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Christina Jedra

Free COVID-19 Testing Available In Kakaako Starting Monday Andrea Brizzi

Free COVID-19 Testing Available In Kakaako Starting Monday

Underserved communities and first responders stand to benefit from the testing program, officials said.

Honolulu City Council: Young Legislative Staffers Run To Represent Kalihi Area

Honolulu City Council: Young Legislative Staffers Run To Represent Kalihi Area

The District 7 candidates’ backgrounds, résumés and values are similar.

Honolulu Council: Government Official Up Against Small Business Owner

Honolulu Council: Government Official Up Against Small Business Owner

In District 3, one candidate is touting her government and policy expertise. The other is promoting his business acumen.

Honolulu City Council: A Veteran Lawmaker Vs. A Comedian

Honolulu City Council: A Veteran Lawmaker Vs. A Comedian

The candidates running to replace Councilman Ron Menor in Honolulu’s District 9 have vastly different agendas and experience.

VIDEOS: Civil Beat Interviews With Keith Amemiya And Rick Blangiardi

VIDEOS: Civil Beat Interviews With Keith Amemiya And Rick Blangiardi

The Honolulu mayoral candidates participated in “Know Your Candidate” sessions with Civil Beat journalists.

Honolulu Police Chief: Case Closure Stats Are Not As Bad As They Look Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief: Case Closure Stats Are Not As Bad As They Look

HPD’s chief rejects FBI data that shows the department is failing to solve the vast majority of crimes but said she is taking steps to improve the clearance rate anyway.

Honolulu Agencies Asked To Identify Potential Budget Cuts Up To 10% Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Agencies Asked To Identify Potential Budget Cuts Up To 10%

The City Council budget chair says property tax increases may be necessary in a year or two if revenue continues to drop.

Here’s How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Differ — Or Not — On Police Reform Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Differ — Or Not — On Police Reform

Both candidates are largely content with the department and the practices that are already in place. Neither would cut police funding.