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John Hill

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.
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.