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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.
Caldwell, Martin Clash Over City Budget Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell, Martin Clash Over City Budget Proposal

UPDATED: Honolulu City Council chairman breaks out Kleenex to mock mayor's plea for cooperation in housing proposal.
Karamatsu Guilty Of Driving Drunk Courtesy: KITV

Karamatsu Guilty Of Driving Drunk

A judge found the former Hawaii House vice speaker and Honolulu deputy prosecutor guilty of operating a motor vehicle under an intoxicant.
Should Tourists Be Brought To Snorkeling Hot Spot By The Busloads? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Tourists Be Brought To Snorkeling Hot Spot By The Busloads?

Roberts Hawaii contemplated becoming the "Official Hanauma Bay Shuttle Service," but the proposal was opposed by Friends of Hanauma Bay.
Honolulu City Council Approves Rail Tax Extension Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Approves Rail Tax Extension

The extra tax money will go toward paying for cost overruns and revenue shortfalls on the $6.6 billion project.
The Long Road Home Liz Barney

The Long Road Home

After six years living on the streets of Honolulu, a man picks up his life one piece at a time.