Ending the year on this note

And finally, issues of the quality of education, our mental health crisis, and society’s inability to lick social ills like homelessness and crime, will continue to be problems. Just because the media or the watercooler talk don’t bring up these topics does not mean they’ve been solved.
Aloha ʻOe 2021.

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She is right

Although there are a lot of people who have a lot to say about Councilwoman Tupola’s decision not to be vaccinated, she puts that to the side and discusses, instead, the core issue of our government’s actions. The fact remains, regardless of whether you are vaccinated or not, the proclamations are still imposed by a small group of people, with very little input by the public, of which they then don’t have a choice of whether to follow it or not. 

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Hawaii needs a better watchdog

[I]f the State of Hawaii intends to move beyond the effects of the COVID saga, and the corruption scandals that have plagued it, to the benefit of Governor Ige’s “Hawaii 2.0” plan to bring in new industries and new opportunities for Hawaii people, it needs to get its “house in order” when it comes to its image.

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Hard getting a seat now

Thanks to the vaccine, which we were told going back to the beginning of the COVID saga was the only real solution to solving the crisis, this relaxation can come with confidence. And it’s this confidence that our state government needs to start expressing should it want to play the role of supporter of society, rather than the oppressor.

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