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A Major Overhaul Of Honolulu Land-Use Rules Has Been Quietly Advancing. Now, Some Say Not So Fast Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2022

A Major Overhaul Of Honolulu Land-Use Rules Has Been Quietly Advancing. Now, Some Say Not So Fast

The wide-ranging bill would change zoning rules for thousands of Oahu properties. But it has gone largely unnoticed until now.

Neighborhood Parking Zones Are Still Not Being Set Up. Here’s Why Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Neighborhood Parking Zones Are Still Not Being Set Up. Here’s Why

Oahu residents covet neighborhood street parking, but a pilot study to manage and restrict those spaces has been stuck in limbo for five years.

Honolulu Ambulance Fire Likely Caused By Oxygen Explosion, Officials Say Hawaii News Now/2022

Honolulu Ambulance Fire Likely Caused By Oxygen Explosion, Officials Say

Investigators believe a spark ignited when the paramedics were transferring the oxygen line from a unit inside the ambulance to a portable oxygen cylinder.

Federal Grant Provides Protective Gear for Firefighters During Active Shooter Events Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Federal Grant Provides Protective Gear for Firefighters During Active Shooter Events

Honolulu police and fire officials staged a mock active shooter drill at a local school to practice tactics.

The ‘FCKBLM’ License Plate Holder Says Honolulu Is Violating His Free Speech Rights Screenshot

The ‘FCKBLM’ License Plate Holder Says Honolulu Is Violating His Free Speech Rights

Edward Odquina has filed a lawsuit against the City and County of Honolulu for revoking a license plate officials issued and later decided was offensive.

Another Key Player In The Miske Conspiracy Case Has Made A Deal With Prosecutors Screenshot

Another Key Player In The Miske Conspiracy Case Has Made A Deal With Prosecutors

Lance Lee Bermudez is the sixth of the original 10 co-defendants to flip by agreeing to testify against the accused crime boss.

Director Of Honolulu’s Troubled Permitting Office Resigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Director Of Honolulu’s Troubled Permitting Office Resigns

Mayor Rick Blangiardi appointed Dean Uchida with hopes of streamlining permitting, but delays have gotten significantly worse.

Honolulu Leaders Pledge A New Crackdown On Crime in Waikiki Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Leaders Pledge A New Crackdown On Crime in Waikiki

City prosecutor Steve Alm renewed a call for geographic restrictions that would bar repeat criminals from the tourist hub.

Why Honolulu Is Trying To Put The Brakes On Some Personalized License Plates Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Why Honolulu Is Trying To Put The Brakes On Some Personalized License Plates

City officials have changed policies and procedures for issuing vanity license plates after issuing one with the message “FCKBLM,” but they don’t seem able to reclaim the offensive one.

TheBus Reports 20,000 More Rides During Honolulu’s Free-Fare Promotion Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

TheBus Reports 20,000 More Rides During Honolulu’s Free-Fare Promotion

It’s not yet clear how many of those added riders kept using TheBus after the weeklong deal ended.