Jones Act waiver to Puerto Rico

Sept. 27, 2022 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: In the wake of Hurricane Fiona’s destruction, and on behalf of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, I ask that you grant Puerto Rico a

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Getting by with a little help from our friends

Greetings from 35,000 feet! Through the clouds below me, the Great Plains are rolling by. This bird’s-eye view of our nation is a metaphor for how my colleagues and I at the Grassroot Institute have spent the past week. Over the last several days, we have been meeting with members

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Testimony: Bill 10 could help add Oahu housing

Photo by Charley Myers The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Sept 26, 2022, by the Honolulu City Council. ______________ To: Honolulu City Council       Tommy Waters, Chair        Esther Kia‘aina, Vice Chair From: Ted Kefalas        

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Why Hawaii residents are leaving

Transcript provided below. Joe Kent on “Why Hawaii residents are leaving” Hawaii residents are leaving the state in droves. But, why?  I mean, we have great beaches, great food, great weather. I mean, it’s Hawaii, right? I mean, just look at this place. Why would anyone want to leave here?

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Letter to President Biden: Grant Jones Act waiver to Puerto Rico

Sept. 27, 2022 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: In the wake of Hurricane Fiona’s destruction, and on behalf of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, I ask that you grant Puerto Rico a

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Getting by with a little help from our friends

Greetings from 35,000 feet! Through the clouds below me, the Great Plains are rolling by. This bird’s-eye view of our nation is a metaphor for how my colleagues and I at the Grassroot Institute have spent the past week. Over the last several days, we have been meeting with members

Read More →

Testimony: Bill 10 could help add Oahu housing

Photo by Charley Myers The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration Sept 26, 2022, by the Honolulu City Council. ______________ To: Honolulu City Council       Tommy Waters, Chair        Esther Kia‘aina, Vice Chair From: Ted Kefalas        

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