Sophie Cocke

The Maui Weekly is Pau Screenshot/ Maui Weekly twitter feed

The Maui Weekly is Pau

More bad news for print media. The Maui Weekly was closed by its publisher, Joe Bradley, on Monday. The weekly…
Japanese Dignitary Dies in Waikiki City of Honolulu

Japanese Dignitary Dies in Waikiki

Deputy mayor of Chigasaki was in town for a sister city ceremony.
Honolulu Rail Funding Continues to Lag PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Funding Continues to Lag

GET revenues fall below projections for third quarter in a row.
The Case of the Mysterious Attack Ads: Tommy Waters Called a ‘Carpetbagger’

The Case of the Mysterious Attack Ads: Tommy Waters Called a ‘Carpetbagger’

The Council District 4 race takes a strange turn with 11th-hour mailers. No one acknowledges responsibility — not even representatives of the super PAC that paid for them.
Military Fuel Tanks on Oahu, Kauai Face Increased Regulation PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Military Fuel Tanks on Oahu, Kauai Face Increased Regulation

The Navy's Red Hill facility houses by far the biggest fuel tanks, but others in Hawaii have not undergone state inspections, so little is known about their condition.
Sharply Different Styles Separate District 6 Honolulu City Council Candidates Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Sharply Different Styles Separate District 6 Honolulu City Council Candidates

Councilwoman Carol Fukunaga faces a challenge from Sam Aiona in the Nov. 4 election.
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.