Lopaka Brown says he's a Hawaiian national and an American by choice. He appeared in court today to fight a charge he ran a red light. He's not saying he didn't run the light, but that the court has no jurisdiction over him.
If Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has it his way, Oahu residents will keep paying the added rail tax for a long time to come. It's not something the mayor wants to do, but it's something the city says has to happen to keep the project going.