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Honolulu zoning chair comes out against Malaekahana development

February 22nd, 2015 · 10 Comments

The Star-Advertiser reports today that Honolulu City Council member Ikaika Anderson has come out squarely opposed to urban development of Malaekahana, and his assessment is spot on (“Councilman challenges large-scale Laie project“). As chairman of the council’s zoning committee, Anderson’s views carry significant weight. His comments come as the council grapples with Bill 47 (2013) […]

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Tags: Business · environment · Politics

Are Maui tour operators ignoring federal whale watching rules?

February 20th, 2015 · 10 Comments

My wife’s sister and her husband are on Maui this week. Yesterday they sent this text: The whale watch was fantastic! A few came about 15′ from our pontoon boat (close to the water). And lots of other close by activity too. So they had a great tine. But compare that to what the Hawaiian […]

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Tags: Business · environment · Travel

U.S. called out for our lack of maternity leave and family supports

January 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments

A segment on last night’s PBS Newshour should be required watching (“Almost every country in the world offers more generous maternity leave than the U.S.“). That link will take you to the video of the segment and a transcript. According to the United Nations, we and Papua New Guinea are the only countries in the […]

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Tags: Business · Economics · Health · Politics

Challenge to television stations license renewals attracts support

January 20th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Opposition to the FCC’s renewal of the broadcast licenses for three Hawaii broadcast channels–KGMB, KHNL, and KFVE–appears to be gaining steam. Media Council Hawaii, formerly known as the Honolulu Community-Media Council, filed a formal petition with the Federal Communications Commission on January 2, 2015. The council is represented by attorneys from the Institute for Public […]

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Tags: Business · Labor · Media · Politics

Trans Pacific Partnership debate heats up with new GOP-led Congress

January 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments

You should check out Robert Reich’s piece today at Salon.com, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disaster in the making.” He summarizes the case against the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP. It’s no longer free trade versus protectionism. Big corporations and Wall Street want some of both. They want more international protection when it comes to […]

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Tags: Business · Politics