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Colleen Hanabusa

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.
Gov. David Ige: Is Being Hawaii’s Engineer In Chief Good Enough For Now? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. David Ige: Is Being Hawaii’s Engineer In Chief Good Enough For Now?

The far-from-flashy governor touts his achievements when it comes to the basics, but already, there are murmurs of a potential 2018 primary challenger.

Hanabusa Picked to Help Monitor Honolulu Rail Project PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Picked to Help Monitor Honolulu Rail Project

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Monday that he will appoint the former congresswoman to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.
Hawaii Monitor: Ethics Commission Ruling Draws Teachers’ Union Lawsuit Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Ethics Commission Ruling Draws Teachers’ Union Lawsuit

Commission says candidates for the Hawaii State Teachers Association can't use school mailboxes to campaign.
Hanabusa Won’t Challenge US Senate Election Results PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Won’t Challenge US Senate Election Results

Congresswoman still “very concerned” about public confidence in Puna vote election process.

Hawaii Primary: Schatz Hangs On To Win US Senate Race PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Primary: Schatz Hangs On To Win US Senate Race

Six days after the rest of Hawaii voted, two Big Island precincts weigh in. Meanwhile, 800 previously uncounted ballots from Maui are added to the mix.