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Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Spill — a Timeline

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Spill — a Timeline

A day-by-day breakdown of what happened at the Honolulu landfill before and since the flood, and what comes next.

No Paperwork to Back Up Safety of Medical Waste

Civil Beat landfill investigation finds that documentation to back up medical waste sanitization claims is lacking.

EPA Orders Immediate Clean-Up at Landfill

City and landfill operator could face thousands of dollars in fines for failing to comply with EPA deadlines.
Nurses Warn Against Dumping Medical Waste in Honolulu Landfill

Nurses Warn Against Dumping Medical Waste in Honolulu Landfill

After landfill spill, City Council members say they want to explore ways to keep medical waste out of Waimanalo Gulch.

Public Workers, Private Data: Bill to Hide Salaries

Citing a certain "local online news service" and identity theft concerns, law would nix names from salary data.
City Reminds Winter White House Owner of Rental Law

City Reminds Winter White House Owner of Rental Law

Honolulu Planning Director David Tanoue sends a reminder about the law to the man who rented his home to the Obamas.
After Landfill Spill, Lots of Questions, Few Answers

After Landfill Spill, Lots of Questions, Few Answers

Civil Beat investigation finds a lack of regulation and confusion over responsibilities in the wake of major rainstorm.

City to Contact Property Owner About Short-Term Obama Rental

Honolulu's Department of Planning and Permitting is drafting a letter to the property owner who rented his house to the first family without the proper permit.
Honolulu Officials At Odds With Winter White House Owner’s Take on Law

Honolulu Officials At Odds With Winter White House Owner’s Take on Law

Short-term rentals must be for 30 days, planning director and City Council members say. Not one rental in 30 days, as Obama rental owner says.
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