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Anderson Calls Martin ‘Untrustworthy’ After City Council Shakeup Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anderson Calls Martin ‘Untrustworthy’ After City Council Shakeup

UPDATED: A day after another move to demote Councilman Ikaika Anderson was aborted, he loses a plum committee chairmanship.
Council Tries To Entice Homeowners To Add Rental Units Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Tries To Entice Homeowners To Add Rental Units

Permit and sewer fees are waived to encourage Honolulu residents to build secondary dwellings on their property.
Housing Prices Hit Record Highs Screenshot of Zillow 7-7-2016

Housing Prices Hit Record Highs

Twenty homes sold for at least $2 million each in Honolulu in June.
Honolulu City Council Aborts Leadership Shake-Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Aborts Leadership Shake-Up

Councilman Ikaika Anderson will remain vice chair despite a proposal by his colleague Trevor Ozawa to replace him with Joey Manahan.
New Honolulu Rail Board Member Climbs Aboard With Council Approval Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Honolulu Rail Board Member Climbs Aboard With Council Approval

John Henry Felix joins the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board, which manages the city's troubled rail project.
As Hawaii Homelessness Grows, Shelters Say Bill May Cut 200 Beds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

As Hawaii Homelessness Grows, Shelters Say Bill May Cut 200 Beds

The measure that will take effect next year is designed to make shelters more desirable, but operators say it'll come at a cost.
Anderson Out As Vice Chair Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anderson Out As Vice Chair

UPDATED: The Council will vote next week on whether Joey Manahan should get the job.
Power Of Incumbency On Display In Honolulu City Council Races Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Power Of Incumbency On Display In Honolulu City Council Races

Can you say five for five? Officeholders seeking re-election all have the edge over challengers in money, name recognition.
Charter Commission Wants Your Input Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Charter Commission Wants Your Input

Several meetings this week will give the public the opportunity to testify on proposals ranging from rail to creating a new land development agency.
From Leis To World Travel: The City Council’s Invisible Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

From Leis To World Travel: The City Council’s Invisible Spending

In addition to their allowances of $20,000 apiece, Honolulu City Council members can access a protocol fund controlled by Ernie Martin. It's not easy to find out how that money's spent.
Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says

UPDATED: Honolulu's rail project is facing a $1.5 billion shortfall and Kirk Caldwell says he wants to stop the line — for now — nearly five miles short of its originally intended destination.
Hawaii’s Legal Battles Over GMOs Could Also Affect The Mainland Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Legal Battles Over GMOs Could Also Affect The Mainland

Federal judges hold a parade of hearings in which advocates defend Kauai, Hawaii and Maui counties' right to regulate agriculture.