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Nohara Appointed To Rail Board Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Nohara Appointed To Rail Board

He will replace Colleen Hanabusa, who expected to win a seat in Congress in the upcoming election.

HART Hires Former LA Official As Interim Director For Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Hires Former LA Official As Interim Director For Rail Project

Krishniah Murthy will be paid $400,000 for his year of service while HART continues to search for a permanent director.

How Hawaii Companies Pay To Party It Up With Public Officials Flickr: David Brooks

How Hawaii Companies Pay To Party It Up With Public Officials

A conference held last month on Kauai shows how Hawaii’s business elite pay money to help wine and dine influential public officials.

This Group Is Looking For Better Ways Hawaii Can Limit Painkillers Be.Futureproof/Flickr

This Group Is Looking For Better Ways Hawaii Can Limit Painkillers

Once a leader, Hawaii has fallen behind on ways to identify doctors who overprescribe as well as patients who shop around for opioid pain pills.

Hawaii’s Roadblocks to Life-Saving Addiction Drugs Flickr: Sharyn Morrow

Hawaii’s Roadblocks to Life-Saving Addiction Drugs

A short-lived move to ban one of the drugs just made matters worse for those hooked on painkillers, experts say.
Honolulu Tries To Buy Even More Time To Come Up With Rail Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Tries To Buy Even More Time To Come Up With Rail Plan

The federal government may extend the deadline for a final recovery plan until mid-2017.
HART Raises Estimate For Total Cost Of Rail To $8.6 Billion Ryan Ozawa

HART Raises Estimate For Total Cost Of Rail To $8.6 Billion

At that price, there's a funding gap of $1.8 billion. Meanwhile, the completion date has been moved back to December 2025.
Another Special Ed Aide Says Reporting Abuse Got Her Banned Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another Special Ed Aide Says Reporting Abuse Got Her Banned

Her employer, Hawaii Behavioral Health, says a thorough investigation found the allegations were untrue.
State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site

The Department of Land and Natural Resources acknowledged the probe in response to a public records request but won't say more
Hawaii Is A Paradise For Pay Phones Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is A Paradise For Pay Phones

For reasons that remain somewhat obscure, Hawaii has more pay phones per capita than any other state.
Hawaii Tops List For House Prices Flickr.com

Hawaii Tops List For House Prices

For the second year in a row, the state topped the chart.
Nationwide Construction Worker Shortage Is Even Worse In Hawaii

Nationwide Construction Worker Shortage Is Even Worse In Hawaii

In a national survey, Hawaii firms said they have a harder time than their mainland counterparts finding hourly craft workers.