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Kim Outspends The Pack In Crowded Race For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kim Outspends The Pack In Crowded Race For Congress

UPDATED The state senator spent $350,000 in the last three months, while former congressman Ed Case loaned himself $150,000.

City Council Ignores Open Meetings Law To Hear Bike-Sharing Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Ignores Open Meetings Law To Hear Bike-Sharing Bill

Chairman Ernie Martin convinced his colleagues to hear the bill one day after it was introduced. A minimum six-day notice is required.

Democratic Contenders For Congress Duke It Out cory lu

Democratic Contenders For Congress Duke It Out

A debate Monday featured sharp attacks on the candidates’ records, as well as disagreements about the scale of the military presence in Hawaii.

The Struggle For Power In Honolulu Is Coming To A Head Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Struggle For Power In Honolulu Is Coming To A Head

New taxes and other fees. More money for rail. Even monster houses. The fate of contentious city issues hinges on who’s elected.

Is Honolulu Hale Making City Staffers Sick? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Honolulu Hale Making City Staffers Sick?

City Council Chairman Ernie Martin thinks so — and wants to relocate the legislative branch out of the 90-year-old building.

Members Of Military Might Get A Property Tax Break Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Members Of Military Might Get A Property Tax Break

The Hawaii National Guard Enlisted Association helped Councilman Ernie Martin craft a bill to give military homeowners a $120,000 exemption.

Chad Blair: Candidates For Congress Sound A Lot Alike In Dissing Trump Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Candidates For Congress Sound A Lot Alike In Dissing Trump

Nobody misstepped Wednesday, but nobody really stood out in the field of five candidates to be Hawaii’s new U.S. representative.

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising

As of March 31, the former state Senate president also had the most cash on hand, followed by Councilman Ernie Martin.

Palace Intrigue: Ernie Martin Tries To Return As City Council Chairman Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Palace Intrigue: Ernie Martin Tries To Return As City Council Chairman

Even as he runs for Congress, the North Shore council member may regain the chairmanship this month.

Islandwide Sit-Lie Ban Gets Preliminary Approval Despite Opposition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Islandwide Sit-Lie Ban Gets Preliminary Approval Despite Opposition

Three Honolulu City Council bills would further restrict where homeless people can be. Critics say that would worsen the problem.

Hawaii Officials To The Homeless: Go Away Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Hawaii Officials To The Homeless: Go Away

An islandwide ban on sitting or lying on public sidewalks is among a slew of new bills aimed at moving homeless people out of public places.

Council Committee Defers Proposal To Develop Haleiwa Farmland Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

Council Committee Defers Proposal To Develop Haleiwa Farmland

Two bills would have rezoned seven acres of agricultural land to urban or residential and allowed for up to 35 homes

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