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Ian Lind

Ian Lind: HPU-Police ‘Conspiracy’ Report Told Less Than Half the Story Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: HPU-Police ‘Conspiracy’ Report Told Less Than Half the Story

TV station's reporting was focused on one court document when so many others were available.
Ian Lind: Looking To Squelch The Voices Of The Neighborhoods KITV

Ian Lind: Looking To Squelch The Voices Of The Neighborhoods

A Honolulu Charter Commission subcommittee met behind closed doors, then emerged with proposals to limit or abolish boards and commissions.
Ian Lind: Retirees Still Pressing Legal Fight For Better Health Benefits PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Retirees Still Pressing Legal Fight For Better Health Benefits

The former state employees' lawsuit is back before the Supreme Court, whose five justices are all recusing themselves from the case.
Ian Lind: Justices Aren’t Buying That Voting Rights Weren’t Violated Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Justices Aren’t Buying That Voting Rights Weren’t Violated

A suit stemming from the 2012 election reaches the Supreme Court, which seems poised to order changes at the Office of Elections.
Ian Lind: Legislators, And The Political Process, Deserve More Respect Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Legislators, And The Political Process, Deserve More Respect

Hawaii's lawmakers may not talk openly about how things get done at the Capitol, but it's impressive that they accomplish as much as they do.
Ian Lind: Time For Native Sovereignty Running Out, Abercrombie Says PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Time For Native Sovereignty Running Out, Abercrombie Says

The former governor said the waning days of the Obama administration offer a last, best chance for real progress.
Ian Lind: Lyft Took Us For Quite A Ride iStock.com

Ian Lind: Lyft Took Us For Quite A Ride

Don't let our experience sour you on ride-hailing companies, but next time we'll call a cab.
Ian Lind: City Charter Change Would Let Lobbyists Give More Gifts Flickr: JD Hancock

Ian Lind: City Charter Change Would Let Lobbyists Give More Gifts

The proposal could hamstring efforts to enforce conflict-of-interest provisions meant to protect the public interest.
Ian Lind: Kenoi Had Good Reason To Think He Could Misuse Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Kenoi Had Good Reason To Think He Could Misuse Funds

If public records laws were consistently enforced, officials might think twice about using public money for private purposes.
Ian Lind: It’s Time To Quit Playing Politics With Judges Flickr.com

Ian Lind: It’s Time To Quit Playing Politics With Judges

Now some lawmakers want to cut retirement benefits for judges. It's another bill that appears to be political retaliation for a controversial court ruling.  
Ian Lind: The Dung Sisters’ Family Feud Gets Out Of Control Screenshot

Ian Lind: The Dung Sisters’ Family Feud Gets Out Of Control

The use of social media as public leverage in a messy legal dispute can backfire.
Ian Lind: Lawmakers Return To The Bad Old Days Of Backroom Deals Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Ian Lind: Lawmakers Return To The Bad Old Days Of Backroom Deals

A political fight over funding for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has unfairly ensnared the judicial system.