Tag Archives: Hooser

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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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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#youcan’tmakethisstuffup – The Kauai County Council passes new rules prohibiting Councilmembers from asking testifiers questions of substance.

Yes, that’s right, in a 4 to 2 vote (CM Chock was absent), a majority of the Kauai County Council changed its own internal rules to prevent any Councilmember from asking questions of the public when they testify.  If Chair … 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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State House Agricultural Committee – Disappointment Is Too Mild A Description

Words cannot express how disappointed I am with the conduct of the State House Agricultural Committee.  They continue to ignore the science, the medical literature and the community calling out for meaningful regulation. Instead members of this committee simply follow … Continue reading

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Read Now Please – Senate vote on pending confirmation of real estate development lobbyist as DLNR Director is imminent.

Tomorrow, Wednesday March 18th is the day in which the Hawaii State Senate votes on whether or not to confirm the appointment of real estate development lobbyist Carleton Ching to be Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. … Continue reading

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