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Ian Lind

Ian Lind: An Uneasy Final Goodbye To My Mother And My Sister Ian Lind

Ian Lind: An Uneasy Final Goodbye To My Mother And My Sister

I followed their wishes to scatter their ashes at sea after they were cremated, but now I find myself wondering why they made that decision.

Ian Lind: The Kahala Hotel’s New Shoreline Plan Could Reduce Public Beach Access Ian Lind/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: The Kahala Hotel’s New Shoreline Plan Could Reduce Public Beach Access

The high-end resort wants a long-term easement allowing it to hold more weddings and other events that could take up more of the public beach.

Ian Lind: Here’s Why Hawaii Judges Are Not ‘War Criminals’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Here’s Why Hawaii Judges Are Not ‘War Criminals’

A well-known Native Hawaiian attorney said it would be a war crime to evict his client. The state Supreme Court disagreed.

Ian Lind: Installing A Missile Defense System Is A Bad Idea U.S. Missile Defense Agency/Flickr

Ian Lind: Installing A Missile Defense System Is A Bad Idea

Pushing ahead with a missile defense system in Hawaii wouldn’t make us any safer, and could signal to North Korea and others that we aren’t interested in diffusing tensions.

Ian Lind: Could Leasing Bill Ease Way For Thirty Meter Telescope? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Could Leasing Bill Ease Way For Thirty Meter Telescope?

A House bill has morphed into a sweetheart deal to create perpetual leases for tenants on state land,  possibly including the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Ian Lind: Union Says Suspensions Shouldn’t Stop Prison Guard Promotions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Union Says Suspensions Shouldn’t Stop Prison Guard Promotions

The United Public Workers has fought a state promotion policy for years, and now the case is going to the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Ian Lind: Why Condo Associations Are Sweating After A Judge’s Ruling Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Why Condo Associations Are Sweating After A Judge’s Ruling

Improper foreclosure procedures were sometimes used, a federal judge found, and the stakes could be staggeringly high.

Ian Lind: Hawaiian Activist Was Right All Along, Supreme Court Rules PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Hawaiian Activist Was Right All Along, Supreme Court Rules

Laulani Teale persisted in proclaiming her innocence for nearly five years after her arrest for approaching the Honolulu mayor.

Ian Lind: There’s No Stopping The Big Money In Honolulu Politics Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: There’s No Stopping The Big Money In Honolulu Politics

The city’s Ethics Commission rightfully concluded that City Council members can legally take a lot of money from special interest groups.

Ian Lind: Hawaii Moves Too Slow On Asset Forfeiture Reform Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Ian Lind: Hawaii Moves Too Slow On Asset Forfeiture Reform

Some states are insisting that people must be convicted of a crime before they lose their property.

Ian Lind: Count On Hawaii To Ignore Logical Prison Report Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Count On Hawaii To Ignore Logical Prison Report

In the rush to build a new prison, the Legislature is likely to shunt aside the work of a task force it created just last year.

Ian Lind: Tightening The Rules For Lobbyists Wikimedia Commons

Ian Lind: Tightening The Rules For Lobbyists

Lobbyists spent millions trying to influence lawmakers last year.