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Caldwell Vetoes Bill To Cap Uber And Lyft Prices

UPDATED: Without “surge pricing,” the companies could not increase their supply of drivers to meet high demand, the Honolulu mayor said.

Big Island: Council Rejects Tax Hike To Replace Revenue Lost To Eruption

The increase would’ve generated about $25 million a year. Instead, the 5-4 vote means service cuts are likely.

Letters: City Workers At Risk?

Our story on contamination and health concerns at Honolulu Hale resonated with readers.

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Gene Ward: What We Should Make Of Singapore And Trump Getty Images/iStockphoto

Gene Ward: What We Should Make Of Singapore And Trump

Can we trust and verify complete and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea?

Campaign Corner: We Need Public Financing Of Political Campaigns Flickr: AMagill

Campaign Corner: We Need Public Financing Of Political Campaigns

Taking the big money out of politics will empower Hawaii’s working class.

Tom Yamachika: HART Board Could’ve Altered Agenda To Address Audit Concerns Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: HART Board Could’ve Altered Agenda To Address Audit Concerns

It takes a two-thirds vote, but public bodies can legally address some items that come up unexpectedly during meetings.