Zuri Aki

Zuri Aki has a Juris Doctor from William S. Richardson School of Law and works as a Public Policy Advocate for the state of Hawaii. He currently serves as a member of the Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu Neighborhood Board.
Stopping Hawaii’s Millennial Brain Drain Is Complicated Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Stopping Hawaii’s Millennial Brain Drain Is Complicated

It’s not just housing inventory that is a determining factor. It’s much, much more.

Campaign Corner: Traffic Jams Are A Real Time Suck In Central Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Corner: Traffic Jams Are A Real Time Suck In Central Oahu

It’s time to consider how traffic congestion is impacting the cost of living on Oahu.

A Brighter Future For Kupuna Would Be A Dream Come True PF Bentley/Civil Beat

A Brighter Future For Kupuna Would Be A Dream Come True

Hawaii needs to devote the necessary resources to make life better for our elders.

OHA Races Aren’t Short On Controversy, Mudslinging Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Races Aren’t Short On Controversy, Mudslinging

Battles to lead the office established for “the betterment of Native Hawaiians” are among the more lively on Hawaii ballots this fall.

Making Things Right For All Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Making Things Right For All Native Hawaiians

Queen Liliuokalani's charge to the Hawaiian Kingdom is reflected in the Interior Department's new government-to-government rule.
Zuri Aki: The Promise Of Our Unity Nai Aupuni

Zuri Aki: The Promise Of Our Unity

The Native Hawaiian Constitution isn't perfect. But it is a testament to our ability to achieve great things.
Pakalolo’s Long History, Regulated Future In Hawaii iStock.com

Pakalolo’s Long History, Regulated Future In Hawaii

Despite Hawaii's centuries-old appreciation for medicinal marijuana, dispensaries coming on line later this year are unlikely to make access and affordability better for patients.
Zuri Aki: Don’t Allow What Others Have Created To Get Between Us PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Zuri Aki: Don’t Allow What Others Have Created To Get Between Us

For a great many Kanaka Maoli, the Na‘i Aupuni convention is the latest Kanaka Maoli battlefield.
Zuri Aki: They Who Control The Land, Control Hawaii, Part 3 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Zuri Aki: They Who Control The Land, Control Hawaii, Part 3

But we have the capacity to take that control back. Here are some tactics for doing so.
Zuri Aki: They Who Control the Land, Control Hawaii, Part 2

Zuri Aki: They Who Control the Land, Control Hawaii, Part 2

Ingeniously or deviously, selling more than a fourth of Hawaii homes to non-residents leads to overdevelopment.
Zuri Aki: They Who Control the Land, Control Hawaii, Part 1 Civil Beat

Zuri Aki: They Who Control the Land, Control Hawaii, Part 1

Understanding Hawaii's history of land ownership helps us know whether tourism and construction will forever define us.
Zuri Aki: A Local’s Guide To Inciting An Eco-Revolution Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Zuri Aki: A Local’s Guide To Inciting An Eco-Revolution

Our actions in this small archipelago are amplified far beyond us.
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