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What’s Next for the Hawaii Health Connector? Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

What’s Next for the Hawaii Health Connector?

Lawmakers grill health officials on problems that remain with new state health insurance program.
Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Is Hawaii muddying the waters with its plan for the Kawainui wetlands?
Hawaii Development Agency Approves Kakaako Tower Over Protests

Hawaii Development Agency Approves Kakaako Tower Over Protests

Residents' complaints didn't keep agency from giving permission for another high rise in Honolulu.
Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

UPDATED Residents' concerns about new building proposals have lawmakers questioning whether HCDA should exist.
Lawmakers Scrutinize Office of Hawaiian Affairs Over Land Deals

Lawmakers Scrutinize Office of Hawaiian Affairs Over Land Deals

Questionable real estate dealings and slow progress toward goals raise doubts about the agency's management.
Honolulu City Council Approves Koa Ridge Development

Honolulu City Council Approves Koa Ridge Development

But critics say the project is a step backward when it comes to managing development on Oahu.
Hawaii Land Use Commission Puts Off Voting on Turtle Bay Land

Hawaii Land Use Commission Puts Off Voting on Turtle Bay Land

The developer and community groups will wait at least another six months for a decision.
Would Gay Marriage Bring the ‘Homosexual Lifestyle’ to Hawaii Students? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Would Gay Marriage Bring the ‘Homosexual Lifestyle’ to Hawaii Students?

State officials dismiss fears that legalizing same-sex marriage will affect school curriculum.
The Big Stink in Kakaako Won’t Go Away Soon HCDA

The Big Stink in Kakaako Won’t Go Away Soon

City officials say they are working on it, but suggest the odor will endure for months — or longer.