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Land Use In Hawaii

The Next Community To Host Oahu’s Landfill Can Learn From The Westside Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

The Next Community To Host Oahu’s Landfill Can Learn From The Westside

As the city searches for a new site, the Westside offers lessons on how a place can turn into the island’s perceived ‘dumping ground.’

West Oahu Residents Are Wary Of Possible Marine Corps Expansion Kevin Knodell/Civil Beat/2020

West Oahu Residents Are Wary Of Possible Marine Corps Expansion

West Oahu residents and lawmakers have expressed concern about the military’s approach to outreach and facilities planning in their communities.

A Shaky Truce: The Army And Native Hawaiians Both Want Oahu’s Makua Valley Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

A Shaky Truce: The Army And Native Hawaiians Both Want Oahu’s Makua Valley

As the Army looks to renew leases on Hawaii state lands, a debate rages about both its past and its future.

Case Tries Again To Get The Army To Fix Tripler’s Parking Problem Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Case Tries Again To Get The Army To Fix Tripler’s Parking Problem

Congress plans to direct the military to address the parking shortage at the medical center. It’s not the first time.

Extending State Land Leases Could Benefit Businesses, But At What Cost To Taxpayers? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2014

Extending State Land Leases Could Benefit Businesses, But At What Cost To Taxpayers?

Opponents worry that the long-term leases, which may last 100 years or more, amount to a sale of public lands.

Hawaii Lawmaker Wants Report On Military Seawall at Ewa Beach Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmaker Wants Report On Military Seawall at Ewa Beach

State officials have warned that a proposed seawall to protect the Marines’ Puuloa Range Training Facility would cause massive coastal erosion.

Army Wants To Retain Access To Big Island Training Area Cory Lum

Army Wants To Retain Access To Big Island Training Area

Artillery is playing an increasingly prominent role in global conflicts, but opponents say  training at Pohakuloa threatens the environment and community health.

Minority Leader Wants Transparency On Military’s West Loch Plans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minority Leader Wants Transparency On Military’s West Loch Plans

Republican Sen. Kurt Fevella wants public hearings on a proposed Army munitions facility in his district.

Military Plan To Move Munitions To West Loch Worries Public Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Military Plan To Move Munitions To West Loch Worries Public

The Army says the move will make munitions storage safer, but secrecy and the legacy of a wartime coverup from the past make neighbors of the project uneasy.

Land Use In Hawaii