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Honolulu Homeowners: Property Assessments Are Coming Soon Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Homeowners: Property Assessments Are Coming Soon

Values increased 0.3% on average across Oahu, far less than the 13.3% average increase last year.

Email Threat To Jewish Temples In Hawaii Heightens Security Fears David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Email Threat To Jewish Temples In Hawaii Heightens Security Fears

Honolulu police determined there were no explosives in the Temple Emanu-­El in Nuuanu but will increase security, officials said.

Honolulu’s Building Permit Delays: A ‘Nightmare’ Decades In The Making Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu’s Building Permit Delays: A ‘Nightmare’ Decades In The Making

Construction industry professionals say it’s taking longer than ever to get a permit in Honolulu. The delays disrupt lives and put a drag on the economy.  

How A Hawaii Kai Community Ended Up Owing $38,000 In Delinquent Property Taxes David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

How A Hawaii Kai Community Ended Up Owing $38,000 In Delinquent Property Taxes

Residents want the City and County of Honolulu to take over their private roads, but they have one more stumbling block to overcome.

Condo Tower Fire Is Reminder Of Lack Of Sprinklers In Older Buildings Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Condo Tower Fire Is Reminder Of Lack Of Sprinklers In Older Buildings

No major injuries were reported and the blaze was extinguished after about half an hour.

HART Board Approves New Financing Deal For Rail Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

HART Board Approves New Financing Deal For Rail

The agreement, which still needs City Council approval, would pave the way for the feds to provide another $125 million for further Skyline construction.

The Miske Files: An Officer Gets Caught In The Crossfire Hawaii News Now/2020

The Miske Files: An Officer Gets Caught In The Crossfire

The feds were investigating Mike Miske and the Kealohas at the same time. Sgt. Al Lee ended up in the middle of both.

Honolulu Water Rates To Increase Almost 10% Each Year Ben Angarone/Civil Beat/2023

Honolulu Water Rates To Increase Almost 10% Each Year

The vote came after months of community outreach by the Board of Water Supply in a bid to prepare customers in advance.

Honolulu, Feds Reach Draft Deal To Help Fund The Rail Project Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Honolulu, Feds Reach Draft Deal To Help Fund The Rail Project

Under the agreement, the federal government would contribute slightly more than 17% of the cost of the rail line from Kapolei to downtown.

Waianae Cockfighting ‘Pavilion’ Once Hosted Hundreds. Now It’s Quiet Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Waianae Cockfighting ‘Pavilion’ Once Hosted Hundreds. Now It’s Quiet

Six Waianae residents are facing gambling charges in a federal case some community members say shows the extreme side of cockfighting.