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Feds To Honolulu: Finish Rail Route Or Give Us Back Our Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds To Honolulu: Finish Rail Route Or Give Us Back Our Money

The city now has no choice but to ask the Legislature for more help with the rail project, says Council Chair Ernie Martin.
Hawaii School Aide Said He Saw Abuse, Then He Got Fired John Hill/Civil Beat

Hawaii School Aide Said He Saw Abuse, Then He Got Fired

The Department of Education is silent about a claim that an educational assistant poured iced coffee over the head of a student

Settlement Requires Hawaii To Pay More For Foster Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Settlement Requires Hawaii To Pay More For Foster Care

The state agrees to raise stipends for foster parents that have been the same for 24 years.
Hawaii’s Love(sick) Affair With Seafood Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Love(sick) Affair With Seafood

The islands are particularly vulnerable to foodborne illness. The culprit: seafood.
Grabauskas Resigns As HART Executive Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Grabauskas Resigns As HART Executive Director

UPDATED: The CEO of the agency overseeing Honolulu's beleaguered rail project steps down after an executive session of the HART board.
Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Stuff In Honolulu? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Stuff In Honolulu?

It may look like gouging to some, but industry insiders say the real culprit is a stretched labor force.
FTA Gives Honolulu More Time For Rail Plan Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

FTA Gives Honolulu More Time For Rail Plan

UPDATED: But with a new deadline set at year's end, the feds balked at giving the city as much time as it wanted to figure out what's next.