Civil Beat Editorial Board

The members of Civil Beat's editorial board are Pierre Omidyar, Patti Epler, Richard Wiens, Caleb Hartsfield and Chloe Fox. Opinions expressed by the editorial board reflect the group's consensus view.
HPD Chief’s Secret Payoff: It’s The Principle That Should Count Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

HPD Chief’s Secret Payoff: It’s The Principle That Should Count

Retire, fire or keep Chief Louis Kealoha on leave. But don’t reward him for what could turn out to be very serious criminal wrongdoing.

48 States Have An Airport Authority — Why Not Hawaii? Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

48 States Have An Airport Authority — Why Not Hawaii?

Everyday operations are hampered by our archaic management of 15 airports that are the lifeblood of the tourism industry.

The Only Cure For Our Police Blues: Put Chief On Permanent Leave Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

The Only Cure For Our Police Blues: Put Chief On Permanent Leave

The alleged conspiracy involving Louis Kealoha’s stolen mailbox is only one reason he should not be allowed back on the job.

Navy Should Think Twice Before Dropping Bombs On Pagan Dan Lin/Civil Beat

Navy Should Think Twice Before Dropping Bombs On Pagan

As it looks to expand in the Marianas, the U.S. military owes the affected residents a full and accurate assessment of the possible impacts.

Don’t Like The Homeless In Our Backyards? Then Fix The Problem Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Don’t Like The Homeless In Our Backyards? Then Fix The Problem

The concerns of Chinatown business owners are understandable, but we can’t keep forcing our homeless citizens elsewhere.

Hawaii Needs To Act Now On New Day Care Rules Ashley Webb/Flickr.com

Hawaii Needs To Act Now On New Day Care Rules

The state needs to push through on requirements for safe sleeping practices at day cares more quickly.

HPD Chief’s Secret Payoff: It’s The Principle That Should Count

Retire, fire or keep Chief Louis Kealoha on leave. But don’t reward him for what could turn out to be very serious criminal wrongdoing.