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Kirk Caldwell

In Latest Campaign Spot, Caldwell Accentuates The Positive Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Latest Campaign Spot, Caldwell Accentuates The Positive

Honolulu's mayor says he's taken on roads, sewers, parks and homelessness. But his campaign remains quiet on rail.
5 Labor Groups Backing Djou Cory Lum/Civil Beat

5 Labor Groups Backing Djou

The candidate for Honolulu mayor pulls a couple of surprise endorsements, given that Kirk Caldwell has a big list of union backers.
One More Fundraiser For Caldwell

One More Fundraiser For Caldwell

It's the 36th for the Honolulu mayor since spring 2013. His rivals have held hardly any.
Djou Challenges Mayor To Call For Return of Honolulu Ethics Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou Challenges Mayor To Call For Return of Honolulu Ethics Director

The mayoral challenger says Chuck Totto's resignation was "the direct result of political pressure from the administration."
Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says

UPDATED: Honolulu's rail project is facing a $1.5 billion shortfall and Kirk Caldwell says he wants to stop the line — for now — nearly five miles short of its originally intended destination.
Honolulu Ethics Director Quits Over Direction Commission Is Headed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Ethics Director Quits Over Direction Commission Is Headed

UPDATED: Chuck Totto said he was micromanaged and had “many, many problems” dealing with the administration of Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
Djou Gets Some Democratic Support In Campaign For Mayor Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Djou Gets Some Democratic Support In Campaign For Mayor

Ben Cayetano, Walter Heen and Ann Kobayashi want change at Honolulu Hale, even if their favored candidate is a Republican.
How Caldwell Has Undermined The Honolulu Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Caldwell Has Undermined The Honolulu Ethics Commission

The city watchdog agency’s executive director has been under fire ever since he investigated the mayor’s inaugural luau in 2013.

Carlisle To Run For Honolulu Mayor; Martin Opts Out Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carlisle To Run For Honolulu Mayor; Martin Opts Out

UPDATED: While a former mayor is ready to challenge the current one, the City Council chair decides not to. The deadline to file is Tuesday.
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