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Christina Jedra

Hawaii Teen Tells Politicians: Listen To Us, Or We’ll Vote You Out Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teen Tells Politicians: Listen To Us, Or We’ll Vote You Out

A U.S. Conference of Mayors session highlighted the benefits of youth councils. Honolulu doesn’t have one.

Mainland Mayors Face Backlash For Business Trip To Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mainland Mayors Face Backlash For Business Trip To Honolulu

The criticism highlights a longstanding perception problem Hawaii has in attracting conferences and conventions.

City Will Use ‘Digital Stings’ To Nab Illegal Vacation Rentals Starting Aug. 1 Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

City Will Use ‘Digital Stings’ To Nab Illegal Vacation Rentals Starting Aug. 1

But the full effect of Oahu’s new law severely limiting Airbnb-type rentals and imposing stiff fines on violators won’t start until late 2020.

Caldwell Wants City To Take Over Haiku Stairs In Honolulu Flickr

Caldwell Wants City To Take Over Haiku Stairs In Honolulu

The Honolulu mayor said he intends to put the famed “Stairway to Heaven” under control of the parks department and look at private proposals to manage access for hikers.

Stairway to Heaven Could Be Removed By 2022 Flickr

Stairway to Heaven Could Be Removed By 2022

The Haiku Stairs have been closed to the public for years, but that hasn’t stopped hikers from trespassing and Instagramming the views.

Honolulu Council Approves Crackdown On Vacation Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council Approves Crackdown On Vacation Rentals

UPDATED: Under the measure expected to be signed by the mayor, property owners who rent out entire houses outside of resort zones could face major fines.

Nation’s Mayors To Talk Policy In Honolulu This Month Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nation’s Mayors To Talk Policy In Honolulu This Month

It’s the first time in more than 50 years Honolulu has hosted the national gathering.

Honolulu City Council Approves $23 Million To Aid The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Approves $23 Million To Aid The Homeless

Each of the nine council districts will receive an equal share of the money to fund projects in their own communities.

‘Deep Sanitization’: Homeless People Removed From Hilo Park

‘Deep Sanitization’: Homeless People Removed From Hilo Park

Hawaii Island Parks and Recreation workers said they are cleaning up Mo’oheau Park.

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