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Marcel Honore

Rail Meeting Crashes Online, Leaving Public In The Dark Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail Meeting Crashes Online, Leaving Public In The Dark

The agency overseeing Hawaii’s largest-ever public works project has struggled to run remote meetings smoothly during the virus crisis.

Here’s How The Coronavirus Has Transformed Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How The Coronavirus Has Transformed Hawaii

The pandemic is having a big impact on everything from traffic to stress levels. Don’t expect a baby boom next year.

The Trash That Fuels Oahu’s Power Plant Is Vanishing As Fast As The Tourists Courtesy of the City and County of Honolulu

The Trash That Fuels Oahu’s Power Plant Is Vanishing As Fast As The Tourists

That could prove costly for the city, which must send tons of trash to the H-Power facility or face financial penalties.

Well-Known Monk Seal Found Dead On Oahu’s Windward Side Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

Well-Known Monk Seal Found Dead On Oahu’s Windward Side

UPDATED: COVID-19 restrictions prevented a post-mortem exam to determine the cause of death for R5AY, or “Honey Girl.”

HART Explores Ways To Keep Rail Work Going Amid COVID-19 Setbacks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Explores Ways To Keep Rail Work Going Amid COVID-19 Setbacks

Can rail’s current primary contractor, STG, build more of the guideway to pick up the slack?

UH Medical School Seeks Funding To Develop New COVID-19 Blood Tests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Medical School Seeks Funding To Develop New COVID-19 Blood Tests

UPDATED: A test to confirm workers’ immunity to COVID-19 could put them safely back to work and help Hawaii’s economic recovery, says a medical school professor.

How Honolulu Lost Its Top Ranking For The Nation’s Worst Traffic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Honolulu Lost Its Top Ranking For The Nation’s Worst Traffic

Nearly a decade ago, headlines about the city having the worst congestion helped sell rail. But that ranking has plunged.

COVID-19 Slows Honolulu Rail Progress, Could Delay Opening Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

COVID-19 Slows Honolulu Rail Progress, Could Delay Opening

The public-private partnership to finish the project faces more delays, and HART signals its December 2025 completion date is in jeopardy.

Oahu Traffic Is Gone, For All The Wrong Reasons April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Oahu Traffic Is Gone, For All The Wrong Reasons

A deadly pandemic is no way to solve the state’s traffic woes. But the crisis might encourage more people to work remotely once things improve.