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Danny de Gracia

Danny de Gracia is a resident of Waipahu, a political scientist and an ordained minister. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views. You can reach him by email at dgracia@civilbeat.org or follow him on Twitter at @ddg2cb.
Danny De Gracia: Should We Trust The Governor With Health Decisions? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Should We Trust The Governor With Health Decisions?

The Legislature is right to consider a new law that would delegate pandemic response powers to the Department of Health.

Danny De Gracia: It’s Not Just Tourists We Need To Be Concerned About Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: It’s Not Just Tourists We Need To Be Concerned About

Residents are a big problem, too. It’s your job to prevent the spread of the virus, not just the government’s.

Danny De Gracia: 2020 Election Is A Vote On Hawaii’s Post-Pandemic Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: 2020 Election Is A Vote On Hawaii’s Post-Pandemic Future

Voters need to support legislative candidates with an economic vision and a willingness to push back against some of Gov. David Ige’s austerity measures.

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Use The COVID-19 Crisis To Improve Hawaii’s Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Use The COVID-19 Crisis To Improve Hawaii’s Schools

Many DOE buildings are old and in need of repair. The current closures are a chance to make that happen.

Danny De Gracia: Go Ahead And Shop, You’ll Be Fine Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Go Ahead And Shop, You’ll Be Fine

A trip to an Ala Moana Center watch dealer shows just how far businesses have come in changing their protocols.

Danny De Gracia: Maximize Federal Aid Before We Chop Up The State Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Maximize Federal Aid Before We Chop Up The State Budget

Our columnist often wonders “what would Sen. Daniel Inouye do” for Hawaii in a situation like this.

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Keep The Pandemic’s Positive Changes Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Keep The Pandemic’s Positive Changes

Teleworking, exercise, home crafts: these changes will make life better.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let COVID-19 Destroy The Upcoming Election Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let COVID-19 Destroy The Upcoming Election

We need to turn our attention to the 2020 mayoral race in Honolulu before it’s too late.

Danny De Gracia: Viral Misinformation Aids The Spread Of COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Viral Misinformation Aids The Spread Of COVID-19

How swiftly bad information gets shared on social media reflects a broad ignorance about public health and the economy.