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New Honolulu Mayor Warns Road Ahead ‘Is Not Going To Be Easy’ Courtesy: Jamm Aquino/POOL

New Honolulu Mayor Warns Road Ahead ‘Is Not Going To Be Easy’

Rick Blangiardi was sworn in Saturday as the chief executive officer of the City and County of Honolulu.

Honolulu Mayor: Rick Blangiardi Declares Victory, Keith Amemiya Concedes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor: Rick Blangiardi Declares Victory, Keith Amemiya Concedes

With the majority of votes counted, the results show Oahu voters favored former Hawaii News Now general manager Rick Blangiardi. 

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail

Facing a more than $1 billion deficit, Amemiya and Blangiardi say they don’t have enough information to map out the next steps to finish the project.

Honolulu Mayor Candidates Say They’d Finish Rail As Planned But Not How They’d Pay For It

Honolulu Mayor Candidates Say They’d Finish Rail As Planned But Not How They’d Pay For It

But the situation with the more than $9 billion project is so fluid right now that both Amemiya and Blangiardi struggle to say how they’ll handle it.

Honolulu’s Next Mayor Will Face Major Obstacles On Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Next Mayor Will Face Major Obstacles On Rail

Most of the top contenders say they would hit the brakes on the $9 billion project if financial hurdles can’t be overcome.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Colleen Hanabusa

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Colleen Hanabusa

In an hourlong conversation, the candidate fields questions from Civil Beat and Hawaii News Now on leadership, trust, tourism and the economy.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Kym Pine

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Kym Pine

In an hourlong conversation, the candidate fields questions from Civil Beat and Hawaii News Now on leadership, policing, agriculture and the economy.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

In an hourlong conversation, the candidate fields questions from Civil Beat and Hawaii News Now on leadership, trust, tourism and the economy.

Keith Amemiya: Political Outsider Or Establishment Insider? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Keith Amemiya: Political Outsider Or Establishment Insider?

Despite deep political ties to numerous state and local officials, Keith Amemiya says he has the fresh perspective that Honolulu needs in the mayor’s office.