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Madeleine List

Madeleine List is a general assignment reporter for Civil Beat.

Madeleine previously lived in Miami and worked as a reporter for McClatchy where she covered a variety of stories ranging from rare creature sightings and alligator attacks to police departments and government agencies accused of misconduct.

In 2020, Madeleine traveled to Vietnam where she spent about a year teaching English and working as a freelance reporter. She wrote a story for the Southeast Asia Globe about taxi drivers in Ho Chi Minh City serving on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. She also spent time volunteering at an animal shelter, visiting elephants in the rainforest and riding motorbikes through the mountains.

Madeleine also worked for the Providence Journal in Rhode Island where she covered city government and the Black Lives Matter movement. She wrote an award-winning piece about how Black women in the state experience higher rates of pregnancy-related complications than white women and often have their concerns overlooked by doctors.

Her journalism career began at the Cape Cod Times in Massachusetts, where she worked the late-night police beat. After racing to the scenes of dozens of fires, car crashes and murders, she started delving into deeper issues. She earned a fellowship that took her to John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York to further her investigation into how local police departments were handling sexual assault kits.

Madeleine and her boyfriend moved to Hawaii with not much more than some clothes and their inflatable kayak. She loves to explore and learn as much as she can about the world and her local communities. Please feel free to reach out with story ideas or just to chat at mlist@civilbeat.org

Lahaina’s Filipino Community Mourns The Loss Of 9 Family Members Screengrab from GoFundMe

Lahaina’s Filipino Community Mourns The Loss Of 9 Family Members

Those who died included store employees, a janitorial service worker and a pair of dishwashers who worked hard to take care of their families, friends recalled.

Rents Could Double For Some Ewa Beach Tenants In Affordable Housing Complex Madeleine List/Civil Beat/2023

Rents Could Double For Some Ewa Beach Tenants In Affordable Housing Complex

Section 8 tenants of Villages of Moe'e Ku fear they could be forced from their homes if proposed rent increases go through.

Hispanics Are The Fastest Growing Demographic In Hawaii. They Need More Services To Keep Pace David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Hispanics Are The Fastest Growing Demographic In Hawaii. They Need More Services To Keep Pace

More translators, interpreters and other services are critical for residents and visitors who have been moving here in increasing numbers.

Electric Seagliders Could Come To Hawaii As Soon As 2026 Courtesy of Regent

Electric Seagliders Could Come To Hawaii As Soon As 2026

But Mokulele Airlines' new parent company says interisland travelers will start to see improvements in service much sooner than that.

Why Everybody Had To Move Out Of This Affordable Housing Project David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Why Everybody Had To Move Out Of This Affordable Housing Project

The problematic Waikiki building is an example of the challenges facing the city in its effort to provide homes for low-income families and homeless people.

Updated Covid-19 Vaccine Begins Arriving In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Updated Covid-19 Vaccine Begins Arriving In Hawaii

Covid cases in Hawaii have remained relatively low but increased slightly in August. 

Thousands Of Displaced Survivors Are Still Living In Hotels. What Comes Next? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2023

Thousands Of Displaced Survivors Are Still Living In Hotels. What Comes Next?

Gov. Josh Green said he aims to move people from hotels into longer-term housing beginning Sept. 29.

DOE: Number Of Students Missing, Killed In Maui Fires Is ‘Too Small’ To Release David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

DOE: Number Of Students Missing, Killed In Maui Fires Is ‘Too Small’ To Release

Parents demanded more transparency from education officials at a meeting Thursday.

Fixer-Uppers Could Be A Solution To Maui’s Housing Crunch Maui County/2023

Fixer-Uppers Could Be A Solution To Maui’s Housing Crunch

Providing financial support to landlords who need to do repairs could be a quick way to create more housing, advocates say.