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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.

Honolulu City Council Approves $23 Million To Aid The Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Approves $23 Million To Aid The Homeless

Each of the nine council districts will receive an equal share of the money to fund projects in their own communities.

City Council OKs Court Challenge Over Louis Kealoha Legal Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council OKs Court Challenge Over Louis Kealoha Legal Fees

The council wants to overturn the Police Commission’s decision to pay for the former police chief’s defense in a public corruption trial.

Honolulu City Council Action: Waters Sworn In, Anderson Elected Chairman Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Action: Waters Sworn In, Anderson Elected Chairman

Tommy Waters defeated Trevor Ozawa for the District 4 post in a special election last month.

Council Set To Elect Ikaika Anderson Chair Cory Lum/Honolulu Civil Beat

Council Set To Elect Ikaika Anderson Chair

Ann Kobayashi will be vice chair and Carol Fukunaga floor leader.

Waters Defeats Ozawa In Honolulu City Council Rematch Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waters Defeats Ozawa In Honolulu City Council Rematch

After being outpolled by Trevor Ozawa by margins of 22 and 41 votes in prior contests, Tommy Waters won by 1,004 in the special election.

Over 30,000 Have Voted In Special Election For City Council Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Over 30,000 Have Voted In Special Election For City Council

The long campaign for the right to represent East Honolulu finally ends Saturday for Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters.

City Council Likely To Appoint Mike Formby As Interim Member Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Likely To Appoint Mike Formby As Interim Member

A council committee votes unanimously for the former city transportation director and congressional chief of staff to fill in until the Ozawa-Waters special election.

Ozawa-Waters Rematch Coming Up April 13 In City Council District 4 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ozawa-Waters Rematch Coming Up April 13 In City Council District 4

Gov. David Ige and election officials announce plans for the special election after the November results were invalidated by the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Focuses On Late Mail Ballots In Ozawa-Waters Vote Challenge Natanya Friedheim/ Civil Beat

Supreme Court Focuses On Late Mail Ballots In Ozawa-Waters Vote Challenge

Until the justices rule, there is no Honolulu City Council member representing District 4.

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Ozawa-Waters Election Challenge Courtesy of the candidates

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Ozawa-Waters Election Challenge

UPDATED: The court appears to be focusing on how and when the Honolulu city clerk collected late mail ballots on election night.

Election Challenge Prevents Ozawa From Being Sworn In For New Term Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Election Challenge Prevents Ozawa From Being Sworn In For New Term

UPDATED: The Honolulu City Council begins the new year short a member, pending a Supreme Court ruling on the election result.

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