City can also represent Honolulu officers in teen’s shooting

HONOLULU — Honolulu attorneys may represent both the city and three police officers in a civil lawsuit by the family of a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police, a judge ruled Friday in response to a motion by the teen’s relatives arguing the officers need to have their own lawyers to avoid conflicts of interest.

Maunakea plan approved

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Thursday approved a new Maunakea Master Plan despite opposition from some community members.

Trail acquisition dropped

Mayor Mitch Roth has decided to abandon efforts to acquire a trail to Papaikou Mill Beach, county officials said Tuesday.

Future of $10.5M compost facility still uncertain

Executives for a stalled $10.5 million composting project addressed a County Council panel Tuesday, extolling the virtues of a centralized system, while other island recycling groups pushed for a distributed system of smaller facilities across the island.