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Danny de Gracia

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.

Danny De Gracia: Lawmakers Should Gavel Back In This Week — Online Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Lawmakers Should Gavel Back In This Week — Online

There is no practical reason why the Legislature cannot continue session online; lawmakers just need to vote to change the House and Senate rules to permit it.

Danny De Gracia: Long-Term Economic Health Demands Waiting Out COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Long-Term Economic Health Demands Waiting Out COVID-19

The partisan gulf is now so wide that we can’t even agree on the science of when it’s safe to reopen.

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Envision Hawaii’s Future

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Envision Hawaii’s Future

When the all-clear comes, we need to work to diversify Hawaii’s economy and create a new independence.

Danny De Gracia: $1,200 Stimulus Check Won’t Go Very Far In Hawaii Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: $1,200 Stimulus Check Won’t Go Very Far In Hawaii

Hawaii’s high cost of living undermines the checks locals will be receiving as coronavirus assistance.

Danny De Gracia: Say Good-Bye To Chili And Rice Campaign Events Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Say Good-Bye To Chili And Rice Campaign Events

Political campaigning in the face of the coronavirus will be a whole different thing.

Danny De Gracia: Coronavirus Could Be Hawaii’s Final Straw Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Coronavirus Could Be Hawaii’s Final Straw

Our economy is on the verge of collapse and the virus is pushing us closer to the edge. Hawaii lawmakers need to put the brakes on big, ambitious spending proposals.

Danny De Gracia: Give 16-Year-Olds The Right To Vote Young Progressives Demanding Action

Danny De Gracia: Give 16-Year-Olds The Right To Vote

People need to start voting younger in 2020 because there is so much more at stake that impacts them much earlier.

Danny De Gracia: Forget The Blue-Ribbon Commission. Just Fix The Problems Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Forget The Blue-Ribbon Commission. Just Fix The Problems

Hearing Native Hawaiians oppose major projects over ancient graves, cultural artifacts and environmental concerns is not only predictable, it is inevitable under poor economic conditions.