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Honolulu Councilwoman Wants Increased Lifeguard Coverage Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Honolulu Councilwoman Wants Increased Lifeguard Coverage

Kymberly Pine criticizes Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration for what she considers a lack of action to decrease drownings.

City Will Use ‘Digital Stings’ To Nab Illegal Vacation Rentals Starting Aug. 1 Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

City Will Use ‘Digital Stings’ To Nab Illegal Vacation Rentals Starting Aug. 1

But the full effect of Oahu’s new law severely limiting Airbnb-type rentals and imposing stiff fines on violators won’t start until late 2020.

Stairway to Heaven Could Be Removed By 2022 Flickr

Stairway to Heaven Could Be Removed By 2022

The Haiku Stairs have been closed to the public for years, but that hasn’t stopped hikers from trespassing and Instagramming the views.

Chad Blair: What I Learned Renewing My License At The DMV City and County of Honolulu

Chad Blair: What I Learned Renewing My License At The DMV

The law has changed in recent years, and so has the process. Be prepared.

Privately Funded, ‘Destination’ Playground Proposed For Ala Moana Park Courtesy of Paani Kakou

Privately Funded, ‘Destination’ Playground Proposed For Ala Moana Park

A nonprofit would oversee building the free, fenced-in site featuring zip lines, fountains, a snack concession and a police office.

That Long Line For A Driver’s License May Get Even Longer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

That Long Line For A Driver’s License May Get Even Longer

The number of expiring licenses increased from about 2,000 per month in the summer of 2017 to 12,000 per month this summer.

Do The School Tax Ballot Question Right Or Don’t Do It At All Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Do The School Tax Ballot Question Right Or Don’t Do It At All

The courts or the Legislature need to quickly fix the wording of the proposed ballot measure so we know what we’re voting on, or try it again next year.

Hawaii Counties Ask Court To Block School Property Tax Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Counties Ask Court To Block School Property Tax Measure

All the state’s counties oppose the proposed constitutional amendment, arguing it would siphon dollars from their tax base.

Here’s Why These Rookie Candidates Decided To Get Into Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s Why These Rookie Candidates Decided To Get Into Politics

This year’s newcomers come from all over the political spectrum, and a variety of issues inspired them to run.

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