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Where A Developer Sees Houses, Enchanted Lake Residents See A Wetland To Protect Kirstin Downey

Where A Developer Sees Houses, Enchanted Lake Residents See A Wetland To Protect

Residents adamantly oppose a housing development in Kaelepulu, an area that was once a fishery.

TV Scene ‘Gunfire’ Alarms Some Residents In Sleepy Maunawili Valley Kirstin Downey

TV Scene ‘Gunfire’ Alarms Some Residents In Sleepy Maunawili Valley

Some were told about simulated gunfire during “Hawaii Five-0” but others feared the worst.

How One Honolulu Neighborhood Is Trying To Keep From Sliding Away Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How One Honolulu Neighborhood Is Trying To Keep From Sliding Away

A new committee hopes to help residents get quicker action from city officials.

Never-Ending Waikiki Sidewalk Project Hurts Businesses, Obstructs Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Never-Ending Waikiki Sidewalk Project Hurts Businesses, Obstructs Tourists

“It’s a disaster, there’s no question”: Work that began a year ago is still disrupting the south end of the bustling district.

Proposed Housing Development Gets A Rough Reception In Kaneohe Kirstin Downey/Civil Beat

Proposed Housing Development Gets A Rough Reception In Kaneohe

Honolulu City Council Chairman Ikaika Anderson, who represents the area, was harshly criticized for initially supporting the eight-home project. He now opposes it.

The Only Way To Save This Popular Oahu Park May Be To Close It At Night

The Only Way To Save This Popular Oahu Park May Be To Close It At Night

Oneula Beach Park in Ewa Beach, a popular spot for local fishermen, is the last park on the island that is still open all night.

Makiki Loved Its ‘People’s Library’ — So Why Did It Close? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Makiki Loved Its ‘People’s Library’ — So Why Did It Close?

The community library fell victim to miscommunication, unkept promises and a final act of desperation by the longtime volunteers.

Here’s Another Busy Highway Where The Crosswalks Have Been Removed Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Here’s Another Busy Highway Where The Crosswalks Have Been Removed

In response to a pedestrian fatality in Aina Haina, government officials ordered changes that residents say has made the area more dangerous.

Can Someone Please Turn These !*#@#&! Lights Off? Kirstin Downey/Civil Beat

Can Someone Please Turn These !*#@#&! Lights Off?

The Ritz-Carlton’s ocean-facing skyscrapers are glaring bright all night, every night. Try living next to one.

Not Everyone’s Thrilled To Have A Film Crew In The Neighborhood Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Not Everyone’s Thrilled To Have A Film Crew In The Neighborhood

“Magnum P.I.” is generating complaints from businesses and residents about the way it commandeers streets and parking places.

Being Funny Is Also Good Business For This Honolulu Rental Store Courtesy of Hawaiian Rent-All

Being Funny Is Also Good Business For This Honolulu Rental Store

The new owners of an equipment rental company carry on the tradition of sharing jokes and wisdom on a marquee above the storefront.

Dead Bats Are Changing People’s Minds About This Energy Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Dead Bats Are Changing People’s Minds About This Energy Project

North Shore residents used to be mostly OK with the Waimea Bay wind farm. Now they’re not so sure.