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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.

Honolulu’s Former Top Permit Inspector Pleads Guilty To Bribery Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu’s Former Top Permit Inspector Pleads Guilty To Bribery

The case against Wayne Inouye is part of a broader scandal that began with indictments against him and four other DPP employees last year.

Ahakuelo Trial: Family Accused Of Using Honolulu Union Funds As A ‘Personal Piggybank’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Ahakuelo Trial: Family Accused Of Using Honolulu Union Funds As A ‘Personal Piggybank’

The former union leader’s defense attorney alleged his client was the victim of a conspiracy to unseat him.

The Race To Represent Mililani In The House Pits A Republican Incumbent Against A Democrat Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

The Race To Represent Mililani In The House Pits A Republican Incumbent Against A Democrat

Both candidates say the need for more affordable housing is a top priority, but they have different ideas about how to accomplish that.