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Does Honolulu’s Plastic Bag Ban Go Far Enough? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Does Honolulu’s Plastic Bag Ban Go Far Enough?

The city has no data on whether the ban has reduced litter or plastic bag waste, and a bill to strengthen the restriction is languishing in the City Council.

Lawmakers Demand Answers To Honolulu Rail’s Ballooning Costs Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Demand Answers To Honolulu Rail’s Ballooning Costs

Caldwell proposes increases in Oahu’s fuel tax, vehicle weight tax and parking fees to show the city has “skin in the game.”

After-School Program Helps Palolo’s Kids Find Their Way Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

After-School Program Helps Palolo’s Kids Find Their Way

The Palolo Ohana Learning Center helps children overcome stereotypes and other challenges facing immigrant families

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Slopes Are Absolutely Trashed Division of State Parks

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head Slopes Are Absolutely Trashed

New photos from the state depict the squalid conditions encountered in homeless encampments during recent sweeps.

Ron Menor For Honolulu City Council Chair? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ron Menor For Honolulu City Council Chair?

A City Council reorganization could depose Ernie Martin as chairman.

City Still Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Advocacy Group Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Still Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Advocacy Group Says

Honolulu officials have agreed to an independent financial audit of revenue from Oahu’s prime snorkeling venue.

Denby Fawcett: Neighbors Say No To Doris Duke Swimming Hole Changes Courtesy: Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

Denby Fawcett: Neighbors Say No To Doris Duke Swimming Hole Changes

Should an historic breakwater be destroyed because some people are too stupid to quit jumping off the rocks?

Hoping For A Queen Theater Comeback In Kaimuki Nick R. Martin/Civil Beat

Hoping For A Queen Theater Comeback In Kaimuki

Community members yearn for the venue’s revival. Now two artist/restauranteurs may have the inside track to getting it done.

Denby Fawcett: City Officials Didn’t Tell Voters Zoo Director Had Quit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: City Officials Didn’t Tell Voters Zoo Director Had Quit

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and others knew of Baird Fleming’s intention to leave before the critical vote to give the zoo stable funding.

This Kalihi Bike Shop Is Helping Kids Learn Life Lessons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Kalihi Bike Shop Is Helping Kids Learn Life Lessons

A small shop provides a sanctuary for the community’s youths, including residents of nearby public housing projects.

Denby Fawcett: It’s Time To Get Real About The Honolulu Zoo Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: It’s Time To Get Real About The Honolulu Zoo

The fifth director in six years has resigned, days after voters agreed to steer property taxes to a fund to help the zoo.

VIDEO: 3 Civil Questions For The Mayoral Candidates — Episode 3

VIDEO: 3 Civil Questions For The Mayoral Candidates — Episode 3

In this episode, Mayor Kirk Caldwell and challenger Charles Djou address tourism, the high number of visitor deaths and whether Waikiki is at risk from flooding.