2011 Year in Review — Honolulu

Adrienne LaFrance/Civil Beat

Civil Beat spends a lot of time down at Honolulu Hale.

We've followed Honolulu City Council meetings and kept tabs on Mayor Peter Carlisle. We've watched the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation grow from an idea into a reality, and have been a watchdog for the community from the Waianae Coast to Waikiki — and beyond. We keep our finger on the pulse of city government in our daily blog, Inside Honolulu.

Here's a small selection of the best stories from the Honolulu beat in 2011:

  • Stormwater Released Into Ocean to Avoid Larger Landfill Catastrophe, Jan. 28, 2011: As the rain continued to fall in the hills above the city's landfill in January, officials faced a choice. They could release garbage-laden stormwater into the ocean, or they could hold it back and risk catastrophic failure. They chose the first course, and medical waste washed up on Leeward Oahu beaches for days.
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