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Sunshine Law bills still moving in the legislature

March 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Here’s a list of bills relating to Hawaii’s Sunshine Law that are still alive in this session. These bills are drawn from a longer list of sunshine bills, both those that have died and those that successfully crossed over, which were identified by the Office of Information Practices. I’ve marked those which OIP reports supporting. […]

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Tags: Legislature · Politics · Sunshine

When the Navy disclosed its history of nuclear weapon accidents

March 21st, 2015 · 3 Comments

I’m trying to reduce a file cabinet of old documents to a box or two, a bunch of scans, and a couple of bags of trash. It isn’t easy. I keep finding notes that remind me of “the story behind the story” told in published articles. Back in the late 1970s, while I was on […]

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Tags: History · Media · Politics · Sunshine · War & Peace

Ching confirmation could create precedent for continued transparency

March 11th, 2015 · 8 Comments

With the confirmation hearing for controversial DLNR nominee Carleton Ching due to get underway shortly, I’ll just point over to my column today over at Civil Beat (“Hawaii Monitor: Unexpected Flood of Info Before the Ching Hearing“). I’ve tried to make the point that Senator Laura Thielen’s release of substantial amounts of information about the […]

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Tags: Legislature · Politics · Sunshine

Senator to add transparency to confirmation process

March 7th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Laura Thielen is changing the way the Senate confirmation process works as she prepares for a public hearing on Carleton Ching’s controversial nomination to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources. KITV reported last night that Thielen will be opening up the process by making information about Ching publicly available online in advance of […]

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Tags: Legislature · Sunshine

A look at recent sunshine and public records in the news

March 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

Here are a few news stories from across the country that have appeared in the past couple of weeks. In Florida, a private watchdog group that has been officials to court for sunshine violations is taking on the governor and making waves. Sarasota Herald-Tribune, “Sunshine group takes on Gov. Scott” The group is unique in […]

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Tags: Media · Politics · Sunshine