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Ian Lind

Hawaii Monitor: Did Hawaiian Hearings Set Up a Political Train Wreck? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Did Hawaiian Hearings Set Up a Political Train Wreck?

I think there’s plenty of room to debate the facts and interpretation of the overthrow and its aftermath.
Hawaii Monitor: Push for Death Penalty Merited Pushback Screen capture of KITV

Hawaii Monitor: Push for Death Penalty Merited Pushback

Hawaii did away with the death penalty in 1957, so why was there little reaction when federal prosecutors recently sought the ultimate punishment?
Hawaii Monitor: Inside the New World of Negative Political Campaigns PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Inside the New World of Negative Political Campaigns

Going over the hard lessons found in the 488 pages of emails written by operatives in the 2012 push to discredit rail opponent Ben Cayetano.
Hawaii Monitor: Contaminated Dirt Triggers Military Housing Lawsuit Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Contaminated Dirt Triggers Military Housing Lawsuit

It started with four plaintiffs, but a judge will decide if families' claims at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base can become a class-action proceeding.
Hawaii Monitor: Shifting the Sands to Evade Waikiki’s Zoning Limits PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Shifting the Sands to Evade Waikiki’s Zoning Limits

The hotel company Kyo-ya is using a nonexistent shoreline to get around restrictions on building heights.
Hawaii Monitor:  Legislative Silence Shouldn’t Trump Ethics Oversight PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Legislative Silence Shouldn’t Trump Ethics Oversight

It's election season so let your lawmaker know that ethics oversight of legislative allowances is important.