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Politics Afoot? A Long-Sought Civic Center In Wahiawa Has Been Stalled For Nearly A Year Architects Hawaii

Politics Afoot? A Long-Sought Civic Center In Wahiawa Has Been Stalled For Nearly A Year

Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz’s signature project for Wahiawa has been on Gov. David Ige’s desk since January. Ige’s not saying why he won’t sign off.

Kamehameha Schools, Former Coach Settle Sex Abuse Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Kamehameha Schools, Former Coach Settle Sex Abuse Lawsuit

A former student said her coach “groomed, manipulated, sexually exploited” her.

How Satellite Images Can Help Scientists Monitor The Health Of Coral Reefs Courtesy: Aviv Suan/2022

How Satellite Images Can Help Scientists Monitor The Health Of Coral Reefs

Researchers are learning more about how coral reef halos are formed, and that they hold significant promise for conservation.

Game: How Long Does It Take To Get A Permit From Honolulu?

Game: How Long Does It Take To Get A Permit From Honolulu?

Civil Beat built a game to allow players to step into the shoes of a DPP permit applicant and gain a sense of the challenges and choices that appear throughout the process.

Efforts To Reform Honolulu’s Troubled Permitting Office Face An Uphill Battle. Here’s Why Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Efforts To Reform Honolulu’s Troubled Permitting Office Face An Uphill Battle. Here’s Why

Contractors and property owners describe bureaucratic hurdles and delays in the application process that sometimes last years.

Consulate Worker Killed In Honolulu Was The ‘Institutional Memory’ Of The Filipino Community Philippine Consulate General in Hawaii

Consulate Worker Killed In Honolulu Was The ‘Institutional Memory’ Of The Filipino Community

Friends and family of Teresita Canilao say they prefer to remember how the longtime secretary at the Philippine Consulate lived, not how she died.

Mayor Vows To Enforce New Law Against Short-Term Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Mayor Vows To Enforce New Law Against Short-Term Rentals

Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s announcement came a week after a federal judge enjoined the city from enforcing some parts of the ordinance, which is set to go into effect on Monday.

Should A Honolulu Land Conservation Fund Be Used For Maintenance? Voters Will Decide Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Should A Honolulu Land Conservation Fund Be Used For Maintenance? Voters Will Decide

The Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund is currently used to acquire land for conservation and outdoor recreation. A proposed charter amendment would expand its uses.

Neighborhood Groups Want City’s Ban On 30-Day Rentals To Move Forward Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Neighborhood Groups Want City’s Ban On 30-Day Rentals To Move Forward

Organizations who had championed the 90-day minimum rental period say a judge’s decision to block the new rule from taking effect is detrimental to their communities.

What Happens Now That A Judge Has Blocked Honolulu’s New Short-Term Rental Law? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

What Happens Now That A Judge Has Blocked Honolulu’s New Short-Term Rental Law?

City officials could appeal to a higher court or find some way to compromise with property owners who rent their places for fewer than 90 days.