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Sen. Karl Rhoads: What Hawaii Should Be Doing To Address Global Warming UHCDC/ Stilgenbauer et al

Sen. Karl Rhoads: What Hawaii Should Be Doing To Address Global Warming

Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads is one of Hawaii’s leading voices when it comes to climate change and what the state needs to be doing to get ahead of it.

Here’s A Way For Hawaii’s Government To Get Much Better At Including The Public Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Here’s A Way For Hawaii’s Government To Get Much Better At Including The Public

We should be leveraging new technology to inform citizens about meetings and to collect citizen testimony.

Get Involved With A Public Board Or Commission. They Need You Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Get Involved With A Public Board Or Commission. They Need You

They offer citizens a way to take part in government without having to organize a political campaign.

State Government Should Be Doing Its Part By Buying Local

State Government Should Be Doing Its Part By Buying Local

The state is the single-largest purchaser of food in Hawaii. How it directs its dollars has a huge impact.

Use The County Initiative Process To Create Change In Hawaii PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Use The County Initiative Process To Create Change In Hawaii

In Hawaii, every county provides a process for citizen initiatives. Here’s how to force a citizen vote on a specific issue of concern.

Seed Diversity Is Vital To The Future Of Food

Seed Diversity Is Vital To The Future Of Food

The work of saving and breeding seed once made enormous contributions to Hawaii’s agriculture — and it must again.  

Restore Justice. End The Cash Bail System Shay Sowden/Flickr

Restore Justice. End The Cash Bail System

Most of us would like to believe that the law treats the rich and the poor alike, but it doesn’t.

The Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System Should Be Investing For The Long Term Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System Should Be Investing For The Long Term

My bill in the Legislature is calling for transparency, accountability and holdings that are healthy.

This Queen’s Medical Center Program Is Improving Lives For Those In Need

This Queen’s Medical Center Program Is Improving Lives For Those In Need

The Queen’s Care Coalition creates efficiency and hope for people who have little choice but to seek care at the emergency room.