Noelle Fujii

This Clear Water Has Been Flowing Under Kakaako Since The 1920s

This Clear Water Has Been Flowing Under Kakaako Since The 1920s

An auwai has been discovered underground, and Howard Hughes wants to find a way to bring it to the surface.

Defining Downtown Honolulu Isn’t As Easy As You’d Think Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Defining Downtown Honolulu Isn’t As Easy As You’d Think

Historic charm, urban bustle, convenience and homelessness in a place of uncertain borders.

Amendment Would Help Fund Honolulu Zoo With Property Taxes Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Amendment Would Help Fund Honolulu Zoo With Property Taxes

Voters are asked to dedicate a portion of the tax revenue. The zoo recently lost its accreditation, partially due to the lack of a steady funding.

Effort To Condemn Private Kakaako Streets Moves Forward Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Effort To Condemn Private Kakaako Streets Moves Forward

Residents and businesses say the streets are in poor condition, and traffic is obstructed by rented parking slots.

The History Of Kakaako, Told In Student Essays From Decades Ago Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

The History Of Kakaako, Told In Student Essays From Decades Ago

By presenting a new way of understanding the neighborhood, the hope is that people can feel more connected to it.

City Spending $1 Million On Buses That May Have Nowhere To Go Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

City Spending $1 Million On Buses That May Have Nowhere To Go

The firm hired to come up with a plan for the new Waikiki Circulator bus system is also a major Honolulu rail contractor.

City Plans Bus System To Connect To Rail Stop That May Never Come Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

City Plans Bus System To Connect To Rail Stop That May Never Come

While the city currently doesn’t have enough money to complete the rail to Ala Moana Center, a plan to connect the mall with Waikiki via an enhanced bus service is still moving forward.

Can Homeless Families Really Find Housing Within 90 Days? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Homeless Families Really Find Housing Within 90 Days?

The just-opened Kakaako Family Assessment Center is the latest Oahu shelter to adopt the rapid rehousing model.
City Postpones Effort To Condemn Obstructed Kakaako Streets Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

City Postpones Effort To Condemn Obstructed Kakaako Streets

Residents and business operators say a private company's rented-out parking slots are hindering traffic and pedestrians.