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Honolulu’s Vanishing Crosswalks: Why The City Is Taking Them Out

Honolulu’s Vanishing Crosswalks: Why The City Is Taking Them Out

The city has removed 34 crosswalks since September 2016, despite protests from some neighborhood groups. 

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions

A 2016 study found the city had the 11th-worst roads among large urban areas, and residents pay more than the national average for related car repairs.

 

Did Honolulu Cops Issue Fake Tickets Or Did The Honolulu Prosecutor Make Up The Story? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Did Honolulu Cops Issue Fake Tickets Or Did The Honolulu Prosecutor Make Up The Story?

The mysterious case of “ghost” traffic tickets is getting more curious as several defense attorneys push the Honolulu prosecutor’s office to turn over the evidence.

Caldwell, Djou Headed For Runoff In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell, Djou Headed For Runoff In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

The mayor barely outpolled his primary challenger, but neither candidate garnered a majority of the vote, so they both advance.
As Caldwell And Djou Sharpen Attacks, Carlisle Goes For Laughs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

As Caldwell And Djou Sharpen Attacks, Carlisle Goes For Laughs

Unlike his opponents, the former mayor of Honolulu doesn't seem inclined to confront the other candidates.

Longtime Lawmaker Faces Primary Fight In ‘Forgotten’ District Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Longtime Lawmaker Faces Primary Fight In ‘Forgotten’ District

In Kalihi, veteran legislator John Mizuno is challenged by Ikaika Hussey, publisher of the Hawaii Independent.
In Latest Campaign Spot, Caldwell Accentuates The Positive Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Latest Campaign Spot, Caldwell Accentuates The Positive

Honolulu's mayor says he's taken on roads, sewers, parks and homelessness. But his campaign remains quiet on rail.
Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again

UPDATED: The former chief executive of the city and county is running on a platform that makes rail and leadership his top priorities.
Caldwell: ‘I Want To Keep This Job’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: ‘I Want To Keep This Job’

The mayor of Honolulu, who still faces no serious opponent, officially files for re-election.
State Aims To Develop 22,500 Affordable Rental Housing Units Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Aims To Develop 22,500 Affordable Rental Housing Units

Hawaii House and Senate conferees agree on a measure that calls for having some apartments ready as early as January.
How Crappy Sewers Make It Hard To Build Housing In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Crappy Sewers Make It Hard To Build Housing In Honolulu

But there's hope around planned rail stations where the city administration wants to concentrate growth.
You’d Think Honolulu Would Have Lots of Sidewalk Cafes, But You’d Be Wrong Cory Lum/Civil Beat

You’d Think Honolulu Would Have Lots of Sidewalk Cafes, But You’d Be Wrong

City planners hoping to make Honolulu a more walkable city are trying to change an old rule that bans sidewalks cafes in most parts of town.
Honolulu Infrastructure