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New Council Sworn In But Remote Testimony May Be On The Way Out David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

New Council Sworn In But Remote Testimony May Be On The Way Out

Festivities at Honolulu Hale overshadowed a new rule that allows council members to avoid precisely saying if they support or oppose a motion.
North Shore Paddlers’ Long-Awaited Canoe Halau Gets Underway David Croxford/CivilBeat/2022

North Shore Paddlers’ Long-Awaited Canoe Halau Gets Underway

A decade after they received city funding, North Shore participants in Hawaii’s oldest sport are still waiting for a facility.
‘This Is My Duty’: How One Man Found His True Calling In Journalism After Retirement Alicia Lou/Civil Beat/2022

‘This Is My Duty’: How One Man Found His True Calling In Journalism After Retirement

Anthony Chang started a Chinese language newspaper in Honolulu at age 74, and eight years later, both he and the publication are still going.
City Delays Landfill Decision, Again David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

City Delays Landfill Decision, Again

Mayor Rick Blangiardi said the city needs two more years to find a replacement for Waimanalo Gulch.
Graveyard Shift: Honolulu Pays Police $1 Million In Overtime To Guard Morgue Trailers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Graveyard Shift: Honolulu Pays Police $1 Million In Overtime To Guard Morgue Trailers

The city is paying up to five times the cost of private security but says it's worth it.
No Car? No Problem. Car Rentals Cater To Honolulu Residents Who Don’t Really Need One David Croxford/CivilBeat/2022

No Car? No Problem. Car Rentals Cater To Honolulu Residents Who Don’t Really Need One

As more companies compete to offer short-term car-renting options, living without a car in Honolulu could get easier and bring down the cost of living.
Honolulu Burger Joint And Meat Company Are Beefing Over This Trademark David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Burger Joint And Meat Company Are Beefing Over This Trademark

Haleiwa's decades-old Kua Aina burger spot is suing upstart Honolulu Meat Co. over the latter's use of the name Kua Aina on burger patties and other meat products.
Fire Sprinkler Retrofits Gain Traction As Building Owners Eye Rising Insurance Costs Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Fire Sprinkler Retrofits Gain Traction As Building Owners Eye Rising Insurance Costs

Five years after the Marco Polo tragedy some Honolulu building managers are considering the benefits of the costly fix.      
Big Spending By Carpenters Super PAC Could Shift The Balance Of Maui’s Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Big Spending By Carpenters Super PAC Could Shift The Balance Of Maui’s Council

The super PAC Be Change Now saw six of its seven county candidates win office in November.
Honolulu Is Slow To Hire New Lifeguards And That Is Putting Swimmers At Risk, Official Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Is Slow To Hire New Lifeguards And That Is Putting Swimmers At Risk, Official Says

Honolulu's top lifeguard says personnel processing delays are creating a "crisis point" for ocean safety.