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‘A Voice For Unity’: Keli‘i Akina profiled by MidWeek

Midweek photo by Anthony Consillio The following article was published originally in MidWeek on Sept. 29, 2021. It was written by Bill Mossman, MidWeek executive editor. _____________ By holding leadership positions at Grassroot Institute of Hawai‘i and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Keli‘i Akina has been able to use his

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How to make sure you receive our emails

Sometimes our readers reach out to us to ask why they aren’t seeing any of our new emails. Occasionally they find them in their spam folders, and other times our emails have been delivered to different folders than their main inbox. The best way to make sure you always get

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Collins ends long service as Grassroot director

Photo by Mark Coleman For almost 15 years, the retired money manager’s financial acumen and love of ideas helped the institute thrive It was a long, good run for Gilbert “Gil” Collins as a director of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.  Collins joined the board in 2007 at the behest

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Akina on ‘How to increase affordable housing in Hawaii’

“How to increase affordable housing in Hawaii” was the topic of a webinar sponsored by the Kokua Council on May 3, 2021. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was among the three presenters, along with state Sen. Stanley Chang and community activist Kim Coco Iwamoto. The forum was moderated

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Akina discusses taxes on Hawaii Public Radio

Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was among three guests invited by Hawaii Public Radio to talk about tax bills at the Legislature this year, including the notorious SB56, many parts of which have now been attached to HB58, creating a “Frankenbill,” as in Frankenstein. The other guests

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VIDEO commentary: ‘Higher revenues without higher taxes’

Jay Fidell, founder and president of the online ThinkTech Hawaii network, liked Keli’i Akina’s recent “President’s Corner” column so much (“Increase economic freedom, not state tax burden,” Jan. 29, 2021) that he asked him to produce a spoken version for the network. If you would like to have Akina’s weekly “President’s

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Our 10 most-viewed stories of 2020

2020 STARTED OUT like any other year, with most politically active Hawaii residents focused during the first two months on the typical political tussles at the state Legislature. But as March rolled by, everything took a terrible turn. The advent of the coronavirus prompted the governor and county mayors to declare states

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‘A Voice For Unity’: Keli‘i Akina profiled by MidWeek

Midweek photo by Anthony Consillio The following article was published originally in MidWeek on Sept. 29, 2021. It was written by Bill Mossman, MidWeek executive editor. _____________ By holding leadership positions at Grassroot Institute of Hawai‘i and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Keli‘i Akina has been able to use his

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How to make sure you receive our emails

Sometimes our readers reach out to us to ask why they aren’t seeing any of our new emails. Occasionally they find them in their spam folders, and other times our emails have been delivered to different folders than their main inbox. The best way to make sure you always get

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Collins ends long service as Grassroot director

Photo by Mark Coleman For almost 15 years, the retired money manager’s financial acumen and love of ideas helped the institute thrive It was a long, good run for Gilbert “Gil” Collins as a director of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.  Collins joined the board in 2007 at the behest

Read More →

Akina on ‘How to increase affordable housing in Hawaii’

“How to increase affordable housing in Hawaii” was the topic of a webinar sponsored by the Kokua Council on May 3, 2021. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was among the three presenters, along with state Sen. Stanley Chang and community activist Kim Coco Iwamoto. The forum was moderated

Read More →

Akina discusses taxes on Hawaii Public Radio

Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was among three guests invited by Hawaii Public Radio to talk about tax bills at the Legislature this year, including the notorious SB56, many parts of which have now been attached to HB58, creating a “Frankenbill,” as in Frankenstein. The other guests

Read More →

VIDEO commentary: ‘Higher revenues without higher taxes’

Jay Fidell, founder and president of the online ThinkTech Hawaii network, liked Keli’i Akina’s recent “President’s Corner” column so much (“Increase economic freedom, not state tax burden,” Jan. 29, 2021) that he asked him to produce a spoken version for the network. If you would like to have Akina’s weekly “President’s

Read More →

Our 10 most-viewed stories of 2020

2020 STARTED OUT like any other year, with most politically active Hawaii residents focused during the first two months on the typical political tussles at the state Legislature. But as March rolled by, everything took a terrible turn. The advent of the coronavirus prompted the governor and county mayors to declare states

Read More →