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Ala Wai Canal: Oversight Is As Murky As The Water

Ala Wai Canal: Oversight Is As Murky As The Water

State and city officials are doing little to monitor or reduce contamination in the heavily used canal.
Federal Judge Refuses To Toss (de)Occupy Honolulu Suit Despite City’s Efforts Michael Levine/Civil Beat

Federal Judge Refuses To Toss (de)Occupy Honolulu Suit Despite City’s Efforts

The protest group was in federal court Friday to argue the constitutionality of a city ordinance.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Staff Comes With A High Price Tag

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Staff Comes With A High Price Tag

Administration says the increase is due to competitive market factors.
Hawaii Elections Fiascos Prompt Calls For New Legislative Action Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Elections Fiascos Prompt Calls For New Legislative Action

Big Island, Oahu voting problems are among the issues likely to be on the table.
Will Honolulu’s Mayor and Council Finally Work Together?

Will Honolulu’s Mayor and Council Finally Work Together?

Caldwell pledges not to be an absentee mayor, promises hands-on approach to issues.
No Honeymoon for Mayor Caldwell: Critical Infrastructure Issues Ahead

No Honeymoon for Mayor Caldwell: Critical Infrastructure Issues Ahead

UPDATED Incoming Honolulu mayor must decide on a new sewage digester and how to spend $142 million in new revenue.
It’s Your Money: Hawaii’s Election Holiday Cost Taxpayers Millions

It’s Your Money: Hawaii’s Election Holiday Cost Taxpayers Millions

But voter participation is still declining even though public holiday was created in part to boost turnout.
Honolulu Council Could Kill Subsidy to Save Bus Routes

Honolulu Council Could Kill Subsidy to Save Bus Routes

Council members say recycling discount would go towards improving bus services.
Honolulu’s Most Dangerous Intersections: Guess Where?

Honolulu’s Most Dangerous Intersections: Guess Where?

From Pearl City to Kaimuki, we've got the answers.
Honolulu Tells HUD Troubled Wahiawa Senior Center Making Strides

Honolulu Tells HUD Troubled Wahiawa Senior Center Making Strides

Report shows ORI Anuenue Hale had "steady increase" in people using the center, but still falling short.
Native Hawaiians Sue City Over Haleiwa Park Sale

Native Hawaiians Sue City Over Haleiwa Park Sale

UPDATED Lawsuit alleges that city is bowing to special interests and blocking public access.
Beach Ban for Business Vetoed by Honolulu Mayor

Beach Ban for Business Vetoed by Honolulu Mayor

A bill that would have banned commercial activity on windward Oahu beaches sent back to council.
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