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UH Report: State’s Cut Of Honolulu Rail Tax ‘Exorbitant’ Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

UH Report: State’s Cut Of Honolulu Rail Tax ‘Exorbitant’

The report by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization says the so-called “skim” is far in excess of the state’s actual costs

Parents Turn Out In Force For Tougher Hawaii Day Care Rules

Parents Turn Out In Force For Tougher Hawaii Day Care Rules

Two bills that would bolster day care oversight were approved by Senate committees on Monday.

Counselor Involved In School Sex Case Now Works For State John Hill/Civil Beat

Counselor Involved In School Sex Case Now Works For State

Scott O’Neal didn’t admit liability but paid $750,000 to settle. The Department of Health said it could find no reason not to hire him.

Mayor’s Prediction Of More Rail Problems Comes True Immediately Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor’s Prediction Of More Rail Problems Comes True Immediately

After Caldwell’s surprise appearance at at HART board meeting, the staff reveals a problem with aluminum beams in the rail cars.

Delays, Denials Plague Hawaii’s Program To Help Injured Workers

Delays, Denials Plague Hawaii’s Program To Help Injured Workers

The state is trying to streamline its workers’ compensation system, but critics say wholesale changes are needed.

Feds Extend Deadline for Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Extend Deadline for Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan

The new deadline of April 30 is not as late as officials wanted, but avoids a due date later this month

$9.5 Billion For Honolulu Rail? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$9.5 Billion For Honolulu Rail?

It’s the financial terms of the project that could drive the cost up. Those elements are still unknown.

Hawaii Failed To Take Steps Meant To Prevent Day Care Deaths Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Failed To Take Steps Meant To Prevent Day Care Deaths

State officials promised lawmakers they’d draft new rules to protect infants, but more than three years later nothing’s changed.

HART Board Gets New Chair Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Board Gets New Chair

Damien Kim has been on the board since it was created, and most recently was vice chair.

Honolulu Voters Say No To Longer Terms For Mayor, Council City and County of Honolulu

Honolulu Voters Say No To Longer Terms For Mayor, Council

But most of the other charter amendments were passing handily, including more police oversight and money for the Honolulu Zoo.

Honolulu Mother Looks In Vain For Answers In Son’s Day Care Death

Honolulu Mother Looks In Vain For Answers In Son’s Day Care Death

Cynthia King tried to move on after the loss of her baby two years ago. But then she came across inconsistencies she couldn’t ignore

Formby Would Serve As Hanabusa’s Chief of Staff In Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Formby Would Serve As Hanabusa’s Chief of Staff In Congress

He’d be returning to federal service after working as a lawyer, city transportation director and HART interim director.