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This Group Is Helping The Needy By Rescuing Tons Of Food Courtesy of Aloha Harvest

This Group Is Helping The Needy By Rescuing Tons Of Food

Though the nonprofit typically relies on grants, Aloha Harvest is looking to the city of Honolulu in hopes of a contract.

Council Considers Residential Parking Zones For Honolulu Neighborhoods Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Council Considers Residential Parking Zones For Honolulu Neighborhoods

The bill would allow creation of districts offering residents the chance to obtain special permits in high-congestion areas.

City Council OKs Issuing $350 Million In Bonds For Rail Construction Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

City Council OKs Issuing $350 Million In Bonds For Rail Construction

Supporters and opponents of the over-budget project fill Honolulu Hale to testify before the vote.

Honolulu May Allow Transportation Companies To Regulate Waikiki Streets Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu May Allow Transportation Companies To Regulate Waikiki Streets

A special improvement district with private financing would be tasked with reducing congestion in Oahu’s busiest tourist area.

Homeless And Community Service Workers Considered For Park Cleanup Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Homeless And Community Service Workers Considered For Park Cleanup

Honolulu City Council members hear ideas for employing the homeless and getting “free labor” from court-ordered workers.

What Honolulu Lobbyists Don’t Tell You Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Honolulu Lobbyists Don’t Tell You

The Ethics Commission chief says the city should “completely overhaul” how it tracks the spending of money to influence leaders.

Chad Blair: Why Staring At Cellphones In Crosswalks Should Be Illegal Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Why Staring At Cellphones In Crosswalks Should Be Illegal

A Honolulu City Council bill would fine people who don’t look up from their mobile devices when crossing the street.

City Council Votes to Raise Parking Meter Fees And Vehicle Weight Tax Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

City Council Votes to Raise Parking Meter Fees And Vehicle Weight Tax

Work on the 2018 Fiscal Year budgets concludes with some proposed tax and fee increases approved and others rejected.

Council Puts Taxpayers On The Hook To Ensure Rail Work Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Puts Taxpayers On The Hook To Ensure Rail Work Continues

A bill approved Wednesday allows issuing up to $350 million in bonds to prevent the project from running out of money.

Developer Wants To Convert Farmland To Housing In Haleiwa Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

Developer Wants To Convert Farmland To Housing In Haleiwa

He calls it “working class housing.” Opponents decry more traffic congestion and the loss of agricultural space.

Budget Committee Scraps Property Tax Hike For Hotels PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Budget Committee Scraps Property Tax Hike For Hotels

UPDATED: The panel also eliminated a proposed increase in fares for TheHandi-Van, but preserved a bus fare boost.

Committee Proposes Fee, But Balks At Total Ban On Plastic Bags Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Committee Proposes Fee, But Balks At Total Ban On Plastic Bags

Environmentalists who once supported a Honolulu City Council bag bill, now say that the amended version doesn’t go far enough.

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