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                                Ala Wai Canal. Army Corps of Engineers unveils its “prospective plan” for Ala Wai flood control ahead of Monday’s public meeting. It includes those controversial 6-foot walls around the Ala Wai Canal but excludes another contentious item: turning Manoa District Park into a detention basin.
Editorial: Protect Waikiki from huge flood

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ reevaluation report on a proposed Ala Wai Canal flood control project contains one big surprise: The project’s full estimated cost has ballooned above $1 billion — more than 50% higher than a $651 million estimate made just two years ago that caused the city to flinch and call for re-evaluation, and three times the estimated cost in 2017. Read more

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                                Honolulu Police Department police officers (back, L-R) Joshua Nahulu, Robert G. Lewis III, Jake R.T. Bartolome and Erik X.K. Smith make their initial court appearance with their attorneys (front, L-R) Howard Luke, Benjamin Ignacio, Pedric Arrisgado and Doris Lum. The four Honolulu police officers face felony charges in connection with a September 2021 police pursuit that ended in a crash that the officers allegedly fled and conspired to cover up. The officers plead not guilty.
Off The News: HPD officers’ trial set for June

For the third time, and over prosecutors’ objections, a judge has granted a continuance to four Honolulu Police Department (HPD) officers charged with felonies in connection with a September 2021 Makaha car chase and crash that paralyzed a teen and left the driver with a traumatic brain injury. The trial is now set for June. Read more

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