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Land Use In Hawaii

State Approves Hoopili, Court Challenge Expected

State Approves Hoopili, Court Challenge Expected

Hawaii Land Use Commission approves 12,000-home master-planned community in 8-1 vote.
Final Decision on Hoopili Delayed Despite Opponents’ Protests

Final Decision on Hoopili Delayed Despite Opponents’ Protests

Hawaii Land Use Commission faces July deadline to rule on whether project can move forward.
DHHL Funding on Shaky Ground Despite Supreme Court Ruling Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

DHHL Funding on Shaky Ground Despite Supreme Court Ruling

UPDATED Waiting list for Native Hawaiian homestead plots stands at more than 20,000.

Hawaii Supreme Court: State Must Fund Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands

Court says Hawaii's track record of supporting DHHL is poor.
Civil Beat Poll – To Preserve or Develop Hawaii Land?

Civil Beat Poll – To Preserve or Develop Hawaii Land?

Just 14 percent of voters say state needs more growth.

Why Environmental Exemptions Are A Terrible Policy For Hawaii

North Shore representative says SB755 supporters won't cite specifics on where projects are being held up.

Why Hawaii Needs to Pass the Environmental Exemptions Bill

House Speaker says much has been misrepresented and misunderstood about Senate Bill 755.
Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire Civil Beat

Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire

Fight continues over whether Abercrombie appointees are qualified.
Rail Construction End Of Long Line for Permits

Rail Construction End Of Long Line for Permits

Honolulu transit project and contractors buried in paperwork.
Hoopili Hearings Pau But Debate Over State Ag Policy Goes On

Hoopili Hearings Pau But Debate Over State Ag Policy Goes On

Commissioners to decide by July whether 12,000 home community will move forward.
Oahu Takes Steps to Identify and Protect ‘Important’ Ag Lands

Oahu Takes Steps to Identify and Protect ‘Important’ Ag Lands

Honolulu finally stepping up to three-decades old constitutional obligation.
Land Use In Hawaii