The incumbent has stalled council bills considered crucial for the project, while the challenger is a close ally of the mayor who leads the charge for rail.
A first-of-its-kind program specializes in helping those 18-24 move from the street to independent living.
In the shadow of Honolulu rail, one envisions a future built around train stations. The other wants to rein in runaway rail spending.
Taxpayers will continue to subsidize public transportation at a higher level than called for in city guidelines.
The number of expiring licenses increased from about 2,000 per month in the summer of 2017 to 12,000 per month this summer.
Federal voter-education dollars can’t be used to promote voting, and state elections officials say it’s not their job anyway.
Honolulu’s mayor wants to ban camping on sidewalks islandwide, but critics insist more housing and services for the homeless are needed first.