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Impacts Of Land Use In Hawaii

Is Kapolei a Mistake? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Kapolei a Mistake?

Oahu’s “Second City” doesn’t meet the generally accepted elements of “smart growth” and even city officials are putting more emphasis on development along the Honolulu rail line.

Abercrombie Signs Bill to Protect 665 Acres at Turtle Bay Resort Courtesy of Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Abercrombie Signs Bill to Protect 665 Acres at Turtle Bay Resort

Hawaii Sens. David Ige and Clayton Hee seize the opportunity to tout their records as they campaign for higher office.
Hawaii Legislature Mulls Solar Power and Child Care on Agricultural Land Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Mulls Solar Power and Child Care on Agricultural Land

Bills would allow more solar facilities, child care businesses and more on farmland.
Hawaii Senate to Decide on Aaron Mahi for the Land Use Commission

Hawaii Senate to Decide on Aaron Mahi for the Land Use Commission

The Native Hawaiian musician would bring a rich cultural perspective to the oft-criticized and powerful land board.
What Should Lawmakers Do With Hawaii’s Development Authority? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

What Should Lawmakers Do With Hawaii’s Development Authority?

City and state legislators mull bills to reform the Hawaii Community Development Authority.
Hawaii Monitor: Bill Would Expand Secrecy of DHHL Leases

Hawaii Monitor: Bill Would Expand Secrecy of DHHL Leases

But Senate chair Clayton Hee says: "This is a public trust, public land, public leases."
Kamehameha Highway Chaos: State’s Parking Barriers May Bring Lawsuit

Kamehameha Highway Chaos: State’s Parking Barriers May Bring Lawsuit

The state is finally taking action to address North Shore traffic jams but critics say the plan is misguided.
Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Is Hawaii muddying the waters with its plan for the Kawainui wetlands?
Hawaii Development Agency Approves Kakaako Tower Over Protests

Hawaii Development Agency Approves Kakaako Tower Over Protests

Residents' complaints didn't keep agency from giving permission for another high rise in Honolulu.
Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

UPDATED Residents' concerns about new building proposals have lawmakers questioning whether HCDA should exist.
Governor’s Nominee to Board of Land and Natural Resources Draws Criticism

Governor’s Nominee to Board of Land and Natural Resources Draws Criticism

Critics say choosing the manager of a company with a contested development project would send wrong message.

May 2015

Wednesday, May 27

Is Kapolei a Mistake?

May 2014

Tuesday, May 20

Abercrombie Signs Bill to Protect 665 Acres at Turtle Bay Resort

March 2014

Saturday, March 22

Hawaii Legislature Mulls Solar Power and Child Care on Agricultural Land

Tuesday, March 18

Hawaii Senate to Decide on Aaron Mahi for the Land Use Commission

February 2014

Friday, February 7

What Should Lawmakers Do With Hawaii’s Development Authority?

Wednesday, February 5

Hawaii Monitor: Bill Would Expand Secrecy of DHHL Leases

January 2014

Tuesday, January 7

Living Hawaii: Priced Out of Paradise — Where $600K Is a Bargain Home

December 2013

Thursday, December 19

Kamehameha Highway Chaos: State’s Parking Barriers May Bring Lawsuit

Friday, December 13

Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Thursday, December 5

Hawaii Development Agency Approves Kakaako Tower Over Protests

November 2013

Wednesday, November 27

Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

October 2013

Tuesday, October 29

Governor’s Nominee to Board of Land and Natural Resources Draws Criticism

June 2013

Wednesday, June 12

Lawmakers: Waimanu Project Would Be First High-Rise Next to Another

December 2012

Friday, December 7

Report: More Traffic Will Clog North Shore If Turtle Bay Expands

October 2012

Thursday, October 18

Lingle: I Never Sold an Acre of Ceded Land

August 2012

Wednesday, August 22

North Shore Loses Top Environmental Advocate in House Race

Wednesday, August 15

Native Hawaiians Sue City Over Haleiwa Park Sale

Friday, August 10

A Real Plan for Supporting Hawaii Farmers and Creating Jobs

July 2012

Wednesday, July 25

Hawaii Land Corp. Pushes Forward on Projects, Despite Lack of Rules

Tuesday, July 10

Aloha, Oprah! Big Wind Developer May Be Celeb’s New Maui Neighbor

Ewa Planning Decision Will Have Brutal Consequences for All

June 2012

Friday, June 22

Why People Can’t Afford to Live in Hawaii

Friday, June 8

State Approves Hoopili, Court Challenge Expected

May 2012

Tuesday, May 22

Final Decision on Hoopili Delayed Despite Opponents’ Protests

Monday, May 21

D.R. Horton Tries to Put the Brakes on Hoopili Decision

Wednesday, May 16

DHHL Funding on Shaky Ground Despite Supreme Court Ruling

April 2012

Friday, April 27

Civil Beat Poll – To Preserve or Develop Hawaii Land?

Thursday, April 26

Why Environmental Exemptions Are A Terrible Policy For Hawaii

Tuesday, April 24

Why Hawaii Needs to Pass the Environmental Exemptions Bill

Monday, April 23

Civil Beat Poll – Voters Prefer Bag Ban to Fee

Saturday, April 21

Bag Fee, Ban or Both? City Council Picks Wednesday

Wednesday, April 4

Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire

March 2012

Saturday, March 17

Hoopili Hearings Pau But Debate Over State Ag Policy Goes On

Friday, March 16

Oahu Takes Steps to Identify and Protect ‘Important’ Ag Lands

Thursday, March 15

Waihee and Cayetano: Hoopili Flaunts Mandate to Protect Ag Land

Saturday, March 3

Hoopili Symbolizes Direction of Oahu’s Future

February 2012

Tuesday, February 28

Hawaii’s Past Governors Say No to Hoopili

January 2012

Tuesday, January 31

Hawaii Land Development Corp Still Controversial

Friday, January 27

Consumers Could Be Charged for Plastic and Paper Bags

Friday, January 20

Aloun Farms Throws Its Support Behind Hoopili

Wednesday, January 18

Water, Fish, Trash Top Environmental Issues in 2012 Legislature

Saturday, January 14

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Jan. 16-22

Thursday, January 12

Did Abercrombie Flip-Flop on Hoopili?

Fight Over Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Brewing

Saturday, January 7

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Jan. 9-15

Friday, January 6

State Ag Department Supports Hoopili

December 2011

Saturday, December 31

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Jan. 2-8

Friday, December 23

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Hawaii Cracks Down on Beachfront Property Owners in Kahala

Tuesday, December 20

Hawaii Astronomers and Animals Vexed by Oahu’s Blazing Lights

Friday, December 16

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Dec. 19-Dec. 25

Wednesday, December 14

Ewa Developer’s Switch from Marina to Lagoon Raises Legal Issues

Thursday, December 8

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Dec. 12-Dec. 18

October 2011

Tuesday, October 25

Hoopili Opponents: 30,000 Homes Shovel-Ready in Ewa Area

Friday, October 14

Friend or Foam: For Hawaii’s Marine Life, Plastic Foam is a Foe

September 2011

Friday, September 30

Hawaii Plants and Animals Closer To Protected Status

Thursday, September 29

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

Tuesday, September 27

Conservation Groups Drop Lawsuit against Kauai Utility

We’re On It – Why So Much Plastic Foam In Hawaii?

Saturday, September 17

Marriott Hotel Part of A Big Laie Development Plan?

Saturday, September 10

State Gives Opponents of Hoopili a Seat at the Table

Tuesday, September 6

Hawaiian Nene Being Kicked Off Kauai

Monday, September 5

Video Statement Against Big Wind from I Aloha Molokai

August 2011

Thursday, August 25

It’s a New Day at Turtle Bay

Wednesday, August 17

EPA Worries Maui Wastewater Threatens Drinking Water

Thursday, August 11

Honolulu Opposes Hee’s Intervention in Hoopili

Friday, August 5

DISCUSSION: Hawaii Fishing

Thursday, August 4

Honolulu Residents Sound Alarm Over Controversial Weed Killer in Parks

July 2011

Wednesday, July 27

Hoopili and Koa Ridge Just Aren’t Pono

Saturday, July 23

Why Do We Use So Much Plastic Foam In Hawaii?

Thursday, July 21

Sierra Club Poised to Strike Again

Tuesday, July 19

Committee Expands Search for New Landfill Site

Wednesday, July 13

Senator Could Give Hoopili Opponents Clout

June 2011

Thursday, June 30

Slideshow: Saving Hawaii’s Rarest Orchid

Thursday, June 23

Hoopili Wins Over Neighborhood Skeptics

May 2011

Friday, May 27

‘Strong, Swift Action’ Needed to Control Big Island Deer

No Conflict: Lawmaker by Day, Lobbyist by Night

Tuesday, May 24

Big Island Plans Response to Deer Sightings

Monday, May 9

Waikiki Beach Is Shrinking, But Hotel Tower Is Rising

Friday, May 6

Session Wrap: Agriculture, Aina Not Top Priorities

Wednesday, May 4

Seawall = Highway? Fight Over Gold Coast Repairs

April 2011

Tuesday, April 26

Hawaii Checkout Bag Fee Not Yet Wrapped Up

March 2011

Thursday, March 31

Turtle Bay Resort Back With Less Ambitious Plan

February 2011

Tuesday, February 22

Commute Travel Time: Hawaii Towns 2009

Commute Departure Time: Hawaii Towns 2009

Means of Transportation: Hawaii Towns 2009

Monday, February 21

Hawaii Developers Facing Tougher Requirements

Wednesday, February 9

Who Paid for Poll Showing Support for Development?

January 2011

Tuesday, January 25

Carlisle: Landfill Always Compliant With Permits

Friday, January 21

Dump DéJà Vu

Thursday, January 20

After Landfill Spill, Lots of Questions, Few Answers

Friday, January 14

Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

Old Proposal Alive Under New Land Chief

Tuesday, January 4

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

Monday, January 3

Sierra Club Website Hacked

December 2010

Thursday, December 30

Stories From the Land Beat – 2010 Recycled

Wednesday, December 15

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

Wednesday, December 8

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

November 2010

Wednesday, November 24

Fight Over Future of Koolau Loa

Thursday, November 18

Next DLNR Chief Has Work To Do

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

Friday, November 12

Coffee Beetle Leaves State Seeking Quick Fix

September 2010

Thursday, September 16

Big Island Urges State to Protect Reef Fish

August 2010

Friday, August 20

Maui Could Be First County To Protect Aquarium Fish

July 2010

Wednesday, July 21

Land Links for Wednesday, July 21

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

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

Monday, July 12

Land Links for Tuesday, July 13

Saturday, July 10

Islands Bear the Brunt of Climate Change

Friday, July 9

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

Friday, July 2

Land Links for Tuesday, July 6

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

Land Links for Wednesday, June 30

Tuesday, June 29

Land Links for Tuesday, June 29

Monday, June 28

UPDATE: ‘Major Breakthrough’ In Sewer Lawsuit

Land Links for Monday, June 28

Thursday, June 24

Land Links for Friday, June 25

Land Links for Thursday, June 24

Wednesday, June 23

Discussion: Hawaii Beaches

Land Links for Wednesday, June 23

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

Tuesday, June 15

Land Links for Tuesday, June 15

Saturday, June 12

Land Links for Monday, June 14

Friday, June 11

Land Links for Friday, June 11

Thursday, June 10

Land Links for Thursday, June 10

Wednesday, June 9

Land Links for Wednesday, June 9

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Wednesday, April 21

‘Plastic soup’ in Atlantic Ocean, too

What does the Turtle Bay decision mean?

Impacts Of Land Use In Hawaii