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Two informative items about the Carleton Ching nomination

February 25th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Progressive activist Bart Dame has posted a couple of very interesting items this week about the nomination of Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources. They are worth sharing. First, he posted a graphic distributed by the Building Industry Association attacking the State Historic Preservation Division of DLNR. Until his nomination, […]

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Tags: environment · Legislature · lobbyists · Politics

Honolulu zoning chair comes out against Malaekahana development

February 22nd, 2015 · 9 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

Is this the song of a Shama Thrush?

February 16th, 2015 · 8 Comments

It was a while before dawn this morning and we were putting on our shoes for the daily walk down to the beach. Then this bird song filled the air. There was one response from a nearby tree, and another that was farther away. I’m guessing that it was a Shama Thrush, but I’m not […]

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Tags: environment · Kaaawa · Politics

Sailors take warning?

February 12th, 2015 · 3 Comments

If a red sky in the morning signals that a storm in coming our way, then it’s time to batten down the hatches! This was the view this morning as the sun was making its appearance. The photo was taken from the sea wall at Swanky Beach Park looking towards Kaneohe.

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Tags: environment · Photographs