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Lawmakers: Red Hill Fuel Leaked Into Well Through A Pipeline Navy Didn’t Know Existed Courtesy: State Senate/2022

Lawmakers: Red Hill Fuel Leaked Into Well Through A Pipeline Navy Didn’t Know Existed

Navy officials didn’t know about the pipeline until someone reviewed the facility’s schematics from 1941, lawmakers who took a tour said they were told.


Honolulu Police Chief Search Expected To Take At Least 6 More Months Honolulu Police Commission/2022

Honolulu Police Chief Search Expected To Take At Least 6 More Months

PSI Services LLC, the consulting firm hired to assist in the search, said it plans to present the police commission with up to four finalists in June.

Three Former Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy For Kealoha Payout Hawaii News Now/2022

Three Former Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy For Kealoha Payout

UPDATED: All defendants pleaded not guilty, and a judge allowed their release on unsecured $50,000 bonds.

Kahikina Lists Achievements In Her First Year Leading Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Kahikina Lists Achievements In Her First Year Leading Honolulu Rail

An official slide presentation on the new executive director’s performance cites plenty of achievements but no weaknesses.

Navy Agrees To Comply With Hawaii’s Order To Drain Red Hill Fuel Facility Screenshot: House Armed Services/2022

Navy Agrees To Comply With Hawaii’s Order To Drain Red Hill Fuel Facility

Employees at Red Hill filed complaints about safety hazards before the leaks in 2021, a Navy official said.

HPD And DOE Sued For Allegedly Handcuffing 10-Year-Old Girl Over Drawing Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

HPD And DOE Sued For Allegedly Handcuffing 10-Year-Old Girl Over Drawing

The civil rights lawsuit was filed Friday and alleges that the girl suffered physical, emotional and physiological injuries in the wake of the incident.

SHOPO Leader Wants Faster Progress In Finding A New Honolulu Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

SHOPO Leader Wants Faster Progress In Finding A New Honolulu Police Chief

The union’s newly elected president, Robert Cavaco, criticized the police commission’s decision to hire a consulting firm to help with the search.

Miske’s Hawaii Kai Home Is For Sale, But He’s Unlikely To Get The Proceeds Honolulu Board of Realtors

Miske’s Hawaii Kai Home Is For Sale, But He’s Unlikely To Get The Proceeds

The waterfront property has been encumbered by the federal government’s intent to seek its forfeiture if Miske is convicted on the charge of racketeering conspiracy.

Employees Challenge Hawaiian Airlines Vaccine Mandate Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Employees Challenge Hawaiian Airlines Vaccine Mandate

Seven employees sued the company, alleging it violated federal law when implementing its vaccine policy.

December 2020

Thursday, December 31

SLIDESHOW: 2020 — The Year In Photographs

Tuesday, December 29

Outgoing Mayor Caldwell Defends Millions Spent On Pandemic Policing

Kirk Caldwell’s Legacy As Honolulu Mayor Is Marred By Rail And Homelessness

Monday, December 28

Police Fatally Shoot Windward Oahu Man

Lori Kahikina Pegged To Lead HART As Interim Director

Are Open-Book Tests Making It Too Easy To Become A Honolulu Police Officer?

Thursday, December 24

SLIDESHOW: This Santa Carries On Despite The Pandemic

Wednesday, December 23

Some Honolulu Police Officers Are Doubling Their Salaries With Overtime

Tuesday, December 22

Honolulu Rail Manages To Keep Its Federal Funding – For Now

Police Commissioner: HPD Surveillance Of Medical Examiner ‘Raises Some Red Flags’

Monday, December 21

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Targeted Former Medical Examiner

Thursday, December 17

Honolulu Rail Project Is Left Without A Leader As HART Ousts Robbins

Hawaii Supreme Court Releases Cachola Arbitration Decision

Wednesday, December 16

What Did HPD Do To Prevent Another Kealoha Scandal? Not Much, Chief Says

Tuesday, December 15

HART, City Underestimated Cost Of Rail Work By $1.3 Billion, P3 Prices Show

Louis Kealoha Ordered To Pay Back His $250,000 Retirement Settlement

Denby Fawcett: Show More Aloha, Biki — Bike Program Should Share The Wealth

Monday, December 14

Legal Battles Loom With Developer Whether Rail Gets Finished Or Not

Monday, December 7

HART Reveals P3 Bidders For Honolulu Rail — But Not Their Prices

Sunday, December 6

The Miske Case: The Feds Scrutinize A Boat Allegedly Used In A Murder

Saturday, December 5

Kealoha Scandal Hasn’t Led To Major Reforms At Prosecutor’s Office, Audit Finds

Thursday, December 3

Audit: HPD Could Do More To Prevent Officer Misconduct

Honolulu Taxpayers Will Foot The Bill For HPD Overtime Abuse

Wednesday, December 2

Police Commissioner: People Want Answers On HPD’s Low Crime-Solving Rate

November 2020

Wednesday, November 25

Read Katherine Kealoha’s Sentencing Letter Asking For Leniency

Tuesday, November 24

Rail’s Interim Service Could Be Pushed Back A Year Amid COVID-19, Testing Woes

Monday, November 23

Man’s Death In Honolulu Police Custody Caused By Drugs, Shackles And A Struggle

Friday, November 20

‘How Do We Go Forward?’ Honolulu Rail Leaders Kill P3, Confront Unknown Costs

City Is ‘Looking At Everything’ To Avoid Layoffs Or Pay Cuts

Wednesday, November 18

New Honolulu Police Commissioner Pushes For More Info On Use Of Force

City Pushes Rail’s Opening To 2033, Price Tag Soars To $11 Billion

City Strives To Keep Transit Safe As More Bus Drivers Test Positive For COVID-19

Here’s How One Honolulu Cop Got His Job Back After He Was Fired For Misconduct

Tuesday, November 17

We’re Entering A New Era In Honolulu Politics

Denby Fawcett: It’s A Bad Idea For Honolulu’s Next Mayor To End Homeless Sweeps

Ian Lind: Why Are Prosecutors Still Pursuing Criminal Charges Against The US Surgeon General?

Thursday, November 12

HART Still Pursuing Long-Shot Deal To Finish Rail Despite City Resistance

SHOPO Tries Again To Keep Officer Misconduct Secret

Wednesday, November 11

Report: Honolulu Police Use Of Force Increased Last Year

Tuesday, November 10

Denby Fawcett: This Diamond Head Mom Found An Unusual Way To Fight City Hall

Ethics Complaint Filed After Honolulu Lobbyist Fails (Again) To Register

Monday, November 9

Caldwell: Vigilance Needed To Loosen Restrictions By Thanksgiving

The Fish — And Fishermen — Are Back At Ala Moana Beach. Swimmers Are Not Happy

Sunday, November 8

John Pritchett: Comic Relief

Friday, November 6

HPD Needs A Conflict Of Interest Policy, Commission Says

Thursday, November 5

Why Honolulu Chose Rick Blangiardi Over Keith Amemiya

Tuesday, November 3

Honolulu City Council: Kiaaina, Cordero And Tulba Win

Honolulu Voters Favor Term Limits For Prosecutor

Steve Alm Prevails Over Megan Kau In Honolulu Prosecutor Race

Honolulu Mayor: Rick Blangiardi Declares Victory, Keith Amemiya Concedes

Monday, November 2

Easy Targets? Some Oahu Homeless Have Been Ticketed Dozens Of Times During The Pandemic

Sunday, November 1

SLIDESHOW: Helping The Homeless Along River Street

October 2020

Wednesday, October 28

Chinatown Rising: Businesses Are Finding Cool New Homes Amidst The Pandemic

Tuesday, October 27

Honolulu Rail’s Pricey P3 Procurement Continues After Board Fails To End It

Monday, October 26

Lawsuit: HPD Officer Unlawfully Arrested Son’s High School Classmate

Sunday, October 25

Oahu Bar Owners Are Crying Foul Over City Restrictions

Friday, October 23

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail

Blangiardi = Trump, Amemiya = Values

Thursday, October 22

No Rest For The Homeless: Bill Would Ban Sitting Almost Anywhere On Oahu

Wednesday, October 21

Federal Bailout Money Is Speeding Up Gun Permits But Help With Rent Still Lags

Tuesday, October 20

Gyms, Arcades, Vacation Rentals Could Reopen Thursday

Monday, October 19

Honolulu: You Need To Wear Masks Outside, Even With Your Own Family

Thursday, October 15

Honolulu Rail Cost Now at $9.9 Billion But That Estimate Will Likely Grow

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Voters Still Sour On Ige And Caldwell

Wednesday, October 14

Honolulu Rail’s New Budget Hole Estimated At More Than $1 Billion

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: For Prosecutor, More Voters Prefer Alm Over Kau

Tuesday, October 13

Honolulu Council: Government Official Up Against Small Business Owner

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Blangiardi Holds Commanding Lead In Mayor’s Race

Monday, October 12

Honolulu City Council: A Veteran Lawmaker Vs. A Comedian

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Forget The City Charter Questions

Sunday, October 11

Ballot Questions Could Bolster Ethics Watchdog’s Staffing And Spending

Thursday, October 8

Rail CEO: ‘We Can’t Quit’ On Final Construction Contract

Honolulu Mayor Candidates Say They’d Finish Rail As Planned But Not How They’d Pay For It

Wednesday, October 7

Honolulu Police Chief: Case Closure Stats Are Not As Bad As They Look

City Leaders Advance Bill To Withdraw Rail Construction Dollars

Voters Will Have Their Say On A Proposed Honolulu Youth Commission

Tuesday, October 6

Honolulu Agencies Asked To Identify Potential Budget Cuts Up To 10%

Monday, October 5

Caldwell: ‘Phased’ Construction Of Rail If The Project Runs Out Of Cash

Here’s How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Differ — Or Not — On Police Reform

Sunday, October 4

Lee Cataluna: HPD’s Shameful Crime-Solving Record Shouldn’t Be Tolerated

Friday, October 2

Waikiki Councilman Raises Late Objection To State’s Pre-Travel Test Plans

Malicious Prosecution Lawsuit Will Cost Taxpayers $1.4 Million In Settlement

Thursday, October 1

What’s Stalling The Effort To Update Honolulu’s Parking Policies?

September 2020

Wednesday, September 30

HPD Crime-Solving Record Is The Worst It’s Been In At Least 40 Years

Monday, September 28

Honolulu Mayor Candidates Debate Whether To Debate

How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Would Tackle The Pandemic

Friday, September 25

Honolulu Pulls Out Of Public-Private Partnership Plan For Rail

Thursday, September 24

Robbins Keeps His Job, But Rail Faces More ‘Substantial’ Impacts To Schedule And Cost

Tuesday, September 22

New Honolulu Plan Opens Beaches, Parks, Social Gatherings To Groups Of 5

Monday, September 21

Honolulu Rail Board May Replace CEO Andrew Robbins

Honolulu Mayor’s Race: ‘It’s Not Dirty Politics, It’s Just Politics’

Friday, September 18

Honolulu Rail P3 Bidder Wants More Than $2 Billion For The Final Stretch

Thursday, September 17

Councilwoman Files Ethics Complaints Over Chair’s Departure To Union Job

Honolulu Police Are Issuing An ‘Unprecedented’ Number Of Pandemic Tickets

Wednesday, September 16

CARES-Funded Lab Hitting Delays In Delivering Coronavirus Tests

Monday, September 14

This Is How Honolulu Is Spending $387 Million In CARES Act Money

Sunday, September 13

Handi-Van Riders Forced To Verify Disability In Person Despite Pandemic

Friday, September 11

Honolulu Council Chair Ikaika Anderson Already On Payroll Of Local Union

Thursday, September 10

HPD Is Getting Millions To Enforce The Shutdown While Aid For Struggling Residents Lags

Rail Board Confronts Project’s Deepening Financial, Contract Concerns

Solo Activity Order Yet Another Senseless Move From Caldwell

Wednesday, September 9

City: People With Disabilities May Visit Parks, Beaches With A Caregiver

Ikaika Anderson Resigns From Honolulu City Council

Kalihi Has The Worst COVID-19 Outbreak In Hawaii. Here’s How The Community Is Responding

Tuesday, September 8

Oahu Parks, Beaches To Reopen – But Only For Solo Activity

Friday, September 4

Here’s What Honolulu Is Doing To Test Hard-Hit Communities For COVID-19

Tuesday, September 1

Honolulu Prosecutor Back On Job Amid Ongoing Investigation

Honolulu Settles Malicious Prosecution Case Involving Kaneshiro, Kealoha

August 2020

Friday, August 28

A Historic Flyby Takes To The Skies Around Oahu

DOH Won’t Give Honolulu The Data It Needs To Detect Coronavirus In Our Sewage

Thursday, August 27

Crucial Contract For Honolulu Rail Project Delayed For 6th Time

Payments From Honolulu’s $25 Million Hardship Fund Are Mired In Red Tape

Wednesday, August 26

Honolulu Is Taking Contact Tracing Into Its Own Hands

Tuesday, August 25

Oahu Goes Back To Stay-At-Home Order While Virus Testing Ramps Up

Monday, August 24

Alm To Kau: Ask Me For A Job When I’m Elected Prosecutor

Beaches, Parks, Trails Closed? Honolulu Mayor’s COVID-19 Rules Defy Science, Experts Say

Sunday, August 23

Honolulu Police Officer Awaiting Trial For Domestic Abuse

Thursday, August 20

Honolulu Prosecutor Candidate Has Been On Both Sides Of Alleged Crime Boss

Wednesday, August 19

Feds Revamp Ala Wai Flood Control Plan After Community Opposition

Tuesday, August 18

Caldwell Files To Officially Replace Corporation Counsel Under Investigation

Sunday, August 16

From Early On, Miske Was On The Path To A Life Of Crime

Friday, August 14

This Whistleblower Exposed The Health Department’s COVID-19 Shortcomings

Thursday, August 13

Honolulu Rail Costs To Climb With Dispute Over Airport Section

Wednesday, August 12

Mayor: ‘Give Us Evidence’ Potluck Caused Virus Cluster At Honolulu Hale

Tuesday, August 11

‘A Heart Of Gold’: The Other Side Of Accused Crime Boss Michael Miske

Monday, August 10

Honolulu Hale Shuts Down Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Saturday, August 8

Honolulu Council: Veteran State Lawmakers Tupola, Say Clinch Races

Honolulu Prosecutor: Steve Alm Finishes First, Megan Kau Second

Honolulu Mayor: Blangiardi And Amemiya Advance To Runoff

Thursday, August 6

The Interisland Travel Quarantine Is Coming Back, Oahu Beaches And Parks To Close Again

Wednesday, August 5

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Hawaii Voters Don’t Like School, Tourism Reopen Plans

Tuesday, August 4

Caldwell: Top City Official Who’s Subject Of An FBI Investigation Will Remain On The Job

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Blangiardi Holds Double-Digit Lead In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Steve Alm Still Ahead In Race For Honolulu Prosecutor

Sunday, August 2

Police Reform, Pandemic Top Issues For Candidates In City Council Race

July 2020

Friday, July 31

Honolulu Managing Director ‘Subject’ Of Federal Investigation

Thursday, July 30

Oahu Bars To Close For Three Weeks Starting Friday

Hanabusa, Esser Surge In Campaign Cash In Race For Mayor, Prosecutor

Alleged Oahu Crime Boss’ Nightclub Was A Popular Place For Political Fundraisers

Tuesday, July 28

Getting A Ballot In The Mail For Your Dead Relative Is Not As Weird As It Seems

Off-Roaders Could Soon Be Blocked From This East Honolulu Beach

Monday, July 27

The Feds Are Back In Hawaii As Corruption Probe Picks Up Steam Again

Sunday, July 26

Homelessness, Housing Are Top Issues In District 3 Council Race

Friday, July 24

Rail’s P3 Proposals Finally Arrive But Costs Remain Sealed

Ala Wai Flood Control Project Looms Large In District 5 Council Race

Race For Open Leeward Council Seat Focuses On Cost Of Living, City Services

Thursday, July 23

HART: COVID-19 Could Cost Rail $450 Million

Where Honolulu’s Prosecutor Candidates Stand On Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday, July 22

Honolulu Police Chief Denies Racial Disparities Are Proof Of Profiling

Union Labor Now Required On Big Honolulu Public Works Jobs

Megan Kau Promises To ‘Prosecute All Crimes’ In New TV Ad

How Kym Pine Is Using the ‘Power Of Incumbency’ In Mayor’s Race

Tuesday, July 21

Honolulu’s Next Mayor Will Face Major Obstacles On Rail

Monday, July 20

Honolulu Replaces Head Of COVID Recovery Agency Hired Just Weeks Ago

Here’s How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Want To Help The Economy

Friday, July 17

Honolulu Gets Creative In Efforts To Test Sewage For COVID-19

Thursday, July 16

This New PAC Is Attacking Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

Monday, July 13

Colleen Hanabusa: ‘You Don’t Need Someone Who Needs Training Wheels’

Sunday, July 12

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Kym Pine

Kym Pine: The New Face Of ‘Working Families’ Or Just The Status Quo?

Friday, July 10

Amemiya, Alm Lead Campaign Money Races For Mayor, Prosecutor

Keith Amemiya: Political Outsider Or Establishment Insider?

Thursday, July 9

New Deal Reached To Fix Laniakea Parking, Traffic And Safety Problems

Rick Blangiardi: This Former TV Exec Wants To Be CEO Of Honolulu

Wednesday, July 8

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Mufi Hannemann

Mufi Hannemann: He Was Mayor Once Before. Will That Help Or Hurt With Voters?

Tuesday, July 7

4th Honolulu Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Monday, July 6

ACLU Presses HPD To Fix Racial Disparities In Policing

Thursday, July 2

Honolulu Sued Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Waianae Man

How Rick Blangiardi Got Caught Up In A 1980s Bank Fraud Scheme

Wednesday, July 1

New TV Spots Promote Keith Amemiya’s Democratic Roots

Pedestrians In Hawaii Need More Space. Here’s How To Give It To Them

June 2020

Tuesday, June 30

Honolulu Fire Chief’s Plan For A New Rescue Unit Ignites Controversy

Monday, June 29

HPD Chief Says There’s Less Racial Bias In Hawaii. She’s Wrong

Sunday, June 28

Kym Pine Touts ‘Strong, Passionate’ Leadership In Political Ad

Wednesday, June 24

Why ‘Mayor Mufi’ Wants To Be Mayor Mufi Again

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior

Monday, June 22

How 12 Teens Who’d Never Met Before Organized Honolulu’s Black Lives Matter Protest

Sunday, June 21

John Pritchett: Police Protection?

Friday, June 19

Man Who Died In Honolulu Police Custody Identified As 28-Year-Old Kaneohe Resident

Honolulu Police Chief Hopes Nationwide Reform Movement Skips Hawaii

Thursday, June 18

Man Dies In Kaneohe While In Honolulu Police Custody

Wednesday, June 17

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings

Hanabusa: There’s No Time For On-The-Job Training In A Crisis

Saturday, June 13

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Is Gutting Its Newsroom

Wednesday, June 10

Rail Investigation Is Latest Casualty Of COVID-19

Survey Counts Over 4,400 Homeless People On Oahu Before COVID-19

Monday, June 8

Honolulu Police To Temporarily Halt Use Of Vascular Neck Restraints

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners

How A Major Campaign Donor Got A Million-Dollar Cleaning Contract In Honolulu

Friday, June 5

With Tourists Gone, City Will Open Kalakaua to Bikers and Pedestrians

Thursday, June 4

HART Has Spent Millions On Rail Design Work That May Not Be Used

Honolulu Is On The Brink Of A New Political Era

Wednesday, June 3

Honolulu Police Chief: George Floyd’s Death Was ‘Avoidable’ And ‘Criminal’

Tuesday, June 2

Honolulu Unveils $19 Million Plan To Coordinate Economic Recovery

Monday, June 1

Two Reform-Minded Members Quit The Honolulu Police Commission

Mufi Hannemann Is Running For Honolulu Mayor — Again

May 2020

Friday, May 29

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Retired Judge Enjoys Double-Digit Lead In Prosecutor’s Race

Thursday, May 28

HART’s ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ Plan To Keep Construction Moving Fizzles

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Honolulu Mayor’s Race Is Up For Grabs

Wednesday, May 27

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Tout Experience, Need For Change

Tuesday, May 26

Honolulu Hair Salons, Offices, Gyms Will Reopen In Waves Starting Friday

Saturday, May 23

Another Crackdown On Honolulu’s Homeless Has Legal Experts Crying Foul

Friday, May 22

Honolulu Is Testing Sewage To Watch For The Spread Of COVID-19

Thursday, May 21

The Pay Keeps Flowing For Accused Honolulu Officials On Leave

Wednesday, May 20

The Navy Replaced Its Leaky Fuel Tanks In California. Why Not Oahu? 

Free ‘Pop-Up’ Health Clinic In Kalihi Aims To Cover The Newly Uninsured

Monday, May 18

Honolulu Spared From Paying A Hefty Price For Lack Of Trash

Saturday, May 16

Oahu Retailers Welcome Back Shoppers With Disinfectant And Some Doubt

Friday, May 15

Honolulu Council Rebuked Again For Violating Open Meetings Law

Thursday, May 14

HART: Utility Work In Town Will Cost At Least $135M More Than Expected

Wednesday, May 13

First COVID-19 Cases Reported In Hawaii Public Housing

How Honolulu Will Spend $487 Million In Federal Funds

The Pandemic Ignites A Bike Boom In Honolulu

Tuesday, May 12

City Council Grows Anxious As Rail’s COVID-19 Problems Deepen

Pandemic Forces Honolulu Council To Slash Budget

Wednesday, May 6

Honolulu Moving To Expand Crackdown On Homeless

Honolulu To Allow Delayed Property Tax Payments

Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Kealohas Stuck In Limbo

Monday, May 4

A Prominent Developer Was Charged With Assault. Then The Case Languished For A Year

April 2020

Thursday, April 30

Punahou Coach Accused Of Sex Abuse Went On To Other Schools

Wednesday, April 29

Honolulu Official On Leave After Sex Abuse Accusations In Lawsuit

Public Shut Out Of Honolulu Police Commission Meeting

Tuesday, April 28

Rail Meeting Crashes Online, Leaving Public In The Dark

Saturday, April 25

The Trash That Fuels Oahu’s Power Plant Is Vanishing As Fast As The Tourists

Friday, April 24

Hawaii Foodbank Gets $2 Million Boost

Thursday, April 23

Honolulu Will Hold Off On Purchase Of Questionable Virus Test Kits

Caldwell: Reopen Golf Courses First, Church Services Will Have To Wait

Wednesday, April 22

Virus Test Kits Touted By City Lack Federal And State Approval

Tuesday, April 21

Caldwell Extends Oahu Stay At Home Order To May 31

Saturday, April 18

Rick Blangiardi Is Back On TV, But This Time He’s A Political Candidate

Thursday, April 16

HART Explores Ways To Keep Rail Work Going Amid COVID-19 Setbacks

Paused For Pandemic, Honolulu Homeless Sweeps To Resume

Wednesday, April 15

Coronavirus Site For Oahu’s Homeless Will Not Offer Testing

Tuesday, April 14

Honolulu Will Require Masks At Businesses And Riding Transit

Monday, April 13

Caldwell: No More Night Driving Restrictions For Oahu

Coronavirus Won’t Stop Father And Son From Finishing Community Project

Saturday, April 11

How Honolulu Lost Its Top Ranking For The Nation’s Worst Traffic

Thursday, April 9

COVID-19 Slows Honolulu Rail Progress, Could Delay Opening

Nighttime ‘No Driving’ Rules To Be In Place On Oahu Over Easter Weekend

Wednesday, April 8

Nonprofit Plans To Stock Oahu Public Bathrooms During Pandemic

Tuesday, April 7

Caldwell Stops Waimanalo Project ‘Indefinitely’ After Bone Discovery

New Honolulu Tent Program Will Allow Social Distancing For The Homeless

Oahu Traffic Is Gone, For All The Wrong Reasons

Monday, April 6

Construction Resumes At Waimanalo Park Despite Pandemic And Protest

Thursday, April 2

Oahu Homeless Shelters Are Desperate For More Room As Virus Looms

Wednesday, April 1

Honolulu Mayor: Prison May Be ‘Safest Place’ To Ride Out COVID-19

March 2020

Monday, March 30

Honolulu Council Axes Caldwell Budget Increases As Virus Concerns Grow

Friday, March 27

Honolulu Cuts Some Bus Service As Ridership Plummets

Honolulu Steps Up Effort To Protect Homeless Population From Virus

Tuesday, March 24

Honolulu To Reopen Public Bathrooms, State Keeps Theirs Closed

Honolulu’s Spending On Homeless Stagnates Even As Problem Persists

Honolulu Bus Drivers ‘On The Front Lines’ Of The Coronavirus Crisis

Monday, March 23

‘Borderline Criminal’: Honolulu Not Following CDC Advice For Homeless

Sunday, March 22

Honolulu Mayor Orders ‘Stay At Home, Work From Home’ For All Oahu

Wednesday, March 18

Last Call: Caldwell Orders Bars, Restaurants To Restrict Service Starting Friday

Tuesday, March 17

Condo ‘Disaster’: Waikiki Maintenance Fees Hit $1,800

Monday, March 16

First Coronavirus Case Reported In Hawaii Not Linked To Out-Of-State Travel

Friday, March 13

Feds Want Katherine Kealoha In Prison For 14 Years

Honolulu Cancels Meetings And Travel, Considers Disaster Funding

Honolulu: Virus Outbreak Is No Excuse To Not Pay Your Property Tax

Thursday, March 12

Honolulu Police Corruption: Feds Want Judge To Throw The Book At Kealohas

Monday, March 9

Acting Prosecutor Dwight Nadamoto Announces Run For The Job

Friday, March 6

Coronavirus Is Causing A New Set Of Problems For Honolulu Rail

Judge: Honolulu City Council Violated Open Meetings Law

Wednesday, March 4

Honolulu Agrees To Post Financial Disclosures Online

Hawaii’s Largest Private College Is Fighting For Its Future

Tuesday, March 3

Honolulu’s $2.98 Billion Budget: More Rail Funding and Police, No Tax Increase

Monday, March 2

Honolulu Ethics Commission Scrubs Financial Disclosures From Website

February 2020

Friday, February 28

This Oahu Developer Is Planting A Native Hawaiian Forest

Wednesday, February 26

City Leaders Unveil Most – But Not All – Of Future Rail Operations Costs

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