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Bus Fares Will Likely Increase For The Second Year In A Row flickr.com

Bus Fares Will Likely Increase For The Second Year In A Row

Seniors and other adults would see the largest fare jumps, but Handi-Van fares would rise only slightly.

A Loss For Tommy Waters Is A Loss For Mayor Caldwell Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

A Loss For Tommy Waters Is A Loss For Mayor Caldwell

Incumbent Trevor Ozawa’s narrow victory over his challenger blocked the mayor from having a majority of allies on the City Council.

Ozawa Edges Waters In Tight Race For Honolulu City Council Seat Natanya Friedheim/Civil Beat

Ozawa Edges Waters In Tight Race For Honolulu City Council Seat

Councilman Trevor Ozawa received 22 more votes than challenger Tommy Waters in a contest that went down to the wire.

Why Are City Lawmakers Involved In This Lobbyist’s Backyard Tiff? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Are City Lawmakers Involved In This Lobbyist’s Backyard Tiff?

Alicia Maluafiti’s dog kennels are upsetting her Ewa Beach neighbors. Now City Council Chair Ernie Martin has introduced a bill that would legalize them.

City Taxpayers Move Closer To Covering Rail Costs After Council Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Taxpayers Move Closer To Covering Rail Costs After Council Vote

Backed in a corner, the Honolulu City Council took steps Wednesday to commit $44 million in bonds to help build the 20-mile rail system.

Denby Fawcett: Time To Cut Honolulu’s Monster Houses Down To Size Christine Otto Zaa

Denby Fawcett: Time To Cut Honolulu’s Monster Houses Down To Size

Members of an advisory task force are already criticizing the planning department’s regulations for not going far enough.

Council Rejects Big Bus Fare Hikes For Seniors And The Disabled Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Rejects Big Bus Fare Hikes For Seniors And The Disabled

Taxpayers will continue to subsidize public transportation at a higher level than called for in city guidelines.

Caldwell’s Short-Term Rental Plan Holds Real Promise

Caldwell’s Short-Term Rental Plan Holds Real Promise

The proposal could take unhosted vacation units off the market and allow homeowners to operate bed-and-breakfasts.

How Caldwell’s Airbnb Bill Could Ease Honolulu’s Housing Crunch

How Caldwell’s Airbnb Bill Could Ease Honolulu’s Housing Crunch

The mayor would crack down on absentee owners who rent entire houses to tourists, but allow anyone to rent out a room in their home.

Ozawa, Waters Headed For November Runoff In Council Race Courtesy of the candidates

Ozawa, Waters Headed For November Runoff In Council Race

Heidi Tsuneyoshi and Carol Fukunaga gain the majorities needed to win their races outright.

Nasty Tactics Distract From Issues In North Shore City Council Race Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Nasty Tactics Distract From Issues In North Shore City Council Race

Four candidates are vying for an open seat in a district struggling with traffic and the loss of affordable housing to short-term vacation rentals.

Caldwell Vetoes Military Property Tax Break Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Vetoes Military Property Tax Break

Active duty service members “already receive substantial benefits for housing in our community,” the Honolulu mayor said.

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