Dinengdeng and Pinakbet

Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Real talk about funding on both the State and County levels of our government. My alma mater Maui High School annually holds a dinner during Homecoming week to honor alumni, faculty and friends of our school. Past honorees of the...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Are we not in the same canoe; and so, should we not all paddle together? My mom told me, “No renew the newspaper.” “I tired read. No mo’ good news,” she explained. “Better you give me the money and I...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

My House colleague Isaac Choy and I started at the legislature together in 2009. He won election to a vacant seat in November 2008. I was appointed to the Kahului seat when longtime Maui Representative Bob Nakasone passed away. There...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Commencement speaking remarks… A confession: I kinda dread providing keynote remarks at large gatherings. I’ve heard great speakers—the semi-professional toastmaster-trained ones who seem to enjoy being at the podium and move seamlessly from one thought to another. I generally have...

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Putting Some Barrio back in the Fiesta Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran in front of his church’s food booth. Photo: Basilia Evangelista Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran with Ed Garcia. Photo: Alfredo Evangelista Pinoy Pride at the Barrio Fiesta. Photo: Alfredo Evangelista My younger...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Religion and politics—usually topics to avoid at family holiday gatherings. But faith and religious values and upbringing certainly remain important to many people, including members of the Hawai‘i state legislature. A national report recently surveyed the professed religions of the...

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