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An opposition ad puts the cost at $55 million. But that assumes unprecedented full public funding of campaigns for hundreds of delegate candidates.
Backed in a corner, the Honolulu City Council took steps Wednesday to commit $44 million in bonds to help build the 20-mile rail system.
The U.S. territory still hasn’t recovered from Maria. Hawaii officials hope better coordination and a more resilient electric grid will help avoid a similar fate.
Hawaii has been hit directly by a hurricane or tropical storm five times since 1950. Three of those direct hits came in the last four years.
Congress has authorized $345 million to strengthen the aging canal to protect against flooding in Waikiki and nearby neighborhoods.
The state is assessing the conditions of shelters and retrofitting some, but the work is expensive and slow.
Maintaining electricity in the wake of a major storm is also key to keeping the water supply flowing.
The isolated islands would rapidly burn through food and supplies should the port close. Plan B is to bring limited goods through Pearl Harbor.
City leaders are once again sparring over rail as they look to comply with a federal agency’s challenging demands.
In a blunt letter, the Federal Transit Administration lays out demands that will prove tough for the city to meet.
The center employed the psychiatrist accused of sexually abusing dozens of students at Kamehameha Schools, which reached the settlement with victims.