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How Unusual -Kauai Business Interests Seek To Weaken Kauai County Lobbyist Bill

“Lobbyist Bill Draws Strong Support” or “Local Lobbyists Oppose Lobbying Regulation Bill” are sample headlines that could have been displayed in The Garden Island article of February 11. Over 50 people submitted testimony in support of Bill #2614 and only … Continue reading

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Bad Taste, Bad Judgment – Bad Policy

Big Ag meeting scheduled for Kona – Bad Taste, Bad Judgment – Bad Policy The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is holding their 2015 Annual Meeting beginning this Sunday, September 13, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The meeting is hosted … Continue reading

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State law on RUP disclosure implemented.. kind of but not really– Plus Kauai County stats on glyphosate

State law on RUP disclosure implemented.. kind of but not really– Plus Kauai County stats on glyphosate Here is statewide 2014 Restricted Use Pesticide(RUP)  data provided by the State Department of Agriculture (not glyphosate or other general use pesticides) Note: … Continue reading

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Into the Belly of the Beast: Bringing Kauai’s Story to Syngenta World Headquarters Annual Shareholders Meeting April 28th.

Yes, myself and two other Kauai residents are heading this coming week to share our Kauai story with the people and government of Switzerland, home to the world headquarters of Syngenta.   See Press Release here: http://blog.hawaiiallianceforprogressiveaction.org/2015/04/17/h-a-p-a-supports-kaua%60i-delegation-to-switzerland-home-of-pesticide-giant-syngenta/ Syngenta, you will remember, … Continue reading

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Pulling Back The Curtain: The Carleton Ching Vote – Time To Hero-Up

After watching the entire Senate committee hearing covering the appointment of real estate development lobbyist Carleton Ching to be Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, it seems embarrassingly obvious that Mr. Ching is not even remotely qualified … Continue reading

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On The Creation Of Cynics – Disrespecting Community And The Democratic Process

On Thursday February 19th numerous residents from all parts of our State got out of bed much earlier than normal, took off from work or school, arranged child-care and headed to the State Capitol. For many, the trip meant flying … Continue reading

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The Hawaii Movement – Catalyzing Change, Empowering Communities – The H.A.P.A. Plan

Aloha, As President of the Board of Directors for the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.). I would like to invite you to join our movement for change and to help if you can. http://www.hapahi.org We are at a particularly … Continue reading

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