Former Civil Beat Staff

Michael Levine

A Reporter Pays His Last Respects to Dan Inouye Civil Beat

A Reporter Pays His Last Respects to Dan Inouye

Former Civil Beat staffer Michael Levine files this perspective after viewing the Hawaii senator's flag-draped coffin.

Akaka Retiring: Ambassador Of Aloha Bridged Party Lines

Cross-aisle collaboration was once a common occurrence in the now polarized Congress.
Akaka Retiring: Hawaii Senator Leaving Office With Legacy Bill In Limbo

Akaka Retiring: Hawaii Senator Leaving Office With Legacy Bill In Limbo

Some version of the Akaka Bill has been in the works for more than 10 years.
Hawaii Gas CEO Looks To Washington For Political Support For LNG

Hawaii Gas CEO Looks To Washington For Political Support For LNG

Jeff Kissel reveals long-term vision in speech to Natural Gas Roundtable.
White House: Middle Class Tax Hike Could Cut Hawaii Spending By $1B

White House: Middle Class Tax Hike Could Cut Hawaii Spending By $1B

UPDATED 1 p.m. Council of Economic Advisers releases state-by-state fiscal cliff analyses.

Hawaii Gov’t Not Planning For Worst On Federal Fiscal Cliff Talks

Budget to be submitted in December assumes Congress will fix sequestration.
DC808: On the Wire — The Thanksgiving Day Episode

DC808: On the Wire — The Thanksgiving Day Episode

Is any in one in Congress serious about sequestration? And the feds are poised to give Hawaii $1.5 billion for rail.
Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

A look back at 36 years in Congress for Hawaii's junior U.S. senator.
FTA Says It Will Sign $1.55 Billion Deal For Honolulu Rail Project

FTA Says It Will Sign $1.55 Billion Deal For Honolulu Rail Project

UPDATED Notification for 30-day review comes just days before key funding deadline.

Gabbard On Freshman Orientation: Lots To Learn About Congress

Hawaii Democrat meets future colleagues, gets primer on what to expect.
Spokesman: Inouye Healthy, Fall Unrelated to Grueling Schedule

Spokesman: Inouye Healthy, Fall Unrelated to Grueling Schedule

The 88-year-old Hawaii senator cut his head in a fall at his Maryland home.
DC808: On the Wire — Over The Cliff

DC808: On the Wire — Over The Cliff

Will Hawaii and the rest of the nation tumble over the fiscal cliff? Is the Petraeus sex scandal derailing the conversation?

Veterans Day: From Punchbowl To Arlington

On a day of remembrance, a look at two national cemeteries.
Hawaii Election Analysis: Where They Won

Hawaii Election Analysis: Where They Won

A geographic breakdown of where the hottest races in the 2012 general election were won and lost.

November 2012

Thursday, November 29

Hawaii Gas CEO Looks To Washington For Political Support For LNG

White House: Middle Class Tax Hike Could Cut Hawaii Spending By $1B

Monday, November 26

Hawaii Gov’t Not Planning For Worst On Federal Fiscal Cliff Talks

Tuesday, November 20

Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

Monday, November 19

FTA Says It Will Sign $1.55 Billion Deal For Honolulu Rail Project

Thursday, November 15

Gabbard On Freshman Orientation: Lots To Learn About Congress

Spokesman: Inouye Healthy, Fall Unrelated to Grueling Schedule

Friday, November 9

Veterans Day: From Punchbowl To Arlington

Thursday, November 8

Hawaii Election Analysis: Where They Won

Wednesday, November 7

Civil Beat Poll – How We Did In The End

Monday, November 5

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Beefing Up Advocacy At Federal Level

October 2012

Monday, October 29

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — October 2012

Civil Beat Poll – Obama Lead Narrows, But Hawaii Still Very Safe

Civil Beat Poll – Hanabusa Expands Lead Over Djou In Race for Congress

Civil Beat Poll – Hirono’s Double-Digit Lead Over Lingle Holding

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano Peaks, Caldwell Surges

Thursday, October 25

DC808: On The Wire — Native Hawaiians Say Aloha To Washington

Wednesday, October 24

After Akaka: The Next Generation of Native Hawaiian Leaders

Case Loaned Campaign $50K In Final Days

Monday, October 22

Native Hawaiian Clubs ‘Colonizing the Continent’

Friday, October 19

Akaka to Alaska Natives: ‘Strength In Solidarity’

Tuesday, October 16

Mainland PACs Give Hanabusa Third Quarter Fundraising Edge

Thursday, October 11

No Hirono Bill Has Ever Passed, But Does That Mean She’s Ineffective?

Wednesday, October 10

Will A New Law Mean Federal Funding for Honolulu BRT?

Friday, October 5

Hawaii Campaigning In The 21st Century

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — September 2012

Thursday, October 4

Civil Beat Poll – Dems Lead Congress Races

Wednesday, October 3

Outside Expert to Feds: Honolulu Rail Is Ready

Tuesday, October 2

Civil Beat Poll – Obama Gets Aloha in Hawaii

Monday, October 1

Civil Beat Poll – Unwavering Rail Opposition Gives Cayetano Lead

September 2012

Sunday, September 30

Civil Beat Poll – Hirono Up Big On Lingle

Thursday, September 27

Inouye Wants Active Role In Hirono Campaign

Tuesday, September 25

Djou Plays Dad Card As Campaign Issue

Friday, September 21

Honolulu Rail Delegation Seeks To Smooth Concerns In D.C.

Monday, September 17

Lingle: Hirono ‘Flip Flops’ On Budget Cuts

Thursday, September 13

Akaka Bill Sails Through Committee, But Tough Sledding Ahead

Wednesday, September 12

Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

What Does Tulsi Gabbard’s Rising Star Do For Hawaii?

‘Spectrum Crunch’ On Horizon Could Slow Hawaii’s Digital Future

Tuesday, September 11

Akaka Taking Last Shot At Legacy Bill For Native Hawaiians

Wednesday, September 5

How Many Votes Can Campaign Money Buy?

August 2012

Thursday, August 16

Honolulu Tells HUD Troubled Wahiawa Senior Center Making Strides

Monday, August 13

Civil Beat Poll – What the Heck Happened?

Sunday, August 12

Where They Won: Breakdown of Senate, Congress, Mayor Races

Friday, August 10

Walk-In Voting Down, Mail Voting Up From 2010

Thursday, August 9

Hanabusa, Djou On Collision Course For Rematch

Gabbard Completes Upset By Crushing Hannemann

Déjà Vu As Gabbard, Hannemann Fight for Senators’ Support

Wednesday, August 8

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — August 2012

Friday, August 3

Coincidence? Two Commercials Feature Dice, Cash And Corruption

Thursday, August 2

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano On Track To Win In Primary and Avoid Runoff

Civil Beat Poll – Tulsi Leaves Mufi In Her Dust

Civil Beat Poll – Case-Hirono Too Close To Call

Wednesday, August 1

‘Pay-to-Play’ Corruption a Hawaii Campaign Theme

Caldwell, Carlisle Surge While Cayetano Fades In Fundraising Effort

July 2012

Tuesday, July 31

Trailing Gabbard, Hannemann Gives Campaign $150K

Thursday, July 26

Accused of Corruption, Mitsunagas Punch Back With Radio Ads

Wednesday, July 25

Outside Money’s Big Role In 2012 Hawaii Election

No Written Rules Means Confusion When Doling Out Honolulu Contracts

Saturday, July 21

In Twist, PRP Chief Target Of Campaign Probe

City Purchasing Boss: Fire Department Wrong On Merger Contract ‘Tie’

Friday, July 20

Health Department Says Honolulu’s Fire-EMS Merger Is ‘Premature’

Wednesday, July 18

State Health Department Might Quash Honolulu’s Fire-EMS Merger

Tuesday, July 17

Pro-Rail Money Follows Caldwell, Carlisle Lags

Friday, July 13

Social Issues Center In First Televised Hawaii Congress Debate

Thursday, July 12

Carlisle, Cayetano Both Aim Fire At Caldwell in KITV-Civil Beat Debate

Wednesday, July 11

Former Campaign Chief In Town To Back Cayetano

Tuesday, July 10

Gabbard Files FEC Complaint Against Hannemann

Saturday, July 7

Fire-EMS Merger Contract Awarded After Honolulu Official Manipulated Score

Friday, July 6

Honolulu Council Hopefuls Island-wide Back Rail, Tax Exemptions

Honolulu Council District 9 Candidates on the Issues

Thursday, July 5

Honolulu Ethics Panel Investigating Fire-EMS Merger Contract

Honolulu Council District 7 Candidates on the Issues

Tuesday, July 3

Honolulu Council District 5 Candidates on the Issues

Honolulu Council District 3 Candidates on the Issues

Sunday, July 1

Honolulu Council District 1 Candidates On The Issues

June 2012

Friday, June 29

Politics Puts Fire-EMS Merge On Front Burner

Thursday, June 28

Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

Tuesday, June 26

Honolulu Mayor Hopefuls Differ on Big Issues

Carlisle Returns Council-Approved Budgets — Some Signed, Some Not

Thursday, June 21

A Look at Honolulu’s Sidewalk Ban Six Months and at Least $100K Later

Monday, June 18

U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail

Civil Beat Poll – Questionnaires and Toplines — June 2012

Friday, June 15

Who’s the Wealthiest Member of Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation?

Monday, June 11

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano’s Grip On Honolulu Mayor’s Race Is Slipping

Civil Beat Poll – Stunning Turnaround In Hawaii’s CD2 Race

Civil Beat Poll – Case, Hirono Tied In Hawaii U.S. Senate Race

Thursday, June 7

Race To The Finish For Federal Rail Money

Council Chair Accuses Mayor of ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Politics on Sewage Project

Tuesday, June 5

Will Honolulu Council Give Back Mayor’s Sewage Construction Money?

May 2012

Thursday, May 31

Civil Beat Guide to Polling During Election Season

Friday, May 25

Supreme Court: Can Rail Avoid Hawaiian Burials?

Thursday, May 24

Mayoral Hopefuls Sharpen Attacks in First TV Debate

Pro-Rail Union Group Ups Ante Against Cayetano

Wednesday, May 23

Moderate Caldwell Says ‘Build Rail Better’

Thursday, May 10

Council Asks Voters To OK $5M for Nonprofits

Wednesday, May 9

Is Honolulu Drowning In Sea Of Leaking Money?

‘Pipe Whisperers’ Hear The Rustle Of Running Water

Friday, May 4

Civil Beat Poll: Questionnaire, Toplines and Crosstabs — April 2012

Thursday, May 3

Caldwell: Carlisle Raised Property Tax Rates

Playing To Type In First Honolulu Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, May 2

Honolulu Hale Lead Paint Cleanup To Cost $250K

April 2012

Friday, April 27

Civil Beat Poll – To Preserve or Develop Hawaii Land?

Civil Beat Poll – Does the Government Treat Native Hawaiians Fairly?

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Wants Undersea Cable

Civil Beat Poll – Assisted Suicide Support Strong

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Opposes Gay Marriage, Marijuana, Rail

Civil Beat Poll – Can Gov’t Solve Challenges?

Civil Beat Poll – Is Voting a Duty Or a Choice?

Monday, April 23

Civil Beat Poll – Voters Prefer Bag Ban to Fee

Sunday, April 22

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — Pay for Men and Women

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — Common Jobs and Names

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — The City’s Big Earners

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — The Full Employee List

Saturday, April 21

Bag Fee, Ban or Both? City Council Picks Wednesday

Friday, April 20

Honolulu’s Next Landfill Could Be In Kailua

Monday, April 16

Dalai Lama in Honolulu: One Voice, Many Messages

Sunday, April 15

Students In High Spirits After Dalai Lama Talk

Friday, April 13

Hawaii No Longer Magnet for Young, Single, Educated

New Rail Chief Sees Himself as Intermediary Between Council, Feds

Honolulu Council Keeps Rail Budget Intact

Thursday, April 12

It’s Your Money: Council Spends on Travel and TVs

Wednesday, April 11

Honolulu’s Low-Key Dalai Lama Preparations

Saturday, April 7

Council Support Wavers As Key Rail Vote Looms

Thursday, April 5

Doubting State, Honolulu Moves To Add Bag Fee

Wednesday, April 4

City Council’s Plastic Bag Ban Could Become Fee

Mayor Won’t Cancel Sewage Treatment Contract

March 2012

Wednesday, March 28

Census: Honolulu and San Diego Swap Residents

Is Honolulu Rail Debt Causing Budget Cuts?

Friday, March 23

Rail Construction End Of Long Line for Permits

Thursday, March 22

Kirk Caldwell, Friend of the Working Man

Tuesday, March 20

Cayetano: Mayor Cut Police, Fire

Monday, March 19

Despite Sewer Work, Storms Still Cause Spills

Cayetano’s Transit Plan Mirrors Harris’ in 2000

Water Board’s Beretania Land To Be Developed

Saturday, March 17

Landfill Site Panel Wants Distance From Residents

Friday, March 16

$100K+ To Fix Lead, Mold at Honolulu Hale

Thursday, March 15

Lead, Mold Contaminate Honolulu Hale

Tuesday, March 13

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Ewa Beach

Wednesday, March 7

Are Honolulu Rail Backers’ New Radio Ads Accurate?

Tuesday, March 6

Honolulu’s Tech Deputy: Government Can Help

Lacking Support, Can Rail Backers Turn The Tide?

Monday, March 5

Carlisle: Honolulu Sewer Deal Has No New Concerns

Thursday, March 1

Mayor’s Budget Holds The Line, Lacks ‘Fun’ Projects

February 2012

Monday, February 27

New Honolulu Rail Chief Was Late, Over Budget on His Biggest Project

Friday, February 24

End Politics As Usual, Then Cross the Street

HART Taps New Rail Chief: Grabauskas from Boston

Mayor Peter Carlisle’s Tale of Two Honolulus

Tuesday, February 21

One Year Later — 2011 State of the City Scorecard

Tech-Savvy Leaders Push Honolulu Toward Gov 2.0

Monday, February 20

Counties Want Break from Hawaii Sunshine Law

Thursday, February 16

Caldwell: With More Time, I’ll Win Mayor’s Race

Why Did Council Overrule Waianae Residents and Council Member?

Tuesday, February 14

FTA Watching Opponents, Wants $250M for Honolulu Rail

Friday, February 10

Just How Deep Will Honolulu Rail’s Debt Be?

Thursday, February 9

Carlisle: Rail Will Take 40,000 Cars Off The Road

Monday, February 6

Feds Green Light Honolulu Rail Construction

Profs Like Cayetano On Rail, But Not Ready To ‘Forgive and Forget’?

Friday, February 3

Back Into The Lion’s Den, Cayetano Asking for Professors’ Support

Occupy Honolulu Evicted From Thomas Square

Thursday, February 2

Does Line-of-Credit Rail Plan Leave Honolulu Taxpayers on Hook?

Wednesday, February 1

Clock Ticking For Occupy Honolulu Encampment

January 2012

Tuesday, January 31

Modest Fundraising Opens Door In Mayor’s Race

Saturday, January 28

A Look At How the City’s Storing Homeless Property

Friday, January 27

Money In The Bank Or ‘Bells and Whistles’ If Honolulu Rail Costs Less?

Emergency Rail Plan: Taxpayers Have Our Back

Friday, January 20

Cayetano: Rail A Wall of Concrete Snaking Along Honolulu’s Waterfront

Thursday, January 19

Cayetano: I’m Not a One-Issue Anti-Rail Candidate

Wednesday, January 18

What Does the FTA Want From Honolulu Rail?

Can Honolulu Council Members Talk in Private About Proposed Laws?

Thursday, January 12

Caldwell’s First Promise: Soap In Bus Stop Bathroom

Wednesday, January 11

Honolulu Facing Five Major Issues In 2012

Could Honolulu’s Mayor Stop Rail Project?

Honolulu Homeless Frustrated as Belongings Taken

Tuesday, January 10

Judge: Civil Beat Can Blog Honolulu Rail Lawsuit

Honolulu Begins Enforcing New Sidewalk Ban Against Homeless

Friday, January 6

Hawaii Homeless Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

‘Lot of Work To Do’ Before Feds Fund Honolulu Rail

Thursday, January 5

Honolulu to Feds: OK Rail Work Or Costs Rise $100M

Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Redistricting Plan

Wednesday, January 4

Faith, Union Groups Seek Pro-Rail Spot in Lawsuit

December 2011

Friday, December 30

Feds OK Final Rail Design Work, But Demand Stronger Financial Plan

Carrie Okinaga’s New Gig: First Hawaiian Lawyer

Thursday, December 29

Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board

2012: Year of Honolulu Community Planning

Wednesday, December 28

New Honolulu Council, Mayor Had ‘Quiet’ 2011

Saturday, December 24

2011 Year in Review — Honolulu

Friday, December 23

Can Pro-Business Charity Pay For Rail Lawsuit?

Thursday, December 22

Honolulu Council Chair to Push Plastic Bag Ban

Wednesday, December 21

Honolulu’s Response to Too-Popular Service: Stop Offering It

Monday, December 19

Honolulu Property Tax Overhaul Dead On Arrival?

Tuesday, December 13

Scathing Audit: Honolulu Ambulance Service Lacking

Saturday, December 10

Belongings Ban Signed Into Law, But Questions Remain

Thursday, December 8

Honolulu Homeless on Notice: Belongings Banned From Public Places

Wednesday, December 7

Honolulu Panel: Property Tax Exemptions Unfair

Impeachment Push Could Lead To Berg Ethics Probe

Tuesday, December 6

Florida Homeless Success Lesson: Don’t ‘Force It Down People’s Throats’

Friday, December 2

Inside Honolulu: Dec. 2

Thursday, December 1

Harimoto: Strip Berg’s Voting Rights Until He Calms Down

Inside Honolulu: Dec. 1

After Years of Dissent, Rail Critics Get Day In Court

November 2011

Wednesday, November 30

Police: Berg, Reeking Of Alcohol, Argued With Secret Service At APEC

Rail to ‘Plow Forward’ With Or Without Federal Money

Tuesday, November 29

Inside Honolulu: November 30

Inside Honolulu: November 29

Saturday, November 19

As Shooting Rumors Swirl, Authorities Keep Details Under Wraps

Friday, November 18

Inside Honolulu: November 18

Sidewalk Bill Advances Despite Occupy Honolulu

Thursday, November 17

HART Will Delay Ansaldo Contract

Inside Honolulu: November 17

Honolulu Mayor: Secret Service Frowns Too Much

Wednesday, November 16

Inside Honolulu: November 16

Tuesday, November 15

Sidewalk Bill A Threat To Occupy Honolulu Protest?

Inside Honolulu: November 15

Judge To Abercrombie: Give Up Nominee Names

Monday, November 14

Inside Honolulu: November 14

Honolulu: Roads Back to Normal By Monday Afternoon

Sunday, November 13

The Big Day of APEC Protests Passes Peacefully

Saturday, November 12

Moana Nui Closes With Chant of Shared Vision

Friday, November 11

A Cry of ‘Politics’ As City Council Districts Finalized

Tuesday, November 8

Murder Suspect Won’t See Court Until After APEC

Saturday, November 5

Inside Honolulu: November 7

Berg: West Oahu Should Secede From Honolulu

Honolulu Mayor, Council Make Big Plans for APEC

Friday, November 4

Inside Honolulu: November 4

Thursday, November 3

Caldwell Raising Money For Carlisle Rematch

Wednesday, November 2

Inside Honolulu: November 3

For Council, Kapolei A Home Away From Hale

Inside Honolulu: November 2

Tuesday, November 1

White House: Waianae Has Most Native Hawaiians

Inside Honolulu: November 1

City to Feds: Pay Us $37 Million For Hosting APEC

October 2011

Monday, October 31

City Pays Landfill Operator $2.6M for Spill Cleanup

Saturday, October 29

Inside Honolulu: October 31

Friday, October 28

Inside Honolulu: October 28

Thursday, October 27

Inside Honolulu: October 27

Taken for a Ride: Ka-Ching For Contractors Without Competition

Wednesday, October 26

Inside Honolulu: October 26

Tuesday, October 25

‘Intermodal Pete’ and the Tale of Two Bus Stations

Inside Honolulu: October 25

Monday, October 24

Inside Honolulu: October 24

Saturday, October 22

Rail Shifted From Airport, But Strip Club Stays

Friday, October 21

Inside Honolulu: October 21

Honolulu Police Share Use Of Force Guidelines

Thursday, October 20

Inside Honolulu: October 20

Rail at the Airport, Part 3: How Much Will It Cost?

Rail at the Airport, Part 2: Who Was Responsible?

Rail at the Airport, Part 1: What Happened?

Rail At The Airport: Investigation In 3 Parts

Wednesday, October 19

Inside Honolulu: October 19

Tuesday, October 18

Inside Honolulu: October 18

When Leases End, Lessors Could Gain From Rail

Monday, October 17

Inside Honolulu: October 17

Thursday, October 13

HART: Full Steam Ahead For Ansaldo Rail Contract

Inside Honolulu: October 13

Police-Business Deal Raises Ethical Questions

Wednesday, October 12

Inside Honolulu: October 12

Tuesday, October 11

A Second Crack at Clearing Honolulu’s Sidewalks

Inside Honolulu: October 11

Monday, October 10

Honolulu Homeless Target Of Belongings Ban?

Inside Honolulu: October 10

Friday, October 7

In First Year, Carlisle Was Honolulu’s Global Mayor

Waikiki Business Gifts to Police Under Fire Before

Inside Honolulu: October 7

Rail Price Drops Again In New Draft Financial Plan

Thursday, October 6

Inside Honolulu: October 6

Honolulu Installed Security Cams Without Council OK

Wednesday, October 5

Is Honolulu Police Protection Now For Sale?

Inside Honolulu: October 5

Tuesday, October 4

Inside Honolulu: October 4

First Redistricting Hearing: Zero Windward Citizens

Saturday, October 1

Inside Honolulu: October 3

September 2011

Friday, September 30

Inside Honolulu: September 30

Thursday, September 29

Station To Station: East Kapolei, UH West Oahu and Hoopili

Inside Honolulu: September 29

Contract Dispute Moves From Court Room To City Council Chambers

Wednesday, September 28

Inside Honolulu: September 28

At First Town Hall, Kapolei Wants Rail, And Soon

Looking To Balance APEC Safety, First Amendment

Tuesday, September 27

Inside Honolulu: September 27

Monday, September 26

Inside Honolulu: September 26

Friday, September 23

Inside Honolulu: September 23

Thursday, September 22

Honolulu Police Load Up on Taser Ammo, Pepper Spray, Bean Bags for APEC

Carlisle Called Rail Report ‘Shoddy,’ Then Followed It

Inside Honolulu: September 22

Wednesday, September 21

Inside Honolulu: September 21

Tuesday, September 20

Inside Honolulu: September 20

Monday, September 19

Inside Honolulu: September 19

Saturday, September 17

Marriott Hotel Part of A Big Laie Development Plan?

Friday, September 16

Inside Honolulu: September 16

Thursday, September 15

Inside Honolulu: September 15

Wednesday, September 14

Inside Honolulu: September 14

Panel Picks Honolulu Council Redistricting Plan

Tuesday, September 13

Inside Honolulu: September 13

Friday, September 9

Inside Honolulu: September 12

Inside Honolulu: September 9

Thursday, September 8

What We Learned From the Ansaldo Teleconference

Inside Honolulu: September 8 – LIVE BLOG – HART Questions Ansaldo

Wednesday, September 7

Inside Honolulu: September 7

Tuesday, September 6

Inside Honolulu: September 6

Monday, September 5

Rail Proponents: Honolulu 2nd-Most Congested City in U.S.

Saturday, September 3

Carlisle Says ORI Wasn’t ‘Following Rules’

Carlisle: Homelessness Worse than Rat Infestation

Friday, September 2

Inside Honolulu: September 2

Carlisle Wants $1B Rainy Day Fund as Legacy

Honolulu Rail Authority Follows Abercrombie Secrecy Doctrine

Mayor: Foes ‘Hostile to Rail’ Deliberately Misleading the Public

Thursday, September 1

Inside Honolulu: September 1

August 2011

Wednesday, August 31

‘Big Brother’? Honolulu Police Want to Double Surveillance for APEC

Inside Honolulu: August 31

Gabbard’s Six Unions Didn’t Go for Mufi Last Time, Either

Tuesday, August 30

Cleanup Cost Landfill Company at Least $2.2M

Inside Honolulu: August 30

Monday, August 29

Inside Honolulu: August 29

Rail Opponents: City Has Yet To Identify 10,000 Promised Jobs

Rail Opponents: DLNR Statement on Burials ‘Patently False’

Rail Opponents: City Used Dated Population Forecast

Rail Opponents: City Needs $100M Per Year To Keep Trains Running

Rail Opponents: Environmental Groups Oppose Heavy Rail

Rail Opponents: Stations Would Be Ten Stories High

Rail Opponents: Bus/Rapid Transit Would Accomplish Same As Rail, Cheaper

Friday, August 26

Inside Honolulu: August 26

Honolulu Rail Asks Losing Bidder to Extend Offer — Just In Case

Thursday, August 25

Inside Honolulu: August 25

Following State’s Lead, Honolulu Counts Military

Mayor to HUD: Tell Us What To Do And We’ll Do It

Wednesday, August 24

Inside Honolulu: August 24

Carlisle’s Tales From Japan

Tuesday, August 23

Inside Honolulu: August 23

Monday, August 22

Inside Honolulu: August 22

Saturday, August 20

New Twist in Case Against Ansaldo — Lack of License

Thursday, August 18

HART Uses Kid Gloves on Controversial Rail Contract

Inside Honolulu: August 18

Wednesday, August 17

Inside Honolulu: August 17

City To Settle Trip-and-Fall Case for $1 Million

Tuesday, August 16

Inside Honolulu: August 16

Monday, August 15

Inside Honolulu: August 15

State Rejects Sumitomo Appeal, Clears Path for Honolulu Rail

Friday, August 12

Inside Honolulu: August 12

VIDEO — Newsmaker: Talk Live With Honolulu Transportation Director Wayne Yoshioka

Thursday, August 11

Now Driving Honolulu’s Money Train: Don Horner

Inside Honolulu: August 11

Enterprise Services Chief Quintal Retires, Quietly

Wednesday, August 10

Inside Honolulu: August 10

Tuesday, August 9

Planning Commissioner Fined For Ethics Violations

Inside Honolulu: August 9

Full Disclosure: Mayor Peter Carlisle’s Cabinet

Sunday, August 7

Inside Honolulu: August 8

Saturday, August 6

Large Rail Landowners Give to Pro-Rail Campaigns

Friday, August 5

Inside Honolulu: August 5

Thursday, August 4

HART Can’t Get Ansaldo Money Answers — Yet

Inside Honolulu: August 4

Ko Olina Home In or Out of Hanabusa’s District?

Council Vice Chair Wants to Reopen Budget to Avoid Trucking Sewage

Honolulu Council Goes Easy on Troubled Nonprofit

Wednesday, August 3

Inside Honolulu: August 3

Tuesday, August 2

Inside Honolulu: August 2

Monday, August 1

City Begins Defense of Ansaldo Rail Contract

Inside Honolulu: August 1

July 2011

Saturday, July 30

Frequent-Flying Mayor Makes Japan Next Stop

Friday, July 29

Inside Honolulu: July 29

Rail Bid Judges Ignored Ansaldo’s Past Problems

Thursday, July 28

Inside Honolulu: July 28

Wednesday, July 27

Inside Honolulu: July 27

Tuesday, July 26

Berg E-Canned Second Staffer — Or Said He Did

Inside Honolulu: July 26

Sunday, July 24

Inside Honolulu: July 25

Friday, July 22

Even Without Challenger, Carlisle Rakes In Cash

Inside Honolulu: July 22

Recent Rail Tax Revenues a Pleasant Surprise for City

Thursday, July 21

Inside Honolulu: July 21

From May to July, Carlisle Changed Tune on Sludge

Most Oahu Parcels Within Two Miles of Rail Station

Sewage Sludge Heading Ewa Only, for Now

Wednesday, July 20

Inside Honolulu: July 20

Tuesday, July 19

Inside Honolulu: July 19

Embattled ORI Opens Doors, But Not Kimono

Monday, July 18

Ryan Exacts His Revenge, Reveals Berg ‘Corruption’

Inside Honolulu: July 18

Saturday, July 16

Berg Fires Chief of Staff Amid Attacks on State Rep

More Technical Difficulties for Councilman Tom Berg

Is HART Board Member’s Link to Biggest Rail Landowner a Conflict?

Friday, July 15

Inside Honolulu: July 15

Thursday, July 14

Inside Honolulu: July 14

Budget Battle Left Few Sewage Sludge Options

Wednesday, July 13

Inside Honolulu: July 13

Senator Could Give Hoopili Opponents Clout

Tuesday, July 12

Inside Honolulu: July 12

Berg Falsely Accuses Paper of Censoring Comments

Monday, July 11

Inside Honolulu: July 11

Friday, July 8

Inside Honolulu: July 8

City Starts Work on Commitment to the Future

Thursday, July 7

In the Shadow of the Train, Landowners Stand to Gain

Inside Honolulu: July 7

Roses By Other Names? Chair Retitles Committees

Wednesday, July 6

Inside Honolulu: July 6

Tuesday, July 5

Inside Honolulu: July 5

Saturday, July 2

HART Convenes, Adopts Budget, Won’t Sue Council

Friday, July 1

Inside Honolulu: July 1

Ewa Development Hearing All About Optics

June 2011

Wednesday, June 29

Inside Honolulu: June 29

Hawaii Panel Votes to Include Military, Students

Monday, June 27

Handing Over City Council Reins, Nestor Garcia Channels Conan O’Brien

Council Overrides HART Vetoes; Next Stop, Court?

Friday, June 24

Honolulu Rail Gets All It Asked For — So Far

Inside Honolulu: June 24

Thursday, June 23

Berg, Neighborhood Board Bang Heads Over Rail

Hoopili Wins Over Neighborhood Skeptics

Friday, June 17

Counting Residents Begs the Question: Who’s Local?

Thursday, June 16

Census Bureau Releases New Data for Hawaii

Staging a Coup Without Breaking the Sunshine Law

Wednesday, June 8

DLNR Hires Firm To Shore Up Historic Preservation

Tuesday, June 7

No Conflict? I Own a Company That Brokers Health Insurance

No Conflict? I Have a Family Member at University of Hawaii

No Conflict? Data Behind Civil Beat Series

Monday, June 6

No Conflict? When Reasonable Minds Disagree

No Conflict? My Family’s in Mortgage Remodification With Our Lender

No Conflict? I Serve on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid

Sunday, June 5

No Conflict? My Law Partner Lobbies This Bill

Saturday, June 4

No Conflict? My Wife Is From Peru

No Conflict? I Live on Land Zoned Agricultural

Friday, June 3

No Conflict? At My Gas Station We Sell Petroleum Products

No Conflict? I Am an Importer of Liquor

No Conflict? My Grandson Is a Med School Student

No Conflict? Ground Rules in the Hawaii House

Thursday, June 2

Laie Hotel Advances, But Flooding Still A Concern

May 2011

Friday, May 27

No Conflict: Lawmaker by Day, Lobbyist by Night

Thursday, May 26

When Hawaii Reps Ask, Say Says ‘No Conflict’

Wednesday, May 25

Reapportionment Panel Waits for Check to Clear

Tuesday, May 24

There’s a Ram Living Above Pearl City

Big Island Plans Response to Deer Sightings

Thursday, May 19

Hawaiian Rights Fight Lands at Supreme Court

New Census Data Details Hawaii Age, Race, Housing

Wednesday, May 18

Kauai Bird Plan OK With Feds, Not Yet With State

Stalled Once, Developer Returns With New Master Plan For Ewa, Kapolei

Koolau Loa Fight Turns Physical, Opponent Says

Saturday, May 14

New OIP Chief: Fighting Gov for Judge List ‘Futile’

Wednesday, May 11

Say, Oshiro Best in Hawaii House at Passing Own Bills

Hawaii Senate Chairs Excel In Passing Own Bills

Hawaii Republicans Strike Out at Legislature

Tuesday, May 10

Winning Rail Bidder Rejects Losers’ Claims

Monday, May 9

Waikiki Beach Is Shrinking, But Hotel Tower Is Rising

Friday, May 6

Session Wrap: Agriculture, Aina Not Top Priorities

Thursday, May 5

Session Wrap: Energy Bills Pass, But Little Spark

All Together Now: Panel Charts Redistricting Course

Wednesday, May 4

Gov Willing To Fight For Judge Secrecy In Court

Seawall = Highway? Fight Over Gold Coast Repairs

Monday, May 2

Waikiki Hotel Plan Caught In Honolulu’s Tangled Web

April 2011

Friday, April 29

Retired Judge Named Hawaii Redistricting Chair

Fee Set at Ten Cents, But Passage Not Yet In The Bag

Thursday, April 28

Lanai Group Asks Hawaii To Void Big Wind Deal

Hawaii Lawmakers Argue Over Checkout-Bag Fee

On-Bill Financing Back From The Dead

Wednesday, April 27

Hawaii On-Bill Financing Not Happening This Year

Tuesday, April 26

Hawaii Checkout Bag Fee Not Yet Wrapped Up

Monday, April 25

‘Unanswered Questions’ Hold Up On-Bill Financing

Friday, April 22

Do Native Hawaiians Have The Right To Break Rules?

‘Speechless’ Over Rail Chief’s Attitude Toward Long-Term Operating Costs

Thursday, April 21

Redistricting Chair Now in Supreme Court’s Hands

Honolulu’s Billion-Dollar Door-to-Door Service

Wednesday, April 20

New Plan: Rail Operating Costs Down, Honolulu Transportation Costs Up

Saturday, April 16

Lingle Appointees: Who Donated What?

Thursday, April 14

Inspection Photos of Waimanalo Gulch Landfill

Tuesday, April 12

Trash Covers Hawaii Beach, and More’s Coming

Friday, April 8

Abercrombie Appointees: Who Donated What?

Thursday, April 7

Hawaii Appeals Court Rejects Obama Birther Suit

Wednesday, April 6

Hawaii Silence On Landfill Inspections Speaks Loudly

Tuesday, April 5

Governments File Open Records Requests, Too

New Details Emerge About Landfill Spill Response

Monday, April 4

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Nader-Hawaii Case

March 2011

Tuesday, March 29

Drawing the Line on How to Protect Hawaii Seabirds

Friday, March 25

Lab Results: Landfill Water Exceeded Legal Levels for Just One Chemical — Iron

Thursday, March 24

Bringing Home The Bacon — The Raw Numbers

Wednesday, March 23

U.S. Transportation Chief: “No Doubt” City Will Follow Path To Rail Success

Maui Mayor: AT&T Signal MIA During Tsunami

Tuesday, March 22

Eight Named to Redraw Hawaii Political Lines

Friday, March 18

Hawaii House Dissidents Dissed — The Raw Numbers

Wednesday, March 16

Planning for Disaster on Big Island of Hawaii

Tuesday, March 15

Japan-Level Tsunami Damage Unlikely in Hawaii

Big Island a Victim of Tsunami ‘Bad Luck’

Friday, March 11

‘We Prayed for Hawaii. We Prayed for Japan’

Hawaii Resident Weathers Earthquake in Tokyo

Bill Watch: Cultural Issues Not at Top of List for Hawaii Legislature

Bill Watch: Growing Support For Farm to School

Thursday, March 10

Bill Watch: No Steam for Energy Legislation

Hawaii Responds in Supreme Court Ralph Nader Case

Tuesday, March 8

Even in Far-Flung Hawaii, Hispanic Population Grows

Feb. 28: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Feb. 24: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Friday, March 4

One Final Attack Before Senate Confirms Aila

Thursday, March 3

As Energy Targets Loom, Bill Shows Who Has Power

Off The Beat: City Council Histrionics

Honolulu to State: There’s No Rail Money for You

Wednesday, March 2

Senate Democrats to Hold Special Meeting on Aila

Tuesday, March 1

Hawaii, Like U.S., Getting Old and Turning Gray

Hawaii Senators E-Bicker Over Land Chief Nominee

Age, Children and Senior Citizens: Hawaii Towns 2009

February 2011

Friday, February 25

Race in Hawaii: Betcha Can’t Pick Just One

Feb. 22: Waste Management Daily Progress Report

Hee Speaks on Aila Confirmation Delay

A Reporter Pays His Last Respects to Dan Inouye

Former Civil Beat staffer Michael Levine files this perspective after viewing the Hawaii senator's flag-draped coffin.