Peter Adler

What Hawaii Should Expect Of Its Leaders Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2013

What Hawaii Should Expect Of Its Leaders

The best leaders fit the circumstances and trajectory of what is needed at a moment in time.

Securing ‘Social License’ Is Essential For Large-Scale Projects In Hawaii Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2020

Securing ‘Social License’ Is Essential For Large-Scale Projects In Hawaii

Not every proposal runs into major headwinds, but when communities raise serious objections it can lead to passionate protest.

How Can We Evolve From Our Unresolved Conflicts? Pacific Southwest Region USFWS

How Can We Evolve From Our Unresolved Conflicts?

We tend to think intractability is born of diametrically opposed differences, but it isn’t.

Hockey Stick Planning And North Stars Flickr: Ron Kroetz

Hockey Stick Planning And North Stars

The need to think about both short-term and long-term sustainability during COVID-19 and the aftermath.

Refocusing Resources At The Honolulu Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Refocusing Resources At The Honolulu Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission cannot be held responsible for another agency’s work.

Brainstorming Beyond The Mauna Kea Standoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Brainstorming Beyond The Mauna Kea Standoff

A list of possible ideas to negotiate the future of the TMT and the mountain.

Political Volatility Could Affect Hawaii Constitutional Convention Question Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Political Volatility Could Affect Hawaii Constitutional Convention Question

A con con could fundamentally change state government, or be hijacked by entrenched interests.

What A Constitutional Convention Might Cost Hawaii Taxpayers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What A Constitutional Convention Might Cost Hawaii Taxpayers

There are plenty of logistical questions about how a con con would work. Here are some answers.

Before Deciding On A New Constitutional Convention, Consider Those Held Before Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Before Deciding On A New Constitutional Convention, Consider Those Held Before

The first was part of the statehood process in 1950. The 1968 one brought minor changes, but the last one in 1978 proved pivotal.