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Marcel Honore primarily covers rail for Civil Beat — and he’s always on the lookout for ways to describe the local transit project other than “cash-strapped,” “beleaguered” and “financially challenged” in his reports.
A native of Los Angeles, Marcel moved to Oahu in January 2013 and spent nearly five years covering transportation for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. He also served as the paper’s main correspondent covering the Hokule’a’s three-year worldwide voyage, sailing aboard the canoe on several of its international legs.
Prior to his Hawaii arrival, Marcel worked at the Palm Springs, California, Desert Sun, where he covered city government and immigration issues. His investigations into arsenic-tinged drinking water, foul odors emanating from a contaminated-soil facility and other environmental challenges affecting that region garnered several awards, including a 2011 California Newspaper Publishers Award.
Marcel started his journalism career as a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he served as a Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Seattle Times and the Santa Barbara News-Press. While at Northwestern he also worked at the Associated Press’ Caracas, Venezuela, bureau covering policies under then-President Hugo Chavez.
Marcel should be a much better surfer than he currently is. He sincerely apologizes for dropping in on your wave.
The private company that claims ownership and charges for parking on Kakaako roadways claims its recent $250,000 fine is baseless.
Officials are looking for a new site for the observatory after it was damaged and displaced amid the 2018 eruptions.
UPDATED: Hawaii and the region could see another above-normal hurricane and tropical storm season, with ocean waters warmer than last year and protective wind shears weaker.
Interim service looms next year, but city officials don’t know what the fares will be, and no formal proposals have been made.
Federal officials just cut nearly $1 billion for California’s ambitious high-speed rail project, but local leaders say Honolulu is better poised to secure its remaining cash.
Regulators are updating the one flight manual that governs the state’s air tours, but the public won’t get to participate.
The latest $67 million in federal disaster recovery aid was announced Monday.
Rail officials say so many pigeons and other birds are nesting inside the transit line’s cavernous concrete guideway that it’s become a health hazard to workers.
A preliminary federal report provides key details about the crash as investigators continue to examine the wreckage.
UPDATED: The audit relied on a small sample of invoices so it’s not clear whether those billing problems within HART extend to other rail contracts, the state auditor said.
The rail board got a preview Thursday of the issues that the state auditor’s final is expected to cover.
Some Hawaii legislators want a halt to the commercial helicopter flights until an investigation into Monday’s Kailua crash is completed.