Sophie Cocke

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.
Director of City’s Community Services Department Steps Down PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Director of City’s Community Services Department Steps Down

Pamela Witty-Oakland played a prominent role in the city's efforts to reduce homelessness.
Caldwell to Sign Plastic Bag Ban Amendment NOAA

Caldwell to Sign Plastic Bag Ban Amendment

'Biodegradable' plastic bags added to ban on disposable check-out bags.
Shelters Team Up to Help Move Homeless Families Into Housing Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

Shelters Team Up to Help Move Homeless Families Into Housing

Hawaii Community Foundation will allocate $4 million for Housing First programs.
HECO Begins Smart Grid Rollout on Oahu Courtesy of HECO

HECO Begins Smart Grid Rollout on Oahu

New software is designed to give residents better control over their electricity use and help the utility better manage energy loads.
Opponents of Sand Island Homeless Encampment Challenge State Approval PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Opponents of Sand Island Homeless Encampment Challenge State Approval

The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery says that an environmental assessment should be conducted first.
HECO Executives Take Heat from Lawmakers, Solar Industry Sophie Cocke/ Civil Beat

HECO Executives Take Heat from Lawmakers, Solar Industry

Oahu's solar industry has declined sharply since last year as HECO struggles to integrate more of the energy into its grids.
Sidewalk Sit-Lie Ban: First Waikiki, Now Other Commercial Areas Around Oahu? Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Sidewalk Sit-Lie Ban: First Waikiki, Now Other Commercial Areas Around Oahu?

A Honolulu City Council committee gives preliminary approval to adding more areas to the effort to move homeless people off public sidewalks, but legal concerns are raised about the expanded measure.
Laniakea Homeowners Face Stiff Fines For Fence KITV_screenshot

Laniakea Homeowners Face Stiff Fines For Fence

The city has cited 10 homeowners for erecting a controversial fence along the beach.
HECO Asks Oahu Customers To Cut Back on Electricity to Avoid Power Outages PF Bentley/Civil Beat

HECO Asks Oahu Customers To Cut Back on Electricity to Avoid Power Outages

Hawaiian Electric Co. is asking its Oahu customers to cut back on their air conditioners, limit hot showers, dishwashing and…