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Kaiolu Drive Gate Lawsuit

Judge rules Kaiolu Drive Gate lawsuit will continue in West Hawaii.

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Accessed on 15 February 2022, 1357 UTC.


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Honolulu building planner pleads guilty in bribery case

HONOLULU — A building planner in the Honolulu planning department pleaded guilty Monday to an indictment accusing him and others of taking bribes in exchange for expediting the approval of building permit applications.

Keeping the language alive

North Kona Councilman Holeka Inaba kicked off Hawaiian Language Month on Tuesday by chairing an entire committee meeting in Hawaiian, using an interpreter.

Fireworks bills move forward

Five of seven fireworks bills introduced by the state House of Representatives this session cleared their initial committee hurdle, with amendments, while two were shelved.

Gambling measure moves forward

A bill that would require the Department of Hawaiian Homelands to study potential revenue generation as well as public health and safety concerns arising from “limited casino gaming” on DHHL lands is moving through the state Legislature.

Council Planning Committee postpones Waikoloa timeshare project

Supportive testimony by a wide swath of individuals from resort operators to labor unions and tourism promoters to front-line workers who sleep in their cars because of a lack of housing wasn’t enough to win approval Tuesday from a County Council panel on a plan to convert half of a Waikoloa Beach Resort golf course to timeshare units.

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