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Army Sued Over Access to Makua Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Army Sued Over Access to Makua

A Hawaiian group says the Army isn’t complying with a court-ordered settlement requiring bimonthly access to Makua Valley.

Dozens Of Military Families Are Suing Over Pesticide Concerns Courtesy of Cara Barber

Dozens Of Military Families Are Suing Over Pesticide Concerns

Two Hawaii development companies are trying to stop the lawyers for one former client from representing other plaintiffs.

Honolulu City Council Incumbents Maintain Fundraising Advantage Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Honolulu City Council Incumbents Maintain Fundraising Advantage

Council members Ann Kobayashi, Ron Menor and Joey Manahan have far outraised their general election challengers.

Proposal Asks Voters To End Council Earmarks For Nonprofits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposal Asks Voters To End Council Earmarks For Nonprofits

The Honolulu City Council approves millions in extra funding for nonprofits, but the mayor frequently holds back the money.

Do We Need New Agencies For Climate Change And Public Lands?

Do We Need New Agencies For Climate Change And Public Lands?

Proposed Honolulu charter amendments would create two more departments. Supporters cite efficiency, opponents lament bureaucracy.

Caldwell Approves Ewa Lagoon Courtesy of the City & County of Honolulu

Caldwell Approves Ewa Lagoon

The measures allow Haseko to scrap its previous plan to build a marina.

Djou Says Caldwell Lied About Bank Compensation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou Says Caldwell Lied About Bank Compensation

But the mayor’s political advisers say the ethics complaint is just a campaign ploy.

Watch Billy Kenoi’s Trial Live Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Watch Billy Kenoi’s Trial Live

The Big Island mayor was indicted on two counts of felony theft, among other charges.

Housing Advocates Divided On Proposed Honolulu Charter Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Housing Advocates Divided On Proposed Honolulu Charter Change

Voters will decide whether to loosen the rules governing how Honolulu’s affordable housing fund can be used.

Charter Amendment Asks Voters To Clear Up Public Records Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Charter Amendment Asks Voters To Clear Up Public Records Law

The proposal is one of several “housekeeping” measures listed as “Charter Amendment 20” on the Oahu ballot.

Explore Former Bombing Site PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Explore Former Bombing Site

A new online database of photos and documents about Kahoolawe is available, and a mobile app is on its way.

City To House Over 100 Homeless Courtesy of the City & County of Honolulu

City To House Over 100 Homeless

U.S. VETS has received a $2.2 million contract from the City & County of Honolulu to launch a Housing First program.