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Ewa Wind Farm Seeking Community Input Gill Ewa Lands LLC

Ewa Wind Farm Seeking Community Input

The large project is awaiting word from Hawaiian Electric.

Funders Abandon Ala Moana Playground Plans, Pivot To Kakaako Denby Fawcett/ Civil Beat

Funders Abandon Ala Moana Playground Plans, Pivot To Kakaako

The playground’s advocates and Mayor Kirk Caldwell had been adamant that the playground should be at Ala Moana. Now they’re changing course to build it at Kakaako Gateway Park.

Businesses, Company Reach Settlement On Kakaako Roads Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Businesses, Company Reach Settlement On Kakaako Roads

The state attorney general isn’t part of the deal, so the suit continues toward its April trial date.

Cyber Attack Halts Radiation Treatment By Oahu Cancer Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Cyber Attack Halts Radiation Treatment By Oahu Cancer Center

Cyber attacks like those suffered by the Cancer Center of Hawaii in November have grown in frequency against medical providers in the state and nationwide.

HPD Chief: Police Shot At Man Who Tried To Run Over Officer Courtesy: KITV

HPD Chief: Police Shot At Man Who Tried To Run Over Officer

Update: A 23-year-0ld man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

‘Nothing Is Working’: Kakaako’s Disputed Roads Still Languish In Disrepair Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Nothing Is Working’: Kakaako’s Disputed Roads Still Languish In Disrepair

A five-year legal battle challenges the control of the streets by a private company that charges for parking and provides little road maintenance.

Honolulu City Council Voted On Company’s Project Then Let It Buy Lunch Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Voted On Company’s Project Then Let It Buy Lunch

Ethics guidelines advise government agencies against accepting free food if the company has business before the city.

This Central Oahu City Is About To Bloom With New Economic Life Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Central Oahu City Is About To Bloom With New Economic Life

Wahiawa has struggled since the collapse of the pineapple industry. But new projects, some supported by political leaders, are giving city leaders new hope.

How The Gas Company Plans To Fight A Bill Banning Gas Water Heaters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How The Gas Company Plans To Fight A Bill Banning Gas Water Heaters

Hawaii Gas faces an uncertain future as the state moves to renewables. Now it’s creating a new entity to help advocate for gas.

New HART Analyses Show Millions Of Dollars In Added Rail Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New HART Analyses Show Millions Of Dollars In Added Rail Costs

Rail’s ultimate price tag remains a mystery, but HART’s own risk reports show the costs steadily climbing.

Council Passes Landmark Bill Restricting Single-Use Plastics On Oahu Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Council Passes Landmark Bill Restricting Single-Use Plastics On Oahu

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has signaled he supports the bill. Its restrictions on food-vendor plastics would roll out in the next two years.

Case Dismissed: 8 Years, No Conviction And A Honolulu Man’s Life Derailed Illustration by Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Case Dismissed: 8 Years, No Conviction And A Honolulu Man’s Life Derailed

Sefo Fatai says a woman he thought would give him money to pay off a debt to his boss handed him meth instead, plunging him into an eight-year ordeal fighting the criminal justice system.

December 2017

Thursday, December 28

Suits Against Honolulu Cops Cite ‘Culture Of Silence’ At HPD

Wednesday, December 27

Honolulu Police Try Building More Trust With The Homeless

Tuesday, December 26

Volunteers Keep One of Makiki’s Best-Kept Secrets Afloat

Outreach Workers Who Aid The Homeless Often Need Help Themselves

Friday, December 22

New Police Chief Reassigns Union President To Patrol Shift

Thursday, December 21

City Repaves Aggressively But Falls Behind On Other Roadwork

Wednesday, December 20

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Builds A New-Look Police Commission

Monday, December 18

Ala Moana High Rise Developer Removes ‘Poor Door’ From Proposal

Friday, December 15

These Hawaii Seniors Hang Out In A Warehouse To Spice Up Their Lives

Thursday, December 14

Hawaii Supreme Court: Christopher Deedy Can Go On Trial For A Third Time

Tuesday, December 12

Caldwell Offers A New Multimillion-Dollar Option For Natatorium

Monday, December 11

Reader Rep: When Should You Credit Your Media Competitors?

Thursday, December 7

Salvage Team Tows Wrecked Fishing Boat Off Waikiki Reef

One Ala Moana Condo Development Approved And Another In The Pipeline

Wednesday, December 6

Council Gives Preliminary OK To Changing How Police Panel Selected

Crews Are Close to Finally Ridding Waikiki Of The Pacific Paradise

Proposed High Rise With ‘Poor Door’ Stalls At City Council

Hawaii AG Won’t File Charges In Toddler Abuse Case

Why Are Fewer People Riding TheBus?

Honolulu Police Officer’s Road Rage Results In Lawsuit Against City

Tuesday, December 5

HPD Won’t Force Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Right Away

Councilman Wants A Piece Of The Action In Picking Police Commissioners

November 2017

Thursday, November 30

Uber, Lyft Cleared For Airport Pickups Under Pilot Program

‘Poor Door’: Separate Tower Entrance Planned For Lower-Income Residents

Could Self-Driving Cars And Buses Replace The Last Leg Of Rail?

Wednesday, November 29

Did Honolulu Police Go Too Far In The Case Of This Man’s Death?

Temple of Boom: Mormon Church North Shore Housing Plans Hit Roadblock

Tuesday, November 28

Honolulu Police Tell Medical Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns

A Champion For Kalihi’s Kids

New Kealoha Defense Tactic: Going After ‘Mainland Prosecutors’

Monday, November 27

Ex-Cop Sentenced For Helping Prostitute In Exchange For Sex

Two More Condo And Hotel Towers Proposed For Ala Moana

This Waikiki Shipwreck Is Proving Tough To Get Rid Of

Ian Lind: Why A Tree In Hawaii Kai Is Raising Questions Of Favoritism

Wednesday, November 22

On Saturday, Kaimuki Small Businesses Are Going Big

Don’t Give Up On Honolulu’s Recycling Effort

Monday, November 20

Disruptive Hawaii Flight Passenger Sentenced To Time Served

Paying The Rent Just Keeps Getting Tougher In Honolulu

Friday, November 17

Rail Board OKs Preliminary Step To Push Route Past Ala Moana

Honolulu City Council Considers Regulating ‘Monster Homes’

Thursday, November 16

Caldwell Nominates Former TV Executive For Police Commission

Will Rail Go To Manoa And Waikiki After All?

Council Panel Votes To Prohibit Lying Down At Honolulu Bus Stops

Wednesday, November 15

New HPD Chief Shares Her Goals For A Department In Turmoil

Tuesday, November 14

New Council Proposal Cuts Back Fire Sprinkler Requirements

Kealohas Get New Defense Attorneys In Federal Conspiracy Case

City May Get Tougher On Tour Vans In Waimanalo

Monday, November 13

Recycle Or Incinerate? The Battle Of The Blue Bins

Friday, November 10

Photo Essay: The UH Baton Twirler

Thursday, November 9

Boat Wreck Shows Ecological Risk Of Hawaii Fishing Fleet Practices

Judge: Kealohas Are Too Broke To Pay For Their Own Defense

Wednesday, November 8

Judge To Kealohas: Show Me Your Finances

Neal Milner: This ‘Power Couple’ Is Not So Cool

The Case Against Katherine Kealoha Just Keeps Getting Worse

Is Ala Moana The New Kakaako?

Tuesday, November 7

Kealoha Attorneys Want Out Of Corruption Case

Waimanalo Tent-Dwellers: A Different Kind Of Homelessness

Monday, November 6

Criminal Case Against Kealohas Puts Brakes On Uncle’s Suit

Honolulu Police Officers Begin Testing Body Cameras

No Water For The Homeless At The Waianae Boat Harbor Camp

Friday, November 3

Officer Charged In Corruption Case Challenges Police Commission

Explosive Motion Calls For Ouster Of Kealoha Attorneys

Trump’s Hawaii Visit Inspires Supporters, But More Opponents

What’s At The Center Of The Case Against The Kealohas? Bank Fraud

Thursday, November 2

Ian Lind: It Turns Out We Owe Chuck Totto A Big Thank-You

Wednesday, November 1

Officers Hope New Chief Will Clear Away ‘Dark Cloud Over HPD’

Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Secret Meetings About Police Chief

Council Confirms Two New Honolulu Police Commission Members

Three Officers Plead Not Guilty In Honolulu Police Corruption Case

Some Of Our Best Reporting On Honolulu Police Misconduct

It’s Hard To Say Where Homeless People Go After Sweeps

October 2017

Tuesday, October 31

A Look At The Business Execs Up For Seats On Honolulu Police Commission

Monday, October 30

Susan Ballard To Be Sworn In Wednesday As Honolulu Police Chief

Friday, October 27

Former HPD Police Chief Gets New Criminal Defense Attorney

Audit: Honolulu Could Save Millions By Burning Recyclables For Energy

Jim Dooley: Secrecy, Unwavering Loyalty A Recipe For Police Corruption

HPD Corruption Case: Who Is Alison Lee Wong?

Thursday, October 26

Star-Advertiser Employees Rally To Protest Layoffs

These Kalihi Streets Are A Big Hazard For Bike Riders

Wednesday, October 25

Susan Ballard Picked As New Honolulu Police Chief

Legislative Leaders Appoint Four People To Honolulu Rail Board

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Has Long History Of Troubles

Tuesday, October 24

Honolulu Council Committee Shoots Down Islandwide Sit-Lie Ban

High Court Rejects Media Complaint About Police Commission Secrecy

The Children’s Trust Fund At The Heart Of The Kealoha Indictment

Monday, October 23

Interviews For Next Honolulu Police Chief Begin Amid Growing Scandal

How Far Will The Honolulu Police Corruption Investigation Spread?

State Plans To Clear Out Homeless Camp Under Honolulu Freeway

Friday, October 20

A Guide To The Case Against The Kealohas

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested

No Criminal Indictment Yet In Federal Police Corruption Probe

Wednesday, October 18

FBI Reveals New Details About The Alleged Honolulu Police Conspiracy

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners

Third HPD Officer Arrested As Part Of Corruption Investigation

Why It’s So Difficult To Clean Up This Honolulu Hoarder House

Tuesday, October 17

Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate

Monday, October 16

What Started The Marco Polo Fire Remains A Mystery

Two Honolulu Cops Face Felony Charges In Corruption Case

Sunday, October 15

FBI Arrests Two Allegedly Tied To Honolulu Police Corruption Probe

Thursday, October 12

Honolulu City Clerk Wants Big Increase In Price Of Voter Data

Wednesday, October 11

Islandwide Sit-Lie Ban Gets Preliminary Approval Despite Opposition

Tax Breaks Proposed For Organic Farms And ‘Ocean Friendly’ Restaurants

Councilman: Contraflow Lane Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Friday, October 6

Acting Honolulu Police Chief To Retire As Search For Replacement Continues

Hawaii Officials To The Homeless: Go Away

Thursday, October 5

Overtime Costs Keep Going Up For Honolulu City Government

Wednesday, October 4

Public Input Favors Retired HPD Major’s Candidacy To Be Police Chief

Kakaako Parks Will Temporarily Close To Clear Homeless Camps

City Must Find $160 Million To Pay For Rail Agency’s Employees

Tuesday, October 3

These North Shore Food Trucks Are Under Fire From Environmentalists

September 2017

Thursday, September 28

Honolulu Police Commission Picks Seven Finalists For Chief

Wednesday, September 27

Outspoken Honolulu Police Commissioners Just Got More Power

Tuesday, September 26

Some Honolulu High Rises Don’t Need Sprinklers, Fire Safety Panel Says

Monday, September 25

Honolulu Police Commissioner Resigns Over Chief Selection Process

Kaimuki: Sprucing Up A Business District That ‘Totally Depends On Local’

Wednesday, September 20

Kealoha’s Quest For City To Pay His Legal Fees Takes A Nasty Turn

Firefighters Union Protests Lack Of Information On Marco Polo Investigation

Tuesday, September 19

Abused Toddler’s Mom Seeks Federal Help With Her Son’s Case

Homeless Swept From Perches Atop Diamond Head Cliffs

Denby Fawcett: 5 Ways Hawaii Condo Dwellers Can Protect Themselves

Friday, September 15

Constant Flooding in Mapunapuna May Lead State To Cut Lease Payments

Thursday, September 14

Honolulu Rail Board: What Do You Do With A $2.4 Billion Bailout?

This Waikiki Land Fight Is A Doozy

Tuesday, September 12

Denby Fawcett: Big Questions Still Smolder Two Months After Marco Polo Fire

Star-Advertiser Cuts Nearly 10 Percent Of Its Newsroom Staff

Monday, September 11

News Outlets Challenge Honolulu Police Commission Secrecy

How A Police Officer’s Complaints About HPD Corruption Went Viral

Hawaii Officials Push For $300 Million Ala Wai Canal Makeover

Thursday, September 7

Honolulu’s Search For A New Police Chief Down To 9 Candidates

SHOPO: Don’t Release Police Officer Names For Salary Database

Wednesday, September 6

Extra-Tall Hotel Near Ala Moana Approved By Honolulu City Council

Tuesday, September 5

Rail Bailout Bill Becomes Law As Ige Signs $2.4 Billion Measure

Will Kalihi Redevelopment Push Out Current Residents And Businesses?

How the Legislature’s ‘Big Five’ Crafted A Deal To Rescue Honolulu Rail

Friday, September 1

Will Stricter Oversight Put Honolulu Rail On Track?

August 2017

Wednesday, August 30

Comic Con — Three Days Of Escapism In Honolulu

Lawmakers Skeptical That Hotel Room Tax Hike Would Hurt Hawaii Tourism

Grand Jury Probe Zeroes In On ‘Safe House’ Property Deal

Tuesday, August 29

Waikiki Residents Lose Fight To Force State To Repair Seawall

Denby Fawcett: Demilitarizing Diamond Head

Monday, August 28

$2.4 Billion Rail Rescue Plan Clears Another Senate Hurdle

Honolulu Mayor Urges Lawmakers To Put More Money In Rail Bailout Bill

Is Honolulu Turning Homeless People Into Criminals?

Rail Bailout Bill Requires Sweeping Audit

3 Things That Could Derail The Honolulu Rail Bailout

Thursday, August 24

Lawmakers Strike Deal To Increase Hotel Tax, GET To Pay For Rail

Wednesday, August 23

Honolulu Council Sends Sprinkler Retrofit Bill To Advisory Panel

Tuesday, August 22

Honolulu Will Spend $85 Million To Upgrade Maxed-Out Sewers

Monday, August 21

More Alternative Uses for the Honolulu Rail Line

Friday, August 18

The Trouble With Trash For Local Volunteers

Wednesday, August 16

Chinatown Has A New Shelter For The Homeless Mentally Ill

Audit: Some Honolulu Garbage Workers Take Excessive Sick Leave, OT

Monday, August 14

Hawaii Lawmakers Not Sold On Rail Tax Extension

Ex-Cop Sues Honolulu For Not Paying To Defend Him In Assault Lawsuit

Friday, August 11

Ex-Honolulu Cop Offers $300,000 To Settle Suit With Bartender He Shot

Wednesday, August 9

As Some Oahu Cemeteries Run Out Of Space, City OKs Expansion

Who Will Step Up To Save The ‘Stairway To Heaven’?

Honolulu May Pay To Fix Feral Cats

Tuesday, August 8

Waianae Board: New Development Too Expensive For Locals

Monday, August 7

Lawmakers Consider Having Neighbor Islands Help Pay For Oahu’s Troubled Rail Project

Junk Cars Are Piling Up On Oahu

Friday, August 4

Is UH Student Newspaper An Endangered Species?

Honolulu Rail Art Celebrates Hawaiian Culture

When The Sit-Lie Ban Isn’t Enough

Wednesday, August 2

Council Committee Defers Proposal To Develop Haleiwa Farmland

Tuesday, August 1

Denby Fawcett: How A Diamond Head Pitchman Eludes A Crackdown

July 2017

Monday, July 31

HART Board Chooses A New Executive Director

Friday, July 28

Marco Polo Building Had Outdated Fire Alarms When 3 Died In Blaze

Thursday, July 27

Audit Bashes Honolulu’s Rent Subsidy Program For Not Collecting Debts

Dream Plan or Pipe Dream? Group Pushes Street-Level Rail For Honolulu

Wednesday, July 26

Judge Blasts Honolulu Prosecutors Over Handling Of Theft Case

Tuesday, July 25

Council Members Put Mayor’s Call For Sprinkler Retrofitting On Hold

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions

Honolulu Council Considers Another Expansion Of Sit-Lie Ban

Monday, July 24

Many US Cities Still Have High-Rise Buildings Without Sprinklers

Friday, July 21

Honolulu City Council May Seek Crackdown On Waikiki ‘Floatilla’ Events

Insurance May Not Be Enough For Some Marco Polo Condo Owners

Thursday, July 20

Police Commissioners Clash Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Secret Hearings

Wednesday, July 19

Two Police Commissioners Say Secret Hearings For Cops Are Improper

Tuesday, July 18

Arson Dogs Search For Ignitable Liquids in Marco Polo Unit Where Fire Started

Ian Lind: Does The Risk Justify The Cost Of Sprinklers In Older High-Rises?

Industry Cancels Celebration Of Ban On Sprinkler Requirements

Monday, July 17

Fire Department Finds Unit Where High-Rise Fire Began

This Group Is Helping The Needy By Rescuing Tons Of Food

Sunday, July 16

Some Residents Couldn’t Hear Alarms In Deadly High-Rise Blaze

Friday, July 14

Caldwell Supports Adding Sprinklers To Older High-Rises In Wake Of Fire

Some High-Rise Residents Allowed To Return Home After Deadly Honolulu Fire

Thursday, July 13

Cybersecurity Experts Exchange Tricks Of The Trade In Honolulu

Threat To Drinking Water Remains As Navy Studies Options For Fuel Tanks

Can Revamped Honolulu Ethics Commission Rebuild Its Credibility?

Wednesday, July 12

Honolulu Weighs Property Tax Increase For Owners Of Historic Homes

Council Considers Residential Parking Zones For Honolulu Neighborhoods

City Council OKs Issuing $350 Million In Bonds For Rail Construction

Oahu Valleys Are Prone To Landslides — And The Lawsuits That Follow

Tuesday, July 11

Reclaiming History: Oahu’s Last Hawaiian Fishing Village

Honolulu City Council May Expand Its Plastic Bag Ban

Monday, July 10

The Cost Of Hilton’s Friday Fireworks Just Went Up

Friday, July 7

Legislature Schedules Special Session On Rail Funding In Late August

Here’s Who Might Get Stung Hardest By Any New Rail Taxes

Thursday, July 6

Waipahu Businesses Have Hopes For Rail — If They Can Survive Construction

Why Taxpayers Might Have To Pay For Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Attorney

Wednesday, July 5

Honolulu Police Commission: Where’s Our Consultant?

Woman In Critical Condition, Hundreds Rescued At ‘Floatilla’

Embattled City Prosecutor Kealoha Has Been On Unpaid Leave Since April

June 2017

Friday, June 30

Judge Orders Release Of City Prosecutor’s Employment Records

Push To Save Paiko Ridge From Development Slowed By New City Policy

Honolulu May Allow Transportation Companies To Regulate Waikiki Streets

Thursday, June 29

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal Gives Birth On Waikiki Beach

Wednesday, June 28

Bicycle-Sharing Program Hits The Streets Of Honolulu

Homeless And Community Service Workers Considered For Park Cleanup

Special Permits Near Honolulu Rail Line Attract Proposals For Big Hotels

Monday, June 26

One Man’s Quest To Revive A Forgotten Kalihi Park

Kealohas Tried to Discredit Police Commissioner In Corruption Probe

Aina Haina Residents Nervous About Hillside Development

Friday, June 23

Honolulu Is Paying Back $1.45 Million In Federal Housing Funds

Honolulu Rail Project’s Budget Increased By 11.5 Percent

Thursday, June 22

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Fight For Legal Fees Turns Nasty

Wednesday, June 21

Another Delay In Nationwide Search For Honolulu Police Chief

Tuesday, June 20

How HART Tried — And Failed — To Keep Rail Records Secret

Monday, June 19

Legislature Plans To Hold Special Session On Honolulu Rail Funding

What Honolulu Lobbyists Don’t Tell You

Friday, June 16

Bike Tour Offers Firsthand Look At Kalihi’s History — And Potholes

Thursday, June 15

Audit Finds Domestic Violence Crackdown Isn’t Working In Honolulu

Wednesday, June 14

Mayor Caldwell Sells $72,000 Of Territorial Bank Stock

Wealthy Oahu Neighborhoods Benefit From Program Meant To Help Poor Communities

Tuesday, June 13

Medical Bills Exceed $1 Million For Woman Accidentally Shot By Cop

Monday, June 12

The Sorry State Of Many Honolulu Parks

VIDEO: What It’s Like To Be A Cop In Honolulu

Friday, June 9

People Who Have The Most to Gain From Rail Are Still Skeptical

Wednesday, June 7

Council Rejects Proposal To Ban All Plastic Bags At Checkout Counters

City Council Votes to Raise Parking Meter Fees And Vehicle Weight Tax

Council Puts Taxpayers On The Hook To Ensure Rail Work Continues

Tuesday, June 6

Katherine Kealoha Sues City To Keep Her Employment Records Secret

Monday, June 5

Developer Wants To Convert Farmland To Housing In Haleiwa

Thursday, June 1

Civil Beat Poll: Caldwell Is As Unpopular As Trump In Hawaii

May 2017

Tuesday, May 30

HART Takes Its Train Out For A Test Drive Along The Rail Guideway

Thursday, May 25

Oahu Mumps Outbreak Continues With 3 New Cases Confirmed

Wild Chickens Are Flocking To Whole Foods In Kailua

Tuesday, May 23

Experts: LA Passenger ‘Had Trouble Written All Over Him’ Before Boarding

Board Takes Next Step In Deciding Fate of Haiku Stairs

Monday, May 22

Flight Took Off With Disruptive Passenger Despite Red Flags

5 Percent Pay Raises Recommended For Mayor And Top Officials

Saturday, May 20

Investigators Try To Figure Out Why Man Tried To Disrupt Flight

Friday, May 19

Should Taxpayers Have Paid The Legal Tab For This Honolulu Cop?

Parents Camp Overnight To Get Their Kids In Summer Fun Program

Thursday, May 18

Feds Anxious To Know How Honolulu Will Pay For Rail

Waikiki Hotel, State Sued Over Native Hawaiian Burial Site

Wednesday, May 17

Hubbub Over Reality TV Star Sinks HPD Chief Selection Panel

Budget Committee Scraps Property Tax Hike For Hotels

Tuesday, May 16

HART Sues State Blood Bank To Take Land For Rail

Fee Increases For Parking Meters, Bus Fares Clear Another Hurdle

ACLU: 10 Questions For The Next Honolulu Police Chief

Monday, May 15

Opposition To Foreign Condo Sales Raises Legal Questions

Thursday, May 11

Deaf Japanese Tourist Detained In Honolulu Alleges Discrimination

Wednesday, May 10

Honolulu Won’t Authorize Use Of Property Taxes For Rail — Yet

City Searches For A Way To Encourage Affordable Housing Near Rail Stops

It Looks Like Political Insiders Will Help Pick The Next Honolulu Police Chief

Friday, May 5

Police Commissioner Cites Another ‘Failed Investigation’ Of Possible Abuse

Immigrant Investor Project Gets Rocky Reception From City Council

Thursday, May 4

Committee Proposes Fee, But Balks At Total Ban On Plastic Bags

Wednesday, May 3

Kealoha Threatens Police Commissioner With Ethics Complaint

Dog The Bounty Hunter’s Wife Might Help Select HPD’s Next Chief

Mayors Urge Governor To Extend Legislative Session For Rail Bill

Why The Stakes Are So High In Hawaii Police Union Negotiations

Monday, May 1

New Rail Plan Renews Commitment To Building To Ala Moana

April 2017

Friday, April 28

Why Oahu’s Neighborhood Boards Are ‘The Pulse Of The Community’

Police Misconduct Cases: A Settlement, A Sentence And An Acquittal

Thursday, April 27

Council Takes Step To Allow Use Of Property Tax For Rail Construction

Why Honolulu’s Water Pipes Keep Rupturing

Wednesday, April 26

Honolulu Joins Movement To Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Honolulu Council Gives Preliminary OK To Tax And Fee Increases

Monday, April 24

Honolulu Prosecutor Could Be A Witness For The Defense

Honolulu To Open Makiki Apartments For Homeless People

Friday, April 21

Cayetano To Trump: Cut Honolulu Rail Funds

Thursday, April 20

Police Commission May Be Short-Changing Cops In Need Of Attorneys

Wednesday, April 19

Honolulu Closer To Outfitting Officers With Body Cameras

Waimanalo Gym Closure Leaves A Town Feeling Sidelined

Thursday, April 13

Kauai Police Chief Says He’s Applied For Honolulu Chief Job

Wednesday, April 12

VIDEO: For This Waitress, A $400 Tip Was Just The Beginning

Tuesday, April 11

Honolulu Climate Change Office Hasn’t Opened, But It’s Already Shrinking

Denby Fawcett: Eye In The Sky Tracks Diamond Head Homeless Encampments

Monday, April 10

Should Honolulu’s New Police Chief Be An Insider Or An Outsider?

Thursday, April 6

Hawaii AG To Review Toddler Abuse Case That Police Botched

Wednesday, April 5

Proposal To Charge For Honolulu Trash Pickup Discarded For Now

Honolulu Police Chief Job Attracts At Least 30 Applicants

Tuesday, April 4

Lawsuit: Police Officers, Union Tried To Cover Up Bar Shooting

Monday, April 3

Honolulu Police Chief Applications Are Rolling In

HPD Major Retires Amid Justice Department Corruption Probe

How The Hawaii Police Union Is Helping Keep Bad Cops On The Job

March 2017

Friday, March 31

Proposed Increases In Honolulu Taxes And Fees Will Be ‘A Tough Sell’

Tuesday, March 28

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Still Chilly To Police Reform

Thursday, March 23

Did Honolulu Cops Issue Fake Tickets Or Did The Honolulu Prosecutor Make Up The Story?

Wednesday, March 22

Council OK’s Bill Eliminating Cap On Rail Money

Tuesday, March 21

Pedestrian Death Could Cost Honolulu Taxpayers $900K

Monday, March 20

Report: Rail Could Save Big With Private Financing

Why It’s So Hard To Eat Healthy In Hawaii If You’re Poor

Friday, March 17

Honolulu To Pay $100K For Sewage Spill That Closed Waikiki Beach

Thursday, March 16

Man Takes Plea Deal In Kaena Point Albatross Killings

Thursday, March 9

Experts Tell Honolulu Rail What Needs To Be Fixed

Monday, March 6

Does The Justice Department Really Have A Case Against The Kealohas?

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists

Friday, March 3

HPD Reassigns Detective Who Investigated Toddler Abuse Case

Thursday, March 2

Caldwell Budget: Raise Taxes and Fees, Then Hope For Help On Rail

Wednesday, March 1

Honolulu Police Admit They Mishandled Toddler Abuse Case

Why Weren’t Other Parents Told About Day Care Toddler Abuse?

February 2017

Friday, February 24

The Projector: HPD’s New Recruits

Thursday, February 23

To Be A Honolulu Police Commissioner, First Be A Political Insider

Wednesday, February 22

More Sit-Lie Bans Advance In Honolulu City Council

Tuesday, February 21

Denby Fawcett: Protect Albatrosses Like We Protect Dogs And Cats

Friday, February 17

The Projector: Awash In Murals

Thursday, February 16

Caldwell Vows ‘Laser-Like’ Focus on Affordable Housing

Wednesday, February 15

Police Chief Orders Full Review Of Toddler Assault Case

Tuesday, February 14

Why Aren’t We Changing Waianae’s Culture Of Fistfights?

Thursday, February 9

Community Groups Urge Caldwell To Reconsider Housing Appointment

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Answers In Toddler Abuse Case

Wednesday, February 8

City Council Holds Off On Stricter Plastic Bag Rules

‘Rare’ Request Seeks To Hide Criminal Case From Honolulu Prosecutor

Bill Eliminating Cap On Rail Money Moves Forward

This Honolulu Toddler Nearly Died In An Assault But No Charges Filed

Tuesday, February 7

Caldwell Appoints Marc Alexander To Lead Honolulu Housing Office

Council Committee Says Thomas Square Should Remain A Public Park

Friday, February 3

HPD Chief Got His $250K Payout But No One Will Say Who Gave It To Him

Thursday, February 2

Senator: Police Union Wrong On Domestic Violence Bill

UH Report: State’s Cut Of Honolulu Rail Tax ‘Exorbitant’

Supreme Court Considers A Third Trial For Christopher Deedy

New Report Shows Serious Misconduct Persists At HPD

Wednesday, February 1

HPD: We Don’t Have $250,000 To Give The Chief

January 2017

Tuesday, January 31

Documents Reveal New Details In Albatross Massacre

Friday, January 27

Does Honolulu’s Plastic Bag Ban Go Far Enough?

Thursday, January 26

Lawsuit: Police Commission Broke The Law With Secret Meetings

Can One Attorney Sue The Chief And Defend Him At The Same Time?

Wednesday, January 25

Council Votes To Curb Commercial Activity At Waimanalo Beaches

Will Police Reform Finally Gain Traction In The 2017 Legislature?

Tuesday, January 24

Acting HPD Chief Concerned About $250K Payment To Kealoha

Monday, January 23

Police Commission Clarifies HPD Chief’s $250K Deal

Saturday, January 21

Thousands Defy Rain And Trump During Rally In Honolulu

Friday, January 20

Hawaii Christian Church Says No Gays Allowed At Upcoming Banquet

Why One Police Commissioner Wanted To Fire The Chief

Wednesday, January 18

Honolulu Police Chief Gets $250,000 In Retirement Deal

Senator: ‘Silent’ Police Commission Should Stay Quiet A Bit Longer

Friday, January 13

Honolulu Police Commission To City Council: Stay Out Of It

FBI Serves Search Warrant At Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

Thursday, January 12

State Says Number Of Available Shelter Beds Will Go Up In 2017

Wednesday, January 11

Caldwell: There’s Likely No Deal Yet On Police Chief’s Departure

Tuesday, January 10

City Council Members ‘Leery’ Of HPD Chief’s Retirement Deal

New Kakaako Park Rules Could Keep Homeless Away

Monday, January 9

HPD Chief Could Get A Lucrative Cash Payout Along With Pension

Is HPD Chief’s Departure Just The Beginning Of An ‘Ugly’ Mess?

Kakaako Shelters Work To Move Homeless Into Housing Faster

Friday, January 6

Embattled Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha To Retire

Thursday, January 5

Honolulu Tweaking Its Rules For Affordable Housing Near Rail

Wednesday, January 4

Police Commission Remains Mum About HPD Chief Situation

Police Commission: HPD Chief’s Future Will Be Discussed In Secret

Tuesday, January 3

City Prosecutor Under Corruption Probe Will Run Criminal Intel Unit

Does Council’s New Leadership Mean A Smoother Ride For Rail?

The Plot Thickens In The Honolulu Police Chief Conspiracy Case

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