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A Progressive Agenda and More

Too often we are tasked on election day to choose between the lesser of two evils.  I believe early on, before we get to that point, we should strive to find and elect those people that actually meet our highest … Continue reading

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Essential Reading: For medical professionals and others serious about understanding the Kauai pesticide/birth defect situation

Below is a comment pulled from The Garden Island comment section, that was attached to the “Pesticides and Birth Defects – Who do you believe?” story published on 11/29/2017 (and republished on this blog, below this blog piece). This is … Continue reading

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Pesticides & Birth Defects on Kauai- Who do you believe?

Should pregnant women who live and/or work around high levels of pesticide use, particularly on Kauai’s west side, be concerned about birth defects? A Honolulu law firm has recently been running radio advertisements on Kauai and Maui, stating: “If you … Continue reading

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Ripples- and the Power of the Pen

A few days ago, I received an email from a friend whom I rarely see, but who occasionally shares with me her thoughts and ideas.  The email, (a portion of which I share at the end of this column) contains … Continue reading

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Am thinking of all that I am thankful for.

And this morning, my friend Mary is at the top of that list.   From an email I received a few days ago:   “Well, Gary, please know you always have my (usually unseen) support.   You WILL win eventually … Continue reading

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On the ethics of working for the devil

In my career as a former state Senate leader, County Council member, and community advocate, I have shaken the hands of countless adversaries after a skirmish – political, legislative, and even legal. It’s not always an easy interaction though it … Continue reading

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We lost, we won, we will appeal – (Summary of yesterdays results in court) – Ke Kauhulu o Mana versus the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) and Syngenta 

For those wondering what happened in court yesterday below are my thoughts and observations. Judge Randal Valenciano seemed very familiar with the section of law being argued, HRS343 – the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act (HEPA).  He also seemed to have … Continue reading

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