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The Projector: Despite Rail Turmoil, Just Another Day On The Job

The Projector: Despite Rail Turmoil, Just Another Day On The Job

While rising cost estimates prompt talk of shortening the route or even stopping the project altogether, they’re still working on the railroad.

Kaneshiro Files For Re-Election

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro says he wants another four years so he can continue to focus on issues, such as domestic violence, elder abuse and cybercrime.

HART Has Bigger Problems Than Utilities

The agency is struggling to figure out how to build a 20-mile commuter rail line as costs continue to soar.

Martin Makes Curious Pick For HART

The Honolulu City Council chairman has nominated a former politician who has paid nearly $100,000 in fines for violating city and state rules, including those related to campaign finances.

What Would Honolulu Save By Pulling The Plug On Rail?

We might spend about $1.74 billion less in local funds by dismantling the project instead of completing it. But that could prove costly in other ways.

Lesbians Win $80K Over HPD Arrest

The couple filed a lawsuit that alleged Honolulu police officer Bobby Harrison got upset after he saw the women kissing in the aisles of a North Shore grocery store.

The Projector: Honoring 46 Fallen Honolulu Police Officers

The Projector: Honoring 46 Fallen Honolulu Police Officers

After a procession from police headquarters to the state Capitol, a ceremony remembered those who died in the line of duty.

Totto Tells Ethics Commission To Scrap ‘Silly’ Time Sheet Rules

The Honolulu Ethics Commission forced its executive director and staff to start filling out time sheets to show what they do every six minutes.

Does Colbert Matsumoto Have A Conflict Of Interest With Rail?

The well-known Oahu businessman is the founder and chairman of a company that owns several properties along the rail route. Now he’s on the HART board.

Future of Honolulu Rail Uncertain After Feds Say It Might Cost $8.1B

City officials were unable to get specific Monday about why local and federal estimates differ by up to $1.2 billion.

Honolulu Rail Price Estimate Jumps To $6.9B

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board chair thinks the cost of the 20-mile rail line will continue to rise.

Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again

UPDATED: The former chief executive of the city and county is running on a platform that makes rail and leadership his top priorities.

Case Against Rail Contractor Dismissed

A former employee argued Ansaldo Honolulu JV made working conditions unsafe for employees.

Not So Public: What’s The Honolulu Board of Water Supply Trying To Hide?

Officials have taken a curious approach to withholding information about an employment disagreement that we think should be public.

Rail Contractor Gets ‘Public Apology’ After Bitter Lawsuit Ends

Contractor who accused Nan of defrauding federal government now says it was a mistake and a misunderstanding.

Pod Squad: Will 2017 Be The Breakthrough Year For Medical Aid in Dying? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Will 2017 Be The Breakthrough Year For Medical Aid in Dying?

It’s been a high-profile issue in Hawaii since 1996, but advocates think next year could bring success at the Legislature.

Hawaii Storytellers — Gene Park’s Top Ten Reasons He Left Hawaii

Hawaii Storytellers — Gene Park’s Top Ten Reasons He Left Hawaii

The former Civil Beat staffer and now Washington Post social-media editor wryly explains why he left Honolulu.

Pod Squad: A Little A&B Sugar With That Coffee, Mr. Speaker? April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: A Little A&B Sugar With That Coffee, Mr. Speaker?

And that’s a wrap — the Legislature finishes another session. So what just happened?

Caldwell: ‘I Want To Keep This Job’

The mayor of Honolulu, who still faces no serious opponent, officially files for re-election.

Honolulu May Pay $1M For Child’s Fall

A child suffered serious injuries during a city-sponsored Easter Egg hunt at Kaimuki Community Park.

Under Investigation: Kealohas Speak Out, Suggest They’re Political Targets

Honolulu’s police chief and his prosecutor wife, under a federal grand jury probe, deny allegations of corruption and abuse of power.