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Why Tour Groups Are Barred From Stopping At Some Honolulu Beaches But Not Others Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Why Tour Groups Are Barred From Stopping At Some Honolulu Beaches But Not Others

The City Council is considering halting commercial activity at Kokololio Beach. Residents and tour companies say beach-by-beach bans push the problem down the road and don’t solve the overall problem.

Candidates Face Big Funding Disparities In Some Honolulu Council Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Candidates Face Big Funding Disparities In Some Honolulu Council Races

Campaign finance reports reveal which donors are fueling campaigns and where candidates are focusing their efforts before voting begins later this month. 

Voters To Decide If Construction Interests Have Too Much Say In Honolulu Planning Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Voters To Decide If Construction Interests Have Too Much Say In Honolulu Planning

One proposed charter amendment would give voters a chance to weigh in on the makeup of a controversial city commission.

Big Questions Loom For Honolulu In Coming Years. New City Council Members Will Help Shape That Future Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2016

Big Questions Loom For Honolulu In Coming Years. New City Council Members Will Help Shape That Future

Honolulu voters will have tough choices on the ballot this year as they decide on four council races. But there’s a lot to consider.

Honolulu City Council Puts Controversial Land-Use Bill On Hold Amid Criticism PF Bentley/Civil Beat/2013

Honolulu City Council Puts Controversial Land-Use Bill On Hold Amid Criticism

The city’s Department of Planning and Permitting says it needs to review the measure after complaints from property owners about potentially disastrous effects on businesses.

Honolulu’s Innovative Idea For More Solar Power Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2016

Honolulu’s Innovative Idea For More Solar Power

Honolulu Bill 46 aims to encourage new rooftop solar by allowing 12-foot high canopies with solar panels on top and gardens and gathering spacies underneath.

Honolulu Historic Preservation Bill Is Gaining Traction Courtesy: Drudi Johnston

Honolulu Historic Preservation Bill Is Gaining Traction

Losses of historic sites, including the destruction of the home that inspired the song “Aloha Oe,” have spurred support for a city agency to monitor and protect Oahu’s ancient places.

The Struggle Over Towering Wind Farms Is At The Center Of A Honolulu City Council Debate Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The Struggle Over Towering Wind Farms Is At The Center Of A Honolulu City Council Debate

People don’t want to live in the shadow of industrial wind turbines. But the state wants to switch to renewable energy soon. So where do you put them?

Honolulu Elections: The Race Is On To Represent Downtown Kokua Council/2022

Honolulu Elections: The Race Is On To Represent Downtown

District 6 covers the area from downtown to Iwilei and spans mauka to Nuuanu.

A Major Overhaul Of Honolulu Land-Use Rules Has Been Quietly Advancing. Now, Some Say Not So Fast Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2022

A Major Overhaul Of Honolulu Land-Use Rules Has Been Quietly Advancing. Now, Some Say Not So Fast

The wide-ranging bill would change zoning rules for thousands of Oahu properties. But it has gone largely unnoticed until now.