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Ninth Circuit Maui Trip Draws Criticism

Ninth Circuit Maui Trip Draws Criticism

Republican senators say cost is out of line.
Civil Beat Poll – Can Gov’t Solve Challenges? Flickr

Civil Beat Poll – Can Gov’t Solve Challenges?

Non-voters pessimistic about country fixing problems.
Is It ‘Reckless’ To Build Honolulu Rail Before Feds Commit Funds?

Is It ‘Reckless’ To Build Honolulu Rail Before Feds Commit Funds?

That's what critics say, but review shows other cities did same thing.
Troubled Senior Center Rejects Federal Funds

Troubled Senior Center Rejects Federal Funds

ORI's agreement with Honolulu doesn't end dispute over $7.9 million in previous HUD grants.
Inouye Wants to Revive Interisland Ferry

Inouye Wants to Revive Interisland Ferry

Senator says no federal funds available for ferry yet but "we're going to get one."
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."
Feds Green Light Honolulu Rail Construction

Feds Green Light Honolulu Rail Construction

UPDATED FTA gives city permission to risk $185 million.
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.
Emergency Rail Plan: Taxpayers Have Our Back

Emergency Rail Plan: Taxpayers Have Our Back

HART chief says Honolulu Hale responsible for unexpected costs.
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