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Thielen, DLNR to Join Civil Cafe Discussion on Hiking in Hawaii PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Thielen, DLNR to Join Civil Cafe Discussion on Hiking in Hawaii

Hawaii's heavenly hikes come with risks and a host of other issues for residents and visitors. Our panel of experts will address the issues.
Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Is Hawaii muddying the waters with its plan for the Kawainui wetlands?
Lawsuit: DLNR Must Study Effects of Aquarium Fish Trade on Hawaii Reefs Wikimedia Commons

Lawsuit: DLNR Must Study Effects of Aquarium Fish Trade on Hawaii Reefs

Environmental advocates protesting state law allowing unlimited collection of reef fish.
Native Hawaiians Sue City Over Haleiwa Park Sale

Native Hawaiians Sue City Over Haleiwa Park Sale

UPDATED Lawsuit alleges that city is bowing to special interests and blocking public access.
Hawaii Land Corp. Pushes Forward on Projects, Despite Lack of Rules

Hawaii Land Corp. Pushes Forward on Projects, Despite Lack of Rules

Public lands group eyes first projects — bees, a golf course and developing farmlands.

Hawaii Historic Preservation Office Spent Job Money on Cars, iPads

State agency's lack of staff puts important Hawaii projects at risk.
Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire Civil Beat

Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire

Fight continues over whether Abercrombie appointees are qualified.
Hawaii Cracks Down on Beachfront Property Owners in Kahala

Hawaii Cracks Down on Beachfront Property Owners in Kahala

Luxury homeowners could face fines for shrubs that block beach access.
Kauai Pushes for Ban on Aquarium Trade

Kauai Pushes for Ban on Aquarium Trade

County vote adds to pressure on a statewide ban.