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Housing Advocates Divided On Proposed Honolulu Charter Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Housing Advocates Divided On Proposed Honolulu Charter Change

Voters will decide whether to loosen the rules governing how Honolulu's affordable housing fund can be used.
Charter Amendment Asks Voters To Clear Up Public Records Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Charter Amendment Asks Voters To Clear Up Public Records Law

The proposal is one of several "housekeeping" measures listed as "Charter Amendment 20" on the Oahu ballot.
Both Mayoral Candidates Ask: Better Off Than 4 Years Ago? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Both Mayoral Candidates Ask: Better Off Than 4 Years Ago?

Mayor Kirk Caldwell steals challenger Charles Djou's frequently asked question, but supplies very different answers.
Djou, Caldwell Make Pitches To Native Hawaiian Audience Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou, Caldwell Make Pitches To Native Hawaiian Audience

The Honolulu mayoral candidates appeared before the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement.
Todd Simmons: A Third US Senator For Hawaii? COD Newsroom via Flickr

Todd Simmons: A Third US Senator For Hawaii?

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has a strong chance to win a Senate election this fall in Illinois. The implications for Hawaii are significant.
What Will Anosh Yaqoob Do If He’s Elected? He Has No Idea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Will Anosh Yaqoob Do If He’s Elected? He Has No Idea

The only challenger in the race for Honolulu prosecutor says he'd learn on the job and couldn't name a single law enforcement initiative he'd pursue.
Hawaii Is Getting Help From The Feds To Fend Off Election Hackers PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Getting Help From The Feds To Fend Off Election Hackers

The Office of Elections has been in contact with the FBI and Homeland Security to ensure security recommendation are followed locally.
Caldwell Aide Works Campaign For Free But Gets City Contracts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Aide Works Campaign For Free But Gets City Contracts

Glenna Wong doesn’t seem to get paid for campaign work, but she has received city contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Vie For Coveted Kupuna Vote Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Vie For Coveted Kupuna Vote

The city's high cost of living and public safety are on the minds of AARP Hawaii members, who shared their concerns during a "tele-town hall" Saturday morning.
VIDEO: AARP Tele-Town Hall with Kirk Caldwell and Charles Djou Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

VIDEO: AARP Tele-Town Hall with Kirk Caldwell and Charles Djou

Honolulu mayoral candidates answer questions during a teleconference from the AARP Hawaii headquarters from 9-10am Saturday morning.