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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.

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.