The UH engineering professor says that trash is one of Honolulu's "most solvable problems." Prevedouros argues that empty shipping containers heading back to the mainland can play a key role as vessels for city garbage. But is his solution realistic? Or even possible?
The acting mayor says that the main function of Honolulu's government is to provide jobs for its citizens. Civil Beat looked at the Honolulu City Charter to see if that's what the city's founders had in mind.
Mayoral candidate Peter Carlisle says that when he was first elected as city prosecutor in 1996, Honolulu crime rates were at an "unbelievably intolerable level." Civil Beat looked at this claim to see just how bad things were during the '90's.
Civil Beat takes a look at how the mayoral candidates have raised money this election season — and how they've spent it. Carlisle and Caldwell are racing ahead financially while Prevedouros and Tam struggle to stay afloat.