Tag Archives: Hawaii

The Movement – Winning In Solidarity

The agrochemical industry in Hawaii is losing the war they have waged against our community these past few years.  Rather than acknowledge our concerns about health and environmental impacts and comply with our modest requests for increased regulation, they have … Continue reading

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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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They Truly Are Poisoning Paradise

Our community cannot rely on “good neighbors” to protect our health and environment. Government intervention is needed now. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently its intent to ban chlorpyrifos, a Restricted Use Pesticide, stating that it “ … could … Continue reading

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The Hooser Blog: Thankful For The Heroes

Yes, I am the luckiest man on the planet.  To live on Kauai surrounded by the natural beauty, to have a loving and growing family, to have my health, to be able to do the work that I do and … Continue reading

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The Hooser Blog: Personal reflections, council updates, re-election campaign – and matters concerning angst, fear and the nature of our humanity

In a group discussion recently, questions and concerns were raised about the pitfalls of “trying to do too much”. Honestly, I had a difficult time grasping the concept.  I see life as being far too short and the challenges of … Continue reading

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Important Property Tax proposal on November 4 Kauai Council Agenda

Important Property Tax proposal on November 4 Kauai Council Agenda I have introduced the following measure and need your help today in spreading the word to home owners and renters through-out Kauai County. Proposed Draft Bill (No. 2606) – A BILL FOR … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat? The Good Neighbor Program – A Masquerade Of Disclosure

Read through to the end please.  You will see that disclosure is not really disclosure and the label is not really the law because these companies disclose only a fraction of what they use and change the label without telling … Continue reading

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