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Rail Promised Lots Of Jobs But There’s No Sure Count Of What It’s Delivering Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail Promised Lots Of Jobs But There’s No Sure Count Of What It’s Delivering

HART doesn’t keep track of the totals, but its point-in-time counts suggest fewer people are employed than had been projected.

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’ Screen shot

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’

Numerous media outlets agreed to publish interviews with the man who sent out the false alert without saying who he was.

Handi-Van Riders Are Fuming Over Proposed Fare Increases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Handi-Van Riders Are Fuming Over Proposed Fare Increases

Honolulu’s paratransit service has the nation’s highest demand, but that makes it more expensive to run.

Hawaii Man Says He’s Devastated About Sending Missile Alert AP

Hawaii Man Says He’s Devastated About Sending Missile Alert

UPDATED: The fired Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee contradicted parts of what his supervisors have said.

How A Big Mainland Developer Learned To Thrive In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

How A Big Mainland Developer Learned To Thrive In Hawaii

Howard Hughes Corp. seems to stay on course as it navigates burial grounds and being in the path of rail.

Man Who Sent Out False Missile Alert Was ‘Source Of Concern’ For A Decade Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Who Sent Out False Missile Alert Was ‘Source Of Concern’ For A Decade

UPDATED: A state investigation says the employee, who was fired Friday, had previously mistaken drills for real threats.

HART Board Hits A Snag In Deal Saving Taxpayers $130 Million Hawaiian Electric Co.

HART Board Hits A Snag In Deal Saving Taxpayers $130 Million

Recent changes increasing the rail board's membership are hampering its ability to approve key actions.
Is Honolulu Rail Agency Too Quick To Condemn Property? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Is Honolulu Rail Agency Too Quick To Condemn Property?

Landowners argue HART jumps the gun when it starts condemnation proceedings before negotiations are finished.
Governor Knew 2 Minutes After Missile Alert That It Was False Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Knew 2 Minutes After Missile Alert That It Was False

But it took his office 15 minutes to announce the news in a Twitter post, legislators were told Friday.
Schatz: Missile-Alert System Is Still Hawaii’s Kuleana Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Missile-Alert System Is Still Hawaii’s Kuleana

State and federal officials aim to fix the warning system -- and hopefully, rebuild the public's trust -- by this summer.
Hawaii Distributed Phony Image Of Missile Warning Screen Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Hawaii Distributed Phony Image Of Missile Warning Screen

Gov. David Ige's office sent out a screenshot of menu options for emergency warnings that it thought was real.
False Alarm Fallout: Worker Reassigned And Trump Weighs In Cory Lum/Civil Beat

False Alarm Fallout: Worker Reassigned And Trump Weighs In

Hawaii appears to lack "reasonable" safeguards, says the Federal Communications Commission chairman.