In our October 2019 article, “Pohakuloa Ruling Spurs Motion For Reconsideration in Kahala Case,” we reported that 1st Circuit Judge Jeffrey Crabtree was scheduled to hear arguments at the start of the month... READ MORE
Land in Limbo
The state’s purchase of thousands of acres of forest and agricultural land on O‘ahu from Dole was years in the making and involved a number of agencies and private parties.
With so many eyes on this transaction, what could possibly go wrong?
As it turns out, included in the purchase were some 58 acres of land to which Dole did not have clear title – acres that the state apparently already owned.
That revelation leads off a lengthy report on recent actions of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources, including the issuance of a new permit to the owners of the Kahala Hotel and Resort; the continuation of water permits on Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i island; as well as votes on efforts to manage human impacts on wild, protected areas.