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Ian Lind

Ian Lind is an award-winning investigative reporter and columnist who has been blogging daily for more than 20 years. He has also worked as a newsletter publisher, public interest advocate and lobbyist for Common Cause in Hawaii, peace educator, and legislative staffer. Lind is a lifelong resident of the islands. Read his blog here. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views.
The Miske Case: An Insider Pleads Guilty And Is Cooperating With The Feds Hawaii News Now

The Miske Case: An Insider Pleads Guilty And Is Cooperating With The Feds

Jacob Smith’s plea agreement details violence and criminal operations he says were carried out under orders from longtime Honolulu businessman Michael Miske.

Ian Lind: Why Are Prosecutors Still Pursuing Criminal Charges Against The US Surgeon General? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Why Are Prosecutors Still Pursuing Criminal Charges Against The US Surgeon General?

A third man who was with Adm. Jerome Adams and his aide has already seen his case reduced to a non-criminal citation. But Honolulu is going after Adams with prosecutors who normally handle felonies.

Lawsuit: Hu Honua ‘A Fiasco From The Beginning’ Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Hu Honua ‘A Fiasco From The Beginning’

A lawsuit filed in a California court involving investors in the Big Island power plant reveals its lead investor is now skeptical of the beleaguered project.

From Early On, Miske Was On The Path To A Life Of Crime

From Early On, Miske Was On The Path To A Life Of Crime

The accused Honolulu crime boss is now at the center of a major federal public corruption case.

Ian Lind: Backers Of $3M Ala Moana Playground Carry Lots Of Clout Denby Fawcett/ Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Backers Of $3M Ala Moana Playground Carry Lots Of Clout

Donors linked to the non-profit group promoting the project have been large campaign contributors to the mayor and many council members.

Ian Lind: The Crazy Lease Fight Over Molokai Mule Rides PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: The Crazy Lease Fight Over Molokai Mule Rides

The family that has operated the Kaulapapa tours for decades is fighting eviction with claims based on long-discredited conspiracy theories.

Ian Lind: Playing Hardball Paid Off For Hawaii Kai Tree Lights Ian Lind/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Playing Hardball Paid Off For Hawaii Kai Tree Lights

Recently released documents show a Honolulu businessman threatened to cut down the tree if his lights weren’t turned on.

Ian Lind: This Ex-Marine’s Wife Has Been ‘SLAPPED’ By The Navy Courtesy of Cara Barber

Ian Lind: This Ex-Marine’s Wife Has Been ‘SLAPPED’ By The Navy

A classic retaliatory lawsuit was filed after she raised concerns about possible housing contamination at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

Ian Lind: Make Peace, Not War Wikimedia Commons

Ian Lind: Make Peace, Not War

Hawaii's false missile alert proves we need to work harder to eliminate the tensions that could lead to an unthinkable end.