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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.

New UH Law Building Offers Students A Place For Hands-On Practice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New UH Law Building Offers Students A Place For Hands-On Practice

The $7 million structure will house the school’s legal aid program, where students provide pro bono assistance to clients.

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.

Oahu Valleys Are Prone To Landslides — And The Lawsuits That Follow Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Valleys Are Prone To Landslides — And The Lawsuits That Follow

A legal battle over a landslide and sewer line break in the Nuuanu Valley is one example of the unstable ground many people live on.

Reclaiming History: Oahu’s Last Hawaiian Fishing Village Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Reclaiming History: Oahu’s Last Hawaiian Fishing Village

Tiny Mokauea Island is threatened by pollution and rising sea levels, while the handful of residents face uncertainty about their long-term lease with the state.

Honolulu City Council May Expand Its Plastic Bag Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council May Expand Its Plastic Bag Ban

After a year of negotiations, Councilman Brandon Elefante, the bill’s author, is hopeful it will be approved Wednesday.

The Cost Of Hilton’s Friday Fireworks Just Went Up Anthony Quintano

The Cost Of Hilton’s Friday Fireworks Just Went Up

A state board recently voted to raise the rent for public land the popular Waikiki show needs as a safety zone.