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Nick Grube

Should Honolulu Council Restore TheBus Or Spend More Money On Charities?

Should Honolulu Council Restore TheBus Or Spend More Money On Charities?

Honolulu City Councilman Breene Harimoto has a new budget proposal.
Honolulu City Council Denies Mayor’s Repeated Requests To Raise Taxes

Honolulu City Council Denies Mayor’s Repeated Requests To Raise Taxes

Latest version of city operating budget doesn't include new taxes, but next year might be a different story.
Federal Judge Refuses To Toss (de)Occupy Honolulu Suit Despite City’s Efforts Michael Levine/Civil Beat

Federal Judge Refuses To Toss (de)Occupy Honolulu Suit Despite City’s Efforts

The protest group was in federal court Friday to argue the constitutionality of a city ordinance.

Caldwell Campaign Chair Backs Out Of Zoning Board Appointment

Evicted Kahuku residents complain about Lex Smith, an attorney for the developer, sitting on the board.
Soaring Union Costs Are Making It Difficult To Balance Honolulu Budget 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Soaring Union Costs Are Making It Difficult To Balance Honolulu Budget

City officials expect big jumps in pay for police when arbitration is finished.
Honolulu’s Thomas Square Upgrade Steeped In Controversy

Honolulu’s Thomas Square Upgrade Steeped In Controversy

A town hall meeting Monday illuminated the many political undercurrents swirling beneath a planned upgrade to the downtown park.

Honolulu Seeks Ways To Cut Down Wait For Firearm Permits

City councilman looks to open up more locations for people to register their firearms.
Where’s The Pork? Honolulu City Council Dishes Out The Earmarks

Where’s The Pork? Honolulu City Council Dishes Out The Earmarks

One Honolulu City Council member has criticized the practice of inserting pet projects into the budget.
A ‘Desperate’ Search For More Money Inside The Walls Of Honolulu Hale Flickr: seanmcmenemy

A ‘Desperate’ Search For More Money Inside The Walls Of Honolulu Hale

Discussion turns to raiding retirement funds and cutting earmarks as budget talks intensify.
Housing Honolulu’s Homeless Won’t Come Cheap Under New Plan

Housing Honolulu’s Homeless Won’t Come Cheap Under New Plan

Cost of new city program could eventually outstrip available funds. Where will the money come from?
Hawaii Prison Chief: Inmate Deaths Are A ‘Crisis On Our Hands’

Hawaii Prison Chief: Inmate Deaths Are A ‘Crisis On Our Hands’

At least one lawmaker is calling for the Attorney General's Office to investigate conditions at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.
Change Of Heart: Mayor’s Office Releases Names Of Executive Staff Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Change Of Heart: Mayor’s Office Releases Names Of Executive Staff

Kirk Caldwell was keeping the names secret, a violation of state law.