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Ian Lind: Legislators Propose Gutting State Ethics Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Legislators Propose Gutting State Ethics Law

Identical bills in the House and Senate would weaken the State Ethics Commission and make it far easier for state officials to accept gifts.
Ian Lind: Don’t Be Steered Astray — You Do Need A Driver’s License

Ian Lind: Don’t Be Steered Astray — You Do Need A Driver’s License

Some quick fact-checking shows that claims of an inherent right to drive without the permission of the government are based on bogus legal references.
Ian Lind: Ethics Violation By Nonprofit Group Raises Questions Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Ethics Violation By Nonprofit Group Raises Questions

The case of PHOCUSED points to flaws in the oversight of lobbying laws, including how clear the rules are and whether protecting the identity of violators is a good idea.
Ian Lind: Kahoolawe 40 Years Later Ian Lind

Ian Lind: Kahoolawe 40 Years Later

Protests over using the island as a military bombing range galvanized the modern Hawaiian movement.
Ian Lind: Has UH Adequately Addressed Cancer Center’s Sticky Issues?

Ian Lind: Has UH Adequately Addressed Cancer Center’s Sticky Issues?

Former director Michele Carbone was often an expert defense witness in asbestos cases and sought UH grants from a frequently sued company. Conflict of interest?
Ian Lind: Is Anyone Paying Attention To the Honolulu Charter Commission? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Is Anyone Paying Attention To the Honolulu Charter Commission?

Police oversight. Land-use rules. Ethics laws. A lot is on the table, but the board is mostly flying under the radar as it decides what will go on next year's ballot.
Ian Lind: What The Supreme Court’s TMT Decision Didn’t Say Cory Lum

Ian Lind: What The Supreme Court’s TMT Decision Didn’t Say

The ruling didn't get into whether traditional Native Hawaiian practices and rights should be protected. That's likely to come in the next round of legal wrangling.
Ian Lind: Hawaii Gets A Gold Star For Consumer Complaints John Pritchett/Civil beat

Ian Lind: Hawaii Gets A Gold Star For Consumer Complaints

Hawaii has two online databases that consumers can turn to if they want to find out about a company or contractor. Still, it's not perfect.
Ian Lind: War Crimes on Kauai? Ann Bell/USFWS

Ian Lind: War Crimes on Kauai?

Since when did collecting taxes become pillaging and a war crime?
Ian Lind: Setting A Low Bar For Hawaiian Vote Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Setting A Low Bar For Hawaiian Vote

Should getting the vote of one out of four adult Hawaiians here be considered a success for the Na'i Aupuni election?
Ian Lind: Will Ruling In Council Case Derail Honolulu Ethics Enforcement? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Will Ruling In Council Case Derail Honolulu Ethics Enforcement?

The city Ethics Commission has released few details about why it dismissed charges against current and former council members, but the decisions could set dangerous precedents.
Ian Lind: Is the Hawaiian Election a Public or Private Affair? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Is the Hawaiian Election a Public or Private Affair?

Federal judge says he will rule on Friday whether the process to elect delegates to a Hawaiian constitutional convention can continue.