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Military Plan To Move Munitions To West Loch Worries Public Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Military Plan To Move Munitions To West Loch Worries Public

The Army says the move will make munitions storage safer, but secrecy and the legacy of a wartime coverup from the past make neighbors of the project uneasy.

Navy Seeks Public Comments On New Submarine Dry Dock

Navy Seeks Public Comments On New Submarine Dry Dock

All public outreach will be online due to the pandemic.

Will Hawaii’s $1.9 Billion Missile Radar System Get Built? Lockheed Martin

Will Hawaii’s $1.9 Billion Missile Radar System Get Built?

Critics argue the costly system may already be obsolete and will needlessly threaten the environment and cultural sites.

Tripler Hospital Parking Could Finally Be Getting Some Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tripler Hospital Parking Could Finally Be Getting Some Help

The military hospital has long struggled to fill parking demands for its patients, both veterans and active duty.

Once-Defeated Kaneohe Cemetery Expansion Plan Is Back Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Once-Defeated Kaneohe Cemetery Expansion Plan Is Back

While many neighbors are mounting opposition to the new proposal, the expansion has vocal support from several Native Hawaiian organizations.

Critics Question Former Council Chair’s Ties To North Shore Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Critics Question Former Council Chair’s Ties To North Shore Project

Some residents ask whether campaign contributions and a job factored into Ernie Martin’s support for a controversial Pupukea project.

On Citizen Initiatives, Courts — Not Voters — Often Have The Last Word Cory Lum/Civil Beat

On Citizen Initiatives, Courts — Not Voters — Often Have The Last Word

Statewide citizen initiatives aren’t authorized in Hawaii. But each of the four counties allow voters to place proposed laws directly on the ballot.

New Molokai Ranch Plans Pitched To A Development-Wary Island PF Bentley/Civil Beat

New Molokai Ranch Plans Pitched To A Development-Wary Island

An energy company has proposed buying the 55,000 acre ranch, which has been idle since 2008, to farm organic biofuels.

These North Shore Food Trucks Are Under Fire From Environmentalists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

These North Shore Food Trucks Are Under Fire From Environmentalists

A petition seeks to force the city to enforce land use and coastal zone management laws designed to protect marine areas from overuse.

Land Use In Hawaii