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Waiting to see if there’s more rain to come

July 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Oahu’s flash flood warning was just cancelled, according to an alert from Honolulu’s emergency management department, following the dazzling show of lightning and thunder over night here in Kaaawa, and across much of the state, overnight. We had a spot of rain, too. The evidence was there this morning when we went out for our […]

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Tags: environment · General · Kaaawa

Could Kalihi be the next Kakaako?

July 6th, 2014 · 10 Comments

A friend here in Kaaawa has recently been musing about several topics. He raises some interesting points, good for sharing on a lazy Sunday morning. Here’s one of his latest…. Ridership in rail systems tends to diminish the further one gets from the urban core. The way to deal with this is through expanding the […]

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Tags: Campaigns · environment · Politics

Two minutes at the Des Moines Farmers Market

July 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

When we were in Des Moines, Iowa, in mid-June, weather was making the news. There were a tornado or two, thunderstorms, the rivers were at flood stage, and they were just recovering from recent hail storms. But we were lucky to have a free Saturday, which translated into a visit to the Des Moines Farmers […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · environment · Travel

Land Board criticized for handling of public meetings

June 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments

In a post on his Ililani Media blog, Henry Curtis described the scene at Friday’s meeting of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, which administers the state’s public lands (“BLNR hearings lack space for community attendees“). This is a board that has a long history of failing to comply fully with the sunshine law. […]

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Tags: environment · Sunshine

Operator of privatized military housing faces lawsuit over pesticides in soil

June 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

A lawsuit against the company with a long-term contract to build and operate on-base housing at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe is facing a lawsuit brought on behalf of current and former residents at the base (“Hawaii Monitor: Contaminated Dirt Triggers Military Housing Lawsuit“). My column in Civil Beat this week traces some of […]

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Tags: environment · Politics