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Hawaii Senate Schedules Carleton Ching Confirmation Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Schedules Carleton Ching Confirmation Vote

The state Senate plans to vote Wednesday whether to confirm the highly criticized nominee to lead the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
D.R. Horton Donates Makakilo Park to City & County of Honolulu Sophie Cocke

D.R. Horton Donates Makakilo Park to City & County of Honolulu

It's the latest effort by the company to boost its public image as it seeks approval for a controversial 11,750-home development.
Omidyar-Backed Kauai Dairy Faces Second Court Challenge U.S. Department of Agriculture

Omidyar-Backed Kauai Dairy Faces Second Court Challenge

Friends of Mahaulepu believes the planned dairy is violating the federal Clean Water Act.
Panel Recommends Ching Nomination Be Rejected Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Panel Recommends Ching Nomination Be Rejected

UPDATE: The Senate Water and Land Committee votes to oppose the appointment of a development lobbyist as head of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Tough Questions for Ching — and Some Rough Answers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tough Questions for Ching — and Some Rough Answers

Hawaii Gov. David Ige testifies in support of his nominee to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources, but some senators are skeptical at Carleton Ching's confirmation hearing.
State Settles Suit Over Substandard Public Housing for $350K Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Settles Suit Over Substandard Public Housing for $350K

But with a $275 million backlog, attorneys worry that the state is reverting back to under-funding public housing repairs.
Voter-Approved Maui County GMO Moratorium May Be Further Delayed File Photo

Voter-Approved Maui County GMO Moratorium May Be Further Delayed

A federal judge says she may wait to see what happens with two related bills in the Legislature, even though they both appear to be dead.
Lawsuit Claims Hawaii Public Housing Security Guards Beat Up Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Claims Hawaii Public Housing Security Guards Beat Up Residents

The alleged beatings include one where a security guard grabbed someone by the hair and threw him into a closed door for riding his bike.
Honolulu City Council Panel Says No to 875 Homes in Malaekahana Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Panel Says No to 875 Homes in Malaekahana

The committee rejected plans for a new North Shore residential community despite strong support for housing from Laie residents.