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Candidates For Governor Focus On Native Hawaiian Issues At Forum Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Candidates For Governor Focus On Native Hawaiian Issues At Forum

All seven candidates appear — separately — before the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement.

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Wants Feds To Take Over Missile Alerts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Wants Feds To Take Over Missile Alerts

State emergency officials were grilled at a U.S. Senate committee hearing as lawmakers try to rebuild public trust in the warning system.

A $15 Billion Price Tag To Protect Hawaii Highways From Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A $15 Billion Price Tag To Protect Hawaii Highways From Climate Change

As the state braces for sea level rise, vulnerable roads could be moved inland — and tunneled through mountains.

Kealohas, Accused Cops Plead Not Guilty To Newest Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas, Accused Cops Plead Not Guilty To Newest Charges

Federal prosecutors added three new charges in the corruption case involving the former police chief and his deputy prosecutor wife.

HECO: More Than Half Of Us Will Be Driving Electric Vehicles By 2045 Washington State House Republicans

HECO: More Than Half Of Us Will Be Driving Electric Vehicles By 2045

The state’s largest power utility is preparing for a surge in ownership of EVs during the next 30 years.

Honolulu Is Finally Catching Up With New Smart-Card System

Honolulu Is Finally Catching Up With New Smart-Card System

The city is set to test its new smart-card pass this summer and then launch the full system early next year.

New Charges Issued In Kealohas’ Corruption Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Charges Issued In Kealohas’ Corruption Case

The updated indictment adds a former Honolulu police captain to the alleged general criminal conspiracy.

Ernie Martin Regains Council Chairmanship As Council Squabbles Over Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ernie Martin Regains Council Chairmanship As Council Squabbles Over Rail

Outgoing chairman Ron Menor pleads for his colleagues to “rise above personal differences and political ambitions.”

Airlines Pushing To Take Over Honolulu Airport Operations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Airlines Pushing To Take Over Honolulu Airport Operations

Supporters say improvements could happen more quickly if the state Department of Transportation was out of the way.

Original Rail Budget Included Bogus Numbers For Station Designs Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Original Rail Budget Included Bogus Numbers For Station Designs

HART officials say their predecessors made “placeholder” estimates without studying their legitimacy.

Yet Another Speed Bump Ahead For Rail As City Council Reorganizes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Yet Another Speed Bump Ahead For Rail As City Council Reorganizes

A power shift at Honolulu Hale rekindles debate over how to cover the costs of the project as it faces federal scrutiny.

Palace Intrigue: Ernie Martin Tries To Return As City Council Chairman Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Palace Intrigue: Ernie Martin Tries To Return As City Council Chairman

Even as he runs for Congress, the North Shore council member may regain the chairmanship this month.