June 2010

June 24, 2010

Homeless Children Not Visible, or Easy to Help

Homeless Children Not Visible, or Easy to Help

By now, Hawaii residents and visitors have become accustomed to seeing homeless people in parks and on streets, pushing their…

Longer Class Periods Maximize Instruction Time, Shorten School Day

Here’s a novel approach: Lengthening classes to maximize instruction time while shortening school days. Saint Francis School‘s teachers said…
The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Thursday, June 24 Flickr.com

The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Thursday, June 24

Across our screens today: Economics of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. New-home sales fall 33 percent to a…

Read About Civil Beat’s Policy on Anonymous Sources

We rely on anonymous sources only when we think the information is important and we couldn’t get it otherwise.

More Homeless Are Finding Shelter

More Homeless Are Finding Shelter

Credit to the state and homeless providers, the number of people in shelters is up 8.2 percent, while the total number of homeless is up only 1 percent. That means more homeless are being taken care of.

Land Links for Friday, June 25

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…

Discussion: Recession and Recovery

Economists say they’re seeing signs of recovery. At Civil Beat, we’re covering what their indicators tell us, as well as…

Land Links for Thursday, June 24

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…

Hawaii Links for Thursday, June 24

Top of mind: Selecting a new "CJ," Rod Tam's ethics penalty and a fizzle on fireworks ban.

Education Links for Thursday, June 24

Every weekday I’m reading and sharing the day’s top education stories from around the web. Today’s picks: The nationwide problem…

Explosive E-Mail Read in Senate Hearing

A behind-the-scenes look at the bad blood troubling a controversial state contract emerged in a Senate committee hearing Wednesday. The…

Discussion: CGI Contract Controversy

The contract between the state and information company CGI is the subject of a state auditor’s investigation and has generated…
Why the Roundtable Quieted Its Civil Unions Storm

Why the Roundtable Quieted Its Civil Unions Storm

In the end, it was business that caused the Hawaii Business Roundtable executive committee to cut its losses after angering customers and colleagues with its letter to the governor opposing House Bill 444.

June 23, 2010

Florida Beach Ruling Could Shape Hawaii Sand Fight

Florida Beach Ruling Could Shape Hawaii Sand Fight

Attorneys on opposite sides of an argument over who owns growing Hawaii beaches are studying the potential meaning of last…

Roundtable Tells Governor It’s Not Against Civil Unions

Bowing to pressure from the community and its own membership, the Hawaii Business Roundtable has sent Gov. Lingle a letter clarifying its position on civil unions. The letter says it opposes discrimination, but still wants her to veto House Bill 444 because of technical and legal concerns.

Discussion: Hawaii Beaches

The people of Hawaii have a special connection to the ocean, and beaches are highly valued. Which raises many public…
The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Wednesday, June 23

The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Wednesday, June 23

Across our screens today: India becomes world’s top e-mail spam source. How China buys love. New home sales…

Hawaii Links for Wednesday, June 23

Top of mind: Dela Cruz and rail, Abercrombie and fundraising problems, and the search for a new state ethics boss.

Education Links for Wednesday, June 23

Every weekday, I’m sharing the top education stories all over the state and nation. In today’s news: Columnist David Shapiro…

LA Times Urges Lingle to Sign Human Trafficking Bill

The Hawaii Legislature unanimously passed it, law enforcement objects to it, Gov. Linda Lingle may…