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Kirk Caldwell

Peter Savio For Honolulu Mayor? Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Peter Savio For Honolulu Mayor?

The real estate executive doubts he'll actually run, but he says the city needs creative solutions for its problems.
Caldwell: ‘I Want To Keep This Job’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: ‘I Want To Keep This Job’

The mayor of Honolulu, who still faces no serious opponent, officially files for re-election.
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.
Caldwell Taps Insurance Exec For HART Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Taps Insurance Exec For HART

The mayor picked Colbert Matsumoto, a well-known businessman, to take the place of Don Horner, who resigned amid controversy involving Honolulu's $6.6 billion rail project.
Martin Pulls Papers For Mayoral Bid Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Martin Pulls Papers For Mayoral Bid

The Honolulu City Council chair has until June 7 to officially file to run for higher office.
Caldwell Opens Campaign Headquarters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Opens Campaign Headquarters

The Honolulu mayor is running for re-election on a platform that says he’s delivered on housing, homelessness, sewers, parks, road, buses and — yes — rail.
HART Board Chairman Resigns Amid Questions About Rail Cost Overruns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Board Chairman Resigns Amid Questions About Rail Cost Overruns

UPDATED: Don Horner says he hopes his departure will help build a better relationship between the rail agency and the city.
‘A Bum Job:’ Trust In Honolulu’s Police Commission Crumbles Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘A Bum Job:’ Trust In Honolulu’s Police Commission Crumbles

Amid ongoing Police Department scandals, Mayor Kirk Caldwell must decide whether to reappoint three police commissioners whose terms are up.

Can Caldwell’s Relationship With The City Council Get Any Worse? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Caldwell’s Relationship With The City Council Get Any Worse?

A failure to communicate poisons the atmosphere at Honolulu Hale, and some say it hinders efforts to address homelessness and affordable housing.
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