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Welcome to Syd Smith’s Maui, land of infernal regulations

Maui is known for its breathtaking scenery, but its regulatory landscape is anything but paradise. On the latest episode of “Hawaii Together” on ThinkTech Hawaii, Syd Smith, owner of Maliko Estate Coffee in Upcountry Maui and a member of the County Council’s Agriculture Working Group, detailed some of Maui’s logic-defying

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Water agency ID’d as major Lahaina recovery roadblock

The state’s plans to spend over $600 million to shelter victims of the Lahaina wildfire in hotels is neither financially sustainable nor ideal for victims who are desperately seeking a sense of normalcy, according to Joe Kent, executive vice president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.  Speaking on Feb. 29

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Rainwater catchment could increase housing on Kauai

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Kaua‘i County Council on Oct. 18, 2023. _____________ October 18, 2023 8:30 a.m. Kauai County Council Chambers To: Kaua‘i County Council       Councilmember Mel Rapozo, Chair       Councilmember KipuKai Kuali‘i, Vice

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Lahaina fires prompt questions about state water policy

Are Hawaii’s water policies sufficient for fighting fires? That was the hard question Joe Kent posed last week while discussing Maui’s complicated water situation with NewsRadio 830 KHVH host Rick Hamada. Kent, the Grassroot Institute’s executive vice president, said water is an especially important topic when it comes to Lahaina,

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Welcome to Syd Smith’s Maui, land of infernal regulations

Maui is known for its breathtaking scenery, but its regulatory landscape is anything but paradise. On the latest episode of “Hawaii Together” on ThinkTech Hawaii, Syd Smith, owner of Maliko Estate Coffee in Upcountry Maui and a member of the County Council’s Agriculture Working Group, detailed some of Maui’s logic-defying

Read More →

Water agency ID’d as major Lahaina recovery roadblock

The state’s plans to spend over $600 million to shelter victims of the Lahaina wildfire in hotels is neither financially sustainable nor ideal for victims who are desperately seeking a sense of normalcy, according to Joe Kent, executive vice president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.  Speaking on Feb. 29

Read More →

Rainwater catchment could increase housing on Kauai

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Kaua‘i County Council on Oct. 18, 2023. _____________ October 18, 2023 8:30 a.m. Kauai County Council Chambers To: Kaua‘i County Council       Councilmember Mel Rapozo, Chair       Councilmember KipuKai Kuali‘i, Vice

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Lahaina fires prompt questions about state water policy

Are Hawaii’s water policies sufficient for fighting fires? That was the hard question Joe Kent posed last week while discussing Maui’s complicated water situation with NewsRadio 830 KHVH host Rick Hamada. Kent, the Grassroot Institute’s executive vice president, said water is an especially important topic when it comes to Lahaina,

Read More →