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Koko Crater Stables: Gunfight At The Not-So-OK Corral Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Koko Crater Stables: Gunfight At The Not-So-OK Corral

After a four-year contest between battling horsewomen, the city has awarded the contract for the Koko Crater Stables to a new bidder.
Everyone Says We Need More Affordable Housing. But Oahu Voters Said No To More Money City and County of Honolulu

Everyone Says We Need More Affordable Housing. But Oahu Voters Said No To More Money

The reasons behind the failure of the ballot measure are complicated but experts point to "economic NIMBYism" as a culprit.
Honolulu Voters Lined Up In A Last-Minute Crush At City Hall Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Voters Lined Up In A Last-Minute Crush At City Hall

Old-school voters gnashed their teeth at election changes and wondered why there are only two in-person polling places on the island.
Hawaii Struggles To Revise Gun Laws After Supreme Court Decision Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Struggles To Revise Gun Laws After Supreme Court Decision

Honolulu is the only county in the state that hasn't yet finalized new concealed-carry gun rules, leading to a backlog in permit applications.
Lawsuit Raises Stakes In Pollution Dispute Between Boat Owners and Kakaako Developer David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Lawsuit Raises Stakes In Pollution Dispute Between Boat Owners and Kakaako Developer

A settlement conference on Tuesday could determine the fate of a U.S. Clean Air Act suit against Howard Hughes Corp.
‘A Trusted Voice’: Honolulu Radio Station KNDI Entertains And Informs Non-English Speakers David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

‘A Trusted Voice’: Honolulu Radio Station KNDI Entertains And Informs Non-English Speakers

The Filipino-owned station broadcasts in 13 languages. But after 60 years of programming, it faces the challenge of attracting a new generation of listeners.
Certain Home Repairs Should Bypass Honolulu Permitting Department, Councilwoman Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Certain Home Repairs Should Bypass Honolulu Permitting Department, Councilwoman Says

Council Member Tupola says this is part of a package of bills aiming to reform DPP.
Crying Fowl In Downtown Honolulu: ‘Chickens Are Wandering Around Like They Own The Place’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Crying Fowl In Downtown Honolulu: ‘Chickens Are Wandering Around Like They Own The Place’

Crowing roosters and squawking chickens are invading urban Honolulu, leaving residents sleepless, exhausted and angry.
Here’s What Happened When Lawyers For A Condo Association Tried To Collect Their Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Here’s What Happened When Lawyers For A Condo Association Tried To Collect Their Fees

Porter McGuire Kiakona now faces $475,000 in damages for violating debt collection laws in a case that started with a $150 fine against a dog owner.
The Miske Files: Feds Say Phony Documents Built A Well-Known Pest Control Company Out Of Thin Air Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The Miske Files: Feds Say Phony Documents Built A Well-Known Pest Control Company Out Of Thin Air

Newly unsealed documents show the federal prosecutor's story of how a then 26-year-old convicted felon created an $8 million enterprise.