HOOSER: Reclaiming Coco Palms — a just cause

I’ve never donated $2,000 to anything, let alone $10,000. Like most of us, I don’t have a ton of money and after the bills that are due on the first of every month are paid, there’s no shortage of other family needs and wants.

HOOSER: The people versus Joe Manchin

Our 4 member all (D) Hawai’i Congressional delegation came very close yesterday to being forced to vote on a deal proposed by Senator Joe Manchin (D - but not really) of West Virginia.

HOOSER: Council to give $7 million for 10 words

The Kaua‘i County Council agenda set for Wednesday, Sept. 21, includes Resolution 2022-28, which proposes to transfer to the Grove Farm Company approximately $7 million in taxpayer-funded property improvements, newly constructed buildings, related infrastructure, and nearly six acres of land — that same land that Grove Farm had previously given to the county.

HOOSER: Wailuanuiahoʻano — say the name

Thirty years ago — on Sept. 11, 1992 — Hurricane ʻIniki made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane destroying many homes and businesses including the property then known as the Coco Palms Hotel Resort located on the sacred lands of Wailuanuiahoʻano.

HOOSER: Coco Palms Resort goes rent-seeking

It’s Groundhog Day, as the Coco Palms Resort development is yet again on the Kaua‘i Planning Commission agenda. It’s been 30 years and the parade of various owners and developers continue to tell us to trust them, everything is on track, and they will soon be restoring the property to its former glory.

Open letter to Kamala Harris; notes from the heart

Welcome to Kauai. My hope is your stay here will be one that rejuvenates and inspires you. I can only imagine the work load and daily stress that accompanies your life as Vice President. Thank you for your service and the sacrifice you make on our behalf.

HOOSER: Lieutenant Governor – it’s time to come clean

I’m as sick and tired of this conversation as anyone. We should be talking about the future and solving the many challenges facing our community, not asking an elected official seeking higher office to do the bare minimum that any other state employee with a suspected conflict of interest would be asked to do.

HOOSER: Kaua‘i County Council election, by the numbers

There are 19 candidates now in the race for election to serve on the Kaua‘i County Council. On August 13 that list will be whittled down to the top 14 vote-getters. Then on November 4th, the final top 7 will go on to serve Kaua‘i County for the next 2 years.

HOOSER: Who controls Hawaiʻi elections?

There’s really no mystery, no black box, no secret formula, and for sure there is no conspiracy. It’s all very simple and basic really - our government is controlled by the people who show up to vote.