Monthly Archives: February 2018

Current status and my testimony on SB3095 – Pesticide Disclosure and Buffer Zones

Note: On Monday February 12th the Hawaii State Senate Committees on Agriculture and Health and Consumer Protection held a hearing on SB3095 that proposes to regulate the use of Restricted Use Pesticides by requiring the largest users to disclose that … Continue reading

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A letter to my granddaughter Isabella.

Dear Isabella, On this, your very first birthday, I sit here in Hawaii typing you this note while you are in Japan thousands of miles away.   Your grandmother and I miss you very much today, and every day. But … Continue reading

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Good source documents for pesticide testimony:

  The United States Environmental Protection Agency: “Exposure to a variety of pesticides have been linked to increased risk of birth defects.” http://bit.ly/2AdzXNK American Pregnancy Association: “If you discover you are pregnant and you live near an agricultural area where pesticides … Continue reading

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Words On Leadership

Was invited to offer words of “reflection and contemplation” to the Hawaii State Senate this past Friday February 2, 2018. Mahalo to Senator Ihara for granting me this honor, and to Senate President Ron Kouchi and all of my former … Continue reading

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