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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. 

HART’s Latest Rail Contract Is For $400M — Twice What It Had Estimated Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART’s Latest Rail Contract Is For $400M — Twice What It Had Estimated

In a break with past practice, the agency did not release the amounts that companies bid for the work to relocate utilities.

Honolulu Rail Project Loses Its Top Right-Of-Way Official Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Project Loses Its Top Right-Of-Way Official

The departure of Abbey Mayer is the latest in a string of more than 16 managers, directors and other top personnel to leave HART.

New Honolulu Housing Bill Seeks The Middle Ground Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Honolulu Housing Bill Seeks The Middle Ground

UPDATED The City Council passed a measure Wednesday that includes concessions to both housing advocates and developers.

Honolulu Can’t Access 66,000 Personal Documents After System Crashed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Can’t Access 66,000 Personal Documents After System Crashed

Some birth certificates, passports, and other documents can’t be retrieved because of a vendor’s computer malfunction.

Two More Condo And Hotel Towers Proposed For Ala Moana City and County of Honolulu

Two More Condo And Hotel Towers Proposed For Ala Moana

The city planning department has given the green light to the builders as long as they add more community benefits.

Ian Lind: Why A Tree In Hawaii Kai Is Raising Questions Of Favoritism Ian Lind/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Why A Tree In Hawaii Kai Is Raising Questions Of Favoritism

A father’s gift to remember his dead son has become a story of special treatment by the Honolulu City Council.

City May Get Tougher On Tour Vans In Waimanalo Courtesy of Ted Ralston

City May Get Tougher On Tour Vans In Waimanalo

A bill to establish permit fees for commercial stops at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park would help pay for monitoring compliance.

Kaimuki: Sprucing Up A Business District That ‘Totally Depends On Local’ Annebelle Lejeune/Civil Beat

Kaimuki: Sprucing Up A Business District That ‘Totally Depends On Local’

Merchants in this east Honolulu community figure if they want to make the neighborhood more attractive, they’ll have to do it themselves.

Honolulu Will Spend $85 Million To Upgrade Maxed-Out Sewers Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Honolulu Will Spend $85 Million To Upgrade Maxed-Out Sewers

The Dowsett Highlands project in Nuuanu Valley is one of hundreds of sewer projects undertaken in compliance with an EPA order.

Hawaii Tourists Are Drowning At Nine Times The Rate Of Locals Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Tourists Are Drowning At Nine Times The Rate Of Locals

The 92 drowning deaths in 2016 represented a slight decrease from the previous year, but was slightly above average for the decade.

As Some Oahu Cemeteries Run Out Of Space, City OKs Expansion Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

As Some Oahu Cemeteries Run Out Of Space, City OKs Expansion

UPDATED 8/10/2017: Honolulu Council members vote to allow Kaneohe’s Hawaiian Memorial Park to grow by 28 acres.