Councilmember Ann Kobayashi

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit

The leadership of the Honolulu City Council has halted an independent forensic audit of the agency charged with building Honolulu’s rail line.

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A Honolulu City Councilmember hopes Mayor Kirk Caldwell will seriously consider alternative locations for a controversial children’s playground, with Kaka’ako Waterfront Park that was recently transferred to the city being one option.

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A bill designating Honolulu as a sanctuary city died on Thursday, prompting the question: how progressive is Hawaii? States, counties and cities across the country have adopted sanctuary policies to protect unauthorized immigrants and limit the role of local law emforcement agencies in immigration enforcement but similar efforts have not gained traction in the islands.

Wayne Yoshioka

The dates for the Honolulu City Council District 4 Special Election were announced today.