June 2010

June 16, 2010

Land Links for Wednesday, June 16

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

Hawaii Links for Wednesday, June 16

Top of mind: new homeless counts, Lingle leaves China for Japan, and the Legislature wants answers about contracts.

Waihee Watershed Project Could Help Climbing Fish

WAIHEE — At the foot of a cascading waterfall, what was once a mighty torrent becomes little more than a…

Update: ERS Follows Up On Interview Request

Last week, we promised to let you know whether the administrator of Hawaii’s pension program, the Employees’ Retirement System…

The Ticker: Money Stories From Around the Web for Wednesday, June 16

Across our screens today: What’s the best country for startups? This graph compares barriers to entrepreneurship in different countries.

Why Is Hawaii Soft On Human Trafficking?

So what’s the deal, Hawaii? Is there something in the water here that makes it all but impossible for people…

Introducing Three New Topic Pages

“…You have to spend so much time to figure out how the system works that I think most people don’t…

UPDATE: Longer School Year For Hawaii On The Books

Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona signed a bill into law on Tuesday requiring Hawaii’s school year to be…

Honolulu Rail: The Complete Final Environmental Impact Statement

By city estimates, 116,300 people will ride trains along a proposed $5.5 billion Honolulu rail project each…

June 15, 2010

Feds Approve City’s Rail Study: Now What?

City officials on Monday celebrated the Federal Transit Administration’s approval of rail planners’ environmental study, a move that represents a…

Teaching “Not Right Profession To Be In To Get Rich”

Masaru Uchino said he never expected to get rich as a teacher. He received his training at California State University,…

Will Hawaii Have Enough Teachers?

Teachers union president Wil Okabe is concerned that relatively low teacher salaries in Hawaii will make…

Discussion: Teacher Compensation

When people talk education reform, one of the main topics is teacher compensation. We’re hearing about merit pay and performance…

Hawaii Doesn’t Keep Data On Teacher Benefits

When considering whether the state adequately compensates teachers to achieve its educational goals, it’s important to consider benefits as part…

Discussion: Independence Day Essays

We’ve put out a call for essays on the meaning of independence, to be published on the July 4th weekend.

Call For Independence Day Essays

Soon the nation will be celebrating Independence Day. At Civil Beat, we thought it would be interesting to mark the…

Hawaii Links for Tuesday, June 15

Beginning today, a daily rundown of Hawaii political, government and da kine news of interest to Civil Beaters. Top of…

Education In The News — June 15

Every weekday I’m sharing top education stories with you. It’s a little more brief than usual because we’re putting the…

Land Links for Tuesday, June 15

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

Did Roundtable Committee Have Member Support?

The executive committee of the elite local business organization wants Gov. Lingle to veto civil unions. But it would not answer whether it had received the received the consent of its membership — or even asked for it. One member says the answer is clear: No.