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1st District Voters Send Djou to Congress

1st District Voters Send Djou to Congress

For only the third time since statehood, Hawaii's congressional delegation will include a Republican. But Democrats believe they will win the seat back in November when they unite behind one candidate.

UPDATE: Tax Revenue for $5.5 Billion Rail Project Short $2 Million

The economic downturn has hurt collections, but only by 0.4 percent.
“This is not Mufi’s train.”

“This is not Mufi’s train.”

Dedicated team at Honolulu Hale make the case for $5.5 billion rail project and why it will be the people's train. Change is difficult, they say, but if system isn't allowed to roll, it could be another 20 years before it's tried again. Imagine the traffic then.
Honolulu Property Tax Proposal In Perspective

Honolulu Property Tax Proposal In Perspective

"Non-homeowner" tax rate would still be far lower than on neighbor islands, but concerns about impact on renters and "ohana" units could derail increase.

UPDATE: City Testing Soil In Advance Of Rail Groundbreaking

The city will conduct nighttime soil testing through September along the proposed rail route from East Kapolei to Waipahu.
Website 101 With Ed, Colleen and Charles

Website 101 With Ed, Colleen and Charles

A look at how the top candidates in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District race present themselves online. What they include. And what they leave out.

UPDATE: Construction Leaders Weigh In On Rail

Building Industry Magazine examines Honolulu rail project in its latest issue.
Transit Plan Out of City Hands

Transit Plan Out of City Hands

With the clock ticking and several hurdles yet to clear, it's unlikely that Mayor Mufi Hannemann will see the city break ground on its rail project on his watch if he resigns to run for governor by the July 20 candidate filing deadline.

Discussion: Honolulu Rail

Republican Charles Djou, a Honolulu City Councilman, was elected to the U.S. Congress Saturday night in a…

Discussion: 1st Congressional District Special Election

Republican Charles Djou, a Honolulu City Councilman, was elected to the U.S. Congress Saturday night in a…