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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Proposed revisions to Central Oahu Plan available for review
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 3769 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 :: 3406 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 :: 3029 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 :: 5289 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 02, 2017
Zuckerberg Steps In It In Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 AM :: 2693 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 :: 3750 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 :: 3114 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 :: 3165 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 :: 4083 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 :: 4421 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 :: 6431 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 06, 2016
HBA Land Use Conference to Focus on Telescope, TOD, and GMOs
By Robert Thomas @ 9:18 PM :: 2346 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 :: 3804 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 06, 2016
Build up, build out, or accept Hawaii’s high cost of living
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:47 AM :: 3615 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 :: 3649 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 07, 2016
Victory: Hawaii Supreme Court Approves Haleakala Solar Telescope
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 5531 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 06, 2016
Supreme Court Hearing Hanalei Boatyard Case Today
By Robert Thomas @ 3:48 PM :: 3689 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 :: 3315 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 :: 3075 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 :: 4149 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 :: 4402 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 09, 2016
Ige Appoints Nature Conservancy Employee to BLNR
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 2952 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 :: 3542 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 07, 2016
Senate to Hold Revocable Permit Hearing
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 2279 Views :: Land Use

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

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
NYT: How Anti-Growth Sentiment Thwarts Equality
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 2738 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 01, 2016
Why are there no mobile home parks in Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:33 PM :: 4176 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 :: 3632 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 :: 3521 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 :: 7239 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 :: 3440 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 :: 2368 Views :: Land Use

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

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Friday, April 08, 2016
9th Circuit Says Hawaii Cannabis Church Bogarted Evidence
By Robert Thomas @ 7:42 PM :: 4572 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Office of Elections, Drugs

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

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Friday, April 08, 2016
Ige Announces Nominees for Board of Education, Land Use Commission
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 3955 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

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

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Friday, April 08, 2016
Supreme Court on Koa Ridge: No Moratorium While IAL Process Underway
By Robert Thomas @ 2:59 AM :: 2659 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use

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

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Thursday, April 07, 2016
Guam Can't Duck Suit Over Native Land Grab
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 PM :: 2984 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 :: 3299 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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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Hawaii Land Use Laws Violate Fair Housing Act
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 3667 Views :: Land Use

...any policy that effectively discriminates against minorities, even if not intentional, violates the Fair Housing Act of 1968....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Solving Hawaii Housing Crisis Through Land Use Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 3029 Views :: Land Use

...Hawaii land use policies discriminate unfairly against minorities and the poor....

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Friday, March 04, 2016
Hawaii Federal Court: Get Ready For Bridge Aina Lea Trial
By Robert Thomas @ 4:43 PM :: 3854 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

Bottom line: the plaintiff's takings claims are going to trial....

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
DLNR Task Force to Analyze Revocable Permits
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 2529 Views :: Land Use
The committee is expected to report its findings and recommendations to the chairs of the Hawaii State Senate Water, Land and Agriculture Committee and the State House Water and Land Committee by the end of April....
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Property Rights Court for Guam?
By Robert Thomas @ 10:23 AM :: 2280 Views :: Land Use

...We've asked whether Hawaii also might need a Property Rights Court....

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Bridge Aina Lea: Hawaii ‘Takings’ Case in Federal Court
By Robert Thomas @ 1:32 PM :: 3985 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

The State removed the civil rights lawsuit to U.S. District Court in Honolulu....

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
State Looking For A TMT Hearing Officer–Deadline 430pm Today
By Robert Thomas @ 1:21 PM :: 3435 Views :: Higher Education, Land Use, OHA
Are you a lawyer and need something to do for the next 6-12 months?
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Fee Simple Conversion Bills Killed after KSBE Protests
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 2462 Views :: Land Use

Representative Yamane indicated that this effectively kills both bills for this session....

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Friday, February 05, 2016
Nai Aupuni Aha Illegally Blocks Protesters from Walking on Stolen Hawaiian Kingdom Road
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 AM :: 5164 Views :: Akaka Bill, First Amendment, Land Use, OHA
“RHGC was required to provide and indicate on the approved grading plan, a pedestrian trail for public use over the project site leading from the Maunawili Estates Subdivision to Maunawili Falls.”
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Thursday, February 04, 2016
KSBE: We Will Fight Leasehold Conversion Bills
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 4708 Views :: Education K-12, Land Use, Small Business

A message from the Kam Schools CEO....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Speaker Souki Proposes Fee Simple Conversion of Commercial Land Leases
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 AM :: 4517 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Small Business

Hawaii has done it before with lands supporting single-family and multi-family homes. Those historic actions gave the ordinary working person new opportunities for true homeownership....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Study Shows how Coral Death Hype can be used to Gain Control of Your Land
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 2911 Views :: Environment, Land Use

Water flow and sediment monitoring on coral reefs off the island of Lāna‘i provides conservation projects with guide for Ridge-to-Reef Management....

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
HB1170: Geothermal Fast-track, part two
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 3117 Views :: Energy, Land Use

The legislative session has yet to even begin, and House leaders are already poised to fast-track a set of blanket exemptions for power producers....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Gold Coast Seawall Hot Potato Case: Supreme Court Hears Arguments
By Robert Thomas @ 6:20 PM :: 2596 Views :: Land Use

A case that we've been following with some mild amusement has reached the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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