June 2010

June 11, 2010

Days 4-5 Of The New Star-Advertiser

A few things are becoming clear about the new Star-Advertiser and its website: Breaking news is not a priority on…

Government Official Spends 25 Minutes Talking About Why He Can’t Talk

There I was, perched in the spacious corner office on the 14th floor of the City Financial Building. I had…

Land Links for Friday, June 11

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…
Hawaii Business Roundtable Urges Gov. Lingle To Veto Civil Unions Bill

Hawaii Business Roundtable Urges Gov. Lingle To Veto Civil Unions Bill

This article was updated Friday to include comments by the head of the roundtable. The state’s leading business organization is…
UPDATE: Less Water Than Expected Put Back In West Maui Streams Civil Beat

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

The Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management on Thursday announced its decision on a six-year-old fight over Maui's largest waterways, returning to the streams around one-third of the amount recommended by one commissioner last year.

June 10, 2010

UPDATE: Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Beach Ownership Case

A month ago, we asked “Who owns the sand?” and on Thursday the Hawaii Supreme Court gave us…
BOE: Report Gets Hawaii’s Graduation Rate Wrong

BOE: Report Gets Hawaii’s Graduation Rate Wrong

Education Week’s widely cited report on graduation rates uses a different formula to determine graduation rates from the one states…

Discussion: Solid Waste

Where to put our trash is a significant issue in Hawaii. Reducing the waste stream by recycling and changing packaging…
Controversial Landfill Expansion To Receive Trash Soon

Controversial Landfill Expansion To Receive Trash Soon

KAPOLEI — My window is rolled down and my arm is hanging out in the sun. Wind blows in my…
The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Thursday, June 10

The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Thursday, June 10

Across our screens today: Double take: Five reasons the recovery isn’t working and five reasons it is. If…

UPDATE: Aiona Does The Right Thing

Civil Beat warned on May 11 that a bill on Gov. Linda Lingle‘s desk raised a…
Education In The News — June 10

Education In The News — June 10

Every weekday I’m scouring the news for the noteworthy education headlines of the day. Food for thought today: Hawaii is…

Land Links for Thursday, June 10

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…
When The Honolulu Weekly Moved To Maui

When The Honolulu Weekly Moved To Maui

The little red newspaper boxes on the street are empty. It’s Wednesday, the day the Honolulu Weekly usually comes out.

Day 3 Of The New Star-Advertiser

Star-Advertiser owner David Black was quoted in the first edition of his new newspaper as saying that he hoped to…
What Headquarters Tell Us About Governor Candidates

What Headquarters Tell Us About Governor Candidates

A car dealership, a chain restaurant and a strip mall are the campaign homes of Mufi Hannemann, Neil Abercrombie and Duke Aiona.
A Union President Says Tax Hikes Could Save Teacher Jobs

A Union President Says Tax Hikes Could Save Teacher Jobs

He represents about 13,000 public school teachers and played a central role during the Furlough Fridays negotiations.

June 09, 2010

The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Wednesday, June 9

The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Wednesday, June 9

Across our screens today: In 2009, the average worker in NYC’s securities industry made $311,279 – down about $85,000,…

Land Links for Wednesday, June 9

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…
The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Tuesday, June 8

The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Tuesday, June 8

Across our screens today: Rising salaries in China could increase prices worldwide. The floor (as in the floor you’re…