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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: This Time, Don’t Throw Away Your Vote For Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: This Time, Don’t Throw Away Your Vote For Governor

Voters too often act to prevent someone from gaining office, instead of endorsing a vision of the future.

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Getting A Taste Of Its Own Neglect Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Getting A Taste Of Its Own Neglect

Investments in public infrastructure need to be made now to bring the state into the 21st century before it devolves into chaos.

Danny De Gracia: In Hawaii, Crime Pays And Cheaters Do Prosper

Danny De Gracia: In Hawaii, Crime Pays And Cheaters Do Prosper

Based on recent details emerging in a high-profile embezzlement case, corruption is more common and widespread than one might think in Hawaii.

Danny De Gracia: Ige Still Has A Chance To Be A Decisive Leader. He Should Take It Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Danny De Gracia: Ige Still Has A Chance To Be A Decisive Leader. He Should Take It

Gov. David Ige showed rare assertiveness when he announced his intent to veto just over two dozen bills.

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Becoming An Unpleasant Place To Live. Arguing Doesn’t Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Becoming An Unpleasant Place To Live. Arguing Doesn’t Help

We need to cool down and de-escalate community conflicts. That starts by being more tolerant of people with opposing views.

Danny De Gracia: Want To Cut The Price Of Gas? Work From Home Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Want To Cut The Price Of Gas? Work From Home

Lawmakers should also consider cutting taxes on fuel to bring costs down for Hawaii residents.

Danny De Gracia: Oahu Homes Are Getting Dangerously Pricey Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Danny De Gracia: Oahu Homes Are Getting Dangerously Pricey

The market ultimately knows that just because that property is priced at a million doesn’t mean it holds $1 million dollars in value. That should worry all of us.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let Oahu Become A Giant Slum Civil Beat/Danny de Gracia/2021

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let Oahu Become A Giant Slum

Honolulu has started to resemble other parts of the world, where only neighborhoods for tourists and the rich are kept up.

Danny De Gracia: Let The People Get Paid To Stay Home. It’s Good For Us Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Let The People Get Paid To Stay Home. It’s Good For Us

We need a Hawaii with fewer service jobs where people can be part of a digital economy, and where our homes become our new offices.