Sophie Cocke

Residents of Haseko Resort Development Concerned About Lagoon’s Algae Civil Beat

Residents of Haseko Resort Development Concerned About Lagoon’s Algae

The developer of Hoakalei and Ocean Pointe in Ewa removed 500 metric tons of green algae from the lagoon last year, but now says it's not a problem.
Honolulu City Council Expands Sit-Lie Ban To Districts Throughout Oahu PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Expands Sit-Lie Ban To Districts Throughout Oahu

Bill 48, aimed at moving homeless out of commercial districts around the island, is expected to face legal challenges.
Homeless Rousted from Kakaako as ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Readies Shoot Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Homeless Rousted from Kakaako as ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Readies Shoot

Officials say the latest operation wasn't prompted by TV show's car chase scene, but some of the homeless and advocates are skeptical.
Honolulu City Council Postpones Vote to Expand Sit-Lie Ban Until Friday Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Postpones Vote to Expand Sit-Lie Ban Until Friday

Beyond Waikiki, revised maps show the streets where sitting and lying would be prohibited in an attempt to move along the homeless.
City, HUD Agree on $2.9 Million Spending Plan to Resolve Dispute Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

City, HUD Agree on $2.9 Million Spending Plan to Resolve Dispute

UPDATED: Funds will go to relocating the Hauula Fire Station, a new city housing office and homeless services.
City May Scrap Plan for Sand Island Homeless Camp PF Bentley/Civil Beat

City May Scrap Plan for Sand Island Homeless Camp

Rising costs due to potential soil contamination prompts Caldwell administration to reconsider the idea.
Red Hill Task Force May Recommend Navy Double Line Fuel Tanks in 10 Years PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Red Hill Task Force May Recommend Navy Double Line Fuel Tanks in 10 Years

Navy officials say the timeframe is unrealistic. The task force may revise its draft report before submitting it to the Legislature.
Potential Contamination at Proposed Homeless Camp to be Studied PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Potential Contamination at Proposed Homeless Camp to be Studied

State health officials say they will likely test for lead and other contaminants. The work could delay plans to move Honolulu's homeless to Sand Island.
Honolulu City Council: Carol Fukunaga and Trevor Ozawa Win Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council: Carol Fukunaga and Trevor Ozawa Win

Incumbent Fukunaga easily beat Sam Aiona in District 6, while Ozawa narrowly defeated Tommy Waters in District 4.
PR Campaign Would Discourage Homeless from Moving to Hawaii PF Bentley/Civil Beat

PR Campaign Would Discourage Homeless from Moving to Hawaii

The Institute for Human Services is embarking on a $1.3 million effort that includes plans to fly 120 homeless people back to the mainland.
Developers, Unions Jockey for Position in Honolulu City Council Races Adrienne LaFrance/Civil Beat

Developers, Unions Jockey for Position in Honolulu City Council Races

Sam Aiona trails Carol Fukunaga in campaign fundraising. Unions throw support to both Tommy Waters and Trevor Ozawa.
Bill Encourages Car Sharing on Oahu PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Bill Encourages Car Sharing on Oahu

Bill 65 would make parking spaces available for rental cars.