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Danny de Gracia

Danny De Gracia: Mercenary Economics Are Fueling A Rush To Reopen Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Mercenary Economics Are Fueling A Rush To Reopen Schools

The Department of Education should not roll the dice on the lives of our teachers and children. We can afford to wait.

Danny De Gracia: There’s No Excuse This Year For Not Voting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: There’s No Excuse This Year For Not Voting

The state’s all-mail primary gives residents plenty of time to do research and make carefully informed choices.

Danny De Gracia: Why A Visitor Fee Isn’t A Bad Thing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Why A Visitor Fee Isn’t A Bad Thing

It’s time to put Hawaii first again and show a little self-respect for ourselves by making tourists pay their fair share.

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.