May 2, 2017 | Source:

Nonprofits sought to run city’s ‘mobile hygiene centers’

The city has imported an idea from San Francisco to convert two obsolete Honolulu city buses into Hawaii’s first “mobile hygiene centers” to give Oahu’s homeless a place to use the bathroom and clean themselves. The city is seeking proposals for a nonprofit group to use $200,000 in city money to retrofit the retired, 40-foot buses...

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April 26, 2017 | Source:

Developer sets construction start date for new 180-room Kapolei hotel

Construction on the new Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Kapolei in West Oahu could begin as early as in August, an executive with the development team confirmed to Pacific Business News. The hotel will be the third one of its kind for West Oahu, joining the Embassy Suites, which is under construction and expected to...

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April 25, 2017 | Source:

City blesses apartment project for the homeless

Within a few weeks the first homeless families are expected to move into newly renovated rental apartments in the heart of urban Honolulu as the city continues to find homes for people living on the street. The city bought the former site of Island Paradise School — and later Loveland Academy — at the corner of...

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April 21, 2017 | Source:

Designers reveal more details of planned Marriott hotel in West Oahu

The planned 180-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Kapolei in West Oahu will be geared for families, with more beds and kitchens in its rooms, according to public documents. Jim Stone and Tracy Camuso, both of Honolulu-based G70, formerly Group 70 International, which is designing the project, presented plans to the Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board last month,...

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April 1, 2017 | Source:

From Copper to Culture

Indigenous cultures and the cultures of tourism don’t typically harmonize with each other they seem to have different DNA. And when mixed together, like salt water mixing with fresh, the energy of the place tends to become culturally brackish. But when the art—important art—mixes with a tourist district effectively, hopefully a bit of cultural literacy follows...

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