Michael Levine

Michael Levine is is a former Civil Beat staff member.
A Reporter Pays His Last Respects to Dan Inouye Civil Beat

A Reporter Pays His Last Respects to Dan Inouye

Former Civil Beat staffer Michael Levine files this perspective after viewing the Hawaii senator's flag-draped coffin.

Akaka Retiring: Ambassador Of Aloha Bridged Party Lines

Cross-aisle collaboration was once a common occurrence in the now polarized Congress.
Akaka Retiring: Hawaii Senator Leaving Office With Legacy Bill In Limbo

Akaka Retiring: Hawaii Senator Leaving Office With Legacy Bill In Limbo

Some version of the Akaka Bill has been in the works for more than 10 years.
Hawaii Gas CEO Looks To Washington For Political Support For LNG

Hawaii Gas CEO Looks To Washington For Political Support For LNG

Jeff Kissel reveals long-term vision in speech to Natural Gas Roundtable.
White House: Middle Class Tax Hike Could Cut Hawaii Spending By $1B

White House: Middle Class Tax Hike Could Cut Hawaii Spending By $1B

UPDATED 1 p.m. Council of Economic Advisers releases state-by-state fiscal cliff analyses.

Hawaii Gov’t Not Planning For Worst On Federal Fiscal Cliff Talks

Budget to be submitted in December assumes Congress will fix sequestration.
DC808: On the Wire — The Thanksgiving Day Episode

DC808: On the Wire — The Thanksgiving Day Episode

Is any in one in Congress serious about sequestration? And the feds are poised to give Hawaii $1.5 billion for rail.
Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

A look back at 36 years in Congress for Hawaii's junior U.S. senator.
FTA Says It Will Sign $1.55 Billion Deal For Honolulu Rail Project

FTA Says It Will Sign $1.55 Billion Deal For Honolulu Rail Project

UPDATED Notification for 30-day review comes just days before key funding deadline.

Gabbard On Freshman Orientation: Lots To Learn About Congress

Hawaii Democrat meets future colleagues, gets primer on what to expect.
Spokesman: Inouye Healthy, Fall Unrelated to Grueling Schedule

Spokesman: Inouye Healthy, Fall Unrelated to Grueling Schedule

The 88-year-old Hawaii senator cut his head in a fall at his Maryland home.

December 2012

Friday, December 21

A Reporter Pays His Last Respects to Dan Inouye

Sunday, December 2

Akaka Retiring: Ambassador Of Aloha Bridged Party Lines

Akaka Retiring: Hawaii Senator Leaving Office With Legacy Bill In Limbo

November 2012

Thursday, November 29

Hawaii Gas CEO Looks To Washington For Political Support For LNG

White House: Middle Class Tax Hike Could Cut Hawaii Spending By $1B

DC808: On the Wire — The Fiscal Slope

Monday, November 26

Hawaii Gov’t Not Planning For Worst On Federal Fiscal Cliff Talks

Thursday, November 22

DC808: On the Wire — The Thanksgiving Day Episode

Tuesday, November 20

Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

Monday, November 19

FTA Says It Will Sign $1.55 Billion Deal For Honolulu Rail Project

Thursday, November 15

Gabbard On Freshman Orientation: Lots To Learn About Congress

Spokesman: Inouye Healthy, Fall Unrelated to Grueling Schedule

DC808: On the Wire — Over The Cliff

Friday, November 9

Veterans Day: From Punchbowl To Arlington

Thursday, November 8

Hawaii Election Analysis: Where They Won

Wednesday, November 7

Civil Beat Poll – How We Did In The End

Monday, November 5

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Beefing Up Advocacy At Federal Level

President Obama Wins Second Term

Friday, November 2

Federal Judge Issues Split Decision On Honolulu Rail Environmental Suit

October 2012

Wednesday, October 31

DC808: On The Wire — Eye of The Storm

Monday, October 29

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — October 2012

Civil Beat Poll – Obama Lead Narrows, But Hawaii Still Very Safe

Civil Beat Poll – Hanabusa Expands Lead Over Djou In Race for Congress

Civil Beat Poll – Hirono’s Double-Digit Lead Over Lingle Holding

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano Peaks, Caldwell Surges

Thursday, October 25

DC808: On The Wire — Native Hawaiians Say Aloha To Washington

Wednesday, October 24

After Akaka: The Next Generation of Native Hawaiian Leaders

Case Loaned Campaign $50K In Final Days

Monday, October 22

Native Hawaiian Clubs ‘Colonizing the Continent’

Friday, October 19

Akaka to Alaska Natives: ‘Strength In Solidarity’

Thursday, October 18

DC808: On The Wire — Who’s The Greatest President Ever?

Tuesday, October 16

Mainland PACs Give Hanabusa Third Quarter Fundraising Edge

Thursday, October 11

No Hirono Bill Has Ever Passed, But Does That Mean She’s Ineffective?

DC808: On The Wire — Hotline Between Hawaii And The Nation’s Capital

Wednesday, October 10

Will A New Law Mean Federal Funding for Honolulu BRT?

Friday, October 5

Hawaii Campaigning In The 21st Century

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — September 2012

Thursday, October 4

Civil Beat Poll – Dems Lead Congress Races

Wednesday, October 3

Outside Expert to Feds: Honolulu Rail Is Ready

Tuesday, October 2

Civil Beat Poll – Obama Gets Aloha in Hawaii

Monday, October 1

Civil Beat Poll – Unwavering Rail Opposition Gives Cayetano Lead

September 2012

Sunday, September 30

Civil Beat Poll – Hirono Up Big On Lingle

Thursday, September 27

Inouye Wants Active Role In Hirono Campaign

Tuesday, September 25

Djou Plays Dad Card As Campaign Issue

Friday, September 21

Honolulu Rail Delegation Seeks To Smooth Concerns In D.C.

Monday, September 17

Lingle: Hirono ‘Flip Flops’ On Budget Cuts

Thursday, September 13

Akaka Bill Sails Through Committee, But Tough Sledding Ahead

Wednesday, September 12

Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

What Does Tulsi Gabbard’s Rising Star Do For Hawaii?

‘Spectrum Crunch’ On Horizon Could Slow Hawaii’s Digital Future

Tuesday, September 11

Akaka Taking Last Shot At Legacy Bill For Native Hawaiians

Wednesday, September 5

How Many Votes Can Campaign Money Buy?

August 2012

Thursday, August 16

Honolulu Tells HUD Troubled Wahiawa Senior Center Making Strides

Monday, August 13

Civil Beat Poll – What the Heck Happened?

Sunday, August 12

Where They Won: Breakdown of Senate, Congress, Mayor Races

Friday, August 10

Walk-In Voting Down, Mail Voting Up From 2010

Thursday, August 9

Hanabusa, Djou On Collision Course For Rematch

Gabbard Completes Upset By Crushing Hannemann

Déjà Vu As Gabbard, Hannemann Fight for Senators’ Support

Wednesday, August 8

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — August 2012

Friday, August 3

Coincidence? Two Commercials Feature Dice, Cash And Corruption

Thursday, August 2

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano On Track To Win In Primary and Avoid Runoff

Civil Beat Poll – Tulsi Leaves Mufi In Her Dust

Civil Beat Poll – Case-Hirono Too Close To Call

Wednesday, August 1

‘Pay-to-Play’ Corruption a Hawaii Campaign Theme

Caldwell, Carlisle Surge While Cayetano Fades In Fundraising Effort

July 2012

Tuesday, July 31

Trailing Gabbard, Hannemann Gives Campaign $150K

Thursday, July 26

Accused of Corruption, Mitsunagas Punch Back With Radio Ads

Wednesday, July 25

Outside Money’s Big Role In 2012 Hawaii Election

No Written Rules Means Confusion When Doling Out Honolulu Contracts

Saturday, July 21

In Twist, PRP Chief Target Of Campaign Probe

City Purchasing Boss: Fire Department Wrong On Merger Contract ‘Tie’

Friday, July 20

Health Department Says Honolulu’s Fire-EMS Merger Is ‘Premature’

Wednesday, July 18

State Health Department Might Quash Honolulu’s Fire-EMS Merger

Tuesday, July 17

Attack Ads Push Campaign Cash Into Spotlight In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Pro-Rail Money Follows Caldwell, Carlisle Lags

Friday, July 13

Social Issues Center In First Televised Hawaii Congress Debate

Thursday, July 12

Carlisle, Cayetano Both Aim Fire At Caldwell in KITV-Civil Beat Debate

Wednesday, July 11

Former Campaign Chief In Town To Back Cayetano

Tuesday, July 10

Gabbard Files FEC Complaint Against Hannemann

Saturday, July 7

Fire-EMS Merger Contract Awarded After Honolulu Official Manipulated Score

Friday, July 6

Honolulu Council Hopefuls Island-wide Back Rail, Tax Exemptions

Honolulu Council District 9 Candidates on the Issues

Thursday, July 5

Honolulu Ethics Panel Investigating Fire-EMS Merger Contract

Honolulu Council District 7 Candidates on the Issues

Tuesday, July 3

Honolulu Council District 5 Candidates on the Issues

Honolulu Council District 3 Candidates on the Issues

Sunday, July 1

Honolulu Council District 1 Candidates On The Issues

June 2012

Friday, June 29

Politics Puts Fire-EMS Merge On Front Burner

Thursday, June 28

Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

Tuesday, June 26

Honolulu Mayor Hopefuls Differ on Big Issues

Honolulu Council Members Push for Audits of HART, Sewer

Carlisle Returns Council-Approved Budgets — Some Signed, Some Not

Thursday, June 21

A Look at Honolulu’s Sidewalk Ban Six Months and at Least $100K Later

Monday, June 18

U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail

Civil Beat Poll – Questionnaires and Toplines — June 2012

Friday, June 15

Who’s the Wealthiest Member of Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation?

Monday, June 11

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano’s Grip On Honolulu Mayor’s Race Is Slipping

Civil Beat Poll – Stunning Turnaround In Hawaii’s CD2 Race

Civil Beat Poll – Case, Hirono Tied In Hawaii U.S. Senate Race

Thursday, June 7

Race To The Finish For Federal Rail Money

Council Chair Accuses Mayor of ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Politics on Sewage Project

Tuesday, June 5

Will Honolulu Council Give Back Mayor’s Sewage Construction Money?

Saturday, June 2

Kobayashi: Voters in 2008 Didn’t Approve Current Rail Project

May 2012

Thursday, May 31

Civil Beat Guide to Polling During Election Season

Friday, May 25

Supreme Court: Can Rail Avoid Hawaiian Burials?

Thursday, May 24

Mayoral Hopefuls Sharpen Attacks in First TV Debate

Pro-Rail Union Group Ups Ante Against Cayetano

Wednesday, May 23

Moderate Caldwell Says ‘Build Rail Better’

Thursday, May 10

Council Asks Voters To OK $5M for Nonprofits

Wednesday, May 9

Is Honolulu Drowning In Sea Of Leaking Money?

‘Pipe Whisperers’ Hear The Rustle Of Running Water

Friday, May 4

Civil Beat Poll: Questionnaire, Toplines and Crosstabs — April 2012

Thursday, May 3

Caldwell: Carlisle Raised Property Tax Rates

Playing To Type In First Honolulu Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, May 2

Honolulu Hale Lead Paint Cleanup To Cost $250K

April 2012

Friday, April 27

Civil Beat Poll – To Preserve or Develop Hawaii Land?

Civil Beat Poll – Does the Government Treat Native Hawaiians Fairly?

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Wants Undersea Cable

Civil Beat Poll – Assisted Suicide Support Strong

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Opposes Gay Marriage, Marijuana, Rail

Civil Beat Poll – Can Gov’t Solve Challenges?

Civil Beat Poll – Is Voting a Duty Or a Choice?

Wednesday, April 25

Honolulu Passes Ban on Plastic Bags

Monday, April 23

Civil Beat Poll – Voters Prefer Bag Ban to Fee

Sunday, April 22

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — Pay for Men and Women

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — Common Jobs and Names

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — The City’s Big Earners

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — The Full Employee List

Saturday, April 21

Bag Fee, Ban or Both? City Council Picks Wednesday

Friday, April 20

Honolulu’s Next Landfill Could Be In Kailua

Monday, April 16

Dalai Lama in Honolulu: One Voice, Many Messages

Sunday, April 15

Students In High Spirits After Dalai Lama Talk

Friday, April 13

Hawaii No Longer Magnet for Young, Single, Educated

New Rail Chief Sees Himself as Intermediary Between Council, Feds

Honolulu Council Keeps Rail Budget Intact

Thursday, April 12

It’s Your Money: Council Spends on Travel and TVs

Wednesday, April 11

Honolulu’s Low-Key Dalai Lama Preparations

Saturday, April 7

Council Support Wavers As Key Rail Vote Looms

Thursday, April 5

Doubting State, Honolulu Moves To Add Bag Fee

Wednesday, April 4

City Council’s Plastic Bag Ban Could Become Fee

Mayor Won’t Cancel Sewage Treatment Contract

March 2012

Wednesday, March 28

Census: Honolulu and San Diego Swap Residents

Is Honolulu Rail Debt Causing Budget Cuts?

Monday, March 26

Is It ‘Reckless’ To Build Honolulu Rail Before Feds Commit Funds?

Friday, March 23

Rail Construction End Of Long Line for Permits

Thursday, March 22

Kirk Caldwell, Friend of the Working Man

Tuesday, March 20

Cayetano: Mayor Cut Police, Fire

Monday, March 19

Despite Sewer Work, Storms Still Cause Spills

Cayetano’s Transit Plan Mirrors Harris’ in 2000

Water Board’s Beretania Land To Be Developed

Saturday, March 17

Landfill Site Panel Wants Distance From Residents

Friday, March 16

$100K+ To Fix Lead, Mold at Honolulu Hale

Thursday, March 15

Lead, Mold Contaminate Honolulu Hale

Tuesday, March 13

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Ewa Beach

Saturday, March 10

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Mar. 12-18

Wednesday, March 7

Are Honolulu Rail Backers’ New Radio Ads Accurate?

Tuesday, March 6

Honolulu’s Tech Deputy: Government Can Help

Lacking Support, Can Rail Backers Turn The Tide?

Monday, March 5

Carlisle: Honolulu Sewer Deal Has No New Concerns

Saturday, March 3

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Mar. 5-11

Thursday, March 1

Grabauskas OK’d As Rail Chief Despite Soft Spot For Toru Hamayasu

Mayor’s Budget Holds The Line, Lacks ‘Fun’ Projects

February 2012

Monday, February 27

New Honolulu Rail Chief Was Late, Over Budget on His Biggest Project

Saturday, February 25

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Feb. 27-Mar. 4

Friday, February 24

End Politics As Usual, Then Cross the Street

HART Taps New Rail Chief: Grabauskas from Boston

Mayor Peter Carlisle’s Tale of Two Honolulus

Tuesday, February 21

One Year Later — 2011 State of the City Scorecard

Tech-Savvy Leaders Push Honolulu Toward Gov 2.0

Monday, February 20

Counties Want Break from Hawaii Sunshine Law

Sunday, February 19

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Feb. 20-26

Thursday, February 16

Caldwell: With More Time, I’ll Win Mayor’s Race

Why Did Council Overrule Waianae Residents and Council Member?

Tuesday, February 14

FTA Watching Opponents, Wants $250M for Honolulu Rail

Saturday, February 11

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Feb. 13-19

Friday, February 10

Just How Deep Will Honolulu Rail’s Debt Be?

Thursday, February 9

Carlisle: Rail Will Take 40,000 Cars Off The Road

Monday, February 6

Feds Green Light Honolulu Rail Construction

Profs Like Cayetano On Rail, But Not Ready To ‘Forgive and Forget’?

Sunday, February 5

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Feb. 6-12

Friday, February 3

Back Into The Lion’s Den, Cayetano Asking for Professors’ Support

Occupy Honolulu Evicted From Thomas Square

Thursday, February 2

Does Line-of-Credit Rail Plan Leave Honolulu Taxpayers on Hook?

Wednesday, February 1

Clock Ticking For Occupy Honolulu Encampment

January 2012

Tuesday, January 31

Modest Fundraising Opens Door In Mayor’s Race

Saturday, January 28

A Look At How the City’s Storing Homeless Property

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Friday, January 27

Money In The Bank Or ‘Bells and Whistles’ If Honolulu Rail Costs Less?

Emergency Rail Plan: Taxpayers Have Our Back

Monday, January 23

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Jan. 23-29

Friday, January 20

Cayetano: Rail A Wall of Concrete Snaking Along Honolulu’s Waterfront

Thursday, January 19

Cayetano: I’m Not a One-Issue Anti-Rail Candidate

Wednesday, January 18

What Does the FTA Want From Honolulu Rail?

Can Honolulu Council Members Talk in Private About Proposed Laws?

Saturday, January 14

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Jan. 16-22

Thursday, January 12

Caldwell’s First Promise: Soap In Bus Stop Bathroom

Wednesday, January 11

Honolulu Facing Five Major Issues In 2012

Could Honolulu’s Mayor Stop Rail Project?

Honolulu Homeless Frustrated as Belongings Taken

Tuesday, January 10

Judge: Civil Beat Can Blog Honolulu Rail Lawsuit

Honolulu Begins Enforcing New Sidewalk Ban Against Homeless

Saturday, January 7

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Jan. 9-15

Friday, January 6

Hawaii Homeless Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

‘Lot of Work To Do’ Before Feds Fund Honolulu Rail

Thursday, January 5

Honolulu to Feds: OK Rail Work Or Costs Rise $100M

Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Redistricting Plan

Wednesday, January 4

Faith, Union Groups Seek Pro-Rail Spot in Lawsuit

December 2011

Saturday, December 31

Inside Honolulu – Government, Politics and Issues – Jan. 2-8

Friday, December 30

Feds OK Final Rail Design Work, But Demand Stronger Financial Plan

Carrie Okinaga’s New Gig: First Hawaiian Lawyer

Thursday, December 29

Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board

2012: Year of Honolulu Community Planning

Wednesday, December 28

New Honolulu Council, Mayor Had ‘Quiet’ 2011

Saturday, December 24

2011 Year in Review — Honolulu

Friday, December 23

Inside Honolulu – Government, Politics and Issues – Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Can Pro-Business Charity Pay For Rail Lawsuit?

Thursday, December 22

Honolulu Council Chair to Push Plastic Bag Ban

Wednesday, December 21

Honolulu’s Response to Too-Popular Service: Stop Offering It

Monday, December 19

Honolulu Property Tax Overhaul Dead On Arrival?

Friday, December 16

Inside Honolulu – Government, Politics and Issues – Dec. 19-Dec. 25

Wednesday, December 14

Occupy Honolulu: Meeting with Mayor Didn’t Go Well

Tuesday, December 13

Scathing Audit: Honolulu Ambulance Service Lacking

Saturday, December 10

Inside Honolulu – Government, Politics and Issues – Dec. 12-Dec. 18

Belongings Ban Signed Into Law, But Questions Remain

Thursday, December 8

Honolulu Homeless on Notice: Belongings Banned From Public Places

Wednesday, December 7

Honolulu Panel: Property Tax Exemptions Unfair

Impeachment Push Could Lead To Berg Ethics Probe

Tuesday, December 6

Florida Homeless Success Lesson: Don’t ‘Force It Down People’s Throats’

Saturday, December 3

Inside Honolulu – Government, Politics and Issues – Dec. 5-Dec. 11

Friday, December 2

Inside Honolulu: Dec. 2

Thursday, December 1

Harimoto: Strip Berg’s Voting Rights Until He Calms Down

Inside Honolulu: Dec. 1

After Years of Dissent, Rail Critics Get Day In Court

November 2011

Wednesday, November 30

Police: Berg, Reeking Of Alcohol, Argued With Secret Service At APEC

Rail to ‘Plow Forward’ With Or Without Federal Money

Tuesday, November 29

Inside Honolulu: November 30

Inside Honolulu: November 29

Saturday, November 19

As Shooting Rumors Swirl, Authorities Keep Details Under Wraps

Friday, November 18

Inside Honolulu: November 18

Sidewalk Bill Advances Despite Occupy Honolulu

Thursday, November 17

HART Will Delay Ansaldo Contract

Inside Honolulu: November 17

Honolulu Mayor: Secret Service Frowns Too Much

Wednesday, November 16

Inside Honolulu: November 16

Tuesday, November 15

Sidewalk Bill A Threat To Occupy Honolulu Protest?

Inside Honolulu: November 15

Judge To Abercrombie: Give Up Nominee Names

Monday, November 14

Inside Honolulu: November 14

Honolulu: Roads Back to Normal By Monday Afternoon

Sunday, November 13

The Big Day of APEC Protests Passes Peacefully

Saturday, November 12

Moana Nui Closes With Chant of Shared Vision

Friday, November 11

A Cry of ‘Politics’ As City Council Districts Finalized

Thursday, November 10

Honolulu Council: Chinese Visitors Could Save U.S. Economy

Tuesday, November 8

Murder Suspect Won’t See Court Until After APEC

Saturday, November 5

Inside Honolulu: November 7

Berg: West Oahu Should Secede From Honolulu

Honolulu Mayor, Council Make Big Plans for APEC

Friday, November 4

Inside Honolulu: November 4

Thursday, November 3

Caldwell Raising Money For Carlisle Rematch

Wednesday, November 2

Inside Honolulu: November 3

For Council, Kapolei A Home Away From Hale

Inside Honolulu: November 2

White House: Waianae Among Hawaii’s Poorest Areas

Tuesday, November 1

White House: Waianae Has Most Native Hawaiians

Inside Honolulu: November 1

City to Feds: Pay Us $37 Million For Hosting APEC

October 2011

Monday, October 31

City Pays Landfill Operator $2.6M for Spill Cleanup

Saturday, October 29

Inside Honolulu: October 31

Friday, October 28

Inside Honolulu: October 28

Thursday, October 27

Inside Honolulu: October 27

Taken for a Ride: Ka-Ching For Contractors Without Competition

Wednesday, October 26

Inside Honolulu: October 26

Taken for a Ride: Four Hawaii Runaway School Bus Contracts

Taken for a Ride: Breakdown of Hawaii’s Runaway School Bus Costs

Tuesday, October 25

‘Intermodal Pete’ and the Tale of Two Bus Stations

Inside Honolulu: October 25

Monday, October 24

Inside Honolulu: October 24

Saturday, October 22

Rail Shifted From Airport, But Strip Club Stays

Friday, October 21

Inside Honolulu: October 21

Honolulu Police Share Use Of Force Guidelines

Thursday, October 20

Inside Honolulu: October 20

Rail at the Airport, Part 3: How Much Will It Cost?

Rail at the Airport, Part 2: Who Was Responsible?

Rail at the Airport, Part 1: What Happened?

Rail At The Airport: Investigation In 3 Parts

Wednesday, October 19

Inside Honolulu: October 19

Tuesday, October 18

Inside Honolulu: October 18

When Leases End, Lessors Could Gain From Rail

Monday, October 17

Inside Honolulu: October 17

Thursday, October 13

HART: Full Steam Ahead For Ansaldo Rail Contract

Inside Honolulu: October 13

Police-Business Deal Raises Ethical Questions

Wednesday, October 12

Inside Honolulu: October 12

Tuesday, October 11

A Second Crack at Clearing Honolulu’s Sidewalks

Inside Honolulu: October 11

Monday, October 10

Honolulu Homeless Target Of Belongings Ban?

Inside Honolulu: October 10

Friday, October 7

In First Year, Carlisle Was Honolulu’s Global Mayor

Waikiki Business Gifts to Police Under Fire Before

Inside Honolulu: October 7

Rail Price Drops Again In New Draft Financial Plan

Thursday, October 6

Inside Honolulu: October 6

Honolulu Installed Security Cams Without Council OK

Wednesday, October 5

Is Honolulu Police Protection Now For Sale?

Inside Honolulu: October 5

Tuesday, October 4

Inside Honolulu: October 4

First Redistricting Hearing: Zero Windward Citizens

Saturday, October 1

Inside Honolulu: October 3

September 2011

Friday, September 30

Inside Honolulu: September 30

Thursday, September 29

Station To Station: East Kapolei, UH West Oahu and Hoopili

Inside Honolulu: September 29

Contract Dispute Moves From Court Room To City Council Chambers

Wednesday, September 28

Inside Honolulu: September 28

At First Town Hall, Kapolei Wants Rail, And Soon

Looking To Balance APEC Safety, First Amendment

Tuesday, September 27

Inside Honolulu: September 27

Monday, September 26

Inside Honolulu: September 26

Friday, September 23

Inside Honolulu: September 23

Thursday, September 22

Honolulu Police Load Up on Taser Ammo, Pepper Spray, Bean Bags for APEC

Carlisle Called Rail Report ‘Shoddy,’ Then Followed It

Inside Honolulu: September 22

Wednesday, September 21

Inside Honolulu: September 21

Tuesday, September 20

Inside Honolulu: September 20

Monday, September 19

Inside Honolulu: September 19

Saturday, September 17

Marriott Hotel Part of A Big Laie Development Plan?

Friday, September 16

Inside Honolulu: September 16

Thursday, September 15

Inside Honolulu: September 15

Wednesday, September 14

Inside Honolulu: September 14

Panel Picks Honolulu Council Redistricting Plan

Tuesday, September 13

Inside Honolulu: September 13

Friday, September 9

Inside Honolulu: September 12

Inside Honolulu: September 9

Thursday, September 8

What We Learned From the Ansaldo Teleconference

Inside Honolulu: September 8 – LIVE BLOG – HART Questions Ansaldo

Wednesday, September 7

Inside Honolulu: September 7

Tuesday, September 6

Inside Honolulu: September 6

Monday, September 5

Rail Proponents: Honolulu 2nd-Most Congested City in U.S.

Saturday, September 3

Carlisle Says ORI Wasn’t ‘Following Rules’

Carlisle: Homelessness Worse than Rat Infestation

Friday, September 2

Inside Honolulu: September 2

Carlisle Wants $1B Rainy Day Fund as Legacy

Honolulu Rail Authority Follows Abercrombie Secrecy Doctrine

Mayor: Foes ‘Hostile to Rail’ Deliberately Misleading the Public

Thursday, September 1

Inside Honolulu: September 1

August 2011

Wednesday, August 31

‘Big Brother’? Honolulu Police Want to Double Surveillance for APEC

Inside Honolulu: August 31

Gabbard’s Six Unions Didn’t Go for Mufi Last Time, Either

Tuesday, August 30

Cleanup Cost Landfill Company at Least $2.2M

Inside Honolulu: August 30

Monday, August 29

Inside Honolulu: August 29

Rail Opponents: City Has Yet To Identify 10,000 Promised Jobs

Rail Opponents: DLNR Statement on Burials ‘Patently False’

Rail Opponents: City Used Dated Population Forecast

Rail Opponents: City Needs $100M Per Year To Keep Trains Running

Rail Opponents: Environmental Groups Oppose Heavy Rail

Rail Opponents: Stations Would Be Ten Stories High

Rail Opponents: Bus/Rapid Transit Would Accomplish Same As Rail, Cheaper

Friday, August 26

Inside Honolulu: August 26

Honolulu Rail Asks Losing Bidder to Extend Offer — Just In Case

Thursday, August 25

Inside Honolulu: August 25

Following State’s Lead, Honolulu Counts Military

Mayor to HUD: Tell Us What To Do And We’ll Do It

Wednesday, August 24

Inside Honolulu: August 24

Carlisle’s Tales From Japan

Tuesday, August 23

Inside Honolulu: August 23

Monday, August 22

Inside Honolulu: August 22

Saturday, August 20

New Twist in Case Against Ansaldo — Lack of License

Thursday, August 18

HART Uses Kid Gloves on Controversial Rail Contract

Inside Honolulu: August 18

Wednesday, August 17

Inside Honolulu: August 17

City To Settle Trip-and-Fall Case for $1 Million

Tuesday, August 16

Inside Honolulu: August 16

Monday, August 15

Bombardier Appeals Honolulu Rail Contract

Inside Honolulu: August 15

State Rejects Sumitomo Appeal, Clears Path for Honolulu Rail

Friday, August 12

Inside Honolulu: August 12

VIDEO — Newsmaker: Talk Live With Honolulu Transportation Director Wayne Yoshioka

Thursday, August 11

Now Driving Honolulu’s Money Train: Don Horner

Inside Honolulu: August 11

Enterprise Services Chief Quintal Retires, Quietly

Wednesday, August 10

Inside Honolulu: August 10

Tuesday, August 9

Planning Commissioner Fined For Ethics Violations

Inside Honolulu: August 9

Full Disclosure: Mayor Peter Carlisle’s Cabinet

Sunday, August 7

Inside Honolulu: August 8

Saturday, August 6

Large Rail Landowners Give to Pro-Rail Campaigns

Friday, August 5

Inside Honolulu: August 5

Thursday, August 4

HART Can’t Get Ansaldo Money Answers — Yet

Inside Honolulu: August 4

Ko Olina Home In or Out of Hanabusa’s District?

Council Vice Chair Wants to Reopen Budget to Avoid Trucking Sewage

Honolulu Council Goes Easy on Troubled Nonprofit

Wednesday, August 3

Inside Honolulu: August 3

Tuesday, August 2

Inside Honolulu: August 2

Monday, August 1

City Begins Defense of Ansaldo Rail Contract

Inside Honolulu: August 1

July 2011

Saturday, July 30

Frequent-Flying Mayor Makes Japan Next Stop

Friday, July 29

Inside Honolulu: July 29

Rail Bid Judges Ignored Ansaldo’s Past Problems

Thursday, July 28

Inside Honolulu: July 28

Appeal: Honolulu Ignored $700 Million in Extra Rail Costs for Taxpayers

Wednesday, July 27

Inside Honolulu: July 27

Tuesday, July 26

Berg E-Canned Second Staffer — Or Said He Did

Inside Honolulu: July 26

Sunday, July 24

Inside Honolulu: July 25

Saturday, July 23

Kym Pine, Eric Ryan and a Curious Check for $3,150

Friday, July 22

Even Without Challenger, Carlisle Rakes In Cash

Inside Honolulu: July 22

Recent Rail Tax Revenues a Pleasant Surprise for City

Thursday, July 21

Inside Honolulu: July 21

From May to July, Carlisle Changed Tune on Sludge

Most Oahu Parcels Within Two Miles of Rail Station

Sewage Sludge Heading Ewa Only, for Now

Wednesday, July 20

Inside Honolulu: July 20

State Lawyer Warns Against Counting Military

Tuesday, July 19

State Denies Bombardier Rail Contract Appeal

Inside Honolulu: July 19

Embattled ORI Opens Doors, But Not Kimono

Monday, July 18

Ryan Exacts His Revenge, Reveals Berg ‘Corruption’

Inside Honolulu: July 18

Saturday, July 16

Berg Fires Chief of Staff Amid Attacks on State Rep

More Technical Difficulties for Councilman Tom Berg

Is HART Board Member’s Link to Biggest Rail Landowner a Conflict?

Friday, July 15

Inside Honolulu: July 15

Thursday, July 14

Inside Honolulu: July 14

Budget Battle Left Few Sewage Sludge Options

Wednesday, July 13

Inside Honolulu: July 13

Senator Could Give Hoopili Opponents Clout

Tuesday, July 12

Inside Honolulu: July 12

Berg Falsely Accuses Paper of Censoring Comments

Monday, July 11

Inside Honolulu: July 11

Friday, July 8

Inside Honolulu: July 8

City Starts Work on Commitment to the Future

Thursday, July 7

In the Shadow of the Train, Landowners Stand to Gain

Inside Honolulu: July 7

Roses By Other Names? Chair Retitles Committees

Wednesday, July 6

Inside Honolulu: July 6

Tuesday, July 5

Inside Honolulu: July 5

Saturday, July 2

HART Convenes, Adopts Budget, Won’t Sue Council

Friday, July 1

Inside Honolulu: July 1

Ewa Development Hearing All About Optics

June 2011

Wednesday, June 29

Inside Honolulu: June 29

Hawaii Panel Votes to Include Military, Students

Monday, June 27

Handing Over City Council Reins, Nestor Garcia Channels Conan O’Brien

Council Overrides HART Vetoes; Next Stop, Court?

Inside Honolulu: June 27

Friday, June 24

Honolulu Rail Gets All It Asked For — So Far

Inside Honolulu: June 24

Thursday, June 23

Berg, Neighborhood Board Bang Heads Over Rail

Hoopili Wins Over Neighborhood Skeptics

Wednesday, June 22

Inside Honolulu: June 22

Tuesday, June 21

Inside Honolulu: June 21

Friday, June 17

Counting Residents Begs the Question: Who’s Local?

Thursday, June 16

Census Bureau Releases New Data for Hawaii

Staging a Coup Without Breaking the Sunshine Law

Wednesday, June 15

Oahu Redistricting Panel: Military Should Count

Wednesday, June 8

DLNR Hires Firm To Shore Up Historic Preservation

Tuesday, June 7

Tsutsui Let Lawmaker Vote To Confirm His Own Son

No Conflict? I Own a Company That Brokers Health Insurance

No Conflict? I Have a Family Member at University of Hawaii

No Conflict? Data Behind Civil Beat Series

Monday, June 6

No Conflict? When Reasonable Minds Disagree

No Conflict? My Family’s in Mortgage Remodification With Our Lender

No Conflict? I Serve on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid

Sunday, June 5

No Conflict? My Law Partner Lobbies This Bill

Saturday, June 4

No Conflict? My Wife Is From Peru

No Conflict? I Live on Land Zoned Agricultural

Friday, June 3

No Conflict? At My Gas Station We Sell Petroleum Products

No Conflict? I Am an Importer of Liquor

No Conflict? My Grandson Is a Med School Student

No Conflict? Ground Rules in the Hawaii House

Thursday, June 2

Laie Hotel Advances, But Flooding Still A Concern

May 2011

Friday, May 27

No Conflict: Lawmaker by Day, Lobbyist by Night

Thursday, May 26

When Hawaii Reps Ask, Say Says ‘No Conflict’

Wednesday, May 25

Reapportionment Panel Waits for Check to Clear

Filipinos Overtake Japanese As Top Hawaii Group

Tuesday, May 24

There’s a Ram Living Above Pearl City

Big Island Plans Response to Deer Sightings

Thursday, May 19

Hawaiian Rights Fight Lands at Supreme Court

District Pork Hard to Track at the Ledge

New Census Data Details Hawaii Age, Race, Housing

Tourism Infrastructure Most Vulnerable to Climate Change in Honolulu

Wednesday, May 18

Kauai Bird Plan OK With Feds, Not Yet With State

Stalled Once, Developer Returns With New Master Plan For Ewa, Kapolei

Koolau Loa Fight Turns Physical, Opponent Says

Saturday, May 14

New OIP Chief: Fighting Gov for Judge List ‘Futile’

Wednesday, May 11

Kawaiahao Breeds Anguish at Oahu’s Burial Council

Say, Oshiro Best in Hawaii House at Passing Own Bills

Hawaii Senate Chairs Excel In Passing Own Bills

Hawaii Republicans Strike Out at Legislature

Tuesday, May 10

Winning Rail Bidder Rejects Losers’ Claims

Monday, May 9

Waikiki Beach Is Shrinking, But Hotel Tower Is Rising

Friday, May 6

Session Wrap: Agriculture, Aina Not Top Priorities

Thursday, May 5

Session Wrap: Energy Bills Pass, But Little Spark

All Together Now: Panel Charts Redistricting Course

Wednesday, May 4

Gov Willing To Fight For Judge Secrecy In Court

Seawall = Highway? Fight Over Gold Coast Repairs

Monday, May 2

Waikiki Hotel Plan Caught In Honolulu’s Tangled Web

April 2011

Friday, April 29

Retired Judge Named Hawaii Redistricting Chair

Fee Set at Ten Cents, But Passage Not Yet In The Bag

Thursday, April 28

Lanai Group Asks Hawaii To Void Big Wind Deal

Hawaii Lawmakers Argue Over Checkout-Bag Fee

On-Bill Financing Back From The Dead

Wednesday, April 27

Hawaii On-Bill Financing Not Happening This Year

Tuesday, April 26

Hawaii Checkout Bag Fee Not Yet Wrapped Up

Monday, April 25

‘Unanswered Questions’ Hold Up On-Bill Financing

Friday, April 22

Do Native Hawaiians Have The Right To Break Rules?

‘Speechless’ Over Rail Chief’s Attitude Toward Long-Term Operating Costs

Thursday, April 21

Redistricting Chair Now in Supreme Court’s Hands

Honolulu’s Billion-Dollar Door-to-Door Service

Wednesday, April 20

New Plan: Rail Operating Costs Down, Honolulu Transportation Costs Up

Monday, April 18

Politics Divides Hawaii Reapportionment Panel

Saturday, April 16

Lingle Appointees: Who Donated What?

Friday, April 15

My Candidate, My Boss: The Prequel

Thursday, April 14

Inspection Photos of Waimanalo Gulch Landfill

Tuesday, April 12

Trash Covers Hawaii Beach, and More’s Coming

Friday, April 8

Abercrombie Appointees: Who Donated What?

Half of Cabinet Gave to Abercrombie Campaign

My Candidate, My Boss

Thursday, April 7

Hawaii Appeals Court Rejects Obama Birther Suit

Wednesday, April 6

Hawaii Silence On Landfill Inspections Speaks Loudly

Capitol Watch: April 7

Tuesday, April 5

Governments File Open Records Requests, Too

New Details Emerge About Landfill Spill Response

Monday, April 4

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Nader-Hawaii Case

March 2011

Wednesday, March 30

Capitol Watch: March 31

Tuesday, March 29

Drawing the Line on How to Protect Hawaii Seabirds

Monday, March 28

Capitol Watch: March 29

Friday, March 25

Lab Results: Landfill Water Exceeded Legal Levels for Just One Chemical — Iron

Thursday, March 24

Bringing Home The Bacon — The Raw Numbers

Wednesday, March 23

U.S. Transportation Chief: “No Doubt” City Will Follow Path To Rail Success

Calvin Say Supporters Bring Home The Bacon

Maui Mayor: AT&T Signal MIA During Tsunami

Tuesday, March 22

Eight Named to Redraw Hawaii Political Lines

Friday, March 18

Hawaii House Dissidents Dissed — The Raw Numbers

Thursday, March 17

FAQ: Nuclear Radiation, From Japan to Hawaii

Wednesday, March 16

Planning for Disaster on Big Island of Hawaii

Tuesday, March 15

On Tour of Hawaii Tsunami Damage, Abercrombie Finds Good News in Kona

Japan-Level Tsunami Damage Unlikely in Hawaii

Big Island a Victim of Tsunami ‘Bad Luck’

Friday, March 11

‘We Prayed for Hawaii. We Prayed for Japan’

Hawaii Resident Weathers Earthquake in Tokyo

Bill Watch: Cultural Issues Not at Top of List for Hawaii Legislature

Bill Watch: Growing Support For Farm to School

Thursday, March 10

Bill Watch: No Steam for Energy Legislation

Hawaii Responds in Supreme Court Ralph Nader Case

Wednesday, March 9

March 7: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Tuesday, March 8

Even in Far-Flung Hawaii, Hispanic Population Grows

Feb. 28: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Feb. 24: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Friday, March 4

Abercrombie Fires Head of Open Records Agency

One Final Attack Before Senate Confirms Aila

Thursday, March 3

As Energy Targets Loom, Bill Shows Who Has Power

Off The Beat: City Council Histrionics

Honolulu to State: There’s No Rail Money for You

Wednesday, March 2

Transcript Paints Picture of a Divided Hawaii Senate

Democrats Talk, Give Aila Nomination Green Light

Feb. 25: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Senate Democrats to Hold Special Meeting on Aila

Tuesday, March 1

Hawaii, Like U.S., Getting Old and Turning Gray

Hawaii Senators E-Bicker Over Land Chief Nominee

Age, Children and Senior Citizens: Hawaii Towns 2009

February 2011

Friday, February 25

Race in Hawaii: Betcha Can’t Pick Just One

Feb. 22: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Hee Speaks on Aila Confirmation Delay

Thursday, February 24

Census: Honolulu Residents Head West

First Look at Hawaii’s Official U.S. Census Data

Wednesday, February 23

Aila Debate Lands on Hawaii Senate Floor

Feb. 21: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Amid Ethics Questions, Aila Confirmation Delayed

Tuesday, February 22

Feb. 18: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Feb. 17: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Census Data New and Old on Civil Beat

Asian Languages Spoken: Hawaii Towns 2009

Citizenship Status and Year of Entry: Hawaii Towns 2009

Citizenship Status and Place of Birth: Hawaii Towns 2009

Pacific Island Nationality: Hawaii Towns 2009

Asian Nationality: Hawaii Towns 2009

Race Breakdown: Hawaii Towns 2009

Aging Homes: Hawaii Towns 2009

Household Size: Hawaii Towns 2009

Housing Rent Cost: Hawaii Towns 2009

Own Or Rent: Hawaii Towns 2009

Home Values: Hawaii Towns 2009

Commute Travel Time: Hawaii Towns 2009

Commute Departure Time: Hawaii Towns 2009

Means of Transportation: Hawaii Towns 2009

Monday, February 21

Unemployed High School Dropouts: Hawaii Towns 2009

High School and College Degrees: Hawaii Towns 2009

School Enrollment: Hawaii Towns 2009

Born in Hawaii: Towns 2009

Saturday, February 19

Government Exempt From New Burial Protections

Barrel Tax Stuck Until Gov’s Budget Arrives

Friday, February 18

Percent in Poverty: Hawaii Towns 2009

Median Household Income: Hawaii Towns 2009

Thursday, February 17

Feb. 15: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Feb. 16: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Wednesday, February 16

Case Study in Hawaii Ethics Enforcement

On Oahu’s North Shore, Is “Status Quo” a Bad Word?

Tuesday, February 15

Feb. 14: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Monday, February 14

Feb. 10: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Feb. 11: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Saturday, February 12

Aila Nomination Sails Through Committee

Friday, February 11

Ralph Nader’s Lawyer: Hawaii Election Law Fight About Free Speech Rights

Thursday, February 10

Is Hawaii Expanding Solar Water Heater Loophole?

Feb. 8: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Senate to OHA: Live to Fight Another Day

Wednesday, February 9

Who Paid for Poll Showing Support for Development?

Tuesday, February 8

Feb. 7: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Writing a $200 Million Check to Native Hawaiians

Monday, February 7

SCOTUS Looking Into Hawaii Election Law

Feb. 4: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Friday, February 4

Feb. 3: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Morita Brings Energy to Hawaii Utility Regulators

Thursday, February 3

Feb. 2: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

January Garbage Spill Was Second In A Month

Wednesday, February 2

Feb. 1: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Jan. 31: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Tuesday, February 1

Are Further Protections for Burials Feasible?

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Spill — a Timeline

Health Department: EPA Approved Release of Landfill Water

Jan. 28: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

January 2011

Saturday, January 29

Jan. 27: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Jan. 26: Storm Water Contingency Plan

Jan. 26: Report on Cell E6 and E4 Repair

Friday, January 28

EPA Allows Waimanalo Gulch Landfill to Reopen

Mileage Tax Could Get Test Drive in Hawaii

Stormwater Released Into Ocean to Avoid Larger Landfill Catastrophe

Thursday, January 27

New Session, New Bills on Energy, Agriculture, Land

Tuesday, January 25

Fighting for Hawaii High Court Short List

Abercrombie Backs Off Campaign Energy Plan

Carlisle: Landfill Always Compliant With Permits

Public Workers, Private Data: Bill to Hide Salaries

Saturday, January 22

Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System

Thursday, January 20

After Landfill Spill, Lots of Questions, Few Answers

Friday, January 14

Capitol Watch: Jan. 18

Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

Old Proposal Alive Under New Land Chief

Thursday, January 13

After City’s Rail Panel, Opponents Hold Their Own

Kokubun Back in Senate, Pitching for Opposing Team

Wednesday, January 12

Inside Honolulu: Jan. 12

Senate’s Big Wind Hearing: Let the Negotiations Begin!

Tuesday, January 11

More Hawaii Residents White, Born in U.S. Than 10 Years Ago

Saturday, January 8

Another Day, Another 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement

Friday, January 7

HECO: We’re Serious About Biofuels

Wednesday, January 5

Hawaii Home Values Have Doubled Since 2000

Tuesday, January 4

Hawaii’s an Early Place, and It’s Getting Earlier

December 2010

Friday, December 31

Paia Has Most Teens Who Are Unemployed and Not in School

Thursday, December 30

What Brain Drain?

Stories From the Land Beat – 2010 Recycled

Wednesday, December 29

Local Pride? Most Hawaii Towns Saw Decline in Hawaii-Born Residents

Monday, December 27

Separated By a River, Princeville and Hanalei Tell Two Stories

Friday, December 24

Discussion: Hawaii Census

Thursday, December 23

Hawaii Outpaced U.S. In Income Growth, Poverty Decline Since 2000

Tuesday, December 21

Census Results: Hawaii’s Population Up 12.3 Percent from 2000

Friday, December 17

City Rebuts IMG’s Financial Analysis

Abercrombie Clears the Way For Rail

Wednesday, December 15

Aching for Development, Laie Has Hawaii’s Highest Household Size

Thursday, December 9

Inside Honolulu: Dec. 9

Wednesday, December 8

Civil Beat Conclusion: Honolulu Rail Report ‘Shoddy,’ ‘Biased’ — and Right?

Civil Beat Analysis: Honolulu Estimate for Federal Funding to Run Rail Questionable

Civil Beat Discovers $227 Million Error in State Consultant’s Work

Civil Beat Analysis: IMG’s Rail Operating Cost Off By Miles

It’s Blue vs. Green in Battle Over Koolau Loa Plan

Civil Beat Analysis: City’s Rail Tax Plan Optimistic

Tuesday, December 7

Fact-Checking Rail’s 2 Financial Analyses

Friday, December 3

Open Iolani Palace to All? Some Native Hawaiians Say No Thanks

Thursday, December 2

State OKs Maui Solar Telescope, Hawaiian Opponents Feel Burned

State Land Chief: Hawaii Parks in ‘Deplorable’ Condition

November 2010

Wednesday, November 24

Fight Over Future of Koolau Loa

Tuesday, November 23

Coffee Quarantine A Go, Chemicals Optional

Thursday, November 18

Next DLNR Chief Has Work To Do

I Say ‘Quarantine,’ You Say ‘Protective Measures’

Wednesday, November 17

Capitol Watch: Nov. 17

Building Company Honored for Energy Savings Got Solar Exemptions

Tuesday, November 16

Will Big Island Gain a House District?

Friday, November 12

Coffee Beetle Leaves State Seeking Quick Fix

Thursday, November 11

Redrawing District Boundaries One Consequence of Election

Saturday, November 6

State Allows Developers to Flout Solar Mandate

Buck the Firds? Kauai’s Championship Football Game Under the Lights

Friday, November 5

Mandatory Solar Hot Water for New Homes: Don’t Believe It

High Early Voting Doesn’t Help Turnout

Running the Numbers on General Election Results

Thursday, November 4

Opposition to Appointed BOE Grew in Final Days

Wednesday, November 3

Aina Haina Has Highest Income, Highest Turnout (Again)

Hanabusa Captured Case Voters to Win 1st Congressional District

Abercrombie 50, Aiona 1

Hawaii Election Observations

Tuesday, November 2

150,000 Votes Already Cast

Monday, November 1

Big Election Year, but Small Turnout

Hanabusa Takes Back Hawaii’s First Congressional District for Democrats

October 2010

Thursday, October 28

Mainland Money, Attack Ads Pouring Into 1st District

Wednesday, October 27

The Election Is a Third Over

Tuesday, October 26

On Second Thought, Djou Not So Thrifty

Monday, October 25

GOP Control of House Would Mean New Role for Djou, Hanabusa

Like It Or Not, Djou Endorsed By Tea Party

Monday, October 18

Professional Roots: Djou and Hanabusa

Wednesday, October 13

At Chamber Forum, Djou, Hanabusa Talk Commerce

What Land Use Lawyers Want to Know From the Gov Candidates

Monday, October 11

Professional Roots: Leasing Cell Towers Taught Djou About Business

Professional Roots: Losing Powerlines Case Taught Hanabusa About Justice

Wednesday, October 6

The Truth About Djou and Schools

The Truth About Hanabusa and Government Waste

Tuesday, October 5

Djou, Hanabusa Arguing About Ads

New Poll Calls Hanabusa-Djou a “Dead Heat”

Monday, October 4

Rigid Rules, Weak Commitment Hurt Local Farming

From Ground to Grindz — Day 8: A Look Back

Sunday, October 3

School Meals Flunk Local Food Test

Saturday, October 2

Lingle to OIP: Judge Hopefuls Have Privacy Too

Selling Local Food — Shoppers Not Always Willing to Pay the Price

September 2010

Thursday, September 30

From Grounds to Grindz — Day 4: Reservations About Dinner

Wednesday, September 29

Community Survey Describes Life In Hawaii

Aiona Shines at Energy Expo

Tuesday, September 28

From Ground to Grindz — Day 7: End Is Here

From Ground to Grindz — Day 6: The Final Countdown

From Ground to Grindz — Day 5: Nobody’s Perfect

From Ground to Grindz — Day 4: Touring the Stores

From Ground to Grindz — Day 3: Finding a Rhythm

From Ground to Grindz — Day 2: The Office Locavore

From Ground to Grindz — Day 1: Ready, Set, Go!

Monday, September 27

Obama Backs Hanabusa, but GOP Not Scared

Friday, September 24

Losing Farmland, But Gaining Farmers

Wednesday, September 22

From Ground to Grindz: Trying to Eat Local

1st Congressional Race Has National Implications

Tuesday, September 21

High Income = High Turnout

Did Momentum Give Prevedouros a Final Push?

Monday, September 20

Running the Numbers on Conventional Thinking

Aina Haina Had Highest Turnout, West Maui the Lowest

In Special, Carlisle Dominated Honolulu’s Republican Regions

Sunday, September 19

Geographical Analysis of Abercrombie’s Blowout Shows Hannemann Even Lost his Beloved Kalihi

Saturday, September 18

Census: Changes in Hawaii Income and Poverty Worst in Nation

Friday, September 17

Absentee Voting Sets Record

Thursday, September 16

Big Island Urges State to Protect Reef Fish

Hawaii Beach Case Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Wednesday, September 15

General Election Set for U.S. Congress Races

2 Ads Attack Djou, But 1 Is Gentler

Tuesday, September 14

Voters Snooze Through Gov Primary, Mayor Race

Saturday, September 11

OIP to Lingle: Why Are Judge Applications Secret?

Friday, September 10

New Hanabusa TV Ad: Old Time Hawaii

Djou: CD1 Voted for GOP Guv Last 4 Times

Kauai Admits To Causing Seabird Deaths

Thursday, September 9

Who’d Be a Green Governor? Neil Abercrombie

Who’d Be a Green Governor? Mufi Hannemann

Wednesday, September 8

Hanabusa Outraises Djou in July and August

How Do Guv Candidates’ Green Creds Stack Up?

Tuesday, September 7

Blocked! I Can’t Follow My Congressman on Twitter

New Djou TV Ad: Speaking Without Speaking

Saturday, September 4

Pulling Up Roots, Seed Corn Co. to Leave Kauai

Friday, September 3

Kauai Wants License to Kill 15 Birds Per Year

Thursday, September 2

Olbermann: Hawaii GOP Chair ‘Worst Person In the World’

Djou Thrifty His First Month On the Job

Wednesday, September 1

Council Trashes Administration

August 2010

Tuesday, August 31

25 Signatures and $75 Get You On The Ballot

UPDATE: Lingle Still Won’t Show Judicial Notes

Wednesday, August 25

Congress Race Flying Below the Radar — For Now

Hannemann: Mayor Has No Property Tax Discretion

Tuesday, August 24

Notes Between Lingle, Judge Selectors Stay Secret

Friday, August 20

Maui Could Be First County To Protect Aquarium Fish

Thursday, August 19

Hannemann: I Graduated Cum Laude Twice

Prevedouros: City Collects $500M for Roads Per Year

Lights Out: Birds Trump Friday Night Football

Saturday, August 14

Lingle Taps Recktenwald to Be Chief Justice

Thursday, August 12

Nuclear Debate Bubbles Up, Then Quiets Down

Abercrombie: My Offshore Drilling Bill Would Have Helped With BP Oil Spill

Hannemann: I Alone Went to Public Schools

Tuesday, August 10

What Does Right to Clean Environment Mean?

Saturday, August 7

Hanabusa: I Cut Waste and “Saved Us Millions”

Who Conserves Most Water? Neil, Duke Used More In Last 2 Months Than Mufi Did In Last 2 Years

Friday, August 6

Mufi: Neil’s Congressional Performance “Dead Last”

Thursday, August 5

Djou: We Have An Early Lead!

Tuesday, August 3

Hawaii Bar Association’s Secrecy Under Fire

How Green Is GOP Underdog John Carroll? Big Island Home a “Disaster” for Alternative Energy

Discussion: Climate Change and Hawaii

July 2010

Saturday, July 31

Runway Under Water? Honolulu Planners Seek Study of Climate Change Impacts on Transportation

Thursday, July 29

Djou: Raising $3.8 Trillion In New Taxes a Bad Idea

Wednesday, July 28

Aiona on His Garage Clothesline and VW Van

Tuesday, July 27

Superferry Plan Raises Environmental Questions

Monday, July 26

In Portland, a Fine Line Between City and Country

Wednesday, July 21

How Green Is Aiona? We’ll Find Out Next Week

How Green Is Hannemann? He Won’t Show Or Tell

Land Links for Wednesday, July 21

UPDATE: Justices Decline to Reconsider Turtle Bay

Tuesday, July 20

Yes, Panos Prevedouros Really Is Male

UPDATE: Dela Cruz: Farm House Size Limit “Dead”

Monday, July 19

Land Links for Tuesday, July 20

Saturday, July 17

Land Links for Monday, July 19

Friday, July 16

Land Links for Friday, July 16

How Green is Abercrombie? He Won’t Show

Thursday, July 15

Land Links for Thursday, July 15

Wednesday, July 14

Land Links for Wednesday, July 14

Kahuku Leads Way in New Wind Technology

Tuesday, July 13

Seed Corn, Not Food or Fuel, Is Hawaii’s Biggest Crop

Monday, July 12

Land Links for Tuesday, July 13

Saturday, July 10

Islands Bear the Brunt of Climate Change

Friday, July 9

Honolulu Residents Don’t Want National Recognition

Land Links for Monday, July 12

Land Links for Friday, July 9

Wednesday, July 7

Land Links for Thursday, July 8

Land Links for Wednesday, July 7

National Pundits Pile On Civil Unions Debate

Hawaii Reacts to Civil Unions Veto

Lingle Vetoes 32 Bills on Final Day

Civil Union Proponents Promise Lawsuit

Tuesday, July 6

Lingle Invites Justice Levinson to HB 444 Decision

Friday, July 2

Land Links for Tuesday, July 6

State Weighing Rule Changes for 2 Million Acres

Land Links for Friday, July 2

Discussion: Energy

Thursday, July 1

Mission of Top Hawaii Marine: Energy Independence

Land Links for Thursday, July 1

June 2010

Wednesday, June 30

Ten Years, Ten Endangered Species Indictments

Land Links for Wednesday, June 30

Land Use: A Right or a Privilege?

Tuesday, June 29

Land Links for Tuesday, June 29

Vacation Rentals Turn Kauai Neighborhoods Into Resorts

Monday, June 28

UPDATE: ‘Major Breakthrough’ In Sewer Lawsuit

Land Links for Monday, June 28

Saturday, June 26

Discussion: Hawaii Agriculture

Friday, June 25

Drought Puts Hawaii Ranchers Up the Creek

Thursday, June 24

Land Links for Friday, June 25

Land Links for Thursday, June 24

Wednesday, June 23

Florida Beach Ruling Could Shape Hawaii Sand Fight

Discussion: Hawaii Beaches

Land Links for Wednesday, June 23

Rail Could Force Out Church, Homes After 50 Years in Pearl City

Aiea Businesses Unknowingly in the Path of the Train

Honolulu Rail Heading Right at Them

Tuesday, June 22

Land Links for Tuesday, June 22

Sunday, June 20

Land Links for Monday, June 21

Friday, June 18

Land Links for Friday, June 18

Thursday, June 17

Land Links for Thursday, June 17

Wednesday, June 16

Land Links for Wednesday, June 16

Waihee Watershed Project Could Help Climbing Fish

Tuesday, June 15

Land Links for Tuesday, June 15

Background On Endangered Species In Hawaii

Helicopters Dropping Poison: Coming Soon To A Forest Near You?

Back From The Dead, An ‘Extinct’ Native Tree Thrives

Rats Threaten Native Species, Army Steps Up Attack

Saturday, June 12

Land Links for Monday, June 14

Friday, June 11

Land Links for Friday, June 11

UPDATE: Less Water Than Expected Put Back In West Maui Streams

Thursday, June 10

UPDATE: Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Beach Ownership Case

Discussion: Solid Waste

Controversial Landfill Expansion To Receive Trash Soon

Land Links for Thursday, June 10

Wednesday, June 9

Land Links for Wednesday, June 9

Tuesday, June 8

Federal Definition Of ‘Farm’ Sheds Light On Honolulu Debate

Monday, June 7

Memorial Day Lantern Numbers Are In

Land Links For Tuesday, June 8

Sunday, June 6

Land Links for Monday, June 7

Friday, June 4

Chris Benjamin Interview: The Full Transcript

HC&S Manager: No Plans To Develop Sugar Lands

Discussion: Water Rights

Land Links for Friday, June 4

Even For Deaths Of Rare Birds, Criminal Charges Extraordinary

Discussion: Endangered Species In Hawaii

Thursday, June 3

Land Links for Thursday, June 3

Forest Saved, Now The Real Work Begins

Wednesday, June 2

Land Links for Wednesday, June 2

Tuesday, June 1

Escaping Lanterns? Not On Our Watch

May 2010

Saturday, May 29

Land Links For Tuesday, June 1

Tightening Farm Rules Might Sound Good, But Could Hurt Real Farmers

Friday, May 28

Land Links For Friday, May 28

Thursday, May 27

UPDATE: Money Questions Remain For Mililani Solar Plan

Land Links for Thursday, May 27

What Rules Maui Water, Law or Sugar?

Wednesday, May 26

Land Links for Wednesday, May 26

Tuesday, May 25

UPDATE: Land Links for Tuesday, May 25

Monday, May 24

Land Links for Monday, May 24

Saturday, May 22

UPDATE: Developers to Environmentalists: You Can’t Handle The Truth

Friday, May 21

UPDATE: Land Links for Friday, May 21

UPDATE: The Public Hearing That Wasn’t

Thursday, May 20

Land Limits Hawaii’s Quest For Food, Energy Independence

Wednesday, May 19

UPDATE: Land Links for Thursday, May 20

Clean Energy Splits Environmentalists

UPDATE: Land Links for Wednesday, May 19

Tuesday, May 18

Honolulu Rail Project Highlights Burial Concerns

UPDATE: Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Wal-Mart Burial Case

UPDATE: Land Links for Tuesday, May 18

Monday, May 17

UPDATE: A Long History Of Requests To Develop Farmland

UPDATE: Land Links for Monday, May 17

Friday, May 14

UPDATE: Land Links for Friday, May 14

Thursday, May 13

UPDATE: Land Links for Thursday, May 13

Wednesday, May 12

UPDATE: Land Links for Wednesday, May 12

UPDATE: We’ve Had the Driest Winter In 30 Years, But What Does It Mean?

Tuesday, May 11

UPDATE: Land Links for Tuesday, May 11

As Beaches Grow, Do Property Rights Grow With Them?

UPDATE: Maui Water Dispute Heating Up

Monday, May 10

Is Hawaii Ready For ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Oil Spill?

UPDATE: Land Links for Monday, May 10

Friday, May 7

UPDATE: Land Links for Friday, May 7

Thursday, May 6

UPDATE: Maui Pineapple Co. Dragged Into Human Trafficking Story

Tuesday, May 4

UPDATE: State Has Shifted More Than 80,000 Acres to Urban Uses Since 1964

UPDATE: Lessons for Hawaii in the Gulf Coast Oil Spill?

Monday, May 3

Tough Times, Tough Compromises for Clean Energy Advocates

Discussion: Land

Sunday, May 2

Hawaii Takes Ad Hoc Approach to Preserving Farmland

April 2010

Tuesday, April 27

Implications of Turtle Bay ruling are both narrow and wide

Monday, April 26

Impacts of Turtle Bay ruling clear for resort, unclear for Hawaii

Friday, April 23

Turtle Bay developer asks Supreme Court to reconsider

Has Earth Day ‘sold out’?

At Hoopili, a choice between farming and housing

Wednesday, April 21

‘Plastic soup’ in Atlantic Ocean, too

What does the Turtle Bay decision mean?

E komo mai (welcome)

A Reporter Pays His Last Respects to Dan Inouye

Former Civil Beat staffer Michael Levine files this perspective after viewing the Hawaii senator's flag-draped coffin.