Russell Ruderman

State Sen. Russell Ruderman represents the Puna and Kau areas on the Big island. He is the president and founder of Island Naturals Markets and the 2015 State of Hawaii SBA Businessperson of the Year.
We Can Take These Steps To Reform Hawaii Police Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We Can Take These Steps To Reform Hawaii Police Now

For one, we can change state law to allow the public access to officer misconduct information.

Failure To Enact A Living Wage Will Hurt Businesses Flickr: Navin75

Failure To Enact A Living Wage Will Hurt Businesses

Two Hawaii lawmakers who are also employers say paying a decent minimum wage motivates people to perform well.

Rat Lungworm Disease Demands State Action

Rat Lungworm Disease Demands State Action

The Ige administration should stop belittling the work of UH Hilo’s laboratory and fund it immediately.

It’s Time For A Living Wage In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Time For A Living Wage In Hawaii

We can solve poverty and homelessness if we choose to do so.