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Djou Gets Some Democratic Support In Campaign For Mayor Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Djou Gets Some Democratic Support In Campaign For Mayor

Ben Cayetano, Walter Heen and Ann Kobayashi want change at Honolulu Hale, even if their favored candidate is a Republican.
Honolulu Is Short $1.4 Billion To Cover Retirees’ Pension Benefits PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is Short $1.4 Billion To Cover Retirees’ Pension Benefits

New accounting rules force the city to acknowledge a growing debt it largely has avoided addressing until now.
No Martin Mayoral Decision Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Martin Mayoral Decision Yet

The Honolulu City Council chair says he will decide before the June 7 filing deadline.
Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again

UPDATED: The former chief executive of the city and county is running on a platform that makes rail and leadership his top priorities.
Peter Savio For Honolulu Mayor? Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Peter Savio For Honolulu Mayor?

The real estate executive doubts he'll actually run, but he says the city needs creative solutions for its problems.
Should Honolulu Bring Back A Housing Department? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Honolulu Bring Back A Housing Department?

Housing prices are skyrocketing, but the city doesn't have one central agency to manage affordable housing and homelessness.
Caldwell Opens Campaign Headquarters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Opens Campaign Headquarters

The Honolulu mayor is running for re-election on a platform that says he’s delivered on housing, homelessness, sewers, parks, road, buses and — yes — rail.
Legislators May Strip Millions Of Hotel Tax Dollars From Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislators May Strip Millions Of Hotel Tax Dollars From Honolulu

State lawmakers passed more than 350 bills on Tuesday as the 2016 legislative session entered crunch time.
Honolulu Zoo Accreditation Denied

Honolulu Zoo Accreditation Denied

A lack of consistent funding from the city was blamed.
Hawaii Lifeguards Get 16 Percent Raises Under New Union Contract Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lifeguards Get 16 Percent Raises Under New Union Contract

They had pushed for a lot more, but state and county employers had offered a lot less. An arbitrator settled the issue.
Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy Olja Latinovic/Flickr.com

Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy

In a national study of health at the county level, Oahu ranks highest in the Aloha State and the Big Island lowest.
Rising Seas Could Displace Thousands Of Ewa Beach Residents UH School of ocean and Earth Science and Technology

Rising Seas Could Displace Thousands Of Ewa Beach Residents

A new report demonstrates the vulnerability of the Oahu coastline from climate change and beach erosion.