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Taken for a Ride: Collusion in Hawaii School Bus Contracting?

Taken for a Ride: Collusion in Hawaii School Bus Contracting?

No competitive bids for Hawaii school bus contracts in four years makes question reasonable.
Did City Mislead Public About Rail’s Impact on Congestion?

Did City Mislead Public About Rail’s Impact on Congestion?

Civil Beat finds little basis for opponents’ claim that public has been misinformed — even deceived — by Hannemann, others.
Let’s Address Root Causes of Hawaii’s Financial Woes Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Let’s Address Root Causes of Hawaii’s Financial Woes

If state is going to raise taxes, it should show residents it’s spending money as if it were its own.
Hawaii Senate Invocation Ban Goes Too Far

Hawaii Senate Invocation Ban Goes Too Far

There’s a good reason for lawmakers to begin their day by joining together to reflect on the meaning of their work.
Internet Press Vulnerable After WikiLeaks Flickr.com

Internet Press Vulnerable After WikiLeaks

What's happened to Julian Assange and his website has deeply troubling implications for our society.
Separation of Mosque and State

Separation of Mosque and State

Does the pressure of official sponsorship conflict with not “prohibiting the free exercise” of one’s religion?
Public Employee Salaries Are Public Flickr.com

Public Employee Salaries Are Public

Meaningful oversight simply won’t happen if the public doesn’t have access to salary data in a clear and accessible form.