Gov. Neil Abercrombie found himself defending the state’s actions on a teachers contract while his old colleague and friend, former Gov. Ben Cayetano jumped into the political arena to take on Honolulu’s rail plans.

It was a week that saw the Legislature begin work and Civil Beat continue its work sharing the public salaries of public employees.

Here are 10 must read stories from this week you would have found only on Civil Beat.

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