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Keli’i Akina interviewed in Star-Ad

This interview was originally published Sept. 11, 2015, in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell. Keli’i Akina is one of six plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed recently against the state of Hawaii and others seeking to stop an election and convention that possibly would help establish a sovereign Native

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Dr. Akina on Hawaii Public Radio

Recently, Dr. Akina, President of the Grassroot Institute appeared on “The Conversation,” Hawaii Public Radio’s on-air discussion of current events. Dr. Akina discussed the joint investigation with Judicial Watch that led to a lawsuit to compel disclosure of the Native Hawaiian Roll. In the process, a number of important issues

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Grassroot Institute on Overtime Expenditures in Maui Watch

Joselyn Olinares, an HPU student and Grassroot Institute intern, recently appeared in Maui Watch with an article about the impact of overtime expenditures. Check out an excerpt of Joselyn’s article below, or click here to read it in full. Overtime Expenditures Out of Taxpayers’ Pockets by Joselyn Olinares Lack of transparency

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Media: Court Orders Release of Native Hawaiian Roll

In a victory for transparency and open government, a state court recently ordered the release of the Native Hawaiian Roll. The decision put an end to a long dispute over an open records request, during which the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission claimed that the Roll could not be made available

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The Garden Island Embraces Jones Act Reform

We have reached an important point in the movement for Jones Act reform. The old arguments in favor of the Act are no longer persuasive in light of the overwhelming evidence that it raises the cost of living and doing business in Hawaii. With strong political interests in favor of maintaining

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HNN Covers Transparency Suit Against The Roll Commission

Hawaii News Now recently did a report on the transparency lawsuit which shows Grassroot at work on behalf of Native Hawaiians and the general public. Watch it here. The refusal of the Roll Commission to be transparent and release information the public has a right to know is what required Grassroot

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Federalist Society Asks “Is the Akaka Bill Back?”

One of the important roles that the Grassroot Institute plays in opposing the creation of a Native Hawaiian tribe is in promoting discussion and interest in the issue–especially on the mainland, where issues that are important to Hawaii can sometimes be overlooked. As a result, awareness of the problems inherent

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Keli’i Akina interviewed in Star-Ad

This interview was originally published Sept. 11, 2015, in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell. Keli’i Akina is one of six plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed recently against the state of Hawaii and others seeking to stop an election and convention that possibly would help establish a sovereign Native

Read More →

Dr. Akina on Hawaii Public Radio

Recently, Dr. Akina, President of the Grassroot Institute appeared on “The Conversation,” Hawaii Public Radio’s on-air discussion of current events. Dr. Akina discussed the joint investigation with Judicial Watch that led to a lawsuit to compel disclosure of the Native Hawaiian Roll. In the process, a number of important issues

Read More →

Grassroot Institute on Overtime Expenditures in Maui Watch

Joselyn Olinares, an HPU student and Grassroot Institute intern, recently appeared in Maui Watch with an article about the impact of overtime expenditures. Check out an excerpt of Joselyn’s article below, or click here to read it in full. Overtime Expenditures Out of Taxpayers’ Pockets by Joselyn Olinares Lack of transparency

Read More →

Media: Court Orders Release of Native Hawaiian Roll

In a victory for transparency and open government, a state court recently ordered the release of the Native Hawaiian Roll. The decision put an end to a long dispute over an open records request, during which the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission claimed that the Roll could not be made available

Read More →

The Garden Island Embraces Jones Act Reform

We have reached an important point in the movement for Jones Act reform. The old arguments in favor of the Act are no longer persuasive in light of the overwhelming evidence that it raises the cost of living and doing business in Hawaii. With strong political interests in favor of maintaining

Read More →

HNN Covers Transparency Suit Against The Roll Commission

Hawaii News Now recently did a report on the transparency lawsuit which shows Grassroot at work on behalf of Native Hawaiians and the general public. Watch it here. The refusal of the Roll Commission to be transparent and release information the public has a right to know is what required Grassroot

Read More →

Federalist Society Asks “Is the Akaka Bill Back?”

One of the important roles that the Grassroot Institute plays in opposing the creation of a Native Hawaiian tribe is in promoting discussion and interest in the issue–especially on the mainland, where issues that are important to Hawaii can sometimes be overlooked. As a result, awareness of the problems inherent

Read More →

PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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