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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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Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and its Far-Reaching Costs

New Policy Brief Explains Hawaii’s Health Coverage Monopoly Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and Far-Reaching Costs The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has released a new study, Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and Far-Reaching Costs, by Policy Analyst Pearl Hahn. The brief exposes the ramifications of Hawaii’s unique health care mandate which

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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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The power of eminent domain to redistribute land ownership

By J. Arthur Rath The recent news has been filled with the term “redistribution of wealth,” but in Hawaii and elsewhere the power of the state to confiscate private property under the guise of economic development has never been more popular. The recent U.S. Supreme Court case Kelo v. City

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The history and legacy of Memorial Day

By Daniel de Gracia and Sarah Ann Hunt Denis Edward O’Brien was attending seminary at St. John’s in Little Rock, Arkansas when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The events of December 7, 1941 moved him to join the Marine Corps at the tender age of 18. As he would later

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The DOE deserves no new funding

By Ben Farkash The Honolulu Advertiser recently reported that the Hawaii Department of Education may receive federal stimulus monies after all. Governor Lingle has previously said she planned to use those funds to balance looming budget deficits, in lieu of less appealing options such as raising taxes. Education is rightly

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GRIH Akaka Bill Education Series: Father Damien

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=yaVVEyEKAM0 width=640 height=480 anchor=http://new.grassrootinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/10.jpg] To support the nonpartisan efforts of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii regarding the Akaka bill and other vital issues, please visit http://www.grassrootinstitute.o​rg. (more)

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GRIH Video Info Series: Akaka Bill – Keoni Olohana

In a continuing effort to discuss and educate the citizens of Hawaii on the possible effects of the proposed Akaka Bill or the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (S. 708 and HR 1711) the Grassroot Institiute presents a series of 60 second videos featuring GRIH Senior Fellow Jere

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Grassroot Institute applauds Hawaii’s governor on tax etoes

“Finally! It’s about time someone in state government stood up for the taxpayer,” said President Jamie Story of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii as she watched Governor Linda Lingle veto several tax bills from the State Legislature. “Government should look in the mirror rather than to the taxpayer to put

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Hawaiian enough? GRIH Akaka Bill Video Info Series

In a continuing effort to discuss and educate the citizens of Hawaii on the possible effects of the proposed Akaka Bill or the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (S. 708 and HR 1711) the Grassroot Institiute presents a series of 60 second videos featuring GRIH Senior Fellow Jere

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

Read More →

Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and its Far-Reaching Costs

New Policy Brief Explains Hawaii’s Health Coverage Monopoly Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and Far-Reaching Costs The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has released a new study, Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and Far-Reaching Costs, by Policy Analyst Pearl Hahn. The brief exposes the ramifications of Hawaii’s unique health care mandate which

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 →

The power of eminent domain to redistribute land ownership

By J. Arthur Rath The recent news has been filled with the term “redistribution of wealth,” but in Hawaii and elsewhere the power of the state to confiscate private property under the guise of economic development has never been more popular. The recent U.S. Supreme Court case Kelo v. City

Read More →

The history and legacy of Memorial Day

By Daniel de Gracia and Sarah Ann Hunt Denis Edward O’Brien was attending seminary at St. John’s in Little Rock, Arkansas when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The events of December 7, 1941 moved him to join the Marine Corps at the tender age of 18. As he would later

Read More →

The DOE deserves no new funding

By Ben Farkash The Honolulu Advertiser recently reported that the Hawaii Department of Education may receive federal stimulus monies after all. Governor Lingle has previously said she planned to use those funds to balance looming budget deficits, in lieu of less appealing options such as raising taxes. Education is rightly

Read More →

GRIH Akaka Bill Education Series: Father Damien

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=yaVVEyEKAM0 width=640 height=480 anchor=http://new.grassrootinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/10.jpg] To support the nonpartisan efforts of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii regarding the Akaka bill and other vital issues, please visit http://www.grassrootinstitute.o​rg. (more)

Read More →

GRIH Video Info Series: Akaka Bill – Keoni Olohana

In a continuing effort to discuss and educate the citizens of Hawaii on the possible effects of the proposed Akaka Bill or the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (S. 708 and HR 1711) the Grassroot Institiute presents a series of 60 second videos featuring GRIH Senior Fellow Jere

Read More →

Grassroot Institute applauds Hawaii’s governor on tax etoes

“Finally! It’s about time someone in state government stood up for the taxpayer,” said President Jamie Story of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii as she watched Governor Linda Lingle veto several tax bills from the State Legislature. “Government should look in the mirror rather than to the taxpayer to put

Read More →

Hawaiian enough? GRIH Akaka Bill Video Info Series

In a continuing effort to discuss and educate the citizens of Hawaii on the possible effects of the proposed Akaka Bill or the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (S. 708 and HR 1711) the Grassroot Institiute presents a series of 60 second videos featuring GRIH Senior Fellow Jere

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