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Honolulu City Council Votes to Increase Fines for Illegal Dumping Councilwoman Kymberly Pine

Honolulu City Council Votes to Increase Fines for Illegal Dumping

The frequent dumping of waste in Waianae inspires Honolulu to boost penalties.
Release of Hotel-to-Condo Conversion Documents: Full Disclosure or Politics? Sophie Cocke/ Civil Beat

Release of Hotel-to-Condo Conversion Documents: Full Disclosure or Politics?

Release of confidential legal advice after executive session prompts accusations from Councilman Harimoto of electioneering.
City Seeks to Hire Law Firm to Avoid New Sewage Plant Regulations Courtesy Ron Slauson

City Seeks to Hire Law Firm to Avoid New Sewage Plant Regulations

A California law firm would be paid up to $900,000 to fight new state health department requirements.
Waikiki Homeless Migrate to Airport, Fort DeRussy Beach PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Waikiki Homeless Migrate to Airport, Fort DeRussy Beach

City efforts to clear Waikiki of homeless are having unintended consequences.
How Safe Has the Honolulu Rail Project Been? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Safe Has the Honolulu Rail Project Been?

Worker injury rates have been well below state and national average. But concerns remain over excavation procedures.
East Honolulu City Council Candidates Stake Out their Differences Courtesy of the candidates

East Honolulu City Council Candidates Stake Out their Differences

Trevor Ozawa stresses his independence as a political newcomer, while Tommy Waters emphasizes his experience.
Possible Ebola Patient Isolated in Honolulu Hospital National Institutes of Health

Possible Ebola Patient Isolated in Honolulu Hospital

UPDATED — Health officials say current measures are precautionary, and note that symptoms could be caused by a number of different illnesses.
New Housing Office Would Manage Homeless, Affordable Housing Initiatives PF Benley/Civil Beat

New Housing Office Would Manage Homeless, Affordable Housing Initiatives

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has said the city's homeless effort is being hampered by lack of staff.
Cachola Accuses Former Colleagues on City Council of Ethics Violations PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cachola Accuses Former Colleagues on City Council of Ethics Violations

The state representative claims 11 laws and resolutions related to the Honolulu rail project and land rezoning could be invalidated.