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Honolulu City Council Continues on Collision Course With Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Continues on Collision Course With Mayor

Ernie Martin will remain as chair of the council. His expected challenge of Caldwell in the 2016 mayoral race points to continued friction in city government.
Honolulu Zoning Committee to Tackle Illegal Vacation Rentals PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Zoning Committee to Tackle Illegal Vacation Rentals

Councilman Ikaika Anderson says his committee hopes to have new legislation passed by the end of 2015.
Honolulu City Council Committee Chairs Picked PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Committee Chairs Picked

Councilman Ernie Martin expected to retain chairmanship.
Caldwell: City Meets Road Repaving Goal for 2014 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: City Meets Road Repaving Goal for 2014

More than 300 lane miles were repaved this year, keeping the city on track to repave 43 percent of its roads in five years.
Court Rejects Tommy Waters’ Election Challenge for Honolulu City Council Courtesy of the candidates

Court Rejects Tommy Waters’ Election Challenge for Honolulu City Council

Waters argued that there were enough questionable votes to merit a recount, but the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled the allegations lacked evidence.
Oahu Trash Pick-up Suspended for Holidays Civil Beat

Oahu Trash Pick-up Suspended for Holidays

City workers won’t be collecting trash on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day — the two holidays observed by refuse…
Report Indicates Oahu’s Illegal Vacation Rentals Outnumber Permitted Ones Cory Lum/ Civil Beat

Report Indicates Oahu’s Illegal Vacation Rentals Outnumber Permitted Ones

Commissioned by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the report attempts to quantify vacation rentals advertised on the Internet.
Energy Companies Jockey for Position in Hawaii Natural Gas Rush State of Connecticut

Energy Companies Jockey for Position in Hawaii Natural Gas Rush

NextEra's plan to buy Hawaii Electric Co. could jeopardize the Hawaii Gas plan to control the natural gas market. Ultimately, it's up to the PUC.
Executive Indicted on Charges of Taking $4M from Telecom Company

Executive Indicted on Charges of Taking $4M from Telecom Company

A federal grand jury has indicted Al Hee for allegedly using millions of dollars from his telecom company to pay for personal and family expenses.
New Solar Projects Projected to Increase Oahu Electricity Bills Doug Murray/FPL

New Solar Projects Projected to Increase Oahu Electricity Bills

Hawaii's plans to ship in natural gas could make solar contracts less attractive. Meanwhile, Hawaii solar prices remain much higher than on the mainland.
New Fuel Contamination Detected in Red Hill Monitoring Wells PF Bentley/Civil Beat

New Fuel Contamination Detected in Red Hill Monitoring Wells

Findings suggest the plume of leaked fuel below the Navy facility has migrated in the direction of drinking water supplies.
Will Honolulu’s Sit-Lie Ban Expand Again to Target the Homeless Outside Malls? Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Will Honolulu’s Sit-Lie Ban Expand Again to Target the Homeless Outside Malls?

The City Council postpones a vote on Bill 62, which would ban sitting and lying on sidewalks and planters in five downtown Honolulu and Chinatown malls.