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Honolulu Ballot Proposal Would Steer Money To Affordable Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Ballot Proposal Would Steer Money To Affordable Housing

Opponents say the decision to spend taxpayer dollars on housing is something that should be left to the City Council.

Almost 200 Nations Are Set To Tackle Climate Change At COP27 In Egypt Shutterstock

Almost 200 Nations Are Set To Tackle Climate Change At COP27 In Egypt

Is this just a talkfest, or does the meeting actually matter?

Partisan Politics Threaten To Sink Reform Of Federal Fisheries Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Partisan Politics Threaten To Sink Reform Of Federal Fisheries Law

A major effort to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act for the first time in 16 years is moving through the House, but its prospects in the Senate don’t look good.

Hawaii Veterans Say VA Bureaucracy Is Hampering Access To Health Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Veterans Say VA Bureaucracy Is Hampering Access To Health Care

The visiting Veterans Affairs secretary outlined plans for improvements, including hiring more nurses and expanding telehealth.

Reluctant Standards Commission Proposes Term Limits For Hawaii Lawmakers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Reluctant Standards Commission Proposes Term Limits For Hawaii Lawmakers

The panel also forwarded a bill on legislative meetings but will take more time to examine proposals on public records, meetings and a state voters guide.

Candidate Q&A: State House District 41 — Matt LoPresti

Candidate Q&A: State House District 41 — Matt LoPresti

“This last term, I fulfilled the promise to get the funding for a brand new mega-high school ($355 million) for Ewa Beach to alleviate the overcrowding at Campbell.”

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.

Internal Memo Reveals List Of Experts Concerned About Honolulu Rail Track Layout Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Internal Memo Reveals List Of Experts Concerned About Honolulu Rail Track Layout

HART dismissed the worries of a former track consultant as “the opinions of one individual.” A newly released memo indicates he’s not alone.

Maui Voters To Decide If Planning Commission Should Be More Representative Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Maui Voters To Decide If Planning Commission Should Be More Representative

A proposed county charter amendment would require all six community planning districts on Maui to have a member on the commission.