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Political Roadmap to the Top of Honolulu Hale

Political Roadmap to the Top of Honolulu Hale

There’s more than one path to electoral victory, and it usually takes more than one try to become mayor of Honolulu anyway. But common experiences leading up to past mayoral victories may highlight the best route to winning Honolulu Hale.
AG Pursues Criminal Investigation Into Tam’s Spending

AG Pursues Criminal Investigation Into Tam’s Spending

The State Attorney General is conducting a criminal investigation into City Councilman and mayoral candidate Rod Tam's alleged ethics violations, Civil Beat has learned.
Yes, Panos Prevedouros Really Is Male

Yes, Panos Prevedouros Really Is Male

At Civil Beat, we believe in taking you along as we report our stories. Sometimes we run into strange turns of events. A trip to the city clerk's office revealed a bizarre "fact" about a mayoral candidate.

Date Could be a Factor in Mayoral Election Outcome

Mayor Mufi Hannemann is expected to resign today so he can run for governor. When he does, the City Council will pick the date for voters to elect his replacement. It could take place in September or November, and the fate of at least five mayoral candidates is at stake.

Discussion: Honolulu Sewage Settlement

Looking back five decades to statehood, Honolulu mayors have marked many of the same political milestones en route to Honolulu…

City Council Approves Massive Sewage Settlement

The city is one step closer to finalizing a landmark settlement with a group of state and federal environmental agencies and nonprofits, ending years of litigation. The pricetag: More than $1 billion.

Council Weighs Banning Gas Leaf-Blowers

Proposal would go further than state law limiting hours and totally end the usage of the noisy, and effective, landscaping tool. But enough concerns were raised that final passage is by no means certain.

Discussion: Should Honolulu Ban Gas Leaf-Blowers

Looking back five decades to statehood, Honolulu mayors have marked many of the same political milestones en route to Honolulu…
Honolulu Rail — The View From a Contractor

Honolulu Rail — The View From a Contractor

"People don't appreciate it until after it's built," a veteran rail contractor tells Civil Beat after publication of critic's views on the proposed system. After it's built, they say: "How did we ever live without it?"
Rail Debate is On — Now it’s Your Turn

Rail Debate is On — Now it’s Your Turn

It's time to get to the bottom of the proposed rapid transit project. To answer those key questions that might be knawing at us. So it's up to you to tell us what you want to know. We'll gather the information, fact check and publish what we find.