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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 Dan Zelikman/ Civil Beat

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.
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