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United Airlines Catering Employees Will Vote On Unionizing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

United Airlines Catering Employees Will Vote On Unionizing

Workers in Honolulu are among those taking part in the election after the National Mediation Board rejected the airline’s opposition.

Rape Reports Spike On The UH Manoa Campus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rape Reports Spike On The UH Manoa Campus

University of Hawaii officials said the increase in reports wasn’t surprising because of new federal policies and heightened awareness.

Why Waikiki Is At Risk Of Flooding U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Why Waikiki Is At Risk Of Flooding

Federal officials are concerned the Ala Wai Canal, the historic waterway bordering the tourist district, will overflow this weekend.

How Non-English Speakers Can Get Hurricane Updates NASA

How Non-English Speakers Can Get Hurricane Updates

Instead of translating announcements, the City of Honolulu relies on a multilingual radio station to reach residents who don’t understand English.

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

Kalei Akaka and Esther Kia‘aina will face off for the Oahu trustee seat while three incumbents advance with three challengers to November.

Some OHA Candidates Continue To Spend Big On Their Campaigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some OHA Candidates Continue To Spend Big On Their Campaigns

Sam King has the most cash on hand in the Oahu race, while Rowena Akana has the most in the at-large contest.

If You’re Poor In Hawaii, A Visit To The Dentist Is A Luxury Cory Lum/Civil Beat

If You’re Poor In Hawaii, A Visit To The Dentist Is A Luxury

With no state funding for most adult dental care, thousands of people go to emergency rooms seeking relief from cavities and other problems.

Union: Marriott Agrees To Subsidize Hotel Workers’ Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Union: Marriott Agrees To Subsidize Hotel Workers’ Housing

Local 5 also says that the company has promised to install panic buttons in response to sexual harassment concerns.

State Agrees To Upgrade Public Housing For Disabled After Federal Probe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Agrees To Upgrade Public Housing For Disabled After Federal Probe

An investigation found hundreds of violations of accessibility standards in Hawaii Public Housing Authority complexes.

Feds Will Spend $345 Million To Prevent A Devastating Waikiki Flood Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Will Spend $345 Million To Prevent A Devastating Waikiki Flood

Every year there’s a small chance a flood will engulf Waikiki, destroying buildings and throwing Hawaii’s tourist mecca into mayhem.

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far

None of the three incumbents — Lei Ahu Isa, Rowena Akana and John Waihee IV — reported spending any money this year and two are in debt.

2 Candidates For OHA’s Oahu Seat Have A Big Financial Edge Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Candidates For OHA’s Oahu Seat Have A Big Financial Edge

In the race for money, Esther Kia‘aina and Sam Wilder King II are winning.