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City Council to Homeless: Get Off Our Sidewalks!

City Council to Homeless: Get Off Our Sidewalks!

Honolulu lawmakers want new legislation that would keep homeless people off city sidewalks.

10 Questions for the City Council Candidates

Four out of the Honolulu City Council‘s nine councillors are vacating their seats for the 2010…
Council Candidates Offer Trash Solutions

Council Candidates Offer Trash Solutions

Honolulu City Council candidates have no shortage of ideas when it comes to solving Honolulu's trash problem. From the simple to the extravagant, they cover the bases.
Yet Another Special Election Likely for Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Yet Another Special Election Likely for Honolulu

Todd Apo's resignation means, in a matter of months, the majority of Honolulu City Council members will be new. It also means the City may pay for another special election.
Council Candidates Focus on Infrastructure

Council Candidates Focus on Infrastructure

City Council candidates are less than impressed with Oahu's aging infrastructure. But the good news is that they say they'll do something about it.

Discussion: Honolulu City Council Election 2010

Three seats are contested. A fourth has just one candidate. The other five seats are not up for re-election.
Council Candidates Discuss Homelessness

Council Candidates Discuss Homelessness

SECOND IN A SERIES: Most Honolulu City Council candidates say more public housing is the best option to help shrink the city's growing homeless population.
Rail Divides Council Candidates

Rail Divides Council Candidates

FIRST IN A SERIES: Half of the candidates tell Civil Beat they're for it. The other half? They're not so sure.

Council Weighs Banning Gas Leaf-Blowers

Proposal would go further than state law limiting hours and totally end the usage of the noisy, and effective, landscaping tool. But enough concerns were raised that final passage is by no means certain.

Discussion: Should Honolulu Ban Gas Leaf-Blowers

The City Council is debating whether to go further than state law and impose an outright ban on gas leaf-blowers.
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