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UPDATE: Sewage Spill Contaminates Palolo Stream to Magic Island

UPDATE: Sewage Spill Contaminates Palolo Stream to Magic Island

Warning signs have been posted along Palolo Stream, the Ala Wai Canal and Magic Island after a 1,200-gallon wastewater spill.
UPDATE: Djou resignation would not trigger special election

UPDATE: Djou resignation would not trigger special election

If City Councilman Charles Djou wins the May 22 special election for the 1st Congressional District, he will be replaced by an appointee.

UPDATE: Special Elections Past and Present

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is taking its marbles and going back to the mainland, but it's a pretty good bet we'll see them and their money again before long.
National Democrats Pull Out Of Hawaii After Civil Beat Poll

National Democrats Pull Out Of Hawaii After Civil Beat Poll

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it's done with spending money on the 1st Congressional District special election — five hours after Civil Beat poll shows Djou cruising to victory.
Civil Beat Poll: Slim Majority Supports Honolulu Rail Project

Civil Beat Poll: Slim Majority Supports Honolulu Rail Project

51.6 percent in 1st Congressional District back the proposed $5.3 billion, 20.1-mile line, according to new poll.
Sunday In The Park With ‘Uncle’

Sunday In The Park With ‘Uncle’

Kapiolani Park is a more welcoming place since Honolulu began enforcing new rules against homeless camps. But the homeless who remain say the park is still their home.
UPDATE: Would you throw out trash if you had to pay by the bag?

UPDATE: Would you throw out trash if you had to pay by the bag?

In some communities, pay-as-you-throw programs charge residents a variable rate depending on how much they throw away.

UPDATE: Postal Workers Assisting Rising Ranks of Hawaii’s Hungry

The Hawaii Foodbank has seen a 39 percent rise in individuals needing assistance since 2005. Postal workers are offering an easy way to help by collecting food as they deliver the mail on Saturday.

UPDATE: The Trash Pile Isn’t Moving

More than 20,000 tons of trash still needs to be shipped to the mainland and there's no indication of when it will be removed.

UPDATE: What’s All the Flushing Doing to the Ocean?

The impacts of sewage piped into the ocean off Sand Island and the Waianae coast are being reassessed.