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Require Hawaii Lawmakers To Discuss Bills In Public Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Require Hawaii Lawmakers To Discuss Bills In Public

State law and legislative rules allow a critical portion of legislative committee meetings to be held out of the hearing range of the public.
Sadly, The Future Of Aloha Stadium Remains All Too Murky Courtesy: Crawford Architects

Sadly, The Future Of Aloha Stadium Remains All Too Murky

No state agency has experience in negotiating a project of this magnitude. And PPPs don't work.
Why Affordable Housing Is Needed At Aloha Stadium Site Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Why Affordable Housing Is Needed At Aloha Stadium Site

Senate Bill 2574 calls for Hawaii to develop mixed-use rental housing while reserving space for a new arena.
Aloha Stadium Should Be Replaced By Aloha Homes Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Aloha Stadium Should Be Replaced By Aloha Homes

The need for affordable housing in Hawaii is much greater than the need for a new stadium.
The Time For Climate Action Is Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Time For Climate Action Is Now

Congress should pass the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.
Kailua Project Illustrates Affordable Housing Dilemma Flickr: Eric Fredericks

Kailua Project Illustrates Affordable Housing Dilemma

Should more weight be given to neighborhood opposition, or to the statewide crisis facing families?
Close The REIT Loophole Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Close The REIT Loophole

Hawaii is losing out on much-needed corporate tax revenue.
Let’s Send A Welcoming Message On Immigration Flickr: chiyomaruko1

Let’s Send A Welcoming Message On Immigration

The hookipa bill at the Hawaii Legislature seeks to minimize fear among undocumented immigrants and maintain community safety.

Repurpose The Rail Guideway Into A Skyway Flickr: Jean-Louis Zimmermann

Repurpose The Rail Guideway Into A Skyway

Residents and visitors could enjoy it for walking, jogging and biking to encourage healthy lifestyles.