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New DOJ Deal Means Honolulu Handi-Van Riders Can’t Get Stuck On Hold David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

New DOJ Deal Means Honolulu Handi-Van Riders Can’t Get Stuck On Hold

It remains to be seen whether the city can consistently comply with the new, high standards.

Honolulu To Pay $2.85 Million In Kealoha Corruption Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Honolulu To Pay $2.85 Million In Kealoha Corruption Lawsuit

The city has been fighting the lawsuit filed by Katherine Kealoha's family members since 2016.

Honolulu Homeowners Are Shocked At New Property Tax Bills. Here’s Something That Could Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Homeowners Are Shocked At New Property Tax Bills. Here’s Something That Could Help

Several states have so-called "Truth-in-Taxation" laws designed to mitigate the sharp property tax increases like the ones Honolulu homeowners are facing.

Plans For A New 43-Story High Rise On Kapiolani Blvd Move Ahead Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Plans For A New 43-Story High Rise On Kapiolani Blvd Move Ahead

Some residents in the neighborhood of the affordable housing project are against it and say the project is moving too fast.

New Park Rangers To Serve As Beach Sleuths Courtesy: Desirree Madison-Biggs

New Park Rangers To Serve As Beach Sleuths

A set of mobile cops will fan out across Oahu's parks, looking for the rogue operators that are driving residents crazy.

Gov. Josh Green Wants ‘A Better Proposal’ For New Oahu Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Gov. Josh Green Wants ‘A Better Proposal’ For New Oahu Jail

The facility would replace the aging and crowded Oahu Community Correctional Center in Kalihi, but critics say criminal justice reform should be the priority.
Honolulu Permitting Inspector OK’d His Own Company’s Projects Getty Images/iStockphoto

Honolulu Permitting Inspector OK’d His Own Company’s Projects

The county permitting department said it had no idea one of its inspectors was approving his own company's work.
Longtime Hawaii Politician Ron Menor Has Died Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Longtime Hawaii Politician Ron Menor Has Died

During his long career, Menor served as chair of the Honolulu City Council and as a state lawmaker.
Why Community Efforts Aren’t Enough To Save Oahu’s Aging Cemeteries David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Why Community Efforts Aren’t Enough To Save Oahu’s Aging Cemeteries

Only a fraction of cemeteries on the island are licensed by the state and not all have a perpetual care fund to cover maintenance costs after the cemetery fills up.
Hundreds Of Honolulu Parking Meters Disabled By Verizon 3G Shutdown David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Hundreds Of Honolulu Parking Meters Disabled By Verizon 3G Shutdown

The city knew the shutdown was coming but didn't upgrade the meters quickly enough.