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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: ‘Major Breakthrough’ In Sewer Lawsuit

Mayor Mufi Hannemann on Monday announced a proposed agreement to end years of litigation over Honolulu’s sewage system. “This…

UPDATE: Monday Morning Quarterbacking On The Djou Win

A roundup of some of the national political observations on Hawaii sending a Republican to Congress.
Transit Plan Out of City Hands

Transit Plan Out of City Hands

With the clock ticking and several hurdles yet to clear, it's unlikely that Mayor Mufi Hannemann will see the city break ground on its rail project on his watch if he resigns to run for governor by the July 20 candidate filing deadline.

Discussion: Honolulu Rail

Should $5.3 Billion Project Go Forward As Planned? Share your thoughts on the rail project.
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.
UPDATE: Would you throw out trash if you had to pay by the bag?

UPDATE: Would you throw out trash if you had to pay by the bag?

In some communities, pay-as-you-throw programs charge residents a variable rate depending on how much they throw away.

Don’t Forget TheBus

With all the talk about rail, how the proposed system connects to TheBus is a critical issue. Not only will…

Los Angeles Rail — A mayor’s support

Mayor Mufi Hannemann is not alone when it comes to backing major rail projects that could mean…
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