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William Aila Jr.

VIDEO – The Protest of the Return to Molokai of the Safari Explorer

The story of the Jan. 21 protest of the return of the small cruise ship.
Rail Opponents: DLNR Statement on Burials ‘Patently False’

Rail Opponents: DLNR Statement on Burials ‘Patently False’

Op-ed claims William Aila was wrong when he said FTA required segmented archaeological survey.

DLNR Hires Firm To Shore Up Historic Preservation

National Park Service called Hawaii a "high-risk grantee."
Aila: FTA Required Phased-In Approach For Rail Civil Beat

Aila: FTA Required Phased-In Approach For Rail

DLNR chair says phased approach was only option for Honolulu.
One Final Attack Before Senate Confirms Aila

One Final Attack Before Senate Confirms Aila

Senate Judiciary Chairman compares the Native Hawaiian land chief to a castrated horse.

Transcript Paints Picture of a Divided Hawaii Senate

Sen. Clayton Hee's barbs were sharp in exchange over Aila last week.
Democrats Talk, Give Aila Nomination Green Light Civil Beat

Democrats Talk, Give Aila Nomination Green Light

Hawaii Senate president says land chief to get up-or-down vote Thursday.
Senate Democrats to Hold Special Meeting on Aila Civil Beat

Senate Democrats to Hold Special Meeting on Aila

Majority caucus to decide Wednesday whether to defer land chief confirmation.
Hawaii Senators E-Bicker Over Land Chief Nominee

Hawaii Senators E-Bicker Over Land Chief Nominee

Hee demands explanation from Dela Cruz in mass e-mails to entire Senate.
Hee Speaks on Aila Confirmation Delay

Hee Speaks on Aila Confirmation Delay

Senator asked for more time to review land chief's qualifications.
Aila Debate Lands on Hawaii Senate Floor

Aila Debate Lands on Hawaii Senate Floor

Lawmakers argue over delay in confirming Hawaii land chief.
Amid Ethics Questions, Aila Confirmation Delayed Civil Beat

Amid Ethics Questions, Aila Confirmation Delayed

Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee defers land chief decision until next week; Aila surrenders fishing permits.

What a Difference a Day Makes

Hawaii Ethics Commission posts financial disclosures online after William Aila story.
Case Study in Hawaii Ethics Enforcement Civil Beat

Case Study in Hawaii Ethics Enforcement

Hawaii Ethics Commission treats Land Chief William Aila with kid gloves.
Aila Nomination Sails Through Committee Civil Beat

Aila Nomination Sails Through Committee

Hawaiians gripe quietly as Land Chief takes step toward confirmation.
William Aila Jr.