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

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

But state and city officials say they can't stop the project.
VIDEO: Kahuku Residents Fight To Save Homes From Developer

VIDEO: Kahuku Residents Fight To Save Homes From Developer

Some residents are facing eviction or the high cost of moving their homes out of the way.
Lingle: I Never Sold an Acre of Ceded Land

Lingle: I Never Sold an Acre of Ceded Land

U.S. Senate candidate emphasizes her commitment to Native Hawaiian land ownership.
North Shore Loses Top Environmental Advocate in House Race Flickr.com

North Shore Loses Top Environmental Advocate in House Race

Local groups fear Turtle Bay and Laie expansion plans.

March 2014

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?

December 2012

Friday, December 7

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

November 2012

Tuesday, November 20

VIDEO: Kahuku Residents Fight To Save Homes From Developer

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 1

State Fights for Power Over Land Developers

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

Tuesday, July 3

Reducing, Reusing and Recycling in Hawaii, One Hotel at a Time

June 2012

Friday, June 22

Why People Can’t Afford to Live in Hawaii

Does the Sale of a Hawaiian Island Matter?

Thursday, June 21

Goodbye Lanai: From One Billionaire to Another

Saturday, June 16

Punahou Project Citizen — Develop No More On Our North Shore

Punahou Project Citizen: Saving Coral is Our Moral

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

Thursday, May 10

Hawaii Supreme Court: State Must Fund Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands

Friday, May 4

The Photovoltaic Buffet: Choices, Choices and More Choices

April 2012

Thursday, April 26

Why Environmental Exemptions Are A Terrible Policy For Hawaii

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

Thursday, March 1

State Supports Hoopili, But Top Official Will Testify For Opponents

February 2012

Tuesday, February 28

Hawaii’s Past Governors Say No to Hoopili

Raising Honolulu’s Building Height: Sustainable Density or Vertical Sprawl?

Friday, February 24

UH Law Professor Tapped for Land Trust Expertise in ‘The Descendants’

January 2012

Monday, January 23

VIDEO – The Protest of the Return to Molokai of the Safari Explorer

Friday, January 20

Aloun Farms Throws Its Support Behind Hoopili

Wednesday, January 18

Water, Fish, Trash Top Environmental Issues in 2012 Legislature

Farm Land Flip Flop? Hawaii Ag Officials Change Position on Hoopili

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

Monday, December 26

2011 Year in Review — Civil Beat Tells Hawaii’s Story

Friday, December 23

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

Thursday, December 22

State Wrestles With How To Make Developers Keep Their Promises

Tuesday, December 20

Rule of Law — Does it Really Exist on Molokai?

Friday, December 16

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

Ernie Els Golf Course Has Yet to Deliver on Ewa Community Benefits

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

Hawaii Ag Corporation Ousts Longtime Director in Controversial Vote

November 2011

Saturday, November 19

Kauai Pushes for Ban on Aquarium Trade

October 2011

Friday, October 14

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

September 2011

Wednesday, September 28

Struggles May Be Ending For Kauai Biomass Plant

August 2011

Wednesday, August 31

Eat Local Redux – Follow Civil Beat’s Week-long Experiment in Eating Local

Monday, August 29

Fact Check — Honolulu Star-Advertiser: New Study Gives National Park ‘Poor’ Rating

Thursday, August 25

It’s a New Day at Turtle Bay

Wednesday, August 17

EPA Worries Maui Wastewater Threatens Drinking Water

Saturday, August 6

Large Rail Landowners Give to Pro-Rail Campaigns

Friday, August 5

DISCUSSION: Hawaii Fishing

July 2011

Friday, July 29

Ho‘opili — A Connected, Sustainable, Healthy-Lifestyle Community

Wednesday, July 27

Hoopili and Koa Ridge Just Aren’t Pono

Friday, July 22

More States Turn to Private Companies to Develop Public Lands

New Law Jumpstarts Hawaii Land Development

Monday, July 18

My Life, My Island, and the World

Saturday, July 16

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

Thursday, July 7

In the Shadow of the Train, Landowners Stand to Gain

June 2011

Thursday, June 30

Slideshow: Saving Hawaii’s Rarest Orchid

Thursday, June 23

Hoopili Wins Over Neighborhood Skeptics

Friday, June 3

Malama Da Aina, Except at Kaena Point?

May 2011

Monday, May 23

Rescuing Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals — By Moving Them To The City

Friday, May 6

Session Wrap: Agriculture, Aina Not Top Priorities

Wednesday, May 4

Seawall = Highway? Fight Over Gold Coast Repairs

February 2011

Monday, February 21

Hawaii Developers Facing Tougher Requirements

Thursday, February 10

Senate to OHA: Live to Fight Another Day

Wednesday, February 9

Big Wave Waterskiing? Chuck Patterson at Jaws

Tuesday, February 8

Writing a $200 Million Check to Native Hawaiians

January 2011

Wednesday, January 26

Environmental Groups Roll Out Legislative Agenda

Tuesday, January 25

Carlisle: Landfill Always Compliant With Permits

Saturday, January 22

Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System

Friday, January 21

State Changes Urban Land Back to Ag

Friday, January 14

Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

Old Proposal Alive Under New Land Chief

Thursday, January 13

Kokubun Back in Senate, Pitching for Opposing Team

Tuesday, January 11

North Shore Plan Earns National Recognition

December 2010

Thursday, December 30

Stories From the Land Beat – 2010 Recycled

Friday, December 24

Testing the Waters Off Magic Island — After the Storm

Wednesday, December 15

Big Step for Southwest Hawaii Plans

Hawaii’s Volcanoes Could be World’s Shallowest

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

Wednesday, December 1

What Are the ‘Returned Lands’ of Hawaii?

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

October 2010

Monday, October 25

What Are the ‘Ceded Lands’ of Hawaii?

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

Monday, July 12

Land Links for Tuesday, July 13

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

Thursday, July 1

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

Land Links for Monday, June 28

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

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

UPDATE: Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Beach Ownership Case

Land Links for Thursday, June 10

Wednesday, June 9

Land Links for Wednesday, June 9

Monday, June 7

Land Links For Tuesday, June 8

Sunday, June 6

Land Links for Monday, June 7

Friday, June 4

Land Links for Friday, June 4

Thursday, June 3

Land Links for Thursday, June 3

Wednesday, June 2

Land Links for Wednesday, June 2

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

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

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?

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

Sunday, May 2

Hawaii Takes Ad Hoc Approach to Preserving Farmland

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