The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday it's now expected to cost from $550 to $700 million more than what was originally planned. Rail officials blame the higher cost in part on $190 million in added costs from construction delays that stemmed from legal challenges and city officials awarding contracts before they were authorized and ready to build.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 06:08 PM
A 32-year-old Waipahu, Oahu, man has been indicted on three counts of producing child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography by a federal grand jury. The federal grand jury returned the indictment Wednesday charging Derek M. West with the offenses.
West Hawaii Today, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 02:05 PM
Hawaii's unemployment rate fell to 4 percent in November. There were 187 employers at the WorkForce 2014 job fair in Honolulu earlier this year, seen in this file photo.
Business Journal, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 12:42 PM
Ashford Wriston , one of Hawaii's largest law firms, is beefing up its government relations arm with the recent addition of Mike Kido , a former legislative advisor to former Gov. Neil Abercrombie and former government affairs director for the Estate of James Campbell. Kido, who also helped secure the legislation that enabled the construction of major infrastructure projects, including the H-3 freeway and the $5.16 billion Honolulu rail transit project, was hired by the Honolulu-based law firm for his experience and to help it deal with a growing number of clients.
Business Journal, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 10:54 AM
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation officials say the project's costs will increase 10 to 15 percent, or at least $500 million. This September file photo shows one of the project's support columns being built just mauka of H-1 that runs by Leeward Community College.
The Honolulu Advertiser, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 04:27 PM
HONOLULU >> Lava from an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island slowed slightly but stayed on track to hit a shopping center in the small town of Pahoa. The molten rock was 1,200 to 1,300 yards away from the edge of Pahoa Marketplace on Thursday and had advanced about 165 yards from the previous day, said Darryl Oliveira, Hawaii County civil defense administrator.
The Honolulu Advertiser, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 05:46 AM
The rail project's price tag has a lot of people concerned of its worth Thursday when its delay costs was revealed to be up to 6-billion dollars. Across Oahu, reaction to the rising price tag was mixed.
KITV-TV, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 11:44 PM