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Lee Cataluna

Lee Cataluna: Talk Of Reducing Tourism Is Still Just Talk Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: Talk Of Reducing Tourism Is Still Just Talk

Despite the many problems the massive summer surge of tourism has brought to Hawaii, plans to manage the tourism industry lack seriousness and urgency.

Lee Cataluna: Hawaii Actor Fought For Better Roles For Asian Americans Courtesy: Evan DAngeles

Lee Cataluna: Hawaii Actor Fought For Better Roles For Asian Americans

Alvin Ing, best known as the romantic lead in “Flower Drum Song,” died last month after contracting COVID-19.

Lee Cataluna: Treating COVID-19 Vaccines As A Group Project Is A Bad Idea Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: Treating COVID-19 Vaccines As A Group Project Is A Bad Idea

At this point, pleas and plate lunches won’t sway the “vaccine hesitant.” They’re not hesitant. They’re dug-in.

Lee Cataluna:  Kalaupapa’s Surprising Cache — Mounds Of Loose Stamps Courtesy: Hawaiian Philatelic Society

Lee Cataluna: Kalaupapa’s Surprising Cache — Mounds Of Loose Stamps

For close to 30 years, residents of the Hansen’s disease colony on Molokai had a stamp club that amassed a huge number of postal stamps.

Lee Cataluna: The Strange Ploy To Incentivize A Life-Saving Vaccine Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: The Strange Ploy To Incentivize A Life-Saving Vaccine

Not long ago, people were desperate to get a vaccine. Now, the state is having to come up with gifts to get the last hold-outs to do their part.

Lee Cataluna: Rightsizing Hawaii Is A Better Goal Than Constant Growth Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Rightsizing Hawaii Is A Better Goal Than Constant Growth

Instead of regrowing the economy, Hawaii should focus on restoring quality of life.

Lee Cataluna: Gov. Ige’s Stubborn Mask Mandate Makes Sense Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2020

Lee Cataluna: Gov. Ige’s Stubborn Mask Mandate Makes Sense

The governor even stared down CNN’s Jake Tapper to convincingly defend his decision.

Lee Cataluna: The Curious Incident Of Colleen Hanabusa And HART Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: The Curious Incident Of Colleen Hanabusa And HART

The good news is the hard-charging politician is willing to help HART. The weird thing is how it happened.

Lee Cataluna: The Local-Versus-Outsider Leadership Debate Continues Getty Images/iStockphoto

Lee Cataluna: The Local-Versus-Outsider Leadership Debate Continues

There are pros and cons in promoting from within or doing a wider executive search; but is that really the most important thing when finding a new leader?