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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.

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.