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Ian Lind

Ian Lind: How Do We Honor The Animals That Shared Our Lives? Ian Lind

Ian Lind: How Do We Honor The Animals That Shared Our Lives?

Most of us consider pets to be family members. So when we moved back into my childhood residence, we knew our cats had come home.
Ian Lind: The Sound Of Money Talking Civil Beat

Ian Lind: The Sound Of Money Talking

Getting big money out of politics seems to be a necessary first step toward a stronger democracy.
Ian Lind: No, These Condos Don’t Mean The End Of Old Kahala Courtesy: Alexander & Baldwin

Ian Lind: No, These Condos Don’t Mean The End Of Old Kahala

The old Kahala is already gone. Six condos planned for a 1.3-acre oceanfront lot won't change that.
Ian Lind: Wrongful Foreclosure Claims Rock The Condo World Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Wrongful Foreclosure Claims Rock The Condo World

A class-action lawsuit alleges at least 160 individuals had their property illegally foreclosed by 72 condominium associations.
Ian Lind: Behind The Democrats’ Failed Push To Close The Primary

Ian Lind: Behind The Democrats’ Failed Push To Close The Primary

The party sued to keep non-Democrats from voting in its primary races, but federal judges are having none of it.
Ian Lind: Are OHA Candidates Trask And Akina Teaming Up? Submitted photo

Ian Lind: Are OHA Candidates Trask And Akina Teaming Up?

They have very different backgrounds, but they share a desire to reform the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Ian Lind: Ethics Commission Takes A Licking Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Ethics Commission Takes A Licking

A ruling by Hawaii's Supreme Court, tossing out a major enforcement action, may signal the need for a new approach.
Ian Lind: Ominous Court Rulings For The State Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Ominous Court Rulings For The State Ethics Commission

Losing a legal battle over school field trips in Hawaii could have wider implications, as could a U.S. Supreme Court decision in a Virginia case.
Ian Lind: HPU-Police ‘Conspiracy’ Report Told Less Than Half the Story Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: HPU-Police ‘Conspiracy’ Report Told Less Than Half the Story

TV station's reporting was focused on one court document when so many others were available.
Ian Lind: Looking To Squelch The Voices Of The Neighborhoods KITV

Ian Lind: Looking To Squelch The Voices Of The Neighborhoods

A Honolulu Charter Commission subcommittee met behind closed doors, then emerged with proposals to limit or abolish boards and commissions.
Ian Lind: Retirees Still Pressing Legal Fight For Better Health Benefits PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Retirees Still Pressing Legal Fight For Better Health Benefits

The former state employees' lawsuit is back before the Supreme Court, whose five justices are all recusing themselves from the case.
Ian Lind: Justices Aren’t Buying That Voting Rights Weren’t Violated Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Justices Aren’t Buying That Voting Rights Weren’t Violated

A suit stemming from the 2012 election reaches the Supreme Court, which seems poised to order changes at the Office of Elections.