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Danny de Gracia

Danny de Gracia is a resident of Waipahu, a political scientist and an ordained minister.

Danny holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Public Administration from UT San Antonio, 2001; a Master of Arts in  Political Science (concentration International Organizations) and minor in Humanities from Texas State University, 2002.

He received his Doctor of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2013 and Doctor of Ministry in 2014.

Danny received his Ordination from United Fellowship of Christ Ministries International, (Non-Denominational Christian), in 2002.

Danny De Gracia: UH Football’s Safe Again? It’s Time To Open Up The Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: UH Football’s Safe Again? It’s Time To Open Up The Capitol

If public officials think it’s OK to attend large gatherings, then we should be able to meet with elected officials and go to public meetings, too.

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Falling Apart. Let’s Make Tourism Pay To Fix It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Falling Apart. Let’s Make Tourism Pay To Fix It

If we’re going to bring tourism back in full swing we should get something from it.

Danny De Gracia: Why It’s Important To Tell Ghost Stories During A Pandemic Courtesy: Robert Lopaka Kapanui

Danny De Gracia: Why It’s Important To Tell Ghost Stories During A Pandemic

Robert Lopaka Kapanui’s stories are more than macabre and spine-chilling tales of hauntings. They’re also full of life lessons that are applicable to today’s politics.

Danny De Gracia: Why It’s Important To Tell Ghost Stories During A Pandemic Courtesy: Robert Lopaka Kapanui

Danny De Gracia: Why It’s Important To Tell Ghost Stories During A Pandemic

Robert Lopaka Kapanui’s stories are more than macabre and spine-chilling tales of hauntings. They’re also full of life lessons that are applicable to today’s politics.

Danny De Gracia: Dining With Danny And His New SMART Card Danny de Gracia/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Dining With Danny And His New SMART Card

This columnist tests the new proof-of-vaccination system to see where it might fall short. Spoiler alert: it didn’t.

Danny De Gracia: Disruption Culture Is Sabotaging The Safety Of Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Disruption Culture Is Sabotaging The Safety Of Oahu

If our leaders allow fringe groups to run wild, promote outrageous lies and bully responsible citizens, a fringe movement can become mainstream.

Danny De Gracia: Ready Or Not, Hawaii Needs Covid-19 Vaccine Passes Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Ready Or Not, Hawaii Needs Covid-19 Vaccine Passes Now

It’s time to stop worrying about economic gain and take urgent action to smash the delta variant.

Danny De Gracia: Beef Up Health Care System Now Before It’s Too Late Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Beef Up Health Care System Now Before It’s Too Late

Hawaii needs to add more hospital and health care capacity before it gets overwhelmed with Covid-19 cases.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Count On Government To Protect You From Covid-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Count On Government To Protect You From Covid-19

The sudden spread of the delta variant shows that the most vulnerable must do what they can to protect themselves.