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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.
Massive Honolulu Sewer Spill Shuts Down Waikiki Beach Nick Grube

Massive Honolulu Sewer Spill Shuts Down Waikiki Beach

The Hawaii Department of Health warns people to stay out of the water as crews try to contain more than 500,000 gallons of wastewater.
Did Honolulu Commit $10 Million in Mistakes on Ala Wai Pipe Fix?

Did Honolulu Commit $10 Million in Mistakes on Ala Wai Pipe Fix?

The infamous sewer line finally works, but a court case raises questions about the city's handling of the project.
Honolulu District 6 Hopefuls Vow To Repair And Rehabilitate

Honolulu District 6 Hopefuls Vow To Repair And Rehabilitate

A look at the race's leading contenders: Aiona, Fukunaga, Mizuno and Yoshimura.
West Honolulu Sewer Ban Not What It Seemed To Be

West Honolulu Sewer Ban Not What It Seemed To Be

Environmental Services chief backs off earlier stance on future development.
Despite Sewer Work, Storms Still Cause Spills

Despite Sewer Work, Storms Still Cause Spills

Honolulu Hale touts progress, but enviros want perfection.
Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board

Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board

Rising water rates are spurring a move to amend city Charter.
Lab Results: Landfill Water Exceeded Legal Levels for Just One Chemical —  Iron

Lab Results: Landfill Water Exceeded Legal Levels for Just One Chemical — Iron

Tests from January storm show iron levels at nine times legal limit.
Honolulu to State: There’s No Rail Money for You Flickr.com

Honolulu to State: There’s No Rail Money for You

Transit chief tells City Council that there's no cash "sitting around."

Discussion: Honolulu Sewage Settlement

Honolulu has agreed to upgrade its sewer system to the tune of more than $1 billion after years of neglect.

City Council Approves Massive Sewage Settlement

The city is one step closer to finalizing a landmark settlement with a group of state and federal environmental agencies and nonprofits, ending years of litigation. The pricetag: More than $1 billion.
UPDATE: Sewage Spill Contaminates Palolo Stream to Magic Island

UPDATE: Sewage Spill Contaminates Palolo Stream to Magic Island

Warning signs have been posted along Palolo Stream, the Ala Wai Canal and Magic Island after a 1,200-gallon wastewater spill.
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