Civil Beat Intern

Annabelle Le Jeune

Annabelle Le Jeune is an intern at Honolulu Civil Beat.

She is slated to graduate from the University of Hawaii Manoa in December 2017 with degrees in English and journalism.

Annabelle was born and raised in Miami, where she embraced a multicultural and explorative lifestyle that attracted her to Hawaii.

Annabelle’s interest in environmental and cultural issues provided for academic and reporting opportunities in areas like Austria, Spain, Morocco and India. She produced multimedia work for UH affiliated media platforms UHMtv, Hoa Oahu and AlohaNature. Her work focused on issues like sustainable movements for ocean life, Hawaii’s agriculture and religious conflict in southern India.

Annabelle joined Civil Beat’s intern program in August 2017 and will be covering a wide range of community news, with an emphasis on Waimanalo and Kaimuki. To contact her, email alejeune@civilbeat.org, or follow her on Facebook.

City May Get Tougher On Tour Vans In Waimanalo Courtesy of Ted Ralston

City May Get Tougher On Tour Vans In Waimanalo

A bill to establish permit fees for commercial stops at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park would help pay for monitoring compliance.

Waimanalo Tent-Dwellers: A Different Kind Of Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waimanalo Tent-Dwellers: A Different Kind Of Homelessness

People living in a roadside encampment receive an unusual amount of community support, because many of them are longtime residents.

Why A Hawaii Sculptor Keeps Returning To The Same Hill In India Annabelle Le Jeune/Civil Beat

Why A Hawaii Sculptor Keeps Returning To The Same Hill In India

On the Leeward Coast, he founded a haven for artists and gardeners. On Arunachala Hill, he found himself.

This Young Leader Is Standing Out Among The ‘Old Farts’ Of Waimanalo Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Young Leader Is Standing Out Among The ‘Old Farts’ Of Waimanalo

At 19, Zachary Espino just became the youngest member of the Waimanalo Neighborhood Board. And he wants to make a difference.

Kaimuki: Sprucing Up A Business District That ‘Totally Depends On Local’ Annebelle Lejeune/Civil Beat

Kaimuki: Sprucing Up A Business District That ‘Totally Depends On Local’

Merchants in this east Honolulu community figure if they want to make the neighborhood more attractive, they’ll have to do it themselves.

Waikiki Residents Lose Fight To Force State To Repair Seawall Annabelle Le Jeune/Civil Beat

Waikiki Residents Lose Fight To Force State To Repair Seawall

The state Supreme Court ruled it was up the Legislature — not the courts — to decide whether to pay for fixing a damaged seawall.