The week ended quietly, with many taking the state holiday on Friday.

But the news never let up this week.

We had everything from whether Honolulu is acting recklessly by starting to build its rail line before receiving a guarantee of federal funding to a late-breaking take on “The Descendants.”

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

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