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The Street: Downtown Honolulu At Midday

The Street: Downtown Honolulu At Midday

The photographer spends his lunch hours in the Ala Moana area watching others working, walking and enjoying a siesta.

Star-Advertiser Rescinds Buyout Offer For Newsroom Employees

The company blames the employees union and is now likely to proceed with an unknown number of involuntary job cuts.

Grabauskas Resigns As HART Executive Director

UPDATED: The CEO of the agency overseeing Honolulu’s beleaguered rail project steps down after an executive session of the HART board.

The Street: Night Life In Honolulu’s Chinatown

The Street: Night Life In Honolulu’s Chinatown

A photographer’s unflinching look at sidewalk scenes, including First Friday revelers and the locals. Some of them looked back.

Mayor Won’t Sign Uber Bill

A measure to regulate ride-hailing companies goes into law without Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s signature.

Attorney: Police Commission ‘Ill Equipped’ To Investigate Chief

The public defender who instigated a federal probe says he doesn’t trust the Honolulu Police Commission to investigate the matter on its own.

Kealohas’ ‘Bizarre’ Legal Strategy: Filing Lawsuits And Going Public

Targets of a federal corruption probe, the Honolulu police chief and his prosecutor wife struggle to win the battle of public perception.

Lawsuit Over Homeless Sweeps A Step Closer To Settlement

In the proposed deal, the city agrees to pay $48,500 to 21 plaintiffs whose property was destroyed.

Hawaii Democrats Gather For Continuity As Much As Unity

The morning after the primary election, leaders of Hawaii’s ruling political party reveled in their control over the state but called for a concerted march toward Nov. 8.

Caldwell, Djou Headed For Runoff In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

The mayor barely outpolled his primary challenger, but neither candidate garnered a majority of the vote, so they both advance.

Take A Ride On The Honolulu Rail Route Alternatives

There’s more than one way to get from Kapolei to Ala Moana. With the click of your mouse, you can check out the various options.

How Will Honolulu’s Next Mayor Pay To Finish The Rail Project?

UPDATED: Kirk Caldwell, Peter Carlisle and Charles Djou have ideas for completing the rail line but no one is sure where the money will actually come from.

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:

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.

Hawaii Storytellers: When You Always Have The Travel Bug, Ask Yourself Why Olelo

Hawaii Storytellers: When You Always Have The Travel Bug, Ask Yourself Why

Colby Lawton loved heading abroad and leaving the constraints of home behind. He just had to learn how to be happy to come home again.

Hawaii Storytellers: An Escape From New York To A Clean Slate In Hawaii Oleo

Hawaii Storytellers: An Escape From New York To A Clean Slate In Hawaii

When Anthony Quintano’s dream job in the Big Apple turned out to be a trap, he had a big decision to make.

Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Stuff In Honolulu?

It may look like gouging to some, but industry insiders say the real culprit is a stretched labor force.

How Ethics Commission Upheaval Is Playing Out In The Mayor’s Race

Months of political haggling at the Honolulu Ethics Commission have created fertile political ground for opponents of Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Some New Ads In The Mayor’s Race Stretch The Truth

UPDATED: Rail continues to dominate the issues though Caldwell’s wife tries a personal touch.

How Kirk Caldwell Blew Through $500K In Just 29 Days

The Honolulu mayor spent heavily on advertising and polling last month. Meanwhile, challenger Charles Djou was raising a lot more money.

Voters Aren’t Happy About Rail, But Still Want It Fully Built

A majority of those surveyed say they want the route to go all the way to Ala Moana Center as originally planned.

How Mayoral Candidates Would Tackle Housing And Homelessness

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to continue existing programs. His top opponents have other ideas, but no details to go with them.