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Colleen Hanabusa

Tributes Pour In After Death of Congressman Mark Takai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tributes Pour In After Death of Congressman Mark Takai

The first-term Democratic congressman, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last October, died Wednesday at age 49.
Gabbard: $1.9M Cash On Hand Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard: $1.9M Cash On Hand

Compared with her challengers, the Hawaii congresswoman's re-election campaign is very well funded.
EMILY’s List Supports Hanabusa Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

EMILY’s List Supports Hanabusa

The PAC backing the candidate for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District calls itself "the nation’s largest resource for women in politics."
Former Hawaii Congresswoman Backs GOP Candidate Against Hanabusa Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Former Hawaii Congresswoman Backs GOP Candidate Against Hanabusa

Pat Saiki says that retired U.S. Air Force colonel Shirlene Ostrov is "a candidate who can win."
Takai Endorses Hanabusa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Endorses Hanabusa

The congressman issues a statement saying the 1st Congressional District would be well-served by returning Hanabusa to the post she formerly held.
Honolulu Charter Commission Sees ‘Urgent’ Need For Rail Changes Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Honolulu Charter Commission Sees ‘Urgent’ Need For Rail Changes

Ballot measures sought to strengthen HART board's oversight ability and to consolidate city's transportation operations.
Lei Ahu Isa For Congress Courtesy

Lei Ahu Isa For Congress

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee is seeking the seat being vacated by Mark Takai.
Takai Indicates Support For Hanabusa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Indicates Support For Hanabusa

The U.S. congressman says he will do what he can to elect "a progressive champion to represent Hawaii in Congress."
HART Has Bigger Problems Than Utilities Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Has Bigger Problems Than Utilities

The agency is struggling to figure out how to build a 20-mile commuter rail line as costs continue to soar.
Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress?

The Democrat and former congresswoman likely would scare off many potential challengers for the seat she won twice before Takai.

Future of Honolulu Rail Uncertain After Feds Say It Might Cost $8.1B

City officials were unable to get specific Monday about why local and federal estimates differ by up to $1.2 billion.
Hanabusa Takes Over As Chairwoman Of Honolulu Rail Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Takes Over As Chairwoman Of Honolulu Rail Board

The future of HART executive director Dan Grabauskas is up in the air as the board decides to take an extra two months to evaluate his performance.