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Ewa Beach Residents Want Marines To Take Another Look At Retaining Wall Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

Ewa Beach Residents Want Marines To Take Another Look At Retaining Wall

Military says it’s fine but Hawaii’s top coastal management official calls the project part of a “death knell” for the islands’ beaches.

Honolulu Taxpayers Are Footing The Bill For Defense Lawyers’ Rail Advice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Taxpayers Are Footing The Bill For Defense Lawyers’ Rail Advice

But city officials won’t say how much they’re paying the San Francisco law firm.

Controversial Ala Moana Playground Is A ‘Gift’ City Council May Refuse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Controversial Ala Moana Playground Is A ‘Gift’ City Council May Refuse

A recent vote suggests the proposal may lack the Honolulu City Council support it needs to proceed at Ala Moana.

Sierra Club Sues To Stop Automatic Approval Of Red Hill Fuel Tanks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sierra Club Sues To Stop Automatic Approval Of Red Hill Fuel Tanks

Department of Health permits are automatically approved if officials don’t take action on them within 180 days.

Honolulu To Fossil Fuel Companies: Pay For Our Climate Change Damages Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu To Fossil Fuel Companies: Pay For Our Climate Change Damages

“Big oil” has caused major climate change problems for Oahu and Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants the City Council to approve a lawsuit to cover the costs.

Waianae Harbor Homeless Say They’ve Lined Up Land For Future Village Courtesy of Puuhonua O Waianae

Waianae Harbor Homeless Say They’ve Lined Up Land For Future Village

A longtime homeless community has spent years fending off “sweeps” by the state. Now it’s planning a move to a permanent home.

‘Shadow Flicker’ And Lost Sleep: Are Kahuku Wind Turbines Too Close To Homes? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Shadow Flicker’ And Lost Sleep: Are Kahuku Wind Turbines Too Close To Homes?

Some of those living near the Kahuku wind turbines blame them for an array of annoyances and health ailments.

Lawsuit: Last-Minute Honolulu Talk on Mauna Kea Violated Meeting Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Last-Minute Honolulu Talk on Mauna Kea Violated Meeting Law

The public was robbed of a meaningful opportunity to provide written or oral testimony, a lawsuit argues.

Feds Demanded Rail Information From Honolulu City Hall Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Demanded Rail Information From Honolulu City Hall

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s office was tight-lipped about the details.

Criminal Probe Into Rail Might Creep Into Honolulu Hale, Attorneys Fear Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Criminal Probe Into Rail Might Creep Into Honolulu Hale, Attorneys Fear

After the City Council rejected using taxpayer money to pay for legal representation, city employees would have to seek it out on their own.