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John Pritchett: Final Destination

A $3.6 billion dollar budget deficit has taxpayers in Honolulu wondering if the rail project will ever reach Ala Moana Center as promised. The line is now projected to cost at least $12.4 billion and there are more calls for it to stop at Middle Street.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: US Sen. Brian Schatz

Fourteen months after the start of the pandemic, he sees light at the end of the tunnel. Schatz also calls for filibuster reform and nudges Gov. David Ige to heed the advice of the CDC on travel requirements.

Navy Investigating Fuel Leak At Red Hill

This comes as the Navy has been working to get approval from the Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaii Department of Health to upgrade the facility’s World War II-era tanks.

Kauai Tightens Restrictions To Slow Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Health authorities say the island has moved from largely isolated clusters to “sustained community transmission.”


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How To Make The Most Of Our Federal Relief Funds

How To Make The Most Of Our Federal Relief Funds

The focus now must be on stabilization and long-term recovery.

Eric Stinton: Welcome To Hawaii. Now Pay Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: Welcome To Hawaii. Now Pay Up

A $20 entry fee could be used to pay to protect natural resources. Or we could just give it to tourism industry workers who have to put up with all the tourists.

John Pritchett: Final Destination John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Final Destination

A $3.6 billion dollar budget deficit has taxpayers in Honolulu wondering if the rail project will ever reach Ala Moana Center as promised. The line is now projected to cost at least $12.4 billion and there are more calls for it to stop at Middle Street.