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Not So Public: What Happens When A Cop Goes On Desk Duty?

The department refuses to disclose portions of many of its policies to the public, including the one on use of force.

Djou To Skip PBS Honolulu Mayoral Debate With Caldwell

The challenger’s campaign said it never confirmed it would participate, but the station said otherwise.

Some See Danger As Honolulu’s Yellow Streetlights Turn White

The new lights are supposed to be more efficient and last longer, but groups are warning of visual blight and medical problems.

Laid-Back, Aging Manoa Is No Longer A Haven For Young Families

The community near the University of Hawaii is still friendly, quiet and rainy, but rising housing prices bring changes.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Cut 15 Newsroom Jobs

The state’s largest newspaper trims its news staff by more than 10 percent as part of a cost-cutting initiative.

Denby Fawcett: Advice For The Next Mayor On Homelessness

People who are actually helping Honolulu’s homeless population have a few ideas for Kirk Caldwell or Charles Djou.

Suit Challenges Haleiwa Restaurant

Several Hawaii residents are suing the city, state and landowners Dominis and Jean Anderson.

Honolulu Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Nonprofit Group Claims

Updated. Despite a court order and pledges from city officials, admission fee revenue is still used improperly, says Friends of Hanauma Bay.

Why Is Ron Taketa Still On The Honolulu Police Commission?

Mayor Kirk Caldwell won’t talk about why he’s not either replaced or reappointed the carpenters union leader.

The Street: Markets Spring To Life In Chinatown’s Morning Ritual

The Street: Markets Spring To Life In Chinatown’s Morning Ritual

The action starts early each day in Honolulu’s Chinatown, especially on weekends, as visitors descend on vegetable stands and meat markets.

Are Honolulu Prosecutors Covering Up Police Misconduct?

A defense attorney wants the Hawaii Supreme Court to review whether city prosecutors have been violating federal law requiring them to reveal bad behavior.

Job Cuts At The Star-Advertiser By ‘End Of The Month’

A management-union dispute leads to the rescinding of a second voluntary buyout offer at Honolulu’s daily newspaper.

Between now and the Aug. 13 primary, we’ll be publishing articles about the candidates and issues, as well as videos about how the voting process works.
 
We’ve also reached out to every candidate to explain in their own words why they should be elected, and their responses are rolling in. Let’s go to the links:

Pod Squad: Race And Ethnicity In Hawaii Politics

Pod Squad: Race And Ethnicity In Hawaii Politics

“You have to make alliances across ethnicities, and that is wonderful,” says retired UH history professor Dan Boylan.

Hawaii Storytellers: How A Fishing Trip Hooked Me On Out-Of-The-Way Places Olelo

Hawaii Storytellers: How A Fishing Trip Hooked Me On Out-Of-The-Way Places

A childhood fishing trip with his uncle leads Chris D’Angelo to make a cascade of life-changing decisions.

Hawaii Storytellers: Am I Going To Cross The Atlantic On This Homemade Raft? Olelo

Hawaii Storytellers: Am I Going To Cross The Atlantic On This Homemade Raft?

Civil Beat reporter Jessica Terrell’s dad really dreamed big. But, as she explains in this podcast, sometimes, it’s up to the child, not the parent, to draw the line.

City Postpones Effort To Condemn Obstructed Kakaako Streets

Residents and business operators say a private company’s rented-out parking slots are hindering traffic and pedestrians.

Honolulu May Have To Pay $16M For Misuse Of Housing Grants

A federal audit slams the city for “dysfunction, inefficiency” in its administration of Community Development Block Grant funds.

Chinatown Tries To Hang On To Tradition, Even As It Changes

Young professionals are moving to Chinatown to take advantage of the cheaper rents as well as new bars and restaurants.

Honolulu Parking Stalls Become Tiny Public Parks For A Day

Public parking stalls downtown and in Kakaako were transformed into parks as part of an effort to highlight the need for more public spaces.

Catholic Charities Hawaii Will Run New Kakaako Homeless Center

The nonprofit moves in on Sept. 26 and hopes to open its doors to homeless families later that week.

Residents Try To Imagine Kalihi Without Its 100-Year-Old Jail

With rail on the horizon, Kalihi community leaders say the Oahu Community Correctional Center needs to go. If gone, what will fill the 16-acre space?