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Land Use In Hawaii

State Weighing Rule Changes for 2 Million Acres

State Weighing Rule Changes for 2 Million Acres

Sensitive areas like forests and beaches that make up nearly half of Hawaii's landmass get special protection under the state's land use laws. For the first time in more than a decade, rule changes governing what can and cannot be done in the conservation district designation that covers them are under discussion.

Land Links for Friday, July 2

Today's roundup: analysis of the sewer deal and vandals massacre Big Island papayas.

Land Links for Thursday, July 1

Today's roundup: candidates clash on oil drilling and Hawaiians fight to stop a Kauai bridge.

Land Links for Wednesday, June 30

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…
Land Use: A Right or a Privilege?

Land Use: A Right or a Privilege?

Proponents of small government gathered Tuesday to discuss the failings of the state's land use policy. A UH law professor, a retired planning professor and a Cato Institute fellow argued that the state has too many rules, which drive up costs and make development too difficult.

Land Links for Tuesday, June 29

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…
Vacation Rentals Turn Kauai Neighborhoods Into Resorts

Vacation Rentals Turn Kauai Neighborhoods Into Resorts

WAINIHA — Past the idyllic surf haven of Hanalei town, Kauai’s two-lane highway winds and dips before it stops abruptly…

Land Links for Monday, June 28

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…

Land Links for Friday, June 25

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…

Land Links for Thursday, June 24

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…
Florida Beach Ruling Could Shape Hawaii Sand Fight

Florida Beach Ruling Could Shape Hawaii Sand Fight

Attorneys on opposite sides of an argument over who owns growing Hawaii beaches are studying the potential meaning of last…

Land Links for Wednesday, June 23

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…
Land Use In Hawaii