Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Natanya Friedheim

‘Poor Door’: Separate Tower Entrance Planned For Lower-Income Residents City and County of Honolulu

‘Poor Door’: Separate Tower Entrance Planned For Lower-Income Residents

The developer of a proposed mixed-income high rise calls it practical, but a critic says it “segregates people in a very clear way.”

 

Two More Condo And Hotel Towers Proposed For Ala Moana City and County of Honolulu

Two More Condo And Hotel Towers Proposed For Ala Moana

The city planning department has given the green light to the builders as long as they add more community benefits.

Honolulu City Council Considers Regulating ‘Monster Homes’ Shafkat Anowar/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Considers Regulating ‘Monster Homes’

Neighbors complain about homes with 15 or more bedrooms, but they’re defended by a man who said they serve multigenerational households.

Council Panel Votes To Prohibit Lying Down At Honolulu Bus Stops Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Panel Votes To Prohibit Lying Down At Honolulu Bus Stops

But the committee postponed action on a measure to extend the sit-lie ban to areas around schools and libraries.

New Council Proposal Cuts Back Fire Sprinkler Requirements Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Council Proposal Cuts Back Fire Sprinkler Requirements

Only about half as many high rises built before 1975 would have to be retrofitted under an amended version of the measure.

Recycle Or Incinerate? The Battle Of The Blue Bins Richard Wiens/Civil Beat

Recycle Or Incinerate? The Battle Of The Blue Bins

Burning more discards could save money as recycling gets more expensive, but environmentalists say it’s the cost of caring for the planet.

No Water For The Homeless At The Waianae Boat Harbor Camp Natanya Friedheim/Civil Beat

No Water For The Homeless At The Waianae Boat Harbor Camp

Residents of the camp are scrambling to make do by getting water from relatives and nearby parks.

Council Confirms Two New Honolulu Police Commission Members Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Council Confirms Two New Honolulu Police Commission Members

Jerry Gibson and Karen Chang will join the seven-member panel that oversees the embattled police department.

It’s Hard To Say Where Homeless People Go After Sweeps Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Hard To Say Where Homeless People Go After Sweeps

City and state data on their whereabouts is spotty. Advocates say permanent housing is the only true solution.

Audit: Honolulu Could Save Millions By Burning Recyclables For Energy City and County of Honolulu

Audit: Honolulu Could Save Millions By Burning Recyclables For Energy

Sorting and selling recyclables hauled away in blue bins no longer makes economic sense, the audit found.

Honolulu Council Committee Shoots Down Islandwide Sit-Lie Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council Committee Shoots Down Islandwide Sit-Lie Ban

The panel tinkered with homelessness proposals, shifting from the concept of safe zones to tiny homes.

State Plans To Clear Out Homeless Camp Under Honolulu Freeway Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Plans To Clear Out Homeless Camp Under Honolulu Freeway

Moanalua Stream will also be blocked, in order to keep those with rafts or boats from returning or setting up camp elsewhere.