Gene Ward

Rep. Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) is a Vietnam veteran and former presidential appointee as a senior democracy officer in the U.S. Agency for International Development.

A Banner Year For Secrecy, Behind-The-Scenes Maneuvering At The Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Banner Year For Secrecy, Behind-The-Scenes Maneuvering At The Legislature

From reducing poverty to increasing affordable housing, lawmakers could have done much better for the people of Hawaii.

Honolulu Can See Its Rail Line Finished Without Raising Taxes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Can See Its Rail Line Finished Without Raising Taxes

The city should consider transitioning HART to a private entity that maximizes opportunities to capture value from real estate along the route.

Want To Solve Homelessness? Address DHHL Funding First DHHL

Want To Solve Homelessness? Address DHHL Funding First

Chronic underfunding of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands keeps tens of thousands on waiting lists and contributes significantly to Hawaii homelessness.
How Many More Spitting Caves Deaths Before Signs Are Posted? Civil Beat / Anthony Quintano

How Many More Spitting Caves Deaths Before Signs Are Posted?

Despite requests from Rep. Ward and others to place warning signs at the popular jumping spot, he says Honolulu officials refuse to act.
Hawaii Is Safe, But We Shouldn’t Be Complacent U.S. Air Force/TSgt James Mossman

Hawaii Is Safe, But We Shouldn’t Be Complacent

Missiles in North Korea, cyberattacks and the possibility of terrorist shooters springing up in our midst all provide ample reason to be prepared.
Ige And Souki’s Immoral, Illegal Denial Of DHHL Funds Island Truss

Ige And Souki’s Immoral, Illegal Denial Of DHHL Funds

Gov. David Ige and House Speaker Joe Souki argue the separation of powers prevents courts from ordering specific funding be provided for Hawaiian Homelands. It's a bankrupt position.