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Monday, January 15, 2018
MLK Day: Overcome stereotype of Native Hawaiians as a monolithic group that opposes all that is American
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 8:46 PM :: 108 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

...This stereotype is clearly not the true picture....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Why Freddy Rice Went to Court
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 12:26 AM :: 713 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA

...Hawaii Island rancher Freddy Rice passed away on Jan. 5, 2018....

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Monday, January 08, 2018
Overcharged: Why Healthcare Costs Too Much
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 9:39 PM :: 386 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...would expansion of Medicare be good for America?....

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Friday, January 05, 2018
​Hawaii tax policy feels the heat
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:09 PM :: 570 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Rail

...The administration just told New York and New Jersey they would have to fund their $13 billion Hudson Tunnel rail project on their own, backing out of an Obama-era promise to foot half the bill....

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Kelii Akina: My Vision as OHA Trustee
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:20 PM :: 583 Views :: OHA

...OHA must be seen as a valuable partner, not an opponent, to the broader community....

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Friday, December 29, 2017
Federal tax reform a reason for cheer
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:00 PM :: 814 Views :: Taxes

...This week, an actress did something almost unheard of. She apologized for spreading misinformation about the new tax law....

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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Kelii Akina: One Year at OHA a Report Card
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 6:58 PM :: 648 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...I committed myself to doing three things for the sake of the Hawaiian people:  First, ensure a full and independent audit of OHA.  Secondly, guide OHA towards financial sustainability as well as growth.  Third, watch to make sure OHA funds are not misspent but rather used to meet the real needs of Hawaiian people....

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Friday, December 22, 2017
Should the government be your Santa?
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 12:24 PM :: 689 Views :: First Amendment

...Santa is an enthusiastic devotee of the surveillance state....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
One Down—44 to go
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:21 PM :: 585 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii's extremely modest creep up the ladder of economic freedom....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Keli'i Akina and Malia Hill: DC Update
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:23 PM :: 588 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act, Federal Regulation, politics in Washington, and other issues that impact Hawaii....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Airports Division spreads the red tape
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 6:47 PM :: 771 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...The pilot program requires the rideshare drivers to pay 7 percent of each fare to the state Airports Division....

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Friday, December 01, 2017
Serving the law can circumvent justice
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 7:56 PM :: 649 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...legal marijuana users in the state have been receiving letters from the Honolulu Police Department ordering them to turn in their legally owned firearms....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Grassroot: Things to be Thankful for This Year
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:15 PM :: 692 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Jones Act

...We are grateful for your partnership in striving for a Hawaii that leads the world in individual liberty and economic opportunity....

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Friday, November 17, 2017
Understanding the Congressional tax bill
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 9:16 PM :: 675 Views :: Taxes

There’s a lot of news out there about the tax bills before the Congress, and nearly all of it is confusing....

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Pension pinches profligacy
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 8:00 AM :: 985 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Hawaii’s county governments — and county taxpayers — are about to feel the pinch....

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Saturday, November 11, 2017
Counties stuck with bailing out pension debt
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:11 PM :: 889 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...the state Legislature has discovered a new tactic for meeting its public pension financial obligations: passing the costs on to the counties....

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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Akina--Let's Work Together for Hawaiian Charter Schools
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:20 AM :: 1005 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

Clearly, OHA owes our beneficiaries a sincere apology and a commitment to change our practices internally....

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Friday, November 03, 2017
The Importance of Accurate Testimony
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 11:04 PM :: 881 Views :: Ethics, Rail

“The FTA will allow nothing less.” -- Kirk Caldwell

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Friday, October 27, 2017
Right tools can dig us out of pension debt
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 5:48 PM :: 869 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Hawaii’s public pension system has an unfunded liability of $12 billion....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
UPDATE: OHA Trustees Reject CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:59 AM :: 1848 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...the Resource Management Committee opted to instead give the grant funds directly to the charter schools, instead of to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Video: Kelii Akina on The State of Racial Harmony in Hawaii
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:24 AM :: 892 Views :: OHA

...Michael Lilly , Former Hawaii Attorney General, joins Hawaii Together with Keli'i Akina for a discussion on the history and current state of Racial Harmony in Hawaii.... 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
​State of Hawaii Auditing OHA
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:49 AM :: 1236 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the state Auditor has already informed OHA of its preliminary findings....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
Hurricanes Blow Jones Act Out of the Way
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:35 PM :: 900 Views :: Jones Act

"...we waived regulations, we waived rules, we waived the Jones Act restrictions to free up additional capacity."

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Jones Act Waivers Prove Need for Reform
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:19 PM :: 751 Views :: Jones Act

The very fact that such waivers are standard in emergencies reveals something that the Jones Act lobby doesn't want people to understand....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
The Power of School Choice
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 7:58 PM :: 1087 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...This was my first back to school experience at the Kualapu‘u Public Conversion Charter School on the island of Moloka‘i....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
Hawaii taxes block prosperity
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 10:40 PM :: 982 Views :: Taxes

Confucius said to the ruler: So long as when you get richer, the poor get richer....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
Reso 17-199: Will Honolulu Council Back Rail Audit?
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 12:41 PM :: 1087 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...the most recent version of the proposed resolution requests an “independent forensic audit” of HART operations and contract awards....

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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Dropping college enrollment shows Americans are no longer buying the college lie
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 1345 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...University of Hawaii college enrollment has plummeted by 15 percent in just six years, from a high of 60,300 students in 2012 to 51,300 as of 2017....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Obamacare Could Bankrupt ERS
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 7:18 PM :: 1474 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...a 1% increase in health care costs equals a $2 billion increase in unfunded liabilities....

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Friday, August 25, 2017
Rail: How to Gut an Audit
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:31 PM :: 1105 Views :: Ethics, Rail

Hawaii lawmakers are finally embracing the call for a “deep dive” audit of the Honolulu rail project, but how they follow through on that embrace could make it all for naught....

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Friday, August 18, 2017
City rail audit won’t look for fraud?
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 8:11 PM :: 1659 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...despite the fact that City Auditor Edwin Young told the committee “the red flags were there”....

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Friday, August 11, 2017
Audit the rail: An idea that’s catching on
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:11 PM :: 1205 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Mahalo for helping this idea to catch on....

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Monday, August 07, 2017
Why Hawaii Isn't Rich Like Texas
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 1947 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

Texas has no personal income tax....

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Saturday, August 05, 2017
Why a Tax on Soda is Unhealthy
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 5:14 PM :: 1432 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has no soda tax. But that's not for lack of trying.....

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Saturday, July 29, 2017
Demanding best practices in rail accounting
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:51 PM :: 1080 Views :: Ethics, Rail

What does it say about the state of governance in Hawaii that endorsing basic standards of fiscal responsibility is a revolutionary act?

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Millennials are public pension losers
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:56 PM :: 1353 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

Hawaii may be giving millennials the short end of the stick when it comes to the state’s unfunded public pension liabilities....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Giving Rail Credit Where it Isn't Due
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 11:59 PM :: 1219 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...rail is like the cousin who is always hitting you up for money....

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Saturday, July 08, 2017
Economic freedom needed to increase affordable housing
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:31 PM :: 1582 Views :: Jones Act, Land Use, Cost of Living

Dr. Keli’i Akina gave the following speech on June 30th, 2017, at the 2017 Maui County Affordable Housing Summit, hosted by the Maui Chamber of Commerce and Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns....

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Friday, June 30, 2017
SB410: Public union power grab goes too far
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:54 PM :: 1182 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

All employers need a few basic freedoms to be productive, among them the freedom to manage their employees....

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Akina: Change OHA’s Current Spending Policy
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:03 AM :: 1296 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“Crucial Recommendations for Achieving Fiscal Sustainability”

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Grassroot: Feds Should Audit Rail
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 5:24 AM :: 1229 Views :: Ethics, Rail

We hope that the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General will be moved to mount a comprehensive fiscal and engineering audit of Honolulu rail ....

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Monday, June 12, 2017
Message to OHA: ‘Clean up your Act’
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:29 AM :: 1638 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Beneficiaries are calling for higher levels of transparency and accountability....

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Friday, June 09, 2017
TVRs: No Taxation Without Legalization!
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 12:48 AM :: 1202 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...state lawmakers are eager to capture $26 million dollars in tax money every year from short-term vacation rentals....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Where Pro-Rail and Anti-Rail Voices Agree
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 11:18 PM :: 1014 Views :: Rail

...it's something we should have done a long time ago....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Maui Hospital: The Little Engine That Could
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:28 AM :: 1158 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Despite multiple attempts to stop or derail it, things keep chugging along. And come July 1, it looks like Maui residents are finally going to start getting the care they deserve....

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Akina Praises Trustees Unanimous Support for OHA Audit
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:49 AM :: 456 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the SOQ will allow OHA to engage an auditor or auditing firm to conduct an examination of not only OHA but its subsidiary LLCs, for a period reaching back five years....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
State, Counties Pass Tax Hikes off to Each Other
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:01 PM :: 809 Views :: Taxes

...Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai counties are all considering raising the property tax....

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Friday, May 05, 2017
De-Railing the Legislature
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:04 PM :: 1241 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...the lack of dissent allows tax-and-spend policies to move smoothly through the Hawaii Legislature...until....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Special Audit of OHA and Its Subsidiaries
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 9:02 PM :: 1104 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...this audit seeks to identify areas of “waste, abuse and fraud...”

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Friday, April 28, 2017
And the Winner is—Not Hawaii
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:57 PM :: 1454 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The most recent version of Rich States, Poor States has been released, and once again, Hawaii ends up on the wrong end of that title....

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