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Honolulu

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.
Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Vie For Coveted Kupuna Vote Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Vie For Coveted Kupuna Vote

The city's high cost of living and public safety are on the minds of AARP Hawaii members, who shared their concerns during a "tele-town hall" Saturday morning.
Djou To Skip PBS Honolulu Mayoral Debate With Caldwell Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou To Skip PBS Honolulu Mayoral Debate With Caldwell

The challenger's campaign said it never confirmed it would participate, but the station said otherwise.
Some See Danger As Honolulu’s Yellow Streetlights Turn White Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some See Danger As Honolulu’s Yellow Streetlights Turn White

The new lights are supposed to be more efficient and last longer, but groups are warning of visual blight and medical problems.
Honolulu Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Nonprofit Group Claims Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Nonprofit Group Claims

UPDATED: Despite a court order and pledges from city officials, admission fee revenue is still used improperly, says Friends of Hanauma Bay.

Lawsuit Against Homeless Sweeps Could Cost Taxpayers $1M Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Against Homeless Sweeps Could Cost Taxpayers $1M

The city agreed to stop destroying homeless peoples’ belongings during sweeps but not before the legal fees piled up.

Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing

A proposed luxury condo and hotel development is encountering last-minute resistance from advocates for affordable housing who are upset the development won't provide any.