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Ann Kobayashi

The Mayor’s Money: Caldwell Expands Office Budget in Tight Times

The Mayor’s Money: Caldwell Expands Office Budget in Tight Times

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to boost his budget by 70 percent, which is more than any other city department.
Ann Kobayashi Answers Honolulu Council Survey

Ann Kobayashi Answers Honolulu Council Survey

District 5 incumbent talks about major issues.
Honolulu Council District 5 Candidates on the Issues

Honolulu Council District 5 Candidates on the Issues

Kobayashi and challenger Hayes weigh in on rail and homelessness.
Kobayashi: Voters in 2008 Didn’t Approve Current Rail Project

Kobayashi: Voters in 2008 Didn’t Approve Current Rail Project

Councilwoman says rail project costs more and goes to fewer places than planned in 2008.
Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board

Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board

Rising water rates are spurring a move to amend city Charter.
Rail Operating Costs Worry Honolulu Council Members

Rail Operating Costs Worry Honolulu Council Members

On visit to Washington, four express frustration over ongoing expenses after construction of the $5 billion project.
Hawaii Officials Merrily Celebrate Rail in D.C.

Hawaii Officials Merrily Celebrate Rail in D.C.

Dozens of Hawaii leaders attend Capitol Hill reception.
What You Won’t Learn From Honolulu Council Financial Disclosure Forms

What You Won’t Learn From Honolulu Council Financial Disclosure Forms

Civil Beat review shows problems with disclosures of business interests, real estate investments.

Inside Honolulu: April 7

UPDATED 5:19 p.m. Light, medium or heavy rail? Mayors show unity, don't agree on union deal.
Honolulu City Council Divided Over Chairman’s Ethics

Honolulu City Council Divided Over Chairman’s Ethics

Civil Beat survey finds concern about Garcia's failure to disclose outside job.
Tea Party’s Berg Cheapest On Honolulu City Council

Tea Party’s Berg Cheapest On Honolulu City Council

So far in 2011, Ewa member spends least, with Kahala's Chang spending the most.

Inside Honolulu: Feb. 28

UPDATED: 3:01 p.m. Miyahira trades AG for Prosectuor; Lobbyist has trouble explaining himself to City Council.