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Hawaii Officials To The Homeless: Go Away Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Hawaii Officials To The Homeless: Go Away

An islandwide ban on sitting or lying on public sidewalks is among a slew of new bills aimed at moving homeless people out of public places.

Overtime Costs Keep Going Up For Honolulu City Government Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Overtime Costs Keep Going Up For Honolulu City Government

The expense of paying workers time and a half increased 30 percent in the last five years, reaching $67 million in fiscal year 2017.

Some Honolulu High Rises Don’t Need Sprinklers, Fire Safety Panel Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Honolulu High Rises Don’t Need Sprinklers, Fire Safety Panel Says

Residential buildings could each be evaluated to determine if a sprinkler retrofitting is necessary, a City Council committee is told.

$2.4 Billion Rail Rescue Plan Clears Another Senate Hurdle Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$2.4 Billion Rail Rescue Plan Clears Another Senate Hurdle

UPDATED: The proposal to raise hotel taxes and extend the GET next faces another vote by the full Senate on Wednesday, then likely House consideration.

Council Committee Defers Proposal To Develop Haleiwa Farmland Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

Council Committee Defers Proposal To Develop Haleiwa Farmland

Two bills would have rezoned seven acres of agricultural land to urban or residential and allowed for up to 35 homes

Honolulu Council Considers Another Expansion Of Sit-Lie Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council Considers Another Expansion Of Sit-Lie Ban

To avoid legal challenges, the latest measure to keep the homeless off busy city sidewalks would apply only to commercial streets.

Honolulu City Council May Seek Crackdown On Waikiki ‘Floatilla’ Events Courtesy: DLNR

Honolulu City Council May Seek Crackdown On Waikiki ‘Floatilla’ Events

Councilman Trevor Ozawa wants the state to ban offshore alcohol use and disorderly behavior at holiday weekend events.

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.

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