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Marcel Honore

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.

A Republican Governor Would Bring New Uncertainty To Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Republican Governor Would Bring New Uncertainty To Rail Project

Some GOP candidates have called for radical changes in how the transit project moves forward, but they’ve also been light on specifics.

Feds May Require Honolulu To Sell Bonds For Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds May Require Honolulu To Sell Bonds For Rail Project

The City Council’s latest plan to demonstrate a willingness to help pay for rail construction has hit a snag.

State Auditor Says Rail Agency Is Interfering With His Work Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Auditor Says Rail Agency Is Interfering With His Work

Les Kondo says HART’s insistence on recording auditor interviews with staff members “is akin to management sitting in.”

Winner Of Governor’s Race Will Have Stronger Hand In Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Winner Of Governor’s Race Will Have Stronger Hand In Rail Project

Colleen Hanabusa and David Ige have played varying roles in moving the project forward, while Clayton Hee wants to curtail construction.

‘Lime’ Rental Scooters Invade Honolulu With Mixed Results Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

‘Lime’ Rental Scooters Invade Honolulu With Mixed Results

UPDATED: The Mayor’s office said Thursday that the company is operating illegally and police will continue to impound the scooters.

New Plan Looks To Spare City From Cuts to Pay For Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Plan Looks To Spare City From Cuts to Pay For Rail

The strategy involves big changes in HART’s financial accounting for the transit project.