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Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Open Iolani Palace to All? Some Native Hawaiians Say No Thanks

Open Iolani Palace to All? Some Native Hawaiians Say No Thanks

The state is considering opening up the Iolani Palace grounds, but some in the Native Hawaiian community want to limit access.
State Land Chief: Hawaii Parks in ‘Deplorable’ Condition

State Land Chief: Hawaii Parks in ‘Deplorable’ Condition

Outgoing DLNR director says parks, harbors and trails are in disrepair because the state won't commit the needed funding.
Next DLNR Chief Has Work To Do Civil Beat

Next DLNR Chief Has Work To Do

With Governor-elect Neil Abercrombie set to take office next month, Civil Beat looks at the issues facing whoever takes over one of Hawaii's most important departments.

UPDATE: A Long History Of Requests To Develop Farmland

A list of petitions to change land use designations from Agricultural and Conservation to Urban starts to fill in the where, when and who of 50 years of growth.