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U.S. called out for our lack of maternity leave and family supports

January 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments

A segment on last night’s PBS Newshour should be required watching (“Almost every country in the world offers more generous maternity leave than the U.S.“). That link will take you to the video of the segment and a transcript. According to the United Nations, we and Papua New Guinea are the only countries in the […]

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Tags: Business · Economics · Health · Politics

Lower gas prices are nice, but geopolitics behind them suggest dangers

January 18th, 2015 · 4 Comments

I’ll say it up front–I don’t understand the complicated economics and geopolitics behind the rapid slide in the international price of oil. But its clear that the there’s a lot going on, and a lot that we should be paying attention to, beyond the pleasant relief we feel at the gas pumps. I searched for […]

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Tags: Economics · Energy · Politics

Army seeking community reactions to potential cuts

January 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Army is inviting community feedback on potential cuts in the number of personnel and family members based in Hawaii. Two “listening sessions” are currently scheduled. January 27, 6:30-9 p.m., Hale Koa Hotel, DeRussy Hall. January 28, 6:30-9 p.m., Leilehua High School Cafeteria. According to the meeting announcement: The Army wants to know what impacts […]

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Making the case for downsizing Hawaii’s military presence

January 6th, 2015 · 4 Comments

I have to admit that I wasn’t really aware of the Oahu Council for Army Downsizing until I saw news of a Honolulu Ethics Commission opinion dismissing concerns over use of public resources to promote a Chamber of Commerce petition against any Army cuts. The Oahu Council takes the view that the Army’s budget cutting […]

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Takai names deputy chief of staff

January 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Freshman Congressman Mark Takai has named another of outgoing Rep. Coleen Hanabusa’s staff to serve as his deputy chief of staff and legislative director. Sean Callahan was previously a legislative assistant for Hanabusa beginning in May 2011, ending with the title “señor military legislative assistant.” Callahan graduated from UH Manoa in 2011 with a BA […]

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Tags: Economics