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Four Years After Deadly Fire, Many Honolulu High-Rises Still Lack Sprinklers Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Four Years After Deadly Fire, Many Honolulu High-Rises Still Lack Sprinklers

Property owners say the cost of retrofitting older buildings with sprinklers and other fire safety improvements could bankrupt them.

The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants Rafael Bergstrom

The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants

Honolulu’s plastic reduction effort is eliminating fossil fuel waste, but also reflects the struggle to find a solution that’s both eco-friendly and convenient.

Blangiardi’s Latest Nominee Is A Step Closer To Filling Police Commission Seat Screenshot: Blangiardi campaign event

Blangiardi’s Latest Nominee Is A Step Closer To Filling Police Commission Seat

Ann Botticelli would join six other members of the Honolulu Police Commission, providing oversight of the Honolulu Police Department. 

 

Honolulu Plans To Increase Police Patrols To Improve Safety In Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Plans To Increase Police Patrols To Improve Safety In Chinatown

The plan is to provide around-the-clock police coverage in the downtown district, but Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s administration gave few details.

Honolulu Councilman’s Old Blackface Video Is Raising Concerns Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Honolulu Councilman’s Old Blackface Video Is Raising Concerns

A 15-year-old comedy skit featuring Augie Tulba in blackface was recently posted on the politician’s Instagram page.

Caldwell’s Top Aide Lands City Council Gig To Cash In On Retirement Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell’s Top Aide Lands City Council Gig To Cash In On Retirement Benefits

The six-month job will set up former city Managing Director Roy Amemiya for benefits he can access for the rest of his life.

New Honolulu Mayor Warns Road Ahead ‘Is Not Going To Be Easy’ Courtesy: Jamm Aquino/POOL

New Honolulu Mayor Warns Road Ahead ‘Is Not Going To Be Easy’

Rick Blangiardi was sworn in Saturday as the chief executive officer of the City and County of Honolulu.

We’re Entering A New Era In Honolulu Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We’re Entering A New Era In Honolulu Politics

It’s the biggest turnover in city leadership in many years. Who will hold the power on the new City Council is still an open question.

Honolulu City Council: Kiaaina, Cordero And Tulba Win Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council: Kiaaina, Cordero And Tulba Win

Honolulu will have five new City Council members on Jan. 2.

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