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Danny De Gracia: Want To Help Hawaii Taxpayers? Reconsider The GET David Croxford/CivilBeat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Want To Help Hawaii Taxpayers? Reconsider The GET

Gains in private employment and private wages would offset the loss of state revenues.
Let The Sunshine In: We’re Aggressively Tracking Government Reform Proposals In Hawaii Patti Epler/Civil Beat/2023

Let The Sunshine In: We’re Aggressively Tracking Government Reform Proposals In Hawaii

Lawmakers are expected to consider numerous accountability and transparency measures this session. Let's make sure they do.
Catherine Toth Fox: Have We Made Waikiki ‘Safe And Sound’ Yet? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Catherine Toth Fox: Have We Made Waikiki ‘Safe And Sound’ Yet?

Back in the early days of the pandemic we talked about reinventing tourism, but safety is now the top priority.
Chad Blair: The Republicans Are Melting Down Screenshot/2023

Chad Blair: The Republicans Are Melting Down

The speaker debacle, the failed midterms, possible indictments and more illustrate a Republican Party in deep disarray. Can it recover?
Neal Milner: Beware Of Public Officials Wielding Pristine Ceremonial Shovels Mayor's Office

Neal Milner: Beware Of Public Officials Wielding Pristine Ceremonial Shovels

Groundbreaking ceremonies may not answer all prayers, but they are intended to renew our faith in government.
Vicky Cayetano: Hawaii’s New Leaders Must Match Optimism With Action Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Vicky Cayetano: Hawaii’s New Leaders Must Match Optimism With Action

With the advantage of a $2.3 billion surplus, the new governor and lawmakers need to follow through on promises made on the campaign trail.
Danny De Gracia: Let’s All Work To Make A Difference In 2023 Civil Beat file art

Danny De Gracia: Let’s All Work To Make A Difference In 2023

We've come a long way and learned a lot. There is no reason to believe we can’t make some positive progress.
Catherine Toth Fox: What I Learned About My Heritage And Happiness From Lillian Yajima Catherine Toth Fox

Catherine Toth Fox: What I Learned About My Heritage And Happiness From Lillian Yajima

The retired teacher died in October, but not before dancing hula at a party celebrating her 102nd birthday.
Neal Milner: Mike McCartney Might Just Have A Career In Stand-Up Comedy Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat /2019

Neal Milner: Mike McCartney Might Just Have A Career In Stand-Up Comedy

Silvia Luke's inauguration jokes and McCartney's zinger were rare displays of genuine comedic talent from public officials.
Chad Blair: Gov. Green Wants You To Know He’s A Doctor — Still David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Chad Blair: Gov. Green Wants You To Know He’s A Doctor — Still

He’s the leader of Hawaii, but Josh Green continues to officially remind the public that he’s also an M.D.