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Pali Lanes Bowling Alley Declared A Historic Place Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Pali Lanes Bowling Alley Declared A Historic Place

The designation was a victory for a community group that opposed Alexander & Baldwin’s plans to redevelop the 1.7 acre site in Kailua.

Chaminade Students Help Design Center for Homeless Courtesy of Nicolle Soriano

Chaminade Students Help Design Center for Homeless

ALEA Bridge hopes to break ground in November for a 12- to 16-unit transitional housing development in Wahiawa.

A Family Struggles To Understand The Death Of Their Homeless Son Contributed by Erica Woods

A Family Struggles To Understand The Death Of Their Homeless Son

Bryan McKay Moorefield led a seemingly carefree life in Waikiki, but was searching for a way off the streets at the time of his death.

Waimanalo Tent-Dwellers: A Different Kind Of Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waimanalo Tent-Dwellers: A Different Kind Of Homelessness

People living in a roadside encampment receive an unusual amount of community support, because many of them are longtime residents.

Audit: Honolulu Could Save Millions By Burning Recyclables For Energy City and County of Honolulu

Audit: Honolulu Could Save Millions By Burning Recyclables For Energy

Sorting and selling recyclables hauled away in blue bins no longer makes economic sense, the audit found.

The Trouble With Trash For Local Volunteers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Trouble With Trash For Local Volunteers

The city has one disposal location for nonprofits throwing out trash from cleanups of public areas, but nonprofits say it’s too far too drive.

The Fight To Save Ancient Hawaiian Archeological Sites Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

The Fight To Save Ancient Hawaiian Archeological Sites

Fearing future development of a Leeward valley rich with cultural history, some community members are pushing for preservation.

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions

A 2016 study found the city had the 11th-worst roads among large urban areas, and residents pay more than the national average for related car repairs.

 

Kaneohe Bay Kayak Rentals Continue Despite State’s Disapproval Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kaneohe Bay Kayak Rentals Continue Despite State’s Disapproval

A nonprofit organization that maintains a state park says the rentals are the only way to pay for the work.

Wild Chickens Are Flocking To Whole Foods In Kailua Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Wild Chickens Are Flocking To Whole Foods In Kailua

The Kailua Neighborhood Board passed a motion recently asking the city to revise its feral chicken removal program to focus on trapping roosters.

Why Honolulu’s Water Pipes Keep Rupturing Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Honolulu’s Water Pipes Keep Rupturing

Customers pay millions annually to repair main breaks, but the Board of Water Supply would need far more to fully upgrade the infrastructure.

Laid-Back, Aging Manoa Is No Longer A Haven For Young Families Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Laid-Back, Aging Manoa Is No Longer A Haven For Young Families

The community near the University of Hawaii is still friendly, quiet and rainy, but rising housing prices bring changes.
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