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Incumbent Trevor Ozawa’s narrow victory over his challenger blocked the mayor from having a majority of allies on the City Council.
Councilman Trevor Ozawa received 22 more votes than challenger Tommy Waters in a contest that went down to the wire.
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.
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.
Members of an advisory task force are already criticizing the planning department’s regulations for not going far enough.
Taxpayers will continue to subsidize public transportation at a higher level than called for in city guidelines.
The proposal could take unhosted vacation units off the market and allow homeowners to operate bed-and-breakfasts.
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.
Heidi Tsuneyoshi and Carol Fukunaga gain the majorities needed to win their races outright.
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.
This year’s newcomers come from all over the political spectrum, and a variety of issues inspired them to run.