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Christina Jedra

Honolulu’s Spending On Homeless Stagnates Even As Problem Persists Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Spending On Homeless Stagnates Even As Problem Persists

The city says it needs the state to expand mental and behavioral health services for the homeless population for more spending to do any good.

‘Borderline Criminal’: Honolulu Not Following CDC Advice For Homeless Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

‘Borderline Criminal’: Honolulu Not Following CDC Advice For Homeless

When it comes to public bathrooms, Honolulu is doing the opposite of what the CDC advises.

Honolulu Mayor Orders ‘Stay At Home, Work From Home’ For All Oahu Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor Orders ‘Stay At Home, Work From Home’ For All Oahu

UPDATED: Maui is taking similar steps and Gov. David Ige says some sort of statewide action is in the works as state lawmakers put pressure on the administration to do more.

Condo ‘Disaster’: Waikiki Maintenance Fees Hit $1,800 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Condo ‘Disaster’: Waikiki Maintenance Fees Hit $1,800

Maintenance fees more than doubled in the last five years at the Waikiki Marina tower as the board has struggled with how to cover major repairs, especially a faulty elevator.

Honolulu Closes Facilities, Cancels Events As Coronavirus Spreads Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Closes Facilities, Cancels Events As Coronavirus Spreads

Meanwhile, Gov. David Ige extended an islands-wide state of emergency through mid-May.

Honolulu Cancels Meetings And Travel, Considers Disaster Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Cancels Meetings And Travel, Considers Disaster Funding

The mayor wants the power to tap into rainy day funds to respond to the coronavirus.

Honolulu: Virus Outbreak Is No Excuse To Not Pay Your Property Tax Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu: Virus Outbreak Is No Excuse To Not Pay Your Property Tax

Property owners who don’t pay could lose their homes to foreclosure, the city’s budget director says.

Judge: Honolulu City Council Violated Open Meetings Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: Honolulu City Council Violated Open Meetings Law

A council meeting improperly included a last-minute resolution about the use of Honolulu police resources during the Mauna Kea protests.

Microsoft Preps Vets For Careers In Tech Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Microsoft Preps Vets For Careers In Tech

At Schofield Barracks, tech training is helping military members step back into the civilian world.

Honolulu Agrees To Post Financial Disclosures Online Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Agrees To Post Financial Disclosures Online

The city decided to make the forms more easily available following a Civil Beat report earlier this week.

Honolulu’s $2.98 Billion Budget: More Rail Funding and Police, No Tax Increase Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s $2.98 Billion Budget: More Rail Funding and Police, No Tax Increase

Taxpayers will have to start paying for rail operations, the mayor said. Whether it will start running this year or not is unclear.

Honolulu Ethics Commission Scrubs Financial Disclosures From Website Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Ethics Commission Scrubs Financial Disclosures From Website

The records are now only available for inspection at Honolulu Hale and officials are charging for copies — even if that’s just taking photos with your phone.