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‘This Is Our Mauna Kea’: Oahu Wind Farm Opponents Say They’re Inspired By Big Island Protests Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

‘This Is Our Mauna Kea’: Oahu Wind Farm Opponents Say They’re Inspired By Big Island Protests

The movement on Mauna Kea is motivating others to assert collective power over land-use decisions, even at the last minute.

Kealoha Cases Are Racking Up ‘Endless’ Taxpayer Legal Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Cases Are Racking Up ‘Endless’ Taxpayer Legal Bills

The legal fees for one lawsuit alone break down to about 70 cents per Oahu resident.

Honolulu Council OKs Funds To Shield Records Seized By Feds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council OKs Funds To Shield Records Seized By Feds

Two council members who previously supported the funding voted no.

Attorney Megan Kau Announces Run For Honolulu Prosecutor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Attorney Megan Kau Announces Run For Honolulu Prosecutor

Former Prosecuting Attorney Peter Carlisle, who introduced Kau at her Tuesday press conference, said he is no longer considering running for his old office.

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.