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Christina Jedra

The Sorry State Of Public Information In Hawaii – And Why You Should Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Sorry State Of Public Information In Hawaii – And Why You Should Care

Gov. David Ige gutted the state’s public records law in the name of the coronavirus. Now it’s the norm for government agencies to ignore requests for information.

Honolulu Neighborhood Board Election Period Opens Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Honolulu Neighborhood Board Election Period Opens

The volunteer boards hold public meetings and make recommendations to elected leaders.

Honolulu Distributing $500 Grocery Gift Cards Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Distributing $500 Grocery Gift Cards

Thousands of Oahu households will receive assistance with food and other necessities from city CARES Act funds.

Oahu Short-Term Rental Listings On Airbnb, Expedia Face New Requirements Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Short-Term Rental Listings On Airbnb, Expedia Face New Requirements

It’s about to get tougher to advertise illegal transient vacation rentals in Honolulu.

Honolulu Adds $24 Million To Business Relief Fund Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Adds $24 Million To Business Relief Fund

Honolulu is using CARES funding to help more businesses.

City Is ‘Looking At Everything’ To Avoid Layoffs Or Pay Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Is ‘Looking At Everything’ To Avoid Layoffs Or Pay Cuts

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration will make final decisions by the end of the year in an attempt to close a $400 million budget shortfall.

New Honolulu Police Commissioner Pushes For More Info On Use Of Force Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Honolulu Police Commissioner Pushes For More Info On Use Of Force

A newly installed police commissioner asked the chief to explain why force is being used more often by Honolulu officers.

Honolulu Police Commission Seat To Be Filled By New Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Commission Seat To Be Filled By New Mayor

Mayor-elect Rick Blangiardi will have an opportunity to shape the group in charge of holding the Honolulu Police Department accountable.

We’re Entering A New Era In Honolulu Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We’re Entering A New Era In Honolulu Politics

It’s the biggest turnover in city leadership in many years. Who will hold the power on the new City Council is still an open question.