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Audit: Heavy Reliance On Consultants Is Causing Problems For Honolulu Rail Project

UPDATED: “Consultants often manage consultants, who manage other consultants,” the state audit found, and HART doesn’t hold them accountable.

Supreme Court Focuses On Late Mail Ballots In Ozawa-Waters Vote Challenge

Until the justices rule, there is no Honolulu City Council member representing District 4.

Guam Catholic Church Enters Bankruptcy Amid Sex Abuse Claims

The church faces multimillion-dollar lawsuits for sexual abuse from about 190 accusers and plans to raise money for a settlement fund.

Denby Fawcett: I Like Dogs But Not When They’re In My Face — Or My Food

The Humane Society wants to overturn Hawaii’s prohibition on canines other than service animals in restaurants. Bad idea, says the health department.

Police Corruption Probe Snags City’s Top Lawyer

Honolulu Corporation Counsel Donna Leong is the latest top city official to be named a target in the ongoing Justice Department investigation.

Community Voices

Condo Owners May Not Know They Have New Power Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Condo Owners May Not Know They Have New Power

The significance of Hawaii’s Act 195 is still lost on many owners who do not realize the opportunity it provides.

A New Plan To Help Our Keiki And Hawaii’s Future http://earlylearning.hawaii.gov/

A New Plan To Help Our Keiki And Hawaii’s Future

The state advances a holistic child-development approach that’s not confined to academics.

Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Attacking Mazie Hirono? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Attacking Mazie Hirono?

The U.S. senator has wrongly been accused by her colleague from Hawaii of fomenting religious bigotry.

Tom Yamachika: We Can’t Afford Not To Try Zero-Based Budgeting Flickr.com

Tom Yamachika: We Can’t Afford Not To Try Zero-Based Budgeting

It assumes that nothing, not even the amount the Legislature appropriated the previous year, is automatically approved.