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Ian Lind

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.