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Environmental Groups Move to Thwart Hawaii Caged Fishing Operation

Environmental Groups Move to Thwart Hawaii Caged Fishing Operation

Federal lawsuit marks another challenge to industry.
More States Turn to Private Companies to Develop Public Lands

More States Turn to Private Companies to Develop Public Lands

Hawaii joins national trend, seeking private help to fix ailing public infrastructure.
New Law Jumpstarts Hawaii Land Development

New Law Jumpstarts Hawaii Land Development

Private companies to help renovate public lands to bring in money for cash-strapped state.

DLNR Hires Firm To Shore Up Historic Preservation

National Park Service called Hawaii a "high-risk grantee."
Hawaiian Rights Fight Lands at Supreme Court

Hawaiian Rights Fight Lands at Supreme Court

Justices ask about religion in case about restricted access.
Do Native Hawaiians Have The Right To Break Rules?

Do Native Hawaiians Have The Right To Break Rules?

Cultural practitioner booted from Kauai park wins hearing from Hawaii Supreme Court.
Aila: FTA Required Phased-In Approach For Rail Civil Beat

Aila: FTA Required Phased-In Approach For Rail

DLNR chair says phased approach was only option for Honolulu.
Planning for Disaster on Big Island of Hawaii

Planning for Disaster on Big Island of Hawaii

Oceanfront building rules protect us from nature — and ourselves.
Week 44: Jousting At The Senate

Week 44: Jousting At The Senate

We tracked the dramatic arc of the Clayton Hee and William Aila story in a way that no other news outlet did.
One Final Attack Before Senate Confirms Aila

One Final Attack Before Senate Confirms Aila

Senate Judiciary Chairman compares the Native Hawaiian land chief to a castrated horse.

Transcript Paints Picture of a Divided Hawaii Senate

Sen. Clayton Hee's barbs were sharp in exchange over Aila last week.
Democrats Talk, Give Aila Nomination Green Light Civil Beat

Democrats Talk, Give Aila Nomination Green Light

Hawaii Senate president says land chief to get up-or-down vote Thursday.