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About garyhooser

This blog represents my thoughts as an individual person. I presently serve now as a volunteer President of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.) www.hapahi.org In a past life I was an elected member of the Kauai County Council, a Hawaii State Senator and Majority Leader and the Director of Environmental Quality Control for the State of Hawaii - in an even earlier incarnation I was an entrepreneur and small business owner. Yes, I am one of the luckiest guys on the planet. “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We’re afraid.” “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We will fall!” “Come to the edge.” And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. - Christopher Logue (b.1926)

2017 Legislature – Fail

By almost all measures, the 2017 legislative session deserves a report card dominated by “F’s”. Instead of rising to the occasion, the Hawaii legislature is closing its session wallowing in the abyss of failure, well beyond the low end of … Continue reading

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Kabuki smoke and mirrors political BS (with all due respect)

If they really wanted to, the Hawaii legislature and/or the Department of Agriculture could ban chlorpyrifos today. In yesterdays April 2nd Honolulu Star-Advertiser headlined “Push to ban insecticide builds at Legislature, Rep. Chris Lee Chair of the House Energy and … Continue reading

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HB790 and my discussion with Kauai Rep. Morikawa

Below is a chain of communications between myself and Representative Dee Morikawa who represents the west side of Kauai which is home base for the chemical companies, Dow, Dupont and Syngenta. I posted the below on FaceBook on Tuesday March … Continue reading

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Hooser To Host KKCR “Policy & Politics” Talk Show

Starting this Monday February 13, from 5pm until 6pm I will be joining the hardworking volunteers at KKCR and hosting a regular talk show entitled “Policy & Politics”! “Policy & Politics” will focus on exploring topics dealing with all levels … Continue reading

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Time To Legalize Pot In Hawaii – It’s The Right Thing To Do And Frankly We Need The Money

It’s time now to legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults in Hawaii. The recreational use of cannabis is already legal in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Washington D.C.. It is the right thing to do … Continue reading

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Hawaii State Senate and House regularly violate the State Constitution – or not?

At the recently held Hawaii Peoples Congress issues with regards to the “accountability of elected officials” was a hot topic of discussion. The matter of the Maui County Council flaunting the Sunshine Law was discussed. http://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2016/12/another-complaint-is-filed-against-mike-white/ Also discussed at length … Continue reading

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Breaking News: EPA files complaint against Syngenta for farmworker safety violations on Kauai

From EPA – HONOLULU – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint alleging that Syngenta Seeds, LLC violated numerous federal pesticide regulations meant to protect agricultural workers at its crop research farm in Kekaha, Kauai. EPA is seeking … Continue reading

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