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Voters To Decide If Construction Interests Have Too Much Say In Honolulu Planning Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Voters To Decide If Construction Interests Have Too Much Say In Honolulu Planning

One proposed charter amendment would give voters a chance to weigh in on the makeup of a controversial city commission.

The Miske Files: A Robbery Gone Bad In Kailua Ends In A Death Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Miske Files: A Robbery Gone Bad In Kailua Ends In A Death

Newly released court records are revealing more about what federal prosecutors allege is a years-long criminal enterprise connected to Mike Miske.

Feds Approve Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan, Will Release $125 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Feds Approve Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan, Will Release $125 Million

Mayor Rick Blangiardi called the development a “joyous and a historic day for us.”

Honolulu Mayor Wants Guns Banned From Many Public Areas Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2018

Honolulu Mayor Wants Guns Banned From Many Public Areas

Blangiardi will ask the City Council to draft a law restricting residents with legal firearms in their possession from many public and private spaces. But gun advocates say it’s a lawsuit in the making.

Big Questions Loom For Honolulu In Coming Years. New City Council Members Will Help Shape That Future Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2016

Big Questions Loom For Honolulu In Coming Years. New City Council Members Will Help Shape That Future

Honolulu voters will have tough choices on the ballot this year as they decide on four council races. But there’s a lot to consider.

Sorting It Out: Why You Need To Throw Your Trash Into The Right Bins Alicia Lou/Civil Beat/2022

Sorting It Out: Why You Need To Throw Your Trash Into The Right Bins

A lot of taxpayer money is spent on the public’s bad habits. Honolulu’s solid waste experts break down how the system works and what people should be doing.

Honolulu City Council Puts Controversial Land-Use Bill On Hold Amid Criticism PF Bentley/Civil Beat/2013

Honolulu City Council Puts Controversial Land-Use Bill On Hold Amid Criticism

The city’s Department of Planning and Permitting says it needs to review the measure after complaints from property owners about potentially disastrous effects on businesses.

Newly Unsealed Documents In Miske Case Tell A Grisly Tale Of Kidnap, Torture And Murder FBI

Newly Unsealed Documents In Miske Case Tell A Grisly Tale Of Kidnap, Torture And Murder

A federal judge recently ordered prosecutors to make public dozens of search warrants and other documents in the conspiracy and murder trial of alleged crime boss Mike Miske.

‘A Career Of Sacrifice’: Honolulu Police Grapple With Hiring New Officers While Keeping Veterans Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

‘A Career Of Sacrifice’: Honolulu Police Grapple With Hiring New Officers While Keeping Veterans

Offering better pay, working conditions and flexible scheduling could help retain veterans, but challenges dealing with mental illness and providing affordable housing place roadblocks on recruiting new officers.

Honolulu Prosecutor Charges Murder Suspect In 1972 Killing Reno Police Department

Honolulu Prosecutor Charges Murder Suspect In 1972 Killing

Tudor Chirila, 77, is being held in Reno, Nevada, pending extradition to Hawaii to face trial for second-degree murder.