Special Permits Near Honolulu Rail Line Attract Proposals For Big Hotels Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Developers can build higher and denser as long as the city finds that their projects promote “transit-enhanced neighborhoods.”

Don Quijote Acquires Times Supermarket Stores

Don Quijote Acquires Times Supermarket Stores Don Quijote

Don Quijote Holdings said Wednesday that an affiliate has executed a stock purchase agreement to acquire 24 supermarkets including 17 Times Supermarket stores on Oahu, Maui and Kauai; five Big Save Markets on Kauai, and Shima’s Supermarket and Fujioka’s Wine Times on Oahu.

Aides Report ‘Successful Surgery’ For Hirono

Aides Report ‘Successful Surgery’ For Hirono Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Aides to Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono tweeted late Tuesday that she was “in the recovery room after a successful surgery” to remove a lesion on her rib, the Associated Press reported. She announced in May that she has kidney cancer.

Operational Problems At Most Of Honolulu’s DMVs

Operational Problems At Most Of Honolulu’s DMVs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Driver licensing centers and Satellite City Halls across Oahu continue to experience operational problems due to an issue with a mainframe computer system. For a list of all driver licensing centers, click here.

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Ian Lind: Lawmakers Got Ethics Awards For Not Breaking The Law

Sorry, but simply getting legally required paperwork filed on time isn’t enough to justify a special award for ethics.

Homeless And Community Service Workers Considered For Park Cleanup

Honolulu City Council members hear ideas for employing the homeless and getting “free labor” from court-ordered workers.

Governor Must Follow Through On Intent To Veto Union Giveaway

Hawaii is already a friendly state for public employee unions, but a bill altering the rules of labor negotiations goes too far.

Blown Deadlines Weaken Hawaii’s Voice On Federal Fishery Council

Both environmentalists and commercial tuna fishermen are upset about lost opportunities after the governor’s office didn’t submit Wespac nominees on time.

Support For Trump Holds Steady Among Hawaii Republicans

The president’s unpopularity in one of the country’s bluest states makes many local Republicans more loyal to him.

Community Voices

How A Hawaiian Canoe Can Be A Classroom John Bilderback

How A Hawaiian Canoe Can Be A Classroom

Voyagers inspired by Hokulea, including those of Wanana Paoa, are teaching younger generations to make our world a better place.

Bikeshare Hawaii Will Start Rolling With A Fair Pricing Structure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bikeshare Hawaii Will Start Rolling With A Fair Pricing Structure

The CEO says the program, set to launch this week, is affordable and will suit most residents and visitors of Honolulu

Tom Yamachika: Anatomy Of The Epic Fail On Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Anatomy Of The Epic Fail On Rail

Which leaders will step forward to get us out of this mess — the governor, the Senate president, the House speaker?

Honolulu Residents Get Raw Deal With Bikeshare Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Residents Get Raw Deal With Bikeshare

Bikeshare Hawaii has the potential to become a profitable system, but the pricing for residents makes it the most expensive in the world.