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Danny de Gracia

Danny De Gracia: Teen Suicide Is A Big Problem In Hawaii Getty Images/iStockphoto

Danny De Gracia: Teen Suicide Is A Big Problem In Hawaii

Teachers, counselors and health professionals can be trained to deter teen suicide, but prevention is everyone’s responsibility.

Danny De Gracia: Reining In The Untamed World Of Online Gaming Getty Images

Danny De Gracia: Reining In The Untamed World Of Online Gaming

The video game industry is bigger than movies and music combined. Hawaii legislators are right to consider regulating it.

Danny De Gracia: The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras

Ticketing drivers caught on camera removes the human element of a police officer considering the circumstances. Ready for more rear-enders?

Danny De Gracia: Lawmakers Must Stop New Tax Increases Flickr.com

Danny De Gracia: Lawmakers Must Stop New Tax Increases

The exodus of young people will continue unless Hawaii lessens their tax burden rather than making it worse.

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Way Out There On Gun Control Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Way Out There On Gun Control

A state senator’s resolutions targeting the Second Amendment are among several firearms measures in the Legislature.

Danny De Gracia: When Reforming Primaries, Make Sure Voters Understand Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: When Reforming Primaries, Make Sure Voters Understand

There’s a move afoot in the Legislature to radically change how we vote in partisan primaries, but it risks further confusing the electorate.

Danny De Gracia: When Are City Leaders Going To Talk To Us About Corruption? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: When Are City Leaders Going To Talk To Us About Corruption?

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and City Council members need to look the public in the eye and answer questions about waste, fraud and corruption.

Danny De Gracia: Quit Scalping Hawaii Taxpayers — Legalize Gambling Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Quit Scalping Hawaii Taxpayers — Legalize Gambling

Spare us the morality lessons and let’s get real about taking advantage of funding sources that don’t raise taxes.

Danny De Gracia: Not So Fast On Massive New Green Movement PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Not So Fast On Massive New Green Movement

We need to address Hawaii’s own economic crisis before we embrace the much-touted Green New Deal.