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Lawsuit Against Homeless Sweeps Could Cost Taxpayers $1M Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Against Homeless Sweeps Could Cost Taxpayers $1M

The city agreed to stop destroying homeless peoples’ belongings during sweeps but not before the legal fees piled up.

Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing

A proposed luxury condo and hotel development is encountering last-minute resistance from advocates for affordable housing who are upset the development won't provide any.
Analysis: Airbnb’s Effect On Rents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Analysis: Airbnb’s Effect On Rents

FiveThirtyEight examined booking and revenue data, which put Honolulu at the top of the list in commercial shares.
Caldwell, Djou Headed For Runoff In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell, Djou Headed For Runoff In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

The mayor barely outpolled his primary challenger, but neither candidate garnered a majority of the vote, so they both advance.
Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Stuff In Honolulu? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Stuff In Honolulu?

It may look like gouging to some, but industry insiders say the real culprit is a stretched labor force.
Djou, Caldwell Lob Ethics Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou, Caldwell Lob Ethics Charges

The Honolulu mayor has contempt for robocalls from his challenger, while the former congressman once again talks about Chuck Totto and Territorial Savings.
As Caldwell And Djou Sharpen Attacks, Carlisle Goes For Laughs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

As Caldwell And Djou Sharpen Attacks, Carlisle Goes For Laughs

Unlike his opponents, the former mayor of Honolulu doesn't seem inclined to confront the other candidates.

Honolulu Among ‘Least Stressed’ Cities Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Among ‘Least Stressed’ Cities

And yet, the same survey group says we're among the worst cities for first-time home buyers.
Caldwell Ad ‘Fact-Checks’ Djou on Rail, Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Ad ‘Fact-Checks’ Djou on Rail, Homelessness

Both campaigns accuse the other of being the first to go negative in the Honolulu mayoral election.