Is he this and/or that?

PHwSF subject for today's post - Mr. Kai KahelePC: This United States Congress image is in the public domain.  Even before his formal announcement that he was leaving Congress and running for Hawaiʻi Governor, Kai Kahele has already been examined by many about his positions on several key items. He’s also been attacked about his job performance in Congress and that in some political circles, he is just not liked. But that is ...
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20 Years Later, Kinda Same Story

This humble blogger was a bit taken aback when he read a statement from fellow Hawai‘i political pundit Colin Moore about how unstable this election year has been with the moving around of candidates to different offices. Moore, who is the director of the University of Hawai‘i’s Public Policy Center, said “I can’t remember a race this late in the game with one major (gubernatorial) candidate exiting and potentially another ...
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On Pono Shim

ON FRIDAY THE 8TH OF APRIL, posts started showing up on social media announcing that Pono Shim, the CEO of the Oahu Economic Development Board (OEDB) passed away after a time of illness. The event passed quietly, without much fanfare in the press or the television media. Probably a way that Pono wanted it. His passing was felt across the length and breadth of the political arena that knew him, ...
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And now what?

Since the announcement came from Hawai‘i’s Governor Ige, on March 8 that the mask mandate would end “at 11:59” on March 25th, the people of Hawai‘i got ginned up to move beyond this phase of the pandemic and possibly return to normal. And who could blame them? Sure, some continue to warn us that the pandemic isn’t over. But the idea that there was a definitive date on which a ...
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An update on Mark

Back in August of last year, this blog posted an entry from a gentleman named Mark Lindquist. I invite you to read that piece before reading this update as you will get better context from that post. As you can read below, allowed to be posted by permission of Mark, he has chosen another path of life than that of elected office. He heard a calling and now is working ...
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