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Caldwell Took In $155,000+ From Territorial Bank in 2019 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Took In $155,000+ From Territorial Bank in 2019

The mayor made at least $342,070 last year between his city job and other income.

2 Teens Stabbed At Mililani High School Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Teens Stabbed At Mililani High School

The injuries don’t appear to be life threatening, while a suspect is in custody.

HART Employee Reported Improper Use Of Federal Funds In 2015 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Employee Reported Improper Use Of Federal Funds In 2015

Worried about financial mismanagement, a HART employee said she was asked to resign when she spoke up.

How Much Should It Cost To Ride Rail? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Much Should It Cost To Ride Rail?

Honolulu officials are seeking public input on setting rates.

Will Espero Looks To Return To Public Service Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Espero Looks To Return To Public Service

The former state senator is running for the Honolulu City Council.

Should Hawaii Build An Underwater Tunnel Between Ewa And Downtown? Google

Should Hawaii Build An Underwater Tunnel Between Ewa And Downtown?

State lawmakers may ask the DOT to study the idea as a way to alleviate traffic, even as a rail line is still being built.

Denby Fawcett: How Marketeers Turned The Diamond Head Shoreline Into The Gold Coast Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: How Marketeers Turned The Diamond Head Shoreline Into The Gold Coast

Before the luxury apartments and the seawalls, the once-expansive shoreline was known to Hawaiians as Kapua, meaning “the flower.”

HART Grapples With Lessons Learned From West Side Rail Construction Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Grapples With Lessons Learned From West Side Rail Construction

Critics now worry HART is moving too slowly, but the agency found it previously moved too fast without proper planning.

Florence Puana, Grandmother of Katherine Kealoha, Dies At Age 100 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Florence Puana, Grandmother of Katherine Kealoha, Dies At Age 100

She was a key witness against her granddaughter and former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha during their recent public corruption trial.

Honolulu Is A Top Potential Market For E-Scooters — But They’re Still A Year Away Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is A Top Potential Market For E-Scooters — But They’re Still A Year Away

E-scooter rentals have been controversial, but if the rollout is done right they could help soften Honolulu’s traffic woes.

Rick Blangiardi Announces Run For Honolulu Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rick Blangiardi Announces Run For Honolulu Mayor

The longtime media executive will face some well-funded opponents.

Denby Fawcett: City Removes 2nd Fence From Diamond Head Seawall Courtesy: Alexi Drouin

Denby Fawcett: City Removes 2nd Fence From Diamond Head Seawall

The fences were installed in December but both have been removed following public protests.

 

February 2020

Tuesday, February 25

Caldwell Took In $155,000+ From Territorial Bank in 2019

Monday, February 24

HART Employee Reported Improper Use Of Federal Funds In 2015

Tuesday, February 18

Denby Fawcett: How Marketeers Turned The Diamond Head Shoreline Into The Gold Coast

Friday, February 14

HART Grapples With Lessons Learned From West Side Rail Construction

Thursday, February 13

Florence Puana, Grandmother of Katherine Kealoha, Dies At Age 100

Honolulu Is A Top Potential Market For E-Scooters — But They’re Still A Year Away

Tuesday, February 11

Denby Fawcett: City Removes 2nd Fence From Diamond Head Seawall

Thursday, February 6

State To Pull Out Of Dillingham Airfield, Leaving Businesses Up In The Air

Monday, February 3

New Police Misconduct Reports Show A Range Of Bad Behavior

City Stops Planned $700 Million Blaisdell Renovation

Saturday, February 1

Amemiya Raises Most Campaign Cash In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

January 2020

Friday, January 31

Caldwell Raises Nearly $300K For 2022 Governor’s Race

Defense Attorney Kau Leads Honolulu Prosecutor’s Race In Campaign Cash

Sterling Higa: It’s Time To Clean Up Chinatown

Thursday, January 30

SLIDESHOW: Emotions Run High At Memorial Service For Slain HPD Officer

Feds: HART Shouldn’t Promise To Have Rail Ready In October

There’s A Lot Of Parking In Ala Moana – If You Know Where To Look

Wednesday, January 29

The Honolulu Morgue Is Still A Mess

Can Fixing Parking Rules Make Honolulu More Affordable?

Tuesday, January 28

Prosecutor Candidates Promise To Restore Trust, Change Culture

Friday, January 24

HART Struggles To Keep Critical Utility Work On Schedule

Thursday, January 23

Caldwell Talks Homelessness, HUD and Honolulu Rail In Washington DC

Plenty Of Warning Signs But Few Treatment Options In Police Killer Case

Tuesday, January 21

Police Find Human Remains At Diamond Head Home Where Two Cops Were Killed

Sunday, January 19

Man Suspected Of Fatally Shooting 2 HPD Officers Was Facing Eviction

Thursday, January 16

Honolulu Sues To Recoup Kealoha Retirement Money

Monday, January 13

Oahu Is Overhauling How It Counts The Homeless

Friday, January 10

Sheehan Out As Honolulu Police Commission Chair

Sterling Higa: Why Can’t I Find An Apartment To Rent In Honolulu?

Thursday, January 9

HART: ‘This Is The Year’ For Limited Rail Passenger Service

Wednesday, January 8

Auditor: Handi-Van Software – And Perhaps Its Operator – Need An Overhaul

Tuesday, January 7

Honolulu Police Official Says Suspect Shot Because ‘He Was Not Compliant’

Audit: Honolulu Can’t Meet Building Industry Demands For Permits

Vacation Rentals Are Still Thriving In Kailua

Monday, January 6

Honolulu Police Shoot Man In Kailua

Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments In A Civil Beat Story

Friday, January 3

Honolulu Businessman Files Federal Complaint In Prosecutor Impeachment Effort

TheBus Redux: A City Transit Leader Responds To Riders’ Questions