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Danny De Gracia: Growing Homeless Population Demands Our Attention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Growing Homeless Population Demands Our Attention

Homelessness needs to be a top priority of candidates in Honolulu’s mayoral race in the coming year.

Danny De Gracia: One Option For Bringing Down Insulin Prices In Hawaii Danny de Gracia/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: One Option For Bringing Down Insulin Prices In Hawaii

The House Health Committee chairman thinks the state should confront big drug companies with price caps and potential legal action.

Danny De Gracia: CBD Sales Would Be Good For Hawaii Getty Images/iStockphoto

Danny De Gracia: CBD Sales Would Be Good For Hawaii

Reluctance to legalize marijuana should not hamper a potentially profitable and useful new market for CBD.

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time For A Convention Of States Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time For A Convention Of States

Hawaii is well-qualified to lead other states in a national convention.

Danny De Gracia:  A Guaranteed Income Is One Idea To Keep Hawaii From Destitution Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: A Guaranteed Income Is One Idea To Keep Hawaii From Destitution

Income inequality is behind many social conflicts in Hawaii. A range of solutions should be considered before it’s too late.

Danny De Gracia: Has Gov. Ige Completely Lost Control? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Has Gov. Ige Completely Lost Control?

His handling of the TMT standoff exhibits paralysis and policy schizophrenia. Instead of confidence, we see chaos.

Danny De Gracia: Honolulu Should Try Harder To Get More Cops On The Job Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Honolulu Should Try Harder To Get More Cops On The Job

For all the demands on local government, we simply cannot afford a perception that police protection is slipping away.

Danny De Gracia: There’s No Excuse For Not Protecting Our Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: There’s No Excuse For Not Protecting Our Tourists

It’s a shame airlines have refused to show a safety video to passengers arriving in Hawaii, but here’s what can be done to make sure visitors are informed.

Danny De Gracia: Welcome To Honolulu, Where There’s No Place To Park Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Welcome To Honolulu, Where There’s No Place To Park

Some say that’s a good thing because it encourages alternative transportation. But that kind of thinking can go too far.