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Honolulu Police Target Bicyclists With No Registration Tags Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Target Bicyclists With No Registration Tags

Advocates for more bike use were irked by recent police enforcements that appeared to target registration more than safety concerns.

Council Leaders, Mayor Caldwell Will Talk With Feds In DC About Rail Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Leaders, Mayor Caldwell Will Talk With Feds In DC About Rail Funding

Honolulu Council Chair Ernie Martin and Budget Chair Trevor Ozawa, who proposed big cuts in the city budget to raise rail funds, will travel with the mayor to the Capitol.

Was The ‘Button Pusher’ A Problem Employee? State Won’t Release Details AP

Was The ‘Button Pusher’ A Problem Employee? State Won’t Release Details

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said the worker who sent out a false missile alert had a record of incompetency, but he disputes that.

Candidates For Governor Focus On Native Hawaiian Issues At Forum Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Candidates For Governor Focus On Native Hawaiian Issues At Forum

All seven candidates appear — separately — before the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement.

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Wants Feds To Take Over Missile Alerts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Wants Feds To Take Over Missile Alerts

State emergency officials were grilled at a U.S. Senate committee hearing as lawmakers try to rebuild public trust in the warning system.

A $15 Billion Price Tag To Protect Hawaii Highways From Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A $15 Billion Price Tag To Protect Hawaii Highways From Climate Change

As the state braces for sea level rise, vulnerable roads could be moved inland — and tunneled through mountains.

Kealohas, Accused Cops Plead Not Guilty To Newest Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas, Accused Cops Plead Not Guilty To Newest Charges

Federal prosecutors added three new charges in the corruption case involving the former police chief and his deputy prosecutor wife.

HECO: More Than Half Of Us Will Be Driving Electric Vehicles By 2045 Washington State House Republicans

HECO: More Than Half Of Us Will Be Driving Electric Vehicles By 2045

The state’s largest power utility is preparing for a surge in ownership of EVs during the next 30 years.

Honolulu Is Finally Catching Up With New Smart-Card System

Honolulu Is Finally Catching Up With New Smart-Card System

The city is set to test its new smart-card pass this summer and then launch the full system early next year.

New Charges Issued In Kealohas’ Corruption Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Charges Issued In Kealohas’ Corruption Case

The updated indictment adds a former Honolulu police captain to the alleged general criminal conspiracy.

Ernie Martin Regains Council Chairmanship As Council Squabbles Over Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ernie Martin Regains Council Chairmanship As Council Squabbles Over Rail

Outgoing chairman Ron Menor pleads for his colleagues to “rise above personal differences and political ambitions.”

Airlines Pushing To Take Over Honolulu Airport Operations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Airlines Pushing To Take Over Honolulu Airport Operations

Supporters say improvements could happen more quickly if the state Department of Transportation was out of the way.