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The Honolulu Liquor Commission’s New Administrator Plans Changes Ben Angarone/Civil Beat/2023

The Honolulu Liquor Commission’s New Administrator Plans Changes

New administrator Sal Petilos assumes the helm as the commission faces staff shortages, a backlog of license applications and a federal lawsuit.

The Fate Of The North Shore’s Airfield Is Once Again Up In The Air Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The Fate Of The North Shore’s Airfield Is Once Again Up In The Air

State transportation officials warn they will have to close Dillingham Airfield if negotiations with the Army, which owns the land, are unsuccessful.

Waianae Wildfire Sparked After Hawaiian Electric Line Falls In Heavy Winds Marcel Honore/Civil Beat/2023

Waianae Wildfire Sparked After Hawaiian Electric Line Falls In Heavy Winds

UPDATED: The utility says its new safety plan helped crews respond faster to the fire, but the incident raises more concerns about the lack of a power safety shutoff program.

Fatal Stabbing Of Nurse At Hawaii State Hospital Raises Safety Concerns Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Fatal Stabbing Of Nurse At Hawaii State Hospital Raises Safety Concerns

The killing was a first for the state-run psychiatric hospital, officials said, although it has a history of other violence against both staff and patients.

Opponents Of Shark’s Cove Development Plan Are Pitching An Emergency Services Center Instead Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Opponents Of Shark’s Cove Development Plan Are Pitching An Emergency Services Center Instead

Some residents hope that the city's plans for a new emergency services center on Oahuʻs North Shore can align with their goal to stop a commercial development there.

‘High Likelihood’ Of More Delays In Critically Important Honolulu Rail Work Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

‘High Likelihood’ Of More Delays In Critically Important Honolulu Rail Work

Relocating utilities along Dillingham Boulevard has been a complex problem from the start. The HART board is asking probing questions about the schedule.

Honolulu Gay Bar Steps Up Dispute With Liquor Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Honolulu Gay Bar Steps Up Dispute With Liquor Commission

Scarlet Honolulu and Gay Island Guide cited an alleged death threat in requesting a temporary restraining order. The commission's counsel denied the allegation.

Audit Finds Honolulu’s Covid Relief Spending ‘Flawed And Unenforced’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Audit Finds Honolulu’s Covid Relief Spending ‘Flawed And Unenforced’

More than 2,000 applicants for household assistance were rejected, resulting in more than $9 million in unmet needs as the city prioritized small businesses, a report found.