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Palolo Valley Basin Might Be Cut From Ala Wai Flood Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Palolo Valley Basin Might Be Cut From Ala Wai Flood Project

U.S. Army Corps officials say the move might avoid condemning four private parcels for the flood-control measures.

Makiki Is A Scary Place For Pedestrians In Honolulu’s ‘Car Culture’ Carlie Procell/Civil Beat

Makiki Is A Scary Place For Pedestrians In Honolulu’s ‘Car Culture’

The urban community has “a small-town vibe” where people love to walk. But that doesn’t mean they’re safe.

Contested Case Hearing Would Extend The Legal Saga Over Crumbling Kakaako Streets Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Contested Case Hearing Would Extend The Legal Saga Over Crumbling Kakaako Streets

The private company that claims ownership and charges for parking on Kakaako roadways claims its recent $250,000 fine is baseless.

Latest Federal Aid Package To Help Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Latest Federal Aid Package To Help Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Officials are looking for a new site for the observatory after it was damaged and displaced amid the 2018 eruptions.

NOAA Forecasts As Many As Eight Central Pacific Cyclones In 2019 NOAA

NOAA Forecasts As Many As Eight Central Pacific Cyclones In 2019

UPDATED: Hawaii and the region could see another above-normal hurricane and tropical storm season, with ocean waters warmer than last year and protective wind shears weaker.

There’s Still No Word On How Much Honolulu Rail Will Cost —To Ride Cory Lum/Civil Beat

There’s Still No Word On How Much Honolulu Rail Will Cost —To Ride

Interim service looms next year, but city officials don’t know what the fares will be, and no formal proposals have been made.

No Link Between Honolulu, California Rail Troubles, Local Leaders Say Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Link Between Honolulu, California Rail Troubles, Local Leaders Say

Federal officials just cut nearly $1 billion for California’s ambitious high-speed rail project, but local leaders say Honolulu is better poised to secure its remaining cash.

Kailua Crash Puts Hawaii’s Copter Tours Under A Microscope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kailua Crash Puts Hawaii’s Copter Tours Under A Microscope

Regulators are updating the one flight manual that governs the state’s air tours, but the public won’t get to participate.

2018 Storms, Lava Cost More Than Half A Billion Dollars Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

2018 Storms, Lava Cost More Than Half A Billion Dollars

The latest $67 million in federal disaster recovery aid was announced Monday.

HART Poised To Approve $1.4 Million To Combat Bird Droppings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Poised To Approve $1.4 Million To Combat Bird Droppings

Rail officials say so many pigeons and other birds are nesting inside the transit line’s cavernous concrete guideway that it’s become a health hazard to workers.

Report: Witnesses Saw Helicopter Break Apart In Mid-Air Before Kailua Crash AP

Report: Witnesses Saw Helicopter Break Apart In Mid-Air Before Kailua Crash

A preliminary federal report provides key details about the crash as investigators continue to examine the wreckage.

Final State Audit On Rail Finds Overpayments To Contractors, Billing Issues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Final State Audit On Rail Finds Overpayments To Contractors, Billing Issues

UPDATED: The audit relied on a small sample of invoices so it’s not clear whether those billing problems within HART extend to other rail contracts, the state auditor said.