There are solutions to Kauai’s problems

Having been an observer of Kauai politics since the reign of uncle Tony as mayor and a resident for nearly half my 74 years, it’s time to comment on some of the current issues facing the island.

Red flags, code and words that matter

There were several times during my service in the Hawaii State Senate, where I came very close to supporting proposed legislative measures (bills), that were in direct opposition to my core values.

Allowing for proper due diligence is time well spent

In Hawaii, water is a public trust resource. As with all of our natural resources, it must be protected, and its use must be responsibly managed. We have a robust water-management system in the state, under the guidance of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) and the Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM).