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Honolulu Mayor Orders Review Of Wildfire Risk On Oahu David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Honolulu Mayor Orders Review Of Wildfire Risk On Oahu

Honolulu's managing director will assess existing fire studies to determine risks as well as firefighting and other emergency response capabilities.

City Awards $2.5 Million Contract For Haiku Stairs Removal Flickr

City Awards $2.5 Million Contract For Haiku Stairs Removal

This comes after years of controversy over how the city should handle the stairs.

Wastewater Exec Milton Choy Gets 3 1/2 Years In Prison In Bribery Case David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Wastewater Exec Milton Choy Gets 3 1/2 Years In Prison In Bribery Case

Choy was involved in several bribery cases but was only charged in one after cooperating with federal prosecutors.

Trial Of Couple Accused Of Killing Waimanalo Girl Is Postponed HPD

Trial Of Couple Accused Of Killing Waimanalo Girl Is Postponed

Isabella Kalua's adoptive parents are scheduled to stand trial early next year.

Honolulu Restores Limits Under Short-Term Rental Law David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Honolulu Restores Limits Under Short-Term Rental Law

The city had suspended the law to facilitate emergency housing for Maui wildfire survivors but says that's no longer necessary.

No Clear Timetable Yet For Reopening Lahaina Schools Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

No Clear Timetable Yet For Reopening Lahaina Schools

Teachers in the affected schools are frustrated at the lack of communication from the DOE, its board heard Thursday.

State Failed To Heed Warnings Of Waimanalo Girl’s Abuse, Lawsuit Alleges Honolulu Police Department

State Failed To Heed Warnings Of Waimanalo Girl’s Abuse, Lawsuit Alleges

The lawsuit by the estate of Isabella Kalua says the state advocated her adoption by her foster parents despite multiple reports of suspicious injuries by doctors and others.

Honolulu Suspends Short-Term Rental Law To Aid Wildfire Survivors David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Suspends Short-Term Rental Law To Aid Wildfire Survivors

The law was enacted to limit the use of residential properties as vacation rentals.

City’s Bonds Sale To Fund Rail, City Improvements Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

City’s Bonds Sale To Fund Rail, City Improvements

The rail project is slated to receive $11 million from the transaction.

Hawaii To Thousands Of Tourists Fleeing Maui Wildfires: ‘The Rest Of The State Is Open’ David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Hawaii To Thousands Of Tourists Fleeing Maui Wildfires: ‘The Rest Of The State Is Open’

Power outages left Maui visitors with little information on where they would be headed once they left the island.