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The Conversation: Local lawmakers weigh in on contaminated water situation; New timeline for Honolulu rail

hawaii lawmakers scott saiki, aaron johanson and linda ichiyama
Hawaiʻi State Legislature
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From left to right: House Speaker Scott Saiki, Rep. Aaron Johanson and Rep. Linda Ichiyama
  • Hawaiʻi State Reps. Scott Saiki, Aaron Johanson, and Linda Ichiyama provide their insight and opinions over the military's handling of the Central O'ahu contaminated water crisis | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Anita Hofschneider says that moving the fuel out of Red Hill's underground facility is easier said than done — the effort could cost billions of dollars and take decades | Full Article
  • Lori Kahikina, HART's interim Executive Director, discusses the new timeline for meeting with federal transit authority officials to present its new recovery plan | Full Segment
  • Sandy Ma of Common Cause Hawaii and Brian Black of Civil Beat Law Center talk about their groups' efforts to bring attention to the Hawaii legislature's most egregious gut-and-replace bills | Full Article
Catherine Cruz is the Host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawai‘i since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than thirty years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former Board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
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