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Neighborhood Concerns Face Off Against Honolulu’s Need For Affordable Housing Courtesy of Carol Fukunaga

Neighborhood Concerns Face Off Against Honolulu’s Need For Affordable Housing

The City Council considers a development moratorium that would postpone a project in Moanalua, while another in Chinatown has been delayed for months and still faces obstacles.
Supporters Of Uber And Taxis Battle At Honolulu Hale And The Capitol Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Supporters Of Uber And Taxis Battle At Honolulu Hale And The Capitol

Uber says it'll be forced out if ride-hailing operations that use smart phone apps and part-time drivers are regulated like taxi companies.
City Suggests Fee Waivers After Effort To Increase Rentals Produces Just 7 Units Courtesy of Mayor Kirk Caldwell

City Suggests Fee Waivers After Effort To Increase Rentals Produces Just 7 Units

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says homeowners who are interested in building a second unit on their property could save up to $10,000 each in proposed fee waivers.
Despite Indictment, Kenoi Won’t Resign Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Despite Indictment, Kenoi Won’t Resign

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi's attorney told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald that Kenoi won't resign despite getting indicted on felony theft charges.
Mayor Wright Redevelopment Advances

Mayor Wright Redevelopment Advances

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority has signed a predevelopment agreement to turn the federal public housing project into a mixed-use, mixed-income development.
Grand Jury Indicts Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi On Theft Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Grand Jury Indicts Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi On Theft Charges

He charged over $9,000 of personal expenses to his county-issued credit card over five years; now a bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Can Caldwell’s Relationship With The City Council Get Any Worse? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Caldwell’s Relationship With The City Council Get Any Worse?

A failure to communicate poisons the atmosphere at Honolulu Hale, and some say it hinders efforts to address homelessness and affordable housing.
What’s Happened To Mayor’s ‘Bold’ Affordable Housing Plan? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Happened To Mayor’s ‘Bold’ Affordable Housing Plan?

Honolulu officials say work is continuing on a proposal that would require more from developers. Advocates aren't so sure.
Here’s Who Will Choose Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Distributors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s Who Will Choose Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Distributors

The state Health Department appoints five people to a panel that will have just four weeks to select eight winners from among 66 applicants.