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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.

Oxygen Tanks May Have Caused Honolulu Ambulance Fire To Spread Faster, Experts Say Hawaii News Now/2022

Oxygen Tanks May Have Caused Honolulu Ambulance Fire To Spread Faster, Experts Say

No official cause has been given as multiple agencies continue to investigate last week’s blaze outside Adventist Health Castle hospital.

An Increase In ‘Violent, Brazen’ Crime Raises Concerns On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

An Increase In ‘Violent, Brazen’ Crime Raises Concerns On Oahu

More murders and aggravated assaults were reported in the first seven months of this year compared with pre-pandemic levels.

Honolulu Liquor Commission May Be Headed For An Overhaul nickster 2000/flickr.com

Honolulu Liquor Commission May Be Headed For An Overhaul

In justifying the need for change, a City Council resolution outlines a decades-long pattern of malfeasance.

Damning Report Unlikely To Affect Honolulu Ethics Director’s Job Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Damning Report Unlikely To Affect Honolulu Ethics Director’s Job

Jan Yamane was deeply unpopular as the acting state auditor, according to a state investigative report, but she’s a hit with the Honolulu Ethics Commission.

The Cause Of A Deadly Ambulance Fire In Honolulu Remains Unknown Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Cause Of A Deadly Ambulance Fire In Honolulu Remains Unknown

The city’s emergency services director said “everything is on the table” as multiple agencies join forces to investigate the blaze.

Katherine Kealoha Accuses Feds Of Ruining Her Marriage With Cocaine Photo Allegation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Katherine Kealoha Accuses Feds Of Ruining Her Marriage With Cocaine Photo Allegation

The former Honolulu deputy prosecutor is trying to appeal her 2019 conviction for conspiracy and obstruction of justice.