Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s homelessness strategy “falls flat.”
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The foundation of Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s homelessness strategy was built on two promises: He assured the public that he would end sweeps of encampments and replace police with social workers to address nonviolent 911 calls. Read more
If he does enact more restrictions, Ige said they likely would come in the form of curfews or further restrictions on the size of social gatherings. Read more
The city is a little over halfway to its goal of establishing 300 households by the end of the year through the Oahu Housing Now program. Read more
Workout sessions at the gym are a major part of 43-year-old Alim Shabazz’s daily routine. Read more
Early on the morning of Jan. 10, following the first anniversary of their tempestuous marriage, Army Spc. Raul Hernandez Perez decided his wife, Selena Roth, had to go — as in he chose to kill her, in this case as she slept. Read more
More than 100 inmates and an employee at the Oahu Community Correctional Center have tested positive for COVID-19, a cluster of infections that the state Department of Public Safety is working quickly to contain before it spreads into the community. Read more
For the first time in his five-year tenure, state Auditor Les Kondo was subpoenaed to appear before a special state House Investigative Committee on Monday and testified under oath about separate audits that found two state entities bungled economic opportunities to better manage state lands. Read more
Question: If I have not paid my registration for two years because I was not using the car, do I need to catch up on past fees, or can I just pay the current-year fee in order to drive the car again? Read more
Mike Loftin is a co-founder of 808 Cleanups, a 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit organization committed to restoring Hawaii’s natural beauty. Read more
The Hawaii Dental Service Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $60,000 to four dental students and four dental hygiene students. Read more
As a Native Hawaiian, Oriana Coleman said she feels a strong connection to the aina, knowing that she, her husband and their nine children are growing some of the same plants on their farmland in Waimanalo that her ancestors did many years ago. Read more
Sam Nava, a culinary worker at the Moana Surfrider hotel, was one of hundreds lined up Sunday at the COVID-19 testing site at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to get results before today’s start of the city’s Safe Access O‘ahu program. Read more
The University of Hawaii football team is the only one of more than 100 major college programs across the nation that has not been allowed to have spectators at its home games this season. Read more
A space-crunched Marine Corps is looking for additional locations to house and train its “future force” in Hawaii, and one consideration may be hundreds of acres of undeveloped land on the east side of the former Naval Air Station Barbers Point. Read more
The hagfish, a primitive fish that looks like an eel and scavenges off the ocean floor, dwells in cold, deep waters around the world — but not in Hawaii. Read more
In her career, Camille Nelson said she’s been the first too many times — the first female dean of the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law and the first woman and person of color to lead the Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Read more
PetSmart is recalling about 100,300 Top Paw Double Diner Dog Bowls due to a laceration hazard. The gasket on the bottom of the dog bowls can come off, leaving an unfinished edge, posing a risk of laceration. PetSmart has received three reports of cuts and scratches to consumers’ hands as a result of handling the unfinished edge. Read more
The plan, dubbed “E O I Ka Leo (Listen to the Voice),” aims to guide and prioritize specific land uses within UH-leased parcels over a 20-year period, including the addition of new facilities, improvements to existing facilities and the discontinued use of others. It updates the current master plan adopted in 2000. Read more
After months of deliberation, a hearing officer has recommended that the Navy get its state permit to operate underground fuel tanks at Red Hill, but said it should come with inspection and repair requirements after determining the tanks are a pollution risk to a major source of Oahu’s drinking water. Read more