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Auditor: PUC Isn’t Keeping Its Eye On ‘Big-Picture Matters’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Auditor: PUC Isn’t Keeping Its Eye On ‘Big-Picture Matters’

The Public Utilities Commission staff is overloaded and lacks the proper tools and guidance, according to a state report.

Looming Supreme Court Case Could Weaken Hawaii’s Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Looming Supreme Court Case Could Weaken Hawaii’s Unions

Many expect the nation’s highest court to make public-sector union dues voluntary, reversing four decades of labor law.

Dodging Oncoming Cars Is A Way Of Life In Crowded Kaimuki Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Dodging Oncoming Cars Is A Way Of Life In Crowded Kaimuki

In many of Honolulu’s older neighborhoods, narrow two-way streets really function as one-lane roads. But there’s little impetus to fix them.

Honolulu Rail May Have To Give Up Nearly $4 Million to Feds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail May Have To Give Up Nearly $4 Million to Feds

HART officials say a review of compensation payments to property owners has turned up possible violations of federal law.

Report: Hawaii’s Emergency Warning Agency Needs An Overhaul Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Hawaii’s Emergency Warning Agency Needs An Overhaul

Hawaii needs to spend millions of dollars to effectively warn the public about looming disasters, including a missile strike, a new report says.

Victims Say $80M Kamehameha Schools Settlement Not Just About Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Victims Say $80M Kamehameha Schools Settlement Not Just About Money

At a Friday press conference, they point to the schools’ commitment to provide a hotline and other support for any additional victims who come forward.

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.