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Akaka Bill Sails Through Committee, But Tough Sledding Ahead Via Flickr

Akaka Bill Sails Through Committee, But Tough Sledding Ahead

Inouye says chances of passage for Native Hawaiian recognition this year are "bad."
Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

Grabauskas said FTA review would take 30 days; it's been 80.
Akaka Taking Last Shot At Legacy Bill For Native Hawaiians

Akaka Taking Last Shot At Legacy Bill For Native Hawaiians

UPDATED Retiring U.S. senator to amend, push Akaka Bill anew Thursday.
Honolulu Tells HUD Troubled Wahiawa Senior Center Making Strides

Honolulu Tells HUD Troubled Wahiawa Senior Center Making Strides

Report shows ORI Anuenue Hale had "steady increase" in people using the center, but still falling short.
Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

UPDATE Honolulu rail authority submits application to Federal Transit Administration.
U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail Flickr

U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail

UPDATED Appropriations Committee to take up transportation bill Tuesday.
Who’s the Wealthiest Member of Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation? Adrienne LaFrance/Civil Beat

Who’s the Wealthiest Member of Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation?

Financial disclosures show Inouye, Hirono, Hanabusa all worth between $1.5 million and $4 million.
Race To The Finish For Federal Rail Money

Race To The Finish For Federal Rail Money

With line of credit bill passed, will Honolulu get guarantee before election?
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.
Federal Government In Hawaii