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Letter for Thursday, February 29, 2024

My state project Dear people of the great state of Hawai‘i: Greetings! My name is Aleena Tasheen and I am a fifth grade student at…

HOOSER: Civic engagement — into the weeds

My telephone was ringing off the hook over the weekend with people calling to let me know the state Department of Transportation (DOT) was “spraying…

Letter for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

‘High-minded column’ Gary Hooser wrote a high-minded column in a recent edition of The Garden Island in response to two people who reached out to…

HOOSER: Money buys influence

“Prior to appearing before the County Council or administrative agency, a lobbyist shall orally disclose his or her status as a lobbyist and the person…

HOOSER: The most important issue of our time

There’s nothing we can really do about it, the underlying issues are far too complicated, and we have far too many important problems of our…

HOOSER: Challenges and opportunities in 2024

Bring it on. As the door to 2024 begins to open, I see sparkles of opportunity beckoning in the distance. The challenges facing our community…