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Curt Sanburn: Land Use Shenanigans on the Windward Side Curt Sanburn

Curt Sanburn: Land Use Shenanigans on the Windward Side

A bureaucrat rewrote the Koolauloa Sustainable Communities Plan, but then the zoning committee rode to the rescue — for a while, anyway.
Abercrombie Signs Bill to Protect 665 Acres at Turtle Bay Resort Courtesy of Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Abercrombie Signs Bill to Protect 665 Acres at Turtle Bay Resort

Hawaii Sens. David Ige and Clayton Hee seize the opportunity to tout their records as they campaign for higher office.
Hawaii Legislature Mulls Solar Power and Child Care on Agricultural Land Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Mulls Solar Power and Child Care on Agricultural Land

Bills would allow more solar facilities, child care businesses and more on farmland.
Hawaii Senate to Decide on Aaron Mahi for the Land Use Commission

Hawaii Senate to Decide on Aaron Mahi for the Land Use Commission

The Native Hawaiian musician would bring a rich cultural perspective to the oft-criticized and powerful land board.
Hawaii Monitor: Bill Would Expand Secrecy of DHHL Leases

Hawaii Monitor: Bill Would Expand Secrecy of DHHL Leases

But Senate chair Clayton Hee says: "This is a public trust, public land, public leases."
Kamehameha Highway Chaos: State’s Parking Barriers May Bring Lawsuit

Kamehameha Highway Chaos: State’s Parking Barriers May Bring Lawsuit

The state is finally taking action to address North Shore traffic jams but critics say the plan is misguided.
Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Is Hawaii muddying the waters with its plan for the Kawainui wetlands?
Hawaii Development Agency Approves Kakaako Tower Over Protests

Hawaii Development Agency Approves Kakaako Tower Over Protests

Residents' complaints didn't keep agency from giving permission for another high rise in Honolulu.
Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

UPDATED Residents' concerns about new building proposals have lawmakers questioning whether HCDA should exist.
Honolulu City Council Approves Koa Ridge Development

Honolulu City Council Approves Koa Ridge Development

But critics say the project is a step backward when it comes to managing development on Oahu.
Governor’s Nominee to Board of Land and Natural Resources Draws Criticism

Governor’s Nominee to Board of Land and Natural Resources Draws Criticism

Critics say choosing the manager of a company with a contested development project would send wrong message.
Land Use In Hawaii