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Senate Democrats to Hold Special Meeting on Aila Civil Beat

Senate Democrats to Hold Special Meeting on Aila

Majority caucus to decide Wednesday whether to defer land chief confirmation.
Hawaii Senators E-Bicker Over Land Chief Nominee

Hawaii Senators E-Bicker Over Land Chief Nominee

Hee demands explanation from Dela Cruz in mass e-mails to entire Senate.
Hee Speaks on Aila Confirmation Delay

Hee Speaks on Aila Confirmation Delay

Senator asked for more time to review land chief's qualifications.
Aila Debate Lands on Hawaii Senate Floor

Aila Debate Lands on Hawaii Senate Floor

Lawmakers argue over delay in confirming Hawaii land chief.
Amid Ethics Questions, Aila Confirmation Delayed Civil Beat

Amid Ethics Questions, Aila Confirmation Delayed

Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee defers land chief decision until next week; Aila surrenders fishing permits.
Government Exempt From New Burial Protections

Government Exempt From New Burial Protections

Hawaii bill now has double standard for public works projects.

What a Difference a Day Makes

Hawaii Ethics Commission posts financial disclosures online after William Aila story.
Case Study in Hawaii Ethics Enforcement Civil Beat

Case Study in Hawaii Ethics Enforcement

Hawaii Ethics Commission treats Land Chief William Aila with kid gloves.
Aila Nomination Sails Through Committee Civil Beat

Aila Nomination Sails Through Committee

Hawaiians gripe quietly as Land Chief takes step toward confirmation.
Are Further Protections for Burials Feasible?

Are Further Protections for Burials Feasible?

Even Office of Hawaiian Affairs says requiring Burial Council consultation for "inadvertently discovered" bones would pose logistical challenges.
Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

The new director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources will work with military — sometimes.
Old Proposal Alive Under New Land Chief

Old Proposal Alive Under New Land Chief

Some worried transition would shelve amendments, but Aila is on board.