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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.

Measure Asks: Are All Those Boards and Commissions Needed? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Measure Asks: Are All Those Boards and Commissions Needed?

Charter Amendment 12 calls for a system to periodically review many of Honolulu’s boards and commissions.

Once The ‘Wild West’ Of The City, Kakaako Is Trying To Settle Down Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Once The ‘Wild West’ Of The City, Kakaako Is Trying To Settle Down

Popular with young professionals who see it as hip and up-and-coming, the neighborhood’s transition has come with growing pains.

Palolo Valley: ‘Overshadowed By Its Past,’ But Making Progress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Palolo Valley: ‘Overshadowed By Its Past,’ But Making Progress

Though outsiders have long been wary of the community east of Manoa, its reputation is changing for the better.

Panel: Changes In Honolulu Media

Panel: Changes In Honolulu Media

Representatives from HPR, Civil Beat and UH Manoa will address the tumult in local journalism.

Do Officials Really Want To Know What Kalihi Residents Think? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Do Officials Really Want To Know What Kalihi Residents Think?

Big projects are on the horizon, but some people feel that community-input meetings are designed to manipulate the message.

Kalihi: ‘The Last Working Class Neighborhood In Central Honolulu’ Natanya Friedheim/Civil Beat

Kalihi: ‘The Last Working Class Neighborhood In Central Honolulu’

Kalihi offers close proximity to downtown and Waikiki jobs, and many of its residents hold down more than one.