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The Sorry State Of Many Honolulu Parks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Sorry State Of Many Honolulu Parks

Millions of dollars have been spent on Oahu parks in the past decade, but some have fared better than others.

Hawaii Supreme Court To Rule On Secret Government Deliberations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court To Rule On Secret Government Deliberations

Should the public be allowed to see what information is going into public policy decisions?

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s History Of Racial Discrimination Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii’s History Of Racial Discrimination

Many longtime residents can still remember when private organizations barred Asian-Americans. Now the divide is between locals and outsiders.

Honolulu Rail: Caldwell’s Lack Of Leadership Is A Continuing Problem Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail: Caldwell’s Lack Of Leadership Is A Continuing Problem

Mayor Kirk Caldwell should be working to pull people together to solve the rail issue. Instead, he’s pointing fingers — and not at himself.

Why Oahu’s Neighborhood Boards Are ‘The Pulse Of The Community’ Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Why Oahu’s Neighborhood Boards Are ‘The Pulse Of The Community’

Elections are underway for members of the island’s 33 volunteer advisory panels.

Waimanalo Gym Closure Leaves A Town Feeling Sidelined Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Waimanalo Gym Closure Leaves A Town Feeling Sidelined

Residents are frustrated by the long wait to start a $3.12 million repair job on the damaged gym, which was a “safe haven” for kids.

Why It’s So Hard To Eat Healthy In Hawaii If You’re Poor Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why It’s So Hard To Eat Healthy In Hawaii If You’re Poor

Making local produce more available can feed the stomachs and nurture the cultures of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists ArtSpace

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists

A publicly funded affordable housing complex in Kakaako will offer low-cost units to artists.

More Sit-Lie Bans Advance In Honolulu City Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Sit-Lie Bans Advance In Honolulu City Council

Councilman Brandon Elefante continues to oppose the idea of moving homeless people around by making it illegal to sit or lie down on some city streets.

Caldwell Appoints Marc Alexander To Lead Honolulu Housing Office Courtesy of the City & County of Honolulu

Caldwell Appoints Marc Alexander To Lead Honolulu Housing Office

The former vicar general for the Catholic Church left his last government job after revelations of an affair with a parishioner.

Council Committee Says Thomas Square Should Remain A Public Park Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Committee Says Thomas Square Should Remain A Public Park

Residents worry that transferring the park to the Department of Enterprise Services will change its culture and introduce commercialization.

Denby Fawcett: City Cracks Down On Illegal Park Vendors Courtesy: Lisa Bishop

Denby Fawcett: City Cracks Down On Illegal Park Vendors

New rules would prohibit the sale of food, drinks and merchandise. But critics say the rules as written aren’t strong enough to stop the vendors.