Adrienne LaFrance

Before moving to Washington, Adrienne was Civil Beat’s Honolulu reporter. She has worked as a local news anchor for Hawaii Public Radio, Hawaii’s NPR affiliate, and served as managing editor of Honolulu Weekly.

Adrienne also worked as a reporter for Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, and as a producer and news writer at WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Gawker, Slate, The Awl, and several other newspapers and magazines. Adrienne earned her B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University and her M.S. in journalism from Boston University. You can follow her on twitter @AdrienneLaF.

More People Are Underemployed in Hawaii Than Are Jobless

More People Are Underemployed in Hawaii Than Are Jobless

New federal data counts Hawaii residents who want full-time jobs but can't find them.
In the Shadows: How Serious Is the Military Sex Assault Problem in Hawaii?

In the Shadows: How Serious Is the Military Sex Assault Problem in Hawaii?

Civil Beat examined more than a decade of records from the Navy, Army, Marines, and Air Force.

Obama-Backed Patent Reform Could Hurt Innovation at UH

The Innovation Act could place Hawaii hotels and restaurants at odds with individuals and university inventors.
Help Wanted: The Truth Behind Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Help Wanted: The Truth Behind Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate

Joblessness in the state may be below the national average, but that doesn't mean the state has fully recovered.
Vanishing Act: What Is Happening to Hawaii’s Middle Class? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Vanishing Act: What Is Happening to Hawaii’s Middle Class?

Income inequality is low in Hawaii even as the state's middle class shrinks.
How to Get High in Hawaii Without Breaking the Law

How to Get High in Hawaii Without Breaking the Law

The state has strict rules even for those allowed to consume medical marijuana.
Ad Watch: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Re-election Video Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Ad Watch: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Re-election Video

Digging beneath the surface of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's new campaign ad.
Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation: Letdowns and New Year’s Resolutions Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation: Letdowns and New Year’s Resolutions

Gabbard, Hanabusa, Hirono and Schatz share their disappointments from 2013 and their hopes for 2014.
D.C. Deal: Cuts to Military Benefits and Medicare, More Plane Fees for Hawaii Flickr

D.C. Deal: Cuts to Military Benefits and Medicare, More Plane Fees for Hawaii

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa cast the lone 'no' vote in the Hawaii delegation against Congress' budget deal.

The Same Companies Keep Snagging Huge Federal Contracts in Hawaii

Ten firms got at least $200 million each for a decade of federal work in Hawaii.
Adrienne LaFrance: A Hawaii Love-Story, 5,000 Miles From Home

Adrienne LaFrance: A Hawaii Love-Story, 5,000 Miles From Home

It may not have been Hawaii's first official same-sex wedding, but there was no shortage of aloha.
The $10 Billion Question: How Much Does D.C. Really Give Hawaii? Flickr: Images_of_Money

The $10 Billion Question: How Much Does D.C. Really Give Hawaii?

A new website that tracks federal spending shows a massive discrepancy with the previous measure.