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Caldwell endorses Abercrombie

The mayor of Honolulu County bases his endorsement on his close working relationship with the governor.

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Will Caron
OHA trustee explains position on TMT

Hawai‘i Island Trustee Robert Lindsey tells the Independent why he pushed for OHA to withdraw from the Thirty Meter Telescope contested case.

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Will Caron
Hawaiian political leader writes to U.S. senator—gets response

An exchange of letters between a Hawaiian political leader and a U.S. senator in 1897 reflects the central questions of today's Hawaiian sovereignty movement.

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Will Caron
Gov. appoints new members to LUC, HHFDC

The executive office continues to fill vacancies on state agency boards with new appointments to the Land Use Commission and the Hawaiʻi Housing Finance and Development Corporation

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Will Caron
OHA backs down from contesting the TMT sublease

After meeting on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of pursuing a petition OHA filed on July 7 to contest the Thirty Meter Telescope sublease, OHA's trustees have decided the agency will not attempt to block the project.

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Ikaika Ramones
The 2014 “Rusty Scalpel” award goes to…

Government transparency advocacy groups make their pick for this year's most altered, unrecognizable and least transparent bill of the 2014 legislative session.

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Will Caron
MANA challenges OHA on federal recognition

In a statement to the press, the Movement for Aloha No Ka Aina (MANA) challenges OHA to heed the community voices that have spoken against federal recognition.

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Will Caron
U.S. government vows to defend environment—except when military is around

Why no one should be surprised over environmental exemptions granted to the navy during RIMPAC and beyond.

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Will Caron
Ige and Abercrombie trade blows over kupuna

The Abercrombie campaign responds to criticism by David Ige over the governor's cancellation of three AARP debates.

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Will Caron