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Ben Cayetano

FTA Watching Opponents, Wants $250M for Honolulu Rail

FTA Watching Opponents, Wants $250M for Honolulu Rail

Feds won't support project without "strong local partner."
Just How Deep Will Honolulu Rail’s Debt Be?

Just How Deep Will Honolulu Rail’s Debt Be?

Cayetano says as much as $7 billion, HART leadership says zero by end of project.
Sen. Inouye Can’t See the Forest When it Comes to Rail

Sen. Inouye Can’t See the Forest When it Comes to Rail

Rail will "suck the air out of the city's ability to provide more important basic services."
Profs Like Cayetano On Rail, But Not Ready To ‘Forgive and Forget’?

Profs Like Cayetano On Rail, But Not Ready To ‘Forgive and Forget’?

University of Hawaii union weighing whether to endorse in Honolulu mayor's race.
Back Into The Lion’s Den, Cayetano Asking for Professors’ Support

Back Into The Lion’s Den, Cayetano Asking for Professors’ Support

Honolulu mayoral hopeful clashed with UHPA as Hawaii governor.
Does Line-of-Credit Rail Plan Leave Honolulu Taxpayers on Hook? Flickr: Andres Rueda

Does Line-of-Credit Rail Plan Leave Honolulu Taxpayers on Hook?

Plan calls for HART to pay, but not clear where transit authority will get the money.
Modest Fundraising Opens Door In Mayor’s Race

Modest Fundraising Opens Door In Mayor’s Race

UPDATED 7:45 p.m. 1/30/2012 Honolulu incumbent raised $53K in six-month period ending Dec. 31.
10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 16 – 20

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 16 – 20

Politics, agriculture, Native Hawaiian issues, rail, Congress and a former governor running for mayor — the stuff of this week.
Cayetano: Rail A Wall of Concrete Snaking Along Honolulu’s Waterfront

Cayetano: Rail A Wall of Concrete Snaking Along Honolulu’s Waterfront

Anti-rail mayoral hopeful says "ugly" project would ruin view planes.
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