Hawaii Island News, 16 Jan 2019

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Puako robbery victim takes stand

WAIMEA — A man allegedly beaten near the Puako boat ramp last week testified in a South Kohala courtroom that he was assaulted and “left for dead” by two men and a woman.

Audit: Consultants hold key jobs in Honolulu rail agency

HONOLULU — Private consultants hold key senior positions inside the Honolulu agency constructing the city’s rail line, yet the agency fails to consistently monitor their performance, the state auditor’s second report on the enormously over-budget rail line said Tuesday.
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