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City Finally Finds A Replacement To Join The HART Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Finally Finds A Replacement To Join The HART Board

Cost engineer Joseph Uno is poised to replace John Henry Felix.

Rail Investigation Is Latest Casualty Of COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail Investigation Is Latest Casualty Of COVID-19

UPDATED: Budget constraints helped kill an audit looking for potential fraud, sparking a debate among Honolulu City Council members.

Ige: I Told Murakami To Take A Break Courtesy of Hawaii News Now

Ige: I Told Murakami To Take A Break

Scott Murakami, head of the state labor department, went on leave in early June after receiving death threats.

The Head Of Hawaii’s Unemployment Office Is On Leave Courtesy of Hawaii News Now

The Head Of Hawaii’s Unemployment Office Is On Leave

It’s not clear whether the leave is voluntary, but agency officials say the labor director had been receiving death threats.

With Tourists Gone, City Will Open Kalakaua to Bikers and Pedestrians PF Bentley/Civil Beat

With Tourists Gone, City Will Open Kalakaua to Bikers and Pedestrians

The temporary program mirrors a global trend to give people more street space so they can exercise at a safe distance.

HART Has Spent Millions On Rail Design Work That May Not Be Used Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Has Spent Millions On Rail Design Work That May Not Be Used

The issue arose at Thursday’s board meeting as members grappled with the latest round of cost increases.

Hawaii’s Jobless Grow Desperate As Unemployment Approvals Lag Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Jobless Grow Desperate As Unemployment Approvals Lag

The state’s labor department is still trying to determine how many claims are left — and how long it will take to process them all.

Pandemic Survey: Hawaii Is Already Enduring Widespread Socioeconomic Strain Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Pandemic Survey: Hawaii Is Already Enduring Widespread Socioeconomic Strain

State emergency management officials are trying to better understand COVID-19’s toll on island communities.

HART’s ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ Plan To Keep Construction Moving Fizzles Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART’s ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ Plan To Keep Construction Moving Fizzles

Rail officials had proposed a major change order to keep work going, but they weren’t able to reach a deal in time.