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Theft And Fraud Investigations Shake Up Honolulu Airport Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Theft And Fraud Investigations Shake Up Honolulu Airport

No one has been charged yet, but the DOT said it has already made changes to prevent future wrongdoing. 

Honolulu City Council: All Races Headed To Runoff Graphic/Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council: All Races Headed To Runoff

UPDATED: In the third printout of results released on Sunday, Val Okimoto pulled ahead of Ron Menor in District 8.

Report: Hawaii Gun Registrations Rose 6.8% In 2021 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Report: Hawaii Gun Registrations Rose 6.8% In 2021

The report by the Hawaii Attorney General indicates there could be upward of 2 million firearms in a state of 1.4 million people.

Kaneshiro, Mitsunaga Trial Scheduled For March Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Kaneshiro, Mitsunaga Trial Scheduled For March

Kaneshiro, the former prosecutor, is accused of abusing the power of his office.

Honolulu’s Embattled Leahi Avenue Will Be Returning To City Control Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu’s Embattled Leahi Avenue Will Be Returning To City Control

City officials say they will put the street back to essentially the way it was before a private owner angered residents, took away street parking and allowed food trucks to operate.

‘It’s A Nightmare’: Feral Pig Population Explosion Rattles East Honolulu Neighborhood Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

‘It’s A Nightmare’: Feral Pig Population Explosion Rattles East Honolulu Neighborhood

Aina Haina residents are reporting increasing porcine encounters and are turning to city and state officials for a rescue.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi

Staffing has been a priority for the administration along with homelessness, affordable housing and information technology. The mayor says he’ll also seek a second term in 2024.

Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Won’t Charge SWAT Officer Who Killed Kakaako Man Hawaii News Now

Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Won’t Charge SWAT Officer Who Killed Kakaako Man

The department concluded that officers last year did everything they could to de-escalate a tense barricade situation.

Cancer-Causing Fuel Components Detected In A BWS Monitoring Well In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Cancer-Causing Fuel Components Detected In A BWS Monitoring Well In Honolulu

The water utility said it detected petroleum contamination beyond the military’s Red Hill property.

Honolulu Is Short 3,000 Workers. That’s Because It Takes 6 Months To Hire Anybody Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Is Short 3,000 Workers. That’s Because It Takes 6 Months To Hire Anybody

The city’s long-time failure to establish a system for tracking and measuring hiring performance is at the core of its problems, a consultant found.