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Star-Advertiser Poll Confirms that Majority Oppose Federal Involvement in Native Hawaiian Recognition

Questions continue to swirl around propriety of the state’s nation-building  HONOLULU, Hawaii—July 16, 2014—A new online poll by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser confirms that despite continued support from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a significant majority are opposed to the federal government’s involvement in the creation of a Native Hawaiian government. The poll, which appeared

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Experts Cast Doubt on the Viability of Hawaiian Nation-Building

At Grassroot Institute forum OHA Trustee Stender and Former AG Lilly question current efforts to create a sovereign Hawaiian nation. HONOLULU, Hawaii—June 20, 2014—The feasibility of both the state and federal push to create a sovereign Native Hawaiian nation was brought into sharp question today as two authorities with very

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Announcement of Department of the Interior Hearings Raises Questions About Nation-Building Process

As the DOI schedules hearings on a proposed rule to create a Native Hawaiian tribe, Grassroot asks, “Who benefits from this strategy?” HONOLULU, Hawaii—June 18, 2014—The United States Department of the Interior has announced its intention to hold hearings in Hawaii on a proposed rule that would establish a government-to-government relationship with the Native

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Department of Interior Secretly Planning Native Hawaiian Recognition Since 2012

Grassroot Institute investigation raises questions about DOI timing and OHA’s strategy HONOLULU, Hawaii—May 27, 2014—Further investigation of the Department of the Interior’s plan to recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity via administrative rule has revealed that the agency has been secretly working toward such an action since at least 2012. The Grassroot

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Senator Slom calls out the Governor on the Jones Act

A note from the Grassroot Institute: For years, Senator Sam Slom has been part of the small, but vocal group pushing for Jones Act reform. Along with groups like the Hawaii Shippers Council and the Grassroot Institute, Sen. Slom has pointed out the economic costs of the Jones Act in

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Star-Advertiser Poll Confirms that Majority Oppose Federal Involvement in Native Hawaiian Recognition

Questions continue to swirl around propriety of the state’s nation-building  HONOLULU, Hawaii—July 16, 2014—A new online poll by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser confirms that despite continued support from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a significant majority are opposed to the federal government’s involvement in the creation of a Native Hawaiian government. The poll, which appeared

Read More →

Experts Cast Doubt on the Viability of Hawaiian Nation-Building

At Grassroot Institute forum OHA Trustee Stender and Former AG Lilly question current efforts to create a sovereign Hawaiian nation. HONOLULU, Hawaii—June 20, 2014—The feasibility of both the state and federal push to create a sovereign Native Hawaiian nation was brought into sharp question today as two authorities with very

Read More →

Announcement of Department of the Interior Hearings Raises Questions About Nation-Building Process

As the DOI schedules hearings on a proposed rule to create a Native Hawaiian tribe, Grassroot asks, “Who benefits from this strategy?” HONOLULU, Hawaii—June 18, 2014—The United States Department of the Interior has announced its intention to hold hearings in Hawaii on a proposed rule that would establish a government-to-government relationship with the Native

Read More →

Department of Interior Secretly Planning Native Hawaiian Recognition Since 2012

Grassroot Institute investigation raises questions about DOI timing and OHA’s strategy HONOLULU, Hawaii—May 27, 2014—Further investigation of the Department of the Interior’s plan to recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity via administrative rule has revealed that the agency has been secretly working toward such an action since at least 2012. The Grassroot

Read More →

Senator Slom calls out the Governor on the Jones Act

A note from the Grassroot Institute: For years, Senator Sam Slom has been part of the small, but vocal group pushing for Jones Act reform. Along with groups like the Hawaii Shippers Council and the Grassroot Institute, Sen. Slom has pointed out the economic costs of the Jones Act in

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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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