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Friday, December 15, 2017
Full Text--Hawaii Supreme Court Rules 3-2: Anybody Can Now Sue Anybody for Dirtying the Environment
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 8612 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use

...Chaos is Coming: You can sue too—Here are some ideas....

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
Zoning, Land-Use Planning, and Housing Affordability
By Selected News Articles @ 12:35 AM :: 7210 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...regulations have also tended to reduce the supply of housing, including multifamily and low-income housing....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Western Congressional Caucus Backs Review of Obama Tuna Monuments
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 4989 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...It is time to bring more jobs and economic freedom to the West....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Ige Appointments: 5 HCDA, 1 UH Regent, 1 HLRB, 2 Judges
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 11110 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Land Use

...While all eyes are on rail....

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Monday, August 28, 2017
After Decade of Litigation, Supreme Court Refuses to Order State to Repair Gold Coast Seawalls
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 6078 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...The Court ruled the State holds an easement over the seawalls and is not liable for attorneys’ fees....

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Trump has the authority to modify existing monument boundaries
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 5830 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Presidents Bush and Obama mocked the Antiquities Act’s limitation that monuments can only be designated on federal ‘land’ by designating huge ocean monuments....

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Want Land? DLNR Will Buy You Some
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 5385 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use

Grant applications for land acquisition....

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
OHA seeks community input for its Wahiawā lands master plan
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 5210 Views :: Land Use, OHA

...Explore the development of compatible agricultural uses and other programmatic initiatives....

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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Economic freedom needed to increase affordable housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:31 PM :: 6779 Views :: Jones Act, Land Use, Cost of Living

Dr. Keli’i Akina gave the following speech on June 30th, 2017, at the 2017 Maui County Affordable Housing Summit, hosted by the Maui Chamber of Commerce and Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns....

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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Ige Reappoints Three to LUC
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 4381 Views :: Land Use

...Nancy Cabral (Hawai‘i County), Linda Estes (Kaua‘i County) and Gary Okuda (At-Large)....

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Not Satisfied With Merely Taking Land For Rail, Now The City Wants Blood
By Robert Thomas @ 4:36 AM :: 5491 Views :: Land Use, Rail

...Blood bank sues over city push to take land for rail.... 

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Takings: Bridge Aina Lea Suit Dismissed
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 6666 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

Hawaii federal judge Susan Oki Mollway yesterday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a private landowner against the State of Hawaii after the State Land Use Commission in 2011 reverted more than 1,000 acres of land in South Kohala on Hawaii island from urban to agricultural use....

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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Hilo: DLNR Land Lease Ends with Demolition of Hotel
By News Release @ 12:53 AM :: 7013 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Tourism

...prepare for a new phase of de-vitalization of Banyan Drive....

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
The case for short-term rentals
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:37 AM :: 6968 Views :: Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...the home sharing economy helps locals deal with Hawaii’s cost of living....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Proposed revisions to Central Oahu Plan available for review
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 7145 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use

The plan will be presented at the Waipahu Neighborhood Board meeting on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the Filipino Community Center....

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Retaliation: Supreme Court Upholds Hanalei Land Seizure
By Robert Thomas @ 1:57 AM :: 6039 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

The case involves three parcels on Kauai -- one of which is owned by a fellow who has been a thorn in the County's side....

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Ikaika Anderson Land Use Facepalm
By Robert Thomas @ 2:24 PM :: 5866 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use
“The lawyers start rubbing their hands a little bit because the comments are giving them ammunition.”
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Those Life Saving Facts
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:46 PM :: 9839 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, Land Use, GMOs

I asked why CFS and other groups like Shaka aren’t informing followers of rat lungworm disease....

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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Zuckerberg Steps In It In Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 AM :: 4560 Views :: Land Use

It's always fun to watch one segment of socially conscious progressivism light into another....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Hawaii Supreme Court: Do County Plans Override Zoning Laws?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:55 PM :: 6550 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... the parcel is zoned "Hotel" but is designated on the Community Plan as "park" ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2016
CNMI Government Takes House Lot from Owner, Refuses to Pay
By Robert Thomas @ 7:32 PM :: 5248 Views :: Land Use

...the court also issued a writ of execution, ordering the local branches of the banks in which the CNMI government kept its cash to deliver "all monies and proceeds" to the property owner's lawyer....

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Beachfront Property: Hawaii Supreme Court Considers Wipeout Regulatory Taking
By Robert Thomas @ 11:19 PM :: 5365 Views :: Land Use

...a case to watch being argued next week in the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Friday, December 23, 2016
State Land Use Commission has not approved housing in the past 3 years
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:48 PM :: 6959 Views :: Development, Land Use

...the last project to be approved was in 2013....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Interest in building ohana units rising on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:32 AM :: 7707 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Cost of Living

Instead of spending money on enforcement, it would be better to use resources to expedite the permitting process....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Trump Picks Montana Rep Zinke for Interior Secretary
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 11002 Views :: Akaka Bill, Energy, National News, Land Use

...Rep Ryan Zinke (R-MT) is a member of the House Natural Resources Committee....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
HBA Land Use Conference to Focus on Telescope, TOD, and GMOs
By Robert Thomas @ 9:18 PM :: 4035 Views :: Land Use
"Takings: Regulatory and Physical"
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
DLNR Bails out Insolvent Bishop Museum--Kalauao Valley Land Deal
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 6950 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use

Really Obvious Question: How much did DLNR pay for this 635 acre parcel?  --- DLNR isn't telling ....

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Sunday, November 6, 2016
Build up, build out, or accept Hawaii’s high cost of living
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:47 AM :: 6027 Views :: Land Use, Cost of Living

...what isn’t working....

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Monday, October 24, 2016
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Home-Sharing
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:35 PM :: 6280 Views :: Land Use, Tourism

Mrs. Sandefur will be speaking on Oahu and Maui on October 24th and 31st respectively....

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Friday, October 7, 2016
Victory: Hawaii Supreme Court Approves Haleakala Solar Telescope
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 9779 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Higher Education, Land Use, OHA

By a 3-2 majority the court affirmed the state land board’s decision in 2012 to grant a permit to build the Telescope....

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Supreme Court Hearing Hanalei Boatyard Case Today
By Robert Thomas @ 3:48 PM :: 6375 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Aliiolani Hale....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
More Regulation Won’t Make Housing Affordable
By Selected News Articles @ 9:31 PM :: 5811 Views :: Land Use, Cost of Living

“local barriers to housing development have intensified....”

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Feds Propose 49 New Endangered Species for Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 5669 Views :: Environment, Land Use

10 insects and 39 plants ....

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Supreme Court to hear Hanalei Boatyard Case
By Robert Thomas @ 12:29 AM :: 7691 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, Small Business

...the County of Kauai is condemning several Hanalei-area parcels to expand an adjacent public beach park....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hanalei Boatyard: NFIB, Owners Counsel ask Hawaii Supreme Court to Intervene
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 7884 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, Small Business

The brief asks the Supreme Court to correct a critical error that could impact future eminent domain cases....

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Ige Appoints Nature Conservancy Employee to BLNR
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 5435 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Ige announced the appointment of Samuel M. Gon III to the Board of Land and Natural Resources....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court: Hanalei Boatyard Connected to Area 51?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:20 PM :: 6338 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

The case involves three parcels on Kauai -- one of which is owned by a fellow who has been a thorn in the County's side....

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Senate to Hold Revocable Permit Hearing
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 4186 Views :: Land Use

...Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., in Conference Room 224....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
NYT: How Anti-Growth Sentiment Thwarts Equality
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 4655 Views :: Land Use

“You don’t want rules made entirely for people that have something, at the expense of people who don’t,” said Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers....

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Friday, July 1, 2016
Why are there no mobile home parks in Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:33 PM :: 6902 Views :: Homelessness, Land Use

“Here in Hawaii we don’t have trailer parks–they’re not legal.”

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Ige Signs HB2501: A&B Keeps E Maui Water
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 6841 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Land Use

...HB2501 provides time to transition to a process that ensures water is distributed fairly in accordance with the public trust doctrine....

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Saturday, June 18, 2016
Rail: Caldwell’s Flip-Flop Opens Door to Lawsuits by Property Owners Targeted by HART
By Robert Thomas @ 6:55 PM :: 6346 Views :: Land Use, Rail

...if a taking is abandoned or dismissed prior to final judgment, the condemnor is on the hook for "damages."....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Maui: 60% Bogus Signatures on Ballot Petition to Seize Farms from Owners
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 11723 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use, GMOs

...It's unclear how much was spent paying people to collect signatures, or where the money came from, because those loudly demanding transparency don't practice it themselves....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Hawaii ICA Bungles Hanalei River Eminent Domain Case?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:09 AM :: 6112 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

...we have an old eminent domain code and don't have a whole lot of current decisional law applying it....

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Guam Justice--34 Years After Mayor’s Land Grab
By Robert Thomas @ 11:02 PM :: 4053 Views :: Land Use

Guam land titles can be seriously messed up....

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Friday, April 8, 2016
9th Circuit Says Hawaii Cannabis Church Bogarted Evidence
By Robert Thomas @ 7:42 PM :: 8288 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Office of Elections, Drugs

Here's what we are reading today....

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Friday, April 8, 2016
Ige Announces Nominees for Board of Education, Land Use Commission
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 7154 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate....

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Friday, April 8, 2016
Supreme Court on Koa Ridge: No Moratorium While IAL Process Underway
By Robert Thomas @ 2:59 AM :: 4767 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use

...the "agricultural lands" section of the Hawaii Constitution isn't self-executing....

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Guam Can't Duck Suit Over Native Land Grab
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 PM :: 5655 Views :: Land Use, Military

Ancestral landowners in Guam who claim they were never fully compensated for property confiscated during World War II will have their day in court....

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Feds Gain Control over 157,000 Acres in Maui County
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 5825 Views :: Environment, Land Use

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected 157,000 acres of critical habitat for 125 species of plants and animals from the Hawaiian islands of Molokai, Maui and Kahoolawe....

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