Rediscovering Honolulu

·By Treena Shapiro

When I was given the Honolulu Beat at Peer News, I assumed that years of experience covering local government would be an advantage. Well, you know what they say about assumptions. As it turns out, I was even wrong about the name of the organization I would be writing for. Welcome to Civil Beat!

Here, covering Honolulu means looking beyond what’s happening at Honolulu Hale and the municipal building (and, yes, beyond Kapolei Hale, too). The city’s history has been shaped by important decisions made at City Hall, as well as

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