Home, as a concept

Over the past three weeks of September 2022, I have been prepping to go on the road, traveling on said road, or returning and recovering from traveling. For the record, I traveled from Hawaii to Irvine, California, and then to Virginia Beach, Virginia. The trip took me to see family, and attend a national convention for JCI USA (United States Junior Chamber) where I wore another hat and helped a ...
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Potentially joining the club

With the primary election in Hawaii pau, we now know the makeup of the major races for the General. Of course, we are all aware of who will be on the ballot for Governor/Lt. Governor — Josh Green and Sylvia Luke vs. James “Duke” Aiona and Seaula Jr. Tupaʻi vs Keleionalani Taylor and Charles (Kale) Keoho (Nonpartisan, we include all here at PHwSF). Of the top two, we will shorthand ...
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Strength in numbers

Is the Hawaii Legislature becoming a major player in who gets elected to Hawaii's higher offices? They are currently 1 and 1 on the record. PC: "Hawaii State Capitol with dramatic cloud" by Eric Fischer is licensed under CC BY 2.0. A factor in every election, no matter what office, is the actions of certain players, and whether they “buddy up” to provide support to one candidate or cause. Of course, we know ...
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Hole in the plot

As voters enter the last week of mail-in voting, with the election to be called on or right after the 13th of August, evaluation of whom to vote for is much underway. Even for this blogger, who looks at the wide spectrum of Hawaii politics, there is always one or two candidates that seem to pop up as “more interesting” than others. One of them is Patrick Branco, a candidate ...
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Picking apart the $50 fee

Joshua B. Green, PC: Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii Josh Green (cropped)by ChelseaLockridge CC BY-SA 4.0 license: It would seem that during the “Super Debate” that happened on Thursday, the 21st of July, at the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement convention, Josh Green, candidate for nomination for Governor in the Democratic Party, had to be schooled as to what Hawaii is. It started with Green coming up with a policy statement to address “over-tourism” ...
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