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A Look At My 2018 Kauai Primary Election Votes

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
In preparation for the final day of voting on August 11th, many in the Kauai community have been asking my thoughts on the various candidates running for office. To make it easy, I have…

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Guest Post: Multiply or Divide? The Economy of Generosity

With thanks to Rev. David Gierlach, Rector, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, for permission to publish this sermon of July 29, 2018. Back in my seminary days some 40 years ago (ouch!) our homiletics professor said there is one thing you

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Guest Post: Rev. Jazzy Bostock on finding living water in a parched landscape

Where there is no water, there can be no life. This is true of plants and animals alike. There is no substitute for water. This week, I began to pull out some of the overgrowth in the little garden behind

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Governor Ige: Leadership, Core Values and Resolve Under Pressure

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
Governor David Ige’s leadership, core values and resolve under pressure was clearly demonstrated by his recent signing into law SB3095.  Hawai‘i residents concerned about their health and the health of their children and grandchildren…

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Reduce houselessness with living wage, paid family leave

More than a quarter of the 25 seats in the Hawaii Senate are held by women. More than a quarter of the 51 seats in the Hawaii House of Representatives are held by women. But that apparently wasn’t enough woman

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Living wage, Paid family leave, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

Israel’s “restraint” kills 60 in Gaza: Second Honolulu Protest. Wednesday May 16, 4-5.30p.m

“No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has,” said Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations at today’s Security Council meeting to discuss the violence in Gaza. She took a minute to mark the

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Posted in I BLOG, Israel, Nakba, Palestine, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Keiki before corporations: Hawai‘i bans chlorpyrifos

Scientists raised the alarm. Doctors raised the alarm. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) raised the alarm, warning that “the risk to infant and children’s health and development is unambiguous.” Sickened teachers and schoolchildren raised the alarm. Mothers who found

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Posted in Children's health, Environment, Environmental Justice, Healthcare, I BLOG, Pesticides, Uncategorized

A Living Wage: In Utah, as in Hawaii, lawmakers say no to struggling workers

The Fight for $15 in Hawaii ground to a halt in late February this year when it reached the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, a Democrat. The effort to help workers make ends meet

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Posted in Business and Justice, Fight for $15, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

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