Columnist

Danny de Gracia

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.

Danny De Gracia: Have The Guts To Use Hawaii’s ‘Whistleblower Law’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Have The Guts To Use Hawaii’s ‘Whistleblower Law’

Government workers are protected from retaliation if they report wrongdoing. They need to quit tolerating a climate of corruption — and so do the rest of us.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Scapegoat Airbnbs For Honolulu’s Housing Crisis Screenshot

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Scapegoat Airbnbs For Honolulu’s Housing Crisis

City’s crackdown on vacation rentals unfairly punishes small property owners trying to turn a profit — and is insulting to tourists.

Danny De Gracia: Splitting Oahu Into More Counties Might Not Be A Bad Idea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Splitting Oahu Into More Counties Might Not Be A Bad Idea

Community concerns vary widely on different parts of the island, and Honolulu Hale’s one-size-fits-all approach isn’t working.