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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.

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.