June 2010

June 23, 2010

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

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…

Land Links for Wednesday, June 23

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

Visiting the Honolulu Police Fortress

We see our job at Civil Beat as to tell you what government is doing, not just what it says it's doing.

Visiting the Honolulu Police Fortress

Let me make it clear right off the bat: I appreciate what cops do. But I’ve been a journalist long…

Rail Could Force Out Church, Homes After 50 Years in Pearl City

PEARL CITY — Pastor Nemesio T. Arizabal runs services for about 50 parishioners on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights at…

Aiea Businesses Unknowingly in the Path of the Train

The city has already contacted landowners whose parcels might be acquired for the rail project. But some tenants — including four businesses alongside Kamehameha Highway — are being kept in the dark by their landlords.

Honolulu Rail Heading Right at Them

The release of the Honolulu rail project's Final Environmental Impact Statement last week was a warning whistle for homeowners and business that lie in the way of the train. Buying parcels and relocating tenants will be costly, but eminent domain fights are unlikely to delay construction.

UPDATE: Meeting Set With ERS

It’s not always easy to ask questions of our state administrators, as we found in a recent encounter with…

June 22, 2010

Recession? A Day in Oahu’s Hardest Hit Neighborhood

To go to Ewa Beach is to enter an American stereotype. Like a vision from the 1950s, the identical 2-story…

The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Tuesday, June 22

Across our screens today: Spending cuts in Britain. Obama housing metrics, a blog post that interprets the administration’s…

Education Links for Tuesday, June 22

Every weekday I’m reading the day’s education news and sharing the top headlines with you. Here are this morning’s finds:…

Hawaii Links for Tuesday, June 22

Top of mind: summit on homelessness, the Schatz campaign and a busy Senate.

Gov. May Veto Pay Hikes For Superintendents

On Gov. Linda Lingle‘s list of 39 bills she may veto by July 6 is…

Human Trafficking Law On Lingle’s Veto List

Senate Bill 2045, a controversial measure aimed at curbing human trafficking in Hawaii, is among the bills the governor may veto.