The U.S. Army, which says only about 1,200 elepaio birds remain on Oahu, proposes stepping up eradication efforts.
The Dowsett Highlands project in Nuuanu Valley is one of hundreds of sewer projects undertaken in compliance with an EPA order.
Critics say a Pokai Bay subdivision would increase traffic and demand on the sewer system while being too costly for current residents.
Fearing future development of a Leeward valley rich with cultural history, some community members are pushing for preservation.
A legal battle over a landslide and sewer line break in the Nuuanu Valley is one example of the unstable ground many people live on.
With some owners reporting a sharp decline in customers, the Honolulu City Council has set aside $2 million for property tax relief for struggling businesses.
All Nippon Airways wants to fly the world’s largest aircraft to Honolulu, and the state transportation department is on board.
In addition to building his own 6,000-square-foot-home, the developer says he eventually plans to build several more houses there.
Update June 28, 2017: The Hawaii Department of Transportation released a statement on Earthjustice’s intent to sue notice. In a 60-day notice to the transportation department, they claim endangered seabirds are harmed on Maui, Lanai and Kauai.