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The Legislature recently extended its prohibition on counties requiring sprinklers in single-family homes and duplexes.
Previous efforts to require high-rises to have fire sprinklers have failed, in part due to the cost of installing them.
Some 27,000 gallons of fuel spilled at the Red Hill facility in 2014. City, state and federal officials aren’t satisfied with all the steps taken since then.
The commission’s former executive director often tangled with Mayor Caldwell’s administration. Now new director Jan Yamane has big plans for change.
Some people are skeptical of a man with a criminal past who says he wants to sell his multimillion-dollar Kahala home and give $200,000 to a foundation to help working homeless families.
Developers can build higher and denser as long as the city finds that their projects promote “transit-enhanced neighborhoods.”
The city approved a contract to rehabilitate Kahuku Elderly housing complex despite the appearance of a conflict of interest, a federal audit found.
In the face of low poll numbers, the governor cites his accomplishments and talks about the legal challenges to Trump’s immigration ban.
Local organizations contend the state was wrong to give the seed company a permit to grow genetically modified crops on public land.
The Hawaii Community Development Authority board is revising a proposal to preserve for-sale units for middle-income people.