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Donna Leong Pleads Not Guilty To Lying To Federal Agents Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Donna Leong Pleads Not Guilty To Lying To Federal Agents

Defendants will try to get their charges dismissed at a hearing tomorrow.

HART CEO Says She Won’t Accept Potential $25,000 Bonus Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

HART CEO Says She Won’t Accept Potential $25,000 Bonus

“There is still much more work to be done before we can turn this project into a success story,” Lori Kahikina said in a letter announcing her decision.

Former Hawaii News Now Director Is Blangiardi’s New Spokesman City & County of Honolulu

Former Hawaii News Now Director Is Blangiardi’s New Spokesman

The mayor said the city did poorly last year “controlling the narrative.” He hopes a new communications director will change that.

The Navy Water Crisis Could Halt New Construction On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Navy Water Crisis Could Halt New Construction On Oahu

If the water system can’t take on new users, it would be “catastrophic,” a construction industry lobbyist said.

A Plan For Affordable Housing In Manoa Runs Into Opposition From Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

A Plan For Affordable Housing In Manoa Runs Into Opposition From Residents

The project would help pay for maintenance at the Manoa Chinese Cemetery, which is on the verge of bankruptcy, its owners say.

The City And State Have Thousands Of Jobs Open. But Can They Find Enough Workers? Csilla Jaray-Benn/Flickr.com

The City And State Have Thousands Of Jobs Open. But Can They Find Enough Workers?

Hawaii governments are flush with cash coming out of the pandemic and hope to fill open positions as well as create new ones.

Honolulu Mayor Proposes Trimming Rail Line, Stations To Address Budget Woes Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Mayor Proposes Trimming Rail Line, Stations To Address Budget Woes

The plan needs approval from the Federal Transit Administration, and it’s not clear yet whether that agency will get on board.

State Facilities Will Try To Save Water Amid Calls For Conservation, Ige Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

State Facilities Will Try To Save Water Amid Calls For Conservation, Ige Says

Nearly 75% of Hawaii is experiencing moderate drought conditions, putting stress on wells already working to fill gaps left by the Red Hill water crisis.

How Hawaii Activists Helped Force The Military’s Hand On Red Hill Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Hawaii Activists Helped Force The Military’s Hand On Red Hill

The Pentagon reversed years of opposition to closing the fuel storage facility near Pearl Harbor amid political pressure from the community.