Marco Polo Fire

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council failed to override the Mayor’s Veto of an important fire sprinkler bill.

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New Sprinkler Laws; City Council Shake-Up; Snorkel Safety; From Bach to Bowie

Marco Polo, 6 Months Later

Jan 13, 2018
Catherine Cruz

Firefighter Stories from Marco Polo

Jan 12, 2018
Catherine Cruz
Catherine Cruz

The Honolulu Fire Department recently released internal audio communication tapes that document how firefighters approached the deadly seven-alarm fire last summer. An HFD Captain, who was on the scene, helps us interpret the tapes and explains the challenges crews faced.

The Conversation: Friday, January 12th, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
U.S Pacific Command

Firefighter Stories from Marco Polo; UH Sexual Assault Survey; FISA Renewal; HTY Production of Red Balloon

The Conversation: Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

Rule of Law in Trumpian America; Maui Water Department Drama; Marco Polo Updates; Oral Health Strategic Planning Sessions

The Conversation: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Jan 9, 2018
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What Happened to Mandatory Sprinkler Systems After Marco Polo?

The Conversation: Monday, January 8th, 2018

Jan 8, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

What Comes After #MeToo? Stories of Sex Workers; Displaced Marco Polo Residents; Kid Pan Alley

Wayne Yoshioka

Fire investigators have not been able to determine the source of the deadly Marco Polo fire.

Sprinkler Retrofits: A Local Job?

Jul 21, 2017
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It’s now been a week since fire broke out at the Marco Polo condominium complex in Honolulu, killing three people.  This week, Honolulu’s mayor and the City Council are calling for older condominiums to be retrofitted with sprinklers. Pacific Business News took a look at whether such work could be done. PBN managing editor Janis Magin has more.

Wayne Yoshioka

City Lawmakers will be considering a bill next month that could require the installation of fire sprinkler systems in older residential condominiums.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.