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Honolulu Fighting Disclosure of Records, Emails Seized by Feds, Councilman Says Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Honolulu Fighting Disclosure of Records, Emails Seized by Feds, Councilman Says

The city is seeking authorization to spend $225,000 to make sure privileged information is not released.

Ala Moana Sand Replenishment Will Kill Sand-Dwelling Creatures, Researchers Say Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ala Moana Sand Replenishment Will Kill Sand-Dwelling Creatures, Researchers Say

The only question is how fast populations will recover, one researcher said. 

‘Stop The Scandals’: Businessman Keith Amemiya Says He’s Running For Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Stop The Scandals’: Businessman Keith Amemiya Says He’s Running For Mayor

Amemiya is getting out ahead of what could be a crowded field for Honolulu’s top job.

Honolulu Invests $500,000 To Reach Hardest-To-Serve Homeless People Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Honolulu Invests $500,000 To Reach Hardest-To-Serve Homeless People

The mayor is hoping state and federal agencies will help fund the effort to help homeless people, whether they want it or not.

Councilwoman Tsuneyoshi To Biki: Pay Up For Public Space Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilwoman Tsuneyoshi To Biki: Pay Up For Public Space

Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi wants “reasonable compensation.” Biki’s director says the city is already getting a good deal.

Critics Question Former Council Chair’s Ties To North Shore Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Critics Question Former Council Chair’s Ties To North Shore Project

Some residents ask whether campaign contributions and a job factored into Ernie Martin’s support for a controversial Pupukea project.

Tourists Scramble As Oahu Vacation Rentals Disappear Under New Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tourists Scramble As Oahu Vacation Rentals Disappear Under New Law

Amid mass Airbnb cancellations, one local bride said two of her bridesmaids can no longer attend her wedding.

Kealoha Suit Against City, Ethics Commission Cost Over $355K Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Suit Against City, Ethics Commission Cost Over $355K

The invoice represents only some of the city’s Kealoha-related legal costs.