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Christina Jedra

Honolulu City Council: Kiaaina, Cordero And Tulba Win Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council: Kiaaina, Cordero And Tulba Win

Honolulu will have five new City Council members on Jan. 2.

Honolulu Mayor: Rick Blangiardi Declares Victory, Keith Amemiya Concedes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor: Rick Blangiardi Declares Victory, Keith Amemiya Concedes

With the majority of votes counted, the results show Oahu voters favored former Hawaii News Now general manager Rick Blangiardi. 

Easy Targets? Some Oahu Homeless Have Been Ticketed Dozens Of Times During The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Easy Targets? Some Oahu Homeless Have Been Ticketed Dozens Of Times During The Pandemic

A Civil Beat analysis of court data on HPD’s pandemic enforcement shows homeless people account for nearly 25% of pandemic violations despite making up less than 1% of the population.  

Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Tank Plan Rejected By EPA, Health Department Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Tank Plan Rejected By EPA, Health Department

State and federal officials said the military didn’t clearly identify how it would “minimize risk and impact to the drinking water resource.”

Lawsuit: HPD Officer Unlawfully Arrested Son’s High School Classmate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: HPD Officer Unlawfully Arrested Son’s High School Classmate

Attorneys are demanding that HPD create a policy that prohibits officers from using their police powers when they have a conflict of interest.

No Rest For The Homeless: Bill Would Ban Sitting Almost Anywhere On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Rest For The Homeless: Bill Would Ban Sitting Almost Anywhere On Oahu

City and state officials say housing is the answer to homelessness. But criminalization can be more politically expedient.

Federal Bailout Money Is Speeding Up Gun Permits But Help With Rent Still Lags Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Bailout Money Is Speeding Up Gun Permits But Help With Rent Still Lags

New data released by Honolulu shows police continue to rack up overtime but a hardship relief fund to help people pay their bills is about to be maxed out.

Honolulu: You Need To Wear Masks Outside, Even With Your Own Family Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu: You Need To Wear Masks Outside, Even With Your Own Family

The little-known rule might be changing as soon as this week. But for now, you risk a citation if you’re gathering with household members without a mask.

Honolulu Secures Two Waikiki Properties For COVID-19 Isolation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Secures Two Waikiki Properties For COVID-19 Isolation

First responders and homeless people are among those who will benefit from the isolation facilities, city officials said.