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Marcel Honore

Oahu Placed On Hurricane Watch As Storm Approaches NASA

Oahu Placed On Hurricane Watch As Storm Approaches

UPDATED: Maui is also under a watch, while a more-imminent hurricane warning is in effect for the Big Island.

The Primary Is Over So What’s Ahead For The General Election? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Primary Is Over So What’s Ahead For The General Election?

Still need your political fix? Critical questions will face Hawaii voters in November.

Josh Green Prevails In Democratic Lieutenant Governor Race Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Josh Green Prevails In Democratic Lieutenant Governor Race

Super PAC funding helped state Sen. Josh Green gain a significant advertising edge over state Sen. Jill Tokuda in the lead-up to the election.

State Fines Pro-Hanabusa Super PAC $3,000 Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

State Fines Pro-Hanabusa Super PAC $3,000

The fine, levied against upstart super PAC Defend Hawaii Now, comes amid a last-minute spending push in the days before the primary election.

Do New Pro-Hanabusa Ads Violate State Campaign Rules? Defend Hawaii Now

Do New Pro-Hanabusa Ads Violate State Campaign Rules?

The independent PAC, Defend Hawaii Now, has not disclosed any financial information with the state.

Carpenters Union Pumps $3 Million Into Hawaii’s Primary Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carpenters Union Pumps $3 Million Into Hawaii’s Primary Race

The union’s super PAC is flexing its political muscle in support of Colleen Hanabusa for governor and Josh Green for lieutenant governor.

Four Takeaways From Hawaii’s Pre-Primary Election Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Four Takeaways From Hawaii’s Pre-Primary Election Spending

Gubernatorial candidate Colleen Hanabusa is the big winner in labor unions’ super PAC sweepstakes, election reports show.

Schatz Introduces Bill To Shore Up Local Emergency Alert Systems Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Schatz Introduces Bill To Shore Up Local Emergency Alert Systems

The bill would require alerts to run repeatedly on TV and radio, and potentially also run on streaming services such as Netflix.

Rep. Sylvia Luke: Move Rail Inland To Avoid Sea-Level Rise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rep. Sylvia Luke: Move Rail Inland To Avoid Sea-Level Rise

Mayor Kirk Caldwell called the idea a “red herring” that would kill the project.

What Honolulu Rail Planners Can Learn From Puerto Rico Marcel Honore

What Honolulu Rail Planners Can Learn From Puerto Rico

San Juan’s Tren Urbano, an elevated, heavy rail system like that planned in Honolulu, has struggled with low ridership and cost overruns.

Feds: Honolulu Rail Is Still Short By $134 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds: Honolulu Rail Is Still Short By $134 Million

UPDATED: A new federal report on the transit project’s risks pushes its completion back nearly a year and says it needs even more cash.

Blood Bank Paying A High Price In Its Dispute With Honolulu Rail Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Blood Bank Paying A High Price In Its Dispute With Honolulu Rail Officials

The nonprofit wants to abandon its headquarters long before trains start rumbling nearby. But the city is offering to buy only a strip of landscaping.