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Session ends with no train ticket


    After the House closed Thursday, the new speaker, Rep. Scott Saiki, answered questions from the media.


    Above, Sens. Kalani English, left, Jill Tokuda, Clarence Nishihara and Rosalyn Baker spoke Thursday during a recess. Tokuda was ousted as Ways and Means chairwoman.

A divided state Legislature closed out the turbulent 2017 session and headed home Thursday without approving any bill to provide more funding for rail, but Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said he plans to press lawmakers for a new rail funding agreement that could be ratified in a special session later this year. Read more

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