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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.
City Government Gets Burned In H-POWER Audit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Government Gets Burned In H-POWER Audit

An audit questions whether city officials were duped into paying far more than they should have to run Honolulu's waste-to-energy facility.
Caldwell: Honolulu On Right Track In Tackling Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: Honolulu On Right Track In Tackling Homelessness

The mayor said that the city’s homelessness initiatives are making a real difference for hundreds of homeless people.

In Kakaako Parks, State Wades Into Thorny Issue of Property Confiscation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Kakaako Parks, State Wades Into Thorny Issue of Property Confiscation

Homeless encampments grew to about 180 people as the state created the rules for what do with their property when it clears them out. And those rules are already under fire.

How Crappy Sewers Make It Hard To Build Housing In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Crappy Sewers Make It Hard To Build Housing In Honolulu

But there's hope around planned rail stations where the city administration wants to concentrate growth.
New Laws Encourage Solar Panels, Allow Waikiki Rezoning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Laws Encourage Solar Panels, Allow Waikiki Rezoning

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed five bills into law Monday on issues from property taxes to discrimination against women.
HART Finds Savings With Latest Honolulu Rail Bids Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

HART Finds Savings With Latest Honolulu Rail Bids

The $6.6 billion project still faces a $1 billion-plus deficit, but the latest construction bids are within current projections.