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Educator Mandado Announces Run For City Council Courtesy: Ryan Mandado

Educator Mandado Announces Run For City Council

The race to replace a term-limited councilman now has three candidates.

Playground’s Move To Kakaako A Big Win For Compromise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Playground’s Move To Kakaako A Big Win For Compromise

But there is much to be done to ensure the planning and permitting process remains satisfactory to all stakeholders.

Air Force Vet Announces Bid For District 1 Council Seat Courtesy of Kathy Davenport campaign

Air Force Vet Announces Bid For District 1 Council Seat

A military veteran and community leader wants to represent the West Oahu district she has called home for over 20 years.

Funders Abandon Ala Moana Playground Plans, Pivot To Kakaako Denby Fawcett/ Civil Beat

Funders Abandon Ala Moana Playground Plans, Pivot To Kakaako

The playground’s advocates and Mayor Kirk Caldwell had been adamant that the playground should be at Ala Moana. Now they’re changing course to build it at Kakaako Gateway Park.

Honolulu City Council Voted On Company’s Project Then Let It Buy Lunch Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Voted On Company’s Project Then Let It Buy Lunch

Ethics guidelines advise government agencies against accepting free food if the company has business before the city.

Honolulu Council Chair’s Staffer Announces Bid For Windward Seat Courtesy of Alan Kekoa Texeira campaign

Honolulu Council Chair’s Staffer Announces Bid For Windward Seat

Ikaika Anderson is set to finish his third and last council term next year, and Alan Kekoa Texeira hopes to succeed him.

Ian Lind: Backers Of $3M Ala Moana Playground Carry Lots Of Clout Denby Fawcett/ Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Backers Of $3M Ala Moana Playground Carry Lots Of Clout

Donors linked to the non-profit group promoting the project have been large campaign contributors to the mayor and many council members.

Want To ‘Keep Hawaii Hawaii’? That’s Going To Cost Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want To ‘Keep Hawaii Hawaii’? That’s Going To Cost Money

Let’s have a serious discussion about levying “green fees” and “eco-taxes” on tourists to preserve the place we all love.

Honolulu Council OKs Requiring Union Labor For City Projects Over $2 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council OKs Requiring Union Labor For City Projects Over $2 Million

The measure has been forcefully opposed by non-union contractors.

Honolulu Council OKs Funds To Shield Records Seized By Feds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council OKs Funds To Shield Records Seized By Feds

Two council members who previously supported the funding voted no.

Use It Or Lose It? Honolulu Officials Say Ala Wai Project Money In Jeopardy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Use It Or Lose It? Honolulu Officials Say Ala Wai Project Money In Jeopardy

While the City Council was warned the nearly $200 million could be lost to flood-control efforts elsewhere, there is actually a surplus of federal money for such projects.

Critics Question Former Council Chair’s Ties To North Shore Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Critics Question Former Council Chair’s Ties To North Shore Project

Some residents ask whether campaign contributions and a job factored into Ernie Martin’s support for a controversial Pupukea project.

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