Special Correspondent

Bob Porterfield

Bob Porterfield is a veteran journalist and has worked as a reporter for the Boston Globe, Newsday, the Associated Press and was a special correspondent for the Huffington Post.

June 2016

Friday, June 10

Honolulu Is Short $1.4 Billion To Cover Retirees’ Pension Benefits

April 2016

Thursday, April 28

‘Final’ Price Tag For Rail Not Expected Until Next Year

Friday, April 15

HART Continues Its Assault On Audit That Criticizes Rail Project

Thursday, April 14

Grabauskas: Honolulu Rail Audit ‘A Mess’

March 2016

Tuesday, March 15

Untested Rape Kits: Hawaii Isn’t The Only State Struggling With A Backlog

January 2016

Tuesday, January 12

Five Unanswered Questions About Honolulu’s $6.6 Billion Rail Project

December 2015

Friday, December 4

When Half A Train Is Better Than None

November 2015

Monday, November 23

Under The Microscope: Honolulu Included In Federal Rail Audit

Thursday, November 12

Is Honolulu Rail Project’s Future At Stake In Dispute Over Council’s Budget Role?

October 2015

Wednesday, October 21

Honolulu Rail’s Big Cash Problem

Thursday, October 15

HART Board Waiting on Honolulu City Council for Rail Cash

August 2015

Thursday, August 27

HART Pushes Back When Company Seeks to Withdraw Low Construction Bid

Thursday, August 20

Key Rail Contractor Tangled Up in Fraud Allegations in Hawaii Courts

June 2015

Thursday, June 11

Rail Operating Costs: A Looming Financial Crisis That Will Cost Taxpayers Billions

May 2015

Wednesday, May 13

Inside the Rail Checkbook: More than $1 Billion Spent but Few Details to Go Along With It

April 2015

Monday, April 13

Secret Subcontractors: What Honolulu Rail Officials Aren’t Telling You

March 2015

Wednesday, March 4

Math Problem: Does Honolulu Rail GET Shortfall Really Add Up?

January 2015

Friday, January 30

At Least $1.25B Has Been Spent on Rail So Far, But Where Has All the Money Gone?

June 2014

Wednesday, June 11

The Health Fund’s Quest for Solvency

Tuesday, June 10

Actuarially Speaking

City Financial Tower: Betting on a Building

Investments: Gambling With Public Money

Monday, June 9

Debt Details: New Rules To Force Greater Accountability

Will Hawaii Ever Climb Out of Its $27 Billion Hole?