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Land Use In Hawaii

What Land Use Lawyers Want to Know From the Gov Candidates

What Land Use Lawyers Want to Know From the Gov Candidates

Land and environmental attorneys gathered Tuesday to talk about the race and to hear this reporter-host's thoughts on the candidates' positions.
Losing Farmland, But Gaining Farmers

Losing Farmland, But Gaining Farmers

On the same day the state gave its OK to a community on 800 agricultural acres, Hawaii's food producers met to discuss the industry's future — and the need to cultivate the next generation of farmers.
Hawaii Beach Case Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Hawaii Beach Case Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

The fight over who owns new sand on Hawaii beaches — nearby residents or the government — could be headed to Washington, D.C.
Pulling Up Roots, Seed Corn Co. to Leave Kauai

Pulling Up Roots, Seed Corn Co. to Leave Kauai

Worldwide layoffs announced by agricultural giant Monsanto included four full-time employees on the Garden Island and the closure of its small operation there.
What Does Right to Clean Environment Mean? Civil Beat

What Does Right to Clean Environment Mean?

A recent Hawaii Supreme Court ruling reaffirmed the individual, constitutional right to sue to enforce land use rules. Critics warn this new tool to fight development could cause havoc.
In Portland, a Fine Line Between City and Country

In Portland, a Fine Line Between City and Country

A short trip to the Pacific Northwest shows that some of the land use issues facing Hawaii are common in mainland locales. Oregon's biggest city has established an urban growth boundary that limits development to downtown. But it comes with a cost.

Land Links for Wednesday, July 21

Today's roundup: birds could change football schedule and the Superferry's early struggles.

Land Links for Tuesday, July 20

Today's roundup: drought reaches disaster level and the city is sued for its park plan.

Land Links for Monday, July 19

Today's roundup: fighting Molokai's wind farm and asking for leniency in a forced labor case.
Land Use In Hawaii