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Honolulu Police Chief Finalists Address Crime And Officer Shortages PBS Hawaii/2022

Honolulu Police Chief Finalists Address Crime And Officer Shortages

The Honolulu Police Commission has said it plans to announce its choice by June, about a year after the previous police chief resigned.

Number Of Homeless People Counted In Oahu Survey Drops 11% Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Number Of Homeless People Counted In Oahu Survey Drops 11%

Oahu’s homeless population includes 55 adults who said they are on the Hawaiian Homelands waitlist, the survey found.

This Honolulu Architect Admitted To Bribery. But He Still Has His License Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

This Honolulu Architect Admitted To Bribery. But He Still Has His License

Despite pleading guilty to a job-related felony, William Wong was able to renew his license for another two years.

Ex-Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy Will Face A Jury In The Fall Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Ex-Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy Will Face A Jury In The Fall

A trial that was scheduled for June has been pushed to at least October after the judge granted a continuance.

Many Tourists Unaware Of New Diamond Head Reservation System On First Day Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2022

Many Tourists Unaware Of New Diamond Head Reservation System On First Day

The system is designed to relieve crowding at the popular hiking trail but it may take some time to work out the kinks.

Crime On Oahu Is Bouncing Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Crime On Oahu Is Bouncing Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels

The number of homicides and car thefts have spiked on Hawaii’s most populous island, according to HPD data.

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2018

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns

The councilwoman hasn’t disclosed that she is getting paid by a candidate who would benefit from her legislation. 

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds

Seventeen people were hospitalized, children experienced seizures and pets died, federal health officials found.

Daily Ridership Would Drop By Thousands If The Honolulu Rail Line Ends At Civic Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Daily Ridership Would Drop By Thousands If The Honolulu Rail Line Ends At Civic Center

An average of 119,600 people were originally expected to board the trains each weekday, but that will drop to 84,000 daily riders with the shorter route.

Ex-Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy Will Face A Jury In The Fall Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Ex-Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy Will Face A Jury In The Fall

A trial that was scheduled for June has been pushed to at least October after the judge granted a continuance.

Many Tourists Unaware Of New Diamond Head Reservation System On First Day Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2022

Many Tourists Unaware Of New Diamond Head Reservation System On First Day

The system is designed to relieve crowding at the popular hiking trail but it may take some time to work out the kinks.

Crime On Oahu Is Bouncing Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Crime On Oahu Is Bouncing Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels

The number of homicides and car thefts have spiked on Hawaii’s most populous island, according to HPD data.

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2018

Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns

The councilwoman hasn’t disclosed that she is getting paid by a candidate who would benefit from her legislation. 

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds

Seventeen people were hospitalized, children experienced seizures and pets died, federal health officials found.

Daily Ridership Would Drop By Thousands If The Honolulu Rail Line Ends At Civic Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Daily Ridership Would Drop By Thousands If The Honolulu Rail Line Ends At Civic Center

An average of 119,600 people were originally expected to board the trains each weekday, but that will drop to 84,000 daily riders with the shorter route.

How Honolulu’s Push For More Housing Sparks Opposition From Rival Interests Cassie Ordonio/Civil Beat/2022

How Honolulu’s Push For More Housing Sparks Opposition From Rival Interests

Housing is an abstract goal, but the concrete reality usually sparks opposition from advocates for farmland or the environment or those simply worried about urban woes.

Green Lawns And Pools: Honolulu’s Biggest Water Users Struggle To Conserve Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Green Lawns And Pools: Honolulu’s Biggest Water Users Struggle To Conserve

Despite calls to use 10% less water, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply says it hasn’t seen a significant drop in usage.

Inside The ‘Frantic’ Push To Shorten Rail And Keep Its Federal Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Inside The ‘Frantic’ Push To Shorten Rail And Keep Its Federal Funding

Project officials stress that they’re still fully committed to getting rail to Ala Moana, but it’s still not clear financially how that would happen.