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Kirk Caldwell

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Voters Have Negative View Of Ige, Caldwell

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Voters Have Negative View Of Ige, Caldwell

Voters have cooled on U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, too. But Lt. Gov. Josh Green is very popular.

Caldwell Took In $155,000+ From Territorial Bank in 2019 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Took In $155,000+ From Territorial Bank in 2019

The mayor made at least $342,070 last year between his city job and other income.

Playground’s Move To Kakaako A Big Win For Compromise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Playground’s Move To Kakaako A Big Win For Compromise

But there is much to be done to ensure the planning and permitting process remains satisfactory to all stakeholders.

Ian Lind: Backers Of $3M Ala Moana Playground Carry Lots Of Clout Denby Fawcett/ Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Backers Of $3M Ala Moana Playground Carry Lots Of Clout

Donors linked to the non-profit group promoting the project have been large campaign contributors to the mayor and many council members.

Feds Demanded Rail Information From Honolulu City Hall Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Demanded Rail Information From Honolulu City Hall

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s office was tight-lipped about the details.

Use It Or Lose It? Honolulu Officials Say Ala Wai Project Money In Jeopardy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Use It Or Lose It? Honolulu Officials Say Ala Wai Project Money In Jeopardy

While the City Council was warned the nearly $200 million could be lost to flood-control efforts elsewhere, there is actually a surplus of federal money for such projects.

Hanabusa Takes First Steps In Run For Honolulu Mayor Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Takes First Steps In Run For Honolulu Mayor

UPDATED: The former U.S. congresswoman would be a marquee name in a potentially large field of candidates.

Hawaii Teen Tells Politicians: Listen To Us, Or We’ll Vote You Out Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teen Tells Politicians: Listen To Us, Or We’ll Vote You Out

A U.S. Conference of Mayors session highlighted the benefits of youth councils. Honolulu doesn’t have one.

City Will Use ‘Digital Stings’ To Nab Illegal Vacation Rentals Starting Aug. 1 Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

City Will Use ‘Digital Stings’ To Nab Illegal Vacation Rentals Starting Aug. 1

But the full effect of Oahu’s new law severely limiting Airbnb-type rentals and imposing stiff fines on violators won’t start until late 2020.

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