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Makua Beach Standoff: Residents Say They Are Being Run Off By A Man Camping Out Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Makua Beach Standoff: Residents Say They Are Being Run Off By A Man Camping Out

People who regularly use the beach say Samson Souza has been blocking access for months. He says he’s trying to protect endangered spinner dolphins.

Blangiardi Wants To Make Acting DPP Director Permanent Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Blangiardi Wants To Make Acting DPP Director Permanent

The mayor said the acting director is ready to tackle the challenge of improving DPP.

Handi-Van Users Are Stuck On Hold Due To Lack Of Staff David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Handi-Van Users Are Stuck On Hold Due To Lack Of Staff

City leaders say they’re working to fix the latest, “unacceptable” call wait times. But the fix could take a while.

Homeward Bound: Hawaii Program Flies Homeless People To The Mainland David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Homeward Bound: Hawaii Program Flies Homeless People To The Mainland

The Institute for Human Services’ relocation program has served nearly 600 people experiencing homelessness on Oahu since 2015.

Displaced Palolo Valley Residents Press City To Settle Over Damaged Homes Alicia Lou/Civil Beat/2022

Displaced Palolo Valley Residents Press City To Settle Over Damaged Homes

A forgotten group of homeowners on Kuahea Street and Kuahea Place want the same resolution as other former residents of the Waiomao neighborhood ravaged by landslides.

A Historic Day For Honolulu: Preservation Commission Gets Green Light Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

A Historic Day For Honolulu: Preservation Commission Gets Green Light

A combined effort between Mayor Rick Blangiardi and City Council member Esther Kiaaina is making the commission a reality after 30 years.

Honolulu Agency Steps Up Effort To Improve Permitting Process Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Agency Steps Up Effort To Improve Permitting Process

A new website is designed to be more user-friendly for homeowners and building professionals seeking to apply for a permit.

Hundreds Of Honolulu Residential High Rises Fail To Meet ‘Acceptable’ Fire Safety Standards Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Hundreds Of Honolulu Residential High Rises Fail To Meet ‘Acceptable’ Fire Safety Standards

A new report on the results of comprehensive safety evaluations was recently shared with the Honolulu City Council. Very few high rises have fire sprinkler systems.

Koko Crater Stables: Gunfight At The Not-So-OK Corral Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Koko Crater Stables: Gunfight At The Not-So-OK Corral

After a four-year contest between battling horsewomen, the city has awarded the contract for the Koko Crater Stables to a new bidder.