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Blangiardi Nominates Former Mainland Officer To Honolulu Police Commission

The mayor says he wants someone on the commission who has empathy for law enforcement officers.

‘It’s Not Sexy’: Kahele Eyes Overdue Hawaii Projects For Biden’s Jobs Plan

The congressman wants to use federal money to replace cesspools, update wastewater treatment plants and fix ailing bridges and roads.

State Awarded Money To A Bidder That Blew The Deadline, Then Took It Back

The Department of Health says “crossed wires” led it to initially award $2 million to Sand Island Treatment Center, relied on by judges for addiction treatment.

Hawaii Asset Forfeiture Reform Appears Dead This Year

But lawmakers have agreed to Honolulu shoulder the costs for emergency services.


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Denby Fawcett: Frustrated Businesses Say It’s Time For Action In Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Frustrated Businesses Say It’s Time For Action In Chinatown

If Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi wants to show he’s an agent of change, Chinatown is the perfect place to do it.

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Make Hawaii Pono Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Make Hawaii Pono Again

When Hawaii is fair and works for everyone, there will be less temptation to cut corners or seek deceitful riches.

Hawaii Should Restructure, Not De-Structure, Its Tourism Industry Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Should Restructure, Not De-Structure, Its Tourism Industry

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has a vital role to play.