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Archive for September, 2010

September 8th, 2010 - 11:02 am § in News

Coffman sees no ‘big fix’

By Erenia Michell Filmmaker and historian Tom Coffman told community leaders that history shows no big fix for for Hawaii’s economy but to take care of its resources. “There’s no big fix,” Coffman told community leaders during the ThinkTech conference at the Honolulu Plaza Cl[...]

September 8th, 2010 - 11:00 am § in News

‘No big fix’: Local historian forecasts failure in Act 221

By Rajan De Los Santos Local historian and filmmaker Tom Coffman openly refuted Act 221, saying its promise of economic recovery through tax incentives for technology-driven investments will fail. “Act 221… may be seen in context as a search for the one big idea,” Coffman, 67, said Wednesday a[...]

September 8th, 2010 - 10:58 am § in News

Public housing not only solution to homelessness

By Alicia D. Partridge. Homelessness costs the State of Hawaii millions of dollars annually, yet advocates argue affordable public housing isn’t the answer. Rann Watumull, board president for the River of Life Mission, spoke at the ThinkTech Talk Aug. 25 to discuss challenges and strategies to imp[...]

September 8th, 2010 - 10:46 am § in News

UH professor offers advice for tackling Hawaii’s problems

By James Kim University of Hawaii at Manoa professor Neil Milner said that the state needs to overcome a political culture that is change resistant and “in the business of stopping things,” in order to solve its unique problems. Milner suggested this advice while participating in a conference di[...]