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Survey: Protecting Drinking Water Is Top Priority For Honolulu Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Survey: Protecting Drinking Water Is Top Priority For Honolulu Residents

City residents were nearly unanimous in their desire to regulate activities that pollute drinking water, a survey shows.

Hawaii Approves New Monitoring Wells To Track Red Hill Fuel Pollution Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2022

Hawaii Approves New Monitoring Wells To Track Red Hill Fuel Pollution

Experts don’t know where the contamination may be moving. New detection wells could help.

‘Nobody Knows What’s Going On’: Kalihi Is Transforming Despite Uncertainty About Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

‘Nobody Knows What’s Going On’: Kalihi Is Transforming Despite Uncertainty About Rail

Commercial property values have spiked along the rail line since the tax to build the project went into effect. But rail didn’t create that new value, local analysts say.

Commission Says Honolulu Should Fund Defense For Cops In Lindani Myeni Killing Screenshot/2021

Commission Says Honolulu Should Fund Defense For Cops In Lindani Myeni Killing

Police officers Garrick Orosco and Brent Sylvester are named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed the week after Myeni was killed.

‘Homesick’ Navy Officer Files Lawsuit After Being Denied Hawaii Gun Permit Marina Riker/Civil Beat

‘Homesick’ Navy Officer Files Lawsuit After Being Denied Hawaii Gun Permit

Attorneys for Micheal Santucci claim the state is using problematic language to deny people gun permits on the basis of mental health.

Honolulu Mayor Signs Measure Banning Businesses From Windward Beaches Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Honolulu Mayor Signs Measure Banning Businesses From Windward Beaches

Under Bill 38, film productions are exempted from the blanket ban.

DPP Director Steps Away From Short-Term Rental Bill Amid Ethics Concerns Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

DPP Director Steps Away From Short-Term Rental Bill Amid Ethics Concerns

The Honolulu Ethics Commission found the permitting director had only an “indirect financial interest in the hotel industry” but should still recuse himself.

Three Honolulu Homeless Shelters Are Closing, Leaving Clients With Uncertainty Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Three Honolulu Homeless Shelters Are Closing, Leaving Clients With Uncertainty

The service providers are vacating their current locations in Chinatown and Kakaako without a plan for where to go next. 

Navy Captain Fired After Latest Red Hill Fuel Leak Screenshot: Fuel Tank Advisory Committee

Navy Captain Fired After Latest Red Hill Fuel Leak

The Navy admiral who relieved the captain touted “accountability for safety” in a staff email on Monday.