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Ian Lind

Hawaii Monitor: Mufi’s Lowball Bet Looking Unlikely to Pay Off PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Mufi’s Lowball Bet Looking Unlikely to Pay Off

Campaign finance reports and low vote totals add up to, well, not much for the Hawaii Independent Party's top of the ticket.
Hawaii Monitor: Fallen Apple Has Immediate Practical Consequences PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Fallen Apple Has Immediate Practical Consequences

Classes are about to start, a hiring freeze was recently imposed and now there's a possible shakeup at the top of UH Manoa administration.
Hawaii Monitor: Why Has Florida Company Picked a Fight Over Aerial Advertising? Courtesy of Aerial Banners North

Hawaii Monitor: Why Has Florida Company Picked a Fight Over Aerial Advertising?

Courts have ruled that air space is not the same as a public sidewalk where the First Amendment holds sway.
Hawaii Monitor: We’ll Soon Forget the Fuss About Financial Disclosures PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: We’ll Soon Forget the Fuss About Financial Disclosures

Every year, hundreds of people have complied with disclosure requirements without whining or complaining.
Hawaii Monitor: Did Hawaiian Hearings Set Up a Political Train Wreck? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Did Hawaiian Hearings Set Up a Political Train Wreck?

I think there’s plenty of room to debate the facts and interpretation of the overthrow and its aftermath.
Hawaii Monitor: Push for Death Penalty Merited Pushback Screen capture of KITV

Hawaii Monitor: Push for Death Penalty Merited Pushback

Hawaii did away with the death penalty in 1957, so why was there little reaction when federal prosecutors recently sought the ultimate punishment?
Hawaii Monitor: Inside the New World of Negative Political Campaigns PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Inside the New World of Negative Political Campaigns

Going over the hard lessons found in the 488 pages of emails written by operatives in the 2012 push to discredit rail opponent Ben Cayetano.
Hawaii Monitor: Contaminated Dirt Triggers Military Housing Lawsuit Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Contaminated Dirt Triggers Military Housing Lawsuit

It started with four plaintiffs, but a judge will decide if families' claims at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base can become a class-action proceeding.