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This Central Oahu City Is About To Bloom With New Economic Life Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Central Oahu City Is About To Bloom With New Economic Life

Wahiawa has struggled since the collapse of the pineapple industry. But new projects, some supported by political leaders, are giving city leaders new hope.

This Run Down Shopping Center In Hawaii Kai Has Neighbors Begging For Repairs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Run Down Shopping Center In Hawaii Kai Has Neighbors Begging For Repairs

It’s not the only shopping center in Hawaii that is showing signs of decay. But this community, fueled by a neighborhood social media discussion, is fighting back.

Hawaii Open Meetings Law Leaves Some Neighborhood Boards Befuddled Kirstin Downey/Civil Beat

Hawaii Open Meetings Law Leaves Some Neighborhood Boards Befuddled

Rules determine who is permitted to speak with who and under what terms. But interpretations differ.

Once-Defeated Kaneohe Cemetery Expansion Plan Is Back Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Once-Defeated Kaneohe Cemetery Expansion Plan Is Back

While many neighbors are mounting opposition to the new proposal, the expansion has vocal support from several Native Hawaiian organizations.

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.

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