John Pritchett

John Pritchett: Good As Gold ASUS

John Pritchett: Good As Gold

Hawaii’s Carissa Moore made history this week by winning her sport’s first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.

John Pritchett: Lights, Camera, Aalto! ASUS

John Pritchett: Lights, Camera, Aalto!

The nomination of pro-rail journalist, environmentalist and filmmaker Anthony Aalto to serve on the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board has some critics questioning his qualifications.

John Pritchett: Take A Hike ASUS

John Pritchett: Take A Hike

The return of visitor arrivals to pre-pandemic levels sure helps Hawaii’s economy, but it can also result in undesirable consequences for our fragile natural infrastructure.

John Pritchett: Back To The Future? ASUS

John Pritchett: Back To The Future?

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that leadership changes at the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation may be coming. Will former chair Colleen Hanabusa succeed Toby Martyn?

John Pritchett: Not So Fast, Governor ASUS

John Pritchett: Not So Fast, Governor

Hawaii Gov. David Ige says he may veto more than two dozen bills, an unusually large number. But Senate President Ron Kouchi and House Speaker Scott Saiki may have the votes to override some of them and amend others. Stay tuned for the special session that starts Tuesday.

John Pritchett: Sitting Ducks ASUS

John Pritchett: Sitting Ducks

Roy Amemiya, managing director under former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, is now a target in a U.S. Department of Justice corruption probe. He joins other targets Donna Leong, the city’s former top civil attorney, and former city Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro.

John Pritchett: Market Price ASUS

John Pritchett: Market Price

Hawaii has always been an expensive place to live, but a bottleneck in international supply chains due to COVID-19 has dramatically increased the costs of groceries.

John Pritchett: Breath Of Fresh Air

John Pritchett: Breath Of Fresh Air

As Hawaii and Honolulu officials ease more COVID-19 restrictions and push for more vaccinations, there is growing hope that the pandemic’s end is in sight.

John Pritchett: Change Orders

John Pritchett: Change Orders

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is exploring potential changes to the rail project, including ending it well before Ala Moana Center.