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Key legislators in key positions: knowing what they’ve accomplished is important while making a descision on your vote in our upcoming elections.

When Bob Nakasone passed in the winter of 2008, shortly after winning another term as the House of Representatives member for Kahului-Pā‘ia, Maui lost one of its great appropriators. For much of his tenure in the State House, Rep. Nakasone...

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Spring and the Advent of the Giants! I love the Spring. March Madness has just ended. The NBA season has a couple of months of playoffs coming. The Barrio Fiesta is right around the corner. And baseball returns. By the...

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2018 Regular Session of the State Legislature We’ve reached the midway point of the 2018 Regular Session of the State Legislature. The House and Senate have exchanged bills that have been approved by the chamber that introduced them. The Senate...

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Our ongoing immigration debacle: How the “RAISE” Act will negatively affect family-based immigration. Immigration as cheap labor is central to the Filipino story in Hawai‘i. Much attention in the national debate has been on providing relief to people who were...

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… celebrating the holiday season right. There seems to be a lot of talk sometimes about whether the Western holiday season has any meaning in our post-modern, global world. People complain that consumerism overshadows any real spiritual content of the...

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I sometimes refer to myself sardonically as an F.B.I. But in this age where tribalism may be defining much of the resurging cultural wars, I have to admit that I’ve grown up both fiercely connected to my Filipino roots yet...

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