Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Courtney Teague

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.

This Group Is Helping The Needy By Rescuing Tons Of Food Courtesy of Aloha Harvest

This Group Is Helping The Needy By Rescuing Tons Of Food

Though the nonprofit typically relies on grants, Aloha Harvest is looking to the city of Honolulu in hopes of a contract.

Honolulu Weighs Property Tax Increase For Owners Of Historic Homes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Weighs Property Tax Increase For Owners Of Historic Homes

Several people testified against the proposal, saying low taxes help with the cost of maintaining the homes.

City Council OKs Issuing $350 Million In Bonds For Rail Construction Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

City Council OKs Issuing $350 Million In Bonds For Rail Construction

Supporters and opponents of the over-budget project fill Honolulu Hale to testify before the vote.

Honolulu City Council May Expand Its Plastic Bag Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council May Expand Its Plastic Bag Ban

After a year of negotiations, Councilman Brandon Elefante, the bill’s author, is hopeful it will be approved Wednesday.