It was a week that saw us try to break new ground on a number of important topics.

Rail. Energy. Homelessness. Native Hawaiian recognition. Public compensation. These are issues Civil Beat digs into on a regular basis.

In case you missed them, here are 10 must-read stories from this week.

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