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Danny De Gracia: How To Get What You Want From The Legislature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: How To Get What You Want From The Legislature

You really can affect what happens at the Capitol. Here are some of the “secrets to the temple.”

Danny De Gracia: Why Hawaii Will Never Solve The Housing Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Why Hawaii Will Never Solve The Housing Crisis

Normal supply and demand conditions don’t apply in a place where so many wealthy outsiders are willing to enter the market.

Danny De Gracia: As I Lay Dying Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: As I Lay Dying

Life in Hawaii is slipping into irrelevance. Let’s not let that happen.

Danny De Gracia: A Path Out Of Oblivion For Hawaii Republicans Anthony Quintano

Danny De Gracia: A Path Out Of Oblivion For Hawaii Republicans

Hawaii may be the bluest of states, but residents’ cultural values are often in synch with conservative Republican positions.

Danny De Gracia: Remembering Hawaii’s Long Line Of Heroes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Remembering Hawaii’s Long Line Of Heroes

On the heels of last week’s election, Veterans Day was an ideal time for elected officials to re-dedicate themselves to duty, honor, country, and service before self.

Danny De Gracia: We Should Be Angry About Rail’s Broken Promises Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: We Should Be Angry About Rail’s Broken Promises

The real surprise isn’t that it’s costing way more than we were told — it’s that we believed the promises in the first place.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Waste This Chance To Make Your Life Better Flickr.com

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Waste This Chance To Make Your Life Better

We need to stop letting the ruling class demoralize an entire electorate.

Danny De Gracia: This Election Doesn’t Have To Be Business As Usual Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: This Election Doesn’t Have To Be Business As Usual

You can do what the experts say you’ll do, or you can give Hawaii a much-needed jolt this election.

Danny De Gracia: Resist This Political War Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Resist This Political War

At a time when technology makes the Earth seem so small, modern politics somehow makes us feel worlds apart.