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Turning The Lights Back On Is Tough In Oahu’s Rugged Terrain Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Turning The Lights Back On Is Tough In Oahu’s Rugged Terrain

Maintaining electricity in the wake of a major storm is also key to keeping the water supply flowing.

If The Big One Hits, Honolulu Harbor Is A Fragile Lifeline Cory Lum/Civil Beat

If The Big One Hits, Honolulu Harbor Is A Fragile Lifeline

The isolated islands would rapidly burn through food and supplies should the port close. Plan B is to bring limited goods through Pearl Harbor.

Are We Ready? Or Not?

Are We Ready? Or Not?

Civil Beat explores how vulnerable Hawaii’s most populous island is if a hurricane hits — and what’s being done to make us more prepared.

Honolulu Rail Project Faces Critical Decisions In Next 60 Days Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Project Faces Critical Decisions In Next 60 Days

City leaders are once again sparring over rail as they look to comply with a federal agency’s challenging demands.

Federal Agency Issues New Ultimatums On Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Agency Issues New Ultimatums On Honolulu Rail

In a blunt letter, the Federal Transit Administration lays out demands that will prove tough for the city to meet.

St. Francis Medical Center Tries To Stop $80M Settlement For Abuse Victims Cory Lum/Civil Beat

St. Francis Medical Center Tries To Stop $80M Settlement For Abuse Victims

The center employed the psychiatrist accused of sexually abusing dozens of students at Kamehameha Schools, which reached the settlement with victims.

Hawaii Gears Up — Again — For Olivia AP

Hawaii Gears Up — Again — For Olivia

UPDATED: The entire state is now under a tropical storm warning as leaders encourage residents to be on guard.

Honolulu And Its Train-Maker In Dispute Over Project Delays Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Honolulu And Its Train-Maker In Dispute Over Project Delays

Ansaldo’s 2016 claim — which came to light Thursday — is the latest spat between the city and the firm building the rail cars and communications system.

In Governor’s Race, Ige Has Huge Cash Advantage Over Tupola Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

In Governor’s Race, Ige Has Huge Cash Advantage Over Tupola

The incumbent emerged from a bruising primary battle with more than $206,000 on hand. The Republican challenger has $11,700.

Lessons Learned From The Hurricane That Just Missed Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lessons Learned From The Hurricane That Just Missed Hawaii

Lane didn’t leave the devastation that many feared it would. It did leave Hawaii with a new standard for storm preparation.

Hurricane Closes Hawaii’s Harbors, Freezing A Fragile Supply Chain Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hurricane Closes Hawaii’s Harbors, Freezing A Fragile Supply Chain

If Hurricane Lane strikes Oahu, officials say they have a plan in place to clear roads for emergency access as soon as possible.

Hawaii Prepares As A Fearsome Storm Nears Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prepares As A Fearsome Storm Nears

UPDATED: Lane — potentially the most destructive storm Hawaii has faced in 26 years — is now a Category 4 hurricane.