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Nick Grube

Goodbye Lanai: From One Billionaire to Another Flickr.com/Justin Ornellas

Goodbye Lanai: From One Billionaire to Another

Island sale near final, although future plans and Big Wind still a mystery.
West Honolulu Sewer Ban Not What It Seemed To Be

West Honolulu Sewer Ban Not What It Seemed To Be

Environmental Services chief backs off earlier stance on future development.
Can a White Federal Agent Who Killed a Hawaii Local Get a Fair Trial?

Can a White Federal Agent Who Killed a Hawaii Local Get a Fair Trial?

Defense wants to ask jurors about sovereignty, race and ethnicity.
Honolulu Prosecutor: Federal Agent Started Fight That Led to Shooting

Honolulu Prosecutor: Federal Agent Started Fight That Led to Shooting

But defense says it was the victim who was the aggressor.
Caldwell: We Left Carlisle a ‘Huge’ Budget Surplus

Caldwell: We Left Carlisle a ‘Huge’ Budget Surplus

Honolulu mayoral candidate claims his administration helped incumbent balance budget.
Honolulu Judge’s Redactions Hide APEC Shooting Details

Honolulu Judge’s Redactions Hide APEC Shooting Details

Federal agent's attorney believes his client is immune from prosecution.
Filipino PR Flap Enflames Rail Talks

Filipino PR Flap Enflames Rail Talks

HART consultant's work questioned by Honolulu Council member.
With Flourish of Changes, Honolulu Council Almost Pau With Budget Michael Levine/Civil Beat

With Flourish of Changes, Honolulu Council Almost Pau With Budget

Many small projects, and a few large ones, await fate of Mayor Carlisle's pen.

Honolulu Judge Seals Video of Fatal Shooting Inside Waikiki Restaurant

Attorney representing local media likens decision to opening 'Pandora's Box.'

Firefighter Fiasco Unfolds in Fiery Back and Forth

Retirees, union membership at odds over endorsement of Ben Cayetano in Honolulu mayoral race.
Federal Agent Charged in APEC Shooting Wants McDonald’s Video Released

Federal Agent Charged in APEC Shooting Wants McDonald’s Video Released

It's the Honolulu prosecutor who wants the tape kept secret.
Ninth Circuit Maui Trip Draws Criticism

Ninth Circuit Maui Trip Draws Criticism

Republican senators say cost is out of line.