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Chinatown Tries To Hang On To Tradition, Even As It Changes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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.
City Council Overrides Veto on Chinatown Sit-Lie Expansion Nick Grube/Honolulu Civil Beat

City Council Overrides Veto on Chinatown Sit-Lie Expansion

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell opposed the legislation because of concerns regarding its constitutionality.
The Projector: Hawaii Talks About Falun Gong, Homelessness and Immigration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Hawaii Talks About Falun Gong, Homelessness and Immigration

In Chinatown, a show of support for followers of Falung Gong and their legal action against persecution. Beside Kapalama Canal, a new law to clear out the homeless. And at the Capitol Auditorium, a public meeting on Micronesian immigration.
Neal Milner: ‘Shady Characters’ Tell a Spicy History of Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: ‘Shady Characters’ Tell a Spicy History of Hawaii

Veteran reporter Jim Dooley's new book recounts his coverage of the state's darker side — political scandals, crime and corruption.
HPD Officer Blames ‘Temper’ For Chinatown Attack Screen shot from KITV

HPD Officer Blames ‘Temper’ For Chinatown Attack

Vincent Morre faces up to 20 years in prison after he was caught on surveillance video attacking two men, including one that he hit with a stool.
HPD Officer Charged In Police Brutality Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Officer Charged In Police Brutality Case

Surveillance video shows Officer Vincent Morre attacking two men inside a Chinatown business. If convicted, Morre faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
Pod Squad: A Visit with Denby Fawcett About Chinatown Brothels Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: A Visit with Denby Fawcett About Chinatown Brothels

Civil Beat columnist Denby Fawcett talks about her recent — and controversial — column about a tour of Honolulu's WWII-era red light district.
Denby Fawcett: The Brothels of Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: The Brothels of Chinatown

A new tour takes visitors and locals back to the lusty days of sex for sale during World War II.

Culture Cave: Rep. Karl Rhoads Is Not ‘All About That Bass’

Some legislators are making noise about forcing businesses in Chinatown and Waikiki to face a new threat: the sound police.
Denby Fawcett: What to Do About Chinatown’s Stinking Streets Courtesy of Bob Jones

Denby Fawcett: What to Do About Chinatown’s Stinking Streets

Merchants are frustrated with the homeless, but a little help is on the way with plans to open a public restroom and shower facility next month.
Will Honolulu’s Sit-Lie Ban Expand Again to Target the Homeless Outside Malls? Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Will Honolulu’s Sit-Lie Ban Expand Again to Target the Homeless Outside Malls?

The City Council postpones a vote on Bill 62, which would ban sitting and lying on sidewalks and planters in five downtown Honolulu and Chinatown malls.
Sidewalk Sit-Lie Ban: First Waikiki, Now Other Commercial Areas Around Oahu? Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Sidewalk Sit-Lie Ban: First Waikiki, Now Other Commercial Areas Around Oahu?

A Honolulu City Council committee gives preliminary approval to adding more areas to the effort to move homeless people off public sidewalks, but legal concerns are raised about the expanded measure.