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HART Board Member Most Critical Of Rail’s Handling Resigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Board Member Most Critical Of Rail’s Handling Resigns

John Henry Felix has repeatedly called to pause rail construction at Middle Street.

State To Pull Out Of Dillingham Airfield, Leaving Businesses Up In The Air Mark Ture/Flickr

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

UPDATED: Hundreds of employees who work at the airfield or indirectly depend on it could be affected by the state’s decision to walk away.

Final Remains In Diamond Head Incident Identified HPD photo

Final Remains In Diamond Head Incident Identified

As was expected, they are of arson-and-shooting suspect Jerry Hanel.

Andria Tupola Launches Bid For Honolulu City Council Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Andria Tupola Launches Bid For Honolulu City Council

The 2018 Republican candidate for governor is seeking a nonpartisan seat.

New Police Misconduct Reports Show A Range Of Bad Behavior Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Police Misconduct Reports Show A Range Of Bad Behavior

But the annual reports to the Legislature are lacking in the level of detail needed for meaningful public scrutiny.

City Stops Planned $700 Million Blaisdell Renovation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Stops Planned $700 Million Blaisdell Renovation

Caldwell concedes the city should focus solely on rail instead with so much uncertainty still hanging over the transit project.

Amemiya Raises Most Campaign Cash In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Amemiya Raises Most Campaign Cash In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Hawaii’s business elites are lining up behind one of their own, giving him an edge on Councilwoman Pine and former Congresswoman Hanabusa.

Caldwell Raises Nearly $300K For 2022 Governor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The Honolulu mayor has far outpaced others who have lined up this far in advance.

Defense Attorney Kau Leads Honolulu Prosecutor’s Race In Campaign Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The political newcomer brought in more money than a well-known former judge.

Sterling Higa: It’s Time To Clean Up Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sterling Higa: It’s Time To Clean Up Chinatown

It’s dirty and crime-ridden and in need of an intensive improvement campaign.

SLIDESHOW: Emotions Run High At Memorial Service For Slain HPD Officer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Tiffany Enriquez, shot to death on Jan. 19 while responding to a call in the Diamond Head area, was honored by law enforcement, family and friends Thursday.

Feds: HART Shouldn’t Promise To Have Rail Ready In October Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

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

UPDATED: The FTA remains “extremely concerned” about rail’s progress at yet another critical juncture.

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