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Courtney Teague

Honolulu Council Sends Sprinkler Retrofit Bill To Advisory Panel Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council Sends Sprinkler Retrofit Bill To Advisory Panel

A new committee will study which high rises are at greatest risk, fire safety technology and financial incentives for condo owners.

The Trouble With Trash For Local Volunteers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Trouble With Trash For Local Volunteers

The city has one disposal location for nonprofits throwing out trash from cleanups of public areas, but nonprofits say it’s too far too drive.

Muslim Worker Sues Hawaiian Telcom For Discrimination Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Muslim Worker Sues Hawaiian Telcom For Discrimination

A former employee says he was called the “Mad Iranian” and subjected to other anti-Muslim taunts.

Audit: Some Honolulu Garbage Workers Take Excessive Sick Leave, OT Department of Environmental Services

Audit: Some Honolulu Garbage Workers Take Excessive Sick Leave, OT

The Department of Environmental Services lacks the resources to ensure residents follow the rules, a city audit found.

Hawaii Pot Shops To Reopen This Week Dank Depot via Flickr

Hawaii Pot Shops To Reopen This Week

Hawaii dispensaries are frustrated that the health department hasn’t been more open with the certification status of marijuana testing labs.

As Some Oahu Cemeteries Run Out Of Space, City OKs Expansion Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

As Some Oahu Cemeteries Run Out Of Space, City OKs Expansion

UPDATED 8/10/2017: Honolulu Council members vote to allow Kaneohe’s Hawaiian Memorial Park to grow by 28 acres.

Who Will Step Up To Save The ‘Stairway To Heaven’? Flickr

Who Will Step Up To Save The ‘Stairway To Heaven’?

So far no agency is willing to take on responsibility for the Haiku Stairs, a legendary hiking destination, from the Board of Water Supply.

Is UH Student Newspaper An Endangered Species? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is UH Student Newspaper An Endangered Species?

Ka Leo is hoping for a proposed student fee increase after it revamped its smartphone app to recapture students’ attention.

New UH Law Building Offers Students A Place For Hands-On Practice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New UH Law Building Offers Students A Place For Hands-On Practice

The $7 million structure will house the school’s legal aid program, where students provide pro bono assistance to clients.

Council Members Put Mayor’s Call For Sprinkler Retrofitting On Hold Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Council Members Put Mayor’s Call For Sprinkler Retrofitting On Hold

They approve a call for a fire safety group established more than 10 years ago to reconvene.

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions

A 2016 study found the city had the 11th-worst roads among large urban areas, and residents pay more than the national average for related car repairs.

 

Honolulu City Council May Seek Crackdown On Waikiki ‘Floatilla’ Events Courtesy of Department of Land and Natural Resources

Honolulu City Council May Seek Crackdown On Waikiki ‘Floatilla’ Events

Councilman Trevor Ozawa wants the state to ban offshore alcohol use and disorderly behavior at holiday weekend events.