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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.

Kealoha Suit Against City, Ethics Commission Cost Over $355K Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Suit Against City, Ethics Commission Cost Over $355K

The invoice represents only some of the city’s Kealoha-related legal costs.

Sweeping Local-Hire Bill Draws Pushback From Nonunion Builders Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Sweeping Local-Hire Bill Draws Pushback From Nonunion Builders

City Councilman Joey Manahan says the purpose of the legislation is to make sure that union labor is used on any public works project worth over $250,000.

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.

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