This was a week where parents could use Civil Beat to compare how much Hawaii spends per pupil on their school versus other public schools in the state.

The report was a new feature in our examination of state spending on salaries. Also worth noting were more stories on Honolulu’s rail project, the Hawaii Legislature and Hawaii’s governor, who gave an interview to our Chad Blair.

On a personal note, I want to thank the many readers who congratulated me on the news that I would be joining The Washington Post as a managing editor. I am grateful for the opportunity I have had to contribute to this community and found it difficult to make the decision to leave. I am confident that Civil Beat will become even more of a force in coming years.

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