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Caldwell Administration Stresses Fiscal Austerity in 2016 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Administration Stresses Fiscal Austerity in 2016

Honolulu mayor proposes no new taxes or fees in the upcoming fiscal year budget, while reducing capital spending.
Living Hawaii: How Come Our Electric Bills Are Still So High?

Living Hawaii: How Come Our Electric Bills Are Still So High?

Oil prices dropped by half, but Hawaii electricity rates decreased just 18 percent. How is that possible?
Despite City’s Sit-Lie Crackdown, Homeless Aren’t Moving Into Shelters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Despite City’s Sit-Lie Crackdown, Homeless Aren’t Moving Into Shelters

Instead, they're moving to other parts of the island as the city enforces bans on sitting and lying on sidewalks in Waikiki and business districts throughout Oahu.
Ormat Awarded Big Island Geothermal Contract Courtesy of Puna Geothermal Venture

Ormat Awarded Big Island Geothermal Contract

Hawaii Electric Light Co. has selected Ormat Technologies to provide an additional 25-megawatts of geothermal energy to the Big Island. The…
Caldwell Vows Not to Run From Rail, Homeless Problems Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Caldwell Vows Not to Run From Rail, Homeless Problems

In his State of the City address, the Honolulu mayor emphasized infrastructure progress while pressing for more money to fund the troubled rail project.
Caldwell to Deliver 2015 State of the City Address PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Caldwell to Deliver 2015 State of the City Address

Mayor Kirk Caldwell will deliver his third annual State of the City address on Tuesday at 8 a.m. at Foster…
Hawaii Solar Industry Hemorrhaging Jobs Blue Planet Foundation

Hawaii Solar Industry Hemorrhaging Jobs

Hawaii’s solar industry has lost 400 jobs since 2013 and currently employs 2,200 people, according to a new report released…
Councilman Menor Proposes New Housing Office PF Benley/Civil Beat

Councilman Menor Proposes New Housing Office

Councilman Ron Menor introduced a resolution on Thursday that would establish a city housing office in charge of affordable housing and housing for…
NYTimes: The Debate Over Housing the Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NYTimes: The Debate Over Housing the Homeless

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Honolulu City Council have placed a major emphasis on a so-called Housing First strategy that…