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Mayor Blangiardi vows to address city’s ‘wicked problems’

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                                Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi delivered his third State of the City address Tuesday at the city’s Mission Memorial Auditorium.
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Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi delivered his third State of the City address Tuesday at the city’s Mission Memorial Auditorium.

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                                Mayor Rick Blangiardi praised Luke Shepardson, left, North Shore Ocean Safety lifeguard and winner of this year’s Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, in his speech, saying that “the only thing more awe-­inspiring than what Luke accomplished in 50-foot surf at The Eddie might be his willingness to rush into those same waves to rescue those whose lives are in danger.”
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Mayor Rick Blangiardi praised Luke Shepardson, left, North Shore Ocean Safety lifeguard and winner of this year’s Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, in his speech, saying that “the only thing more awe-­inspiring than what Luke accomplished in 50-foot surf at The Eddie might be his willingness to rush into those same waves to rescue those whose lives are in danger.”

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                                Above, the audience applauded at the end of the mayor’s address.
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Above, the audience applauded at the end of the mayor’s address.

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                                During his State of the City address on Tuesday, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced plans for several workforce housing projects along the rail line, which is now scheduled to start service in July from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium. Blangiardi acknowledged the audience at the end of his speech.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

During his State of the City address on Tuesday, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced plans for several workforce housing projects along the rail line, which is now scheduled to start service in July from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium. Blangiardi acknowledged the audience at the end of his speech.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi delivered his third State of the City address Tuesday at the city’s Mission Memorial Auditorium.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mayor Rick Blangiardi praised Luke Shepardson, left, North Shore Ocean Safety lifeguard and winner of this year’s Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, in his speech, saying that “the only thing more awe-­inspiring than what Luke accomplished in 50-foot surf at The Eddie might be his willingness to rush into those same waves to rescue those whose lives are in danger.”
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, the audience applauded at the end of the mayor’s address.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                During his State of the City address on Tuesday, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced plans for several workforce housing projects along the rail line, which is now scheduled to start service in July from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium. Blangiardi acknowledged the audience at the end of his speech.