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Ian Lind

Ian Lind is an award-winning investigative reporter and columnist who has been blogging daily for 15 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.
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.
Ian Lind: Conspiracy Charges Up The Ante For Kealohas Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Conspiracy Charges Up The Ante For Kealohas

The former police chief and his prosecutor wife could be punished for crimes that were committed by other defendants.
Ian Lind: How A Tree Named Bob Became A Blue Beacon Of Christmas Ian Lind/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: How A Tree Named Bob Became A Blue Beacon Of Christmas

A Kahala couple’s holiday tradition attracts a steady stream of visitors and can be glimpsed from faraway points.

Ian Lind: If You Like Your Privacy You’ll Love This Hawaii Court Ruling Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: If You Like Your Privacy You’ll Love This Hawaii Court Ruling

By finding that police conducted an illegal search from a helicopter in a marijuana case, the state Supreme Court strengthened privacy rights.