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Challenge to Native Hawaiian convention vote heads to federal court next week

October 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment

A week from Tuesday, on the morning of October 20, lawyers representing opponents of the scheduled election to select delegates to a Native Hawaiian political convention will be in federal court in Honolulu seeking a preliminary injunction to block the election from moving forward. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, led by Keli‘i Akina, president and CEO […]

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Tags: Court · Politics

Another sad tale of airport maintenance woes

October 11th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Oh, my! Here we go again. As reported by Hawaii News Now a couple of days ago: The largest security checkpoint at Honolulu International Airport’s main overseas terminal is closed because of a leaky ceiling. The closure could mean longer wait times for passengers now diverted for Transportation Security Administration screenings at other checkpoint areas. […]

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Tags: Planning · Politics

Election for Hawaiian convention delegates proceeds without campaign, ethics laws

October 10th, 2015 · No Comments

My Civil Beat column this week took a different look at the upcoming election for delegates to a Native Hawaiian political convention who will then “decide whether or not to create a document or constitution for a nation and its governance.” I’m registered to vote in this election, so started looking at the process, which […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Ethics · lobbyists · Politics

“Ring of Steel”: Understanding Hawaii’s militarized past and its impact on the present

October 6th, 2015 · 4 Comments

The trial in a lawsuit against the State of Hawaii over its stewardship of nearly 23,000 acres of land leased to the Department of Defense as part of the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island wrapped up at the end of last week. The case, which proceeded without a jury, took only four days. […]

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Tags: Court · History · Politics

Check out the Ohio Coalition for Open Government

October 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

Advocates of transparency and openness in government might want to check out the Ohio Coalition for Open Government, which provides an example how to press for more sunshine. The group’s website provides this description: The Ohio Coalition for Open Government (OCOG) is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) corporation established by the Ohio Newspapers Foundation in June […]

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Tags: Media · Politics · Sunshine