The $6.6 billion project hangs in the balance until Honolulu’s City Council votes on a 5-year tax extension to cover a $1 billion-plus deficit.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed five bills into law Monday on issues from property taxes to discrimination against women.
Lots of money is being spent in the western U.S. to build rail lines. From Denver to LA to Honolulu, federal officials want to know whether the FTA is doing a good job overseeing those projects.
Six residents are the first to move in to a facility that’s been in the planning stages for more than a year.
Under a court-sanctioned agreement, the city’s maintenance crew cannot immediately dispose of most items taken while clearing out homeless encampments.
Rumors are swirling, but Scott Morishige says any action on the state-owned land in Waianae would be based on input from the community and service providers.
Growing up in a plantation town, businessman Duane Kurisu benefited from the benevolence of the private sector. Now he’s ready to be the benefactor.
The mayor said he wants the council to act quickly to bail out the cash-strapped project, but his political rival says there are still too many questions.
The Federal Transit Administration is holding back the next allotment of $250 million until the City Council passes a five-year GET surcharge extension, the mayor’s office says.
On Oahu, it’s the lack of locations, locations, locations.
UPDATED The Italian rail car manufacturer was recently acquired by Hitachi, which HART Chairman Don Horner considers a positive for the city’s $6.6 billion project.
Peter Apo’s roots may have saved his life when he was on the West Coast. Now he is working to facilitate federal recognition for Hawaiians.
Attorney Eric Seitz joins the Pod Squad to talk about two of his cases: two lesbians recently arrested for kissing in public and a man who died after being shot with a Taser.
Cost overruns and a need for more money give City Council members leverage to exert more influence over the $6.6 billion rail project.
Civil Beat reporter Jessica Terrell introduces us to many of the intriguing people who call a growing Waianae homeless encampment their home.
Kirk Caldwell faces a tough crowd at a Building Industry Association conference. The opposition is delaying the rollout of his inclusionary zoning proposal.
Jon Windham was arrested for assault and resisting arrest. His attorney says it was the police who acted badly. You be the judge.
Council Chairman Ernie Martin says officials need to consider modifying the 20-mile project should costs continue to increase.
The city urges families to apply for up to $40,000 loans to cover the down payment on a home.
An investigation exposed police sex misconduct in dozens of states, but similar conduct by Hawaii officers remains hidden from the public’s view.