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July 28, 2020

Few would argue that enforcement of the 14-day quarantine has been swift and effective.  The neighbor islands have proven far more determined and effective than Oahu in tracking down quarantine violators, even though the vast majority of people subject to quarantine ar...

June 30, 2020

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Governor David Ige announced a pre-travel testing plan as an alternative to the 14-day quarantine for arriving transpacific passengers.  Beginning August 1, individuals who are tested and found to be Covid-19 negative within 72 hours of arr...

June 1, 2020

Hawaii did very well to avert a health crisis, and we are fortunate to have experienced the lowest rate of infection and COVID-19 related death in the country.  Not surprisingly, this success comes at a remarkably high financial cost.  A two to three month lock down wa...

May 4, 2020

As we approach two months of stay at home orders and the number of new cases is down to one or two per day, people are asking when will the re-opening of small business and easing of the lock down begin?  At the same time, everyone wants to know we will be safe.

The fir...

April 8, 2020

Who could have predicted how fast everything would change?  Nearly everything familiar about our daily lives has been upended in the last couple weeks by the novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19 and SARS-CoV2.  Here is some information that may be helpful. 

Social...

March 11, 2020

The fate of Kawaihapai (aka Dillingham) Airfield is uncertain at this time, but I remain hopeful something can be worked out to save general aviation and hundreds of jobs on the North Shore.  I have had, and continue to have, meetings with all stakeholders, government...

February 27, 2020

Many thanks to the hundreds of people who came to our Town Hall meetings earlier this month in Kahuku, Kahaluu and Waialua.  Councilmember Heidi Tsuneyoshi, whose district is even larger than mine, joined me at all three meetings.  Joining us in the areas of their Hous...

January 30, 2020

Too big, too close is no exaggeration when describing the Na Pua Makani wind turbines.  To address the many concerns of the new wind project, I introduced a package of bills collectively known as POWER - People Overwhelmed by Wind Energy Ramifications.

Everyone living o...

December 18, 2019

Have you seen Oahu Country News, my monthly cable TV program?  Each month, or nearly every month, we invite folks into the studio to have a conversation about the good work they are performing around our district with their organizations and businesses.  Senate Distric...

December 4, 2019

Last year, the state acquired 2,882 acres of forest land and former agricultural lands in the Helemano area of Central Oahu.  This area is now in the process of being placed in the State’s Forest Reserve System and the Hawaii Department of Fish and Wildlife (DOFAW) has...

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