Civil Beat Editorial Board

The members of Civil Beat's editorial board are Pierre Omidyar, Patti Epler, Jim Simon, Richard Wiens, Chad Blair, Jessica Terrell, Landess Kearns and Caleb Hartsfield. Opinions expressed by the editorial board reflect the group's consensus view. Chad Blair, the Politics and Opinion Editor, can be reached at cblair@civilbeat.org.
Hanabusa Should Follow Her Own Advice And Resign Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Should Follow Her Own Advice And Resign

She said Attorney General Doug Chin should quit to run for Congress, so why does she intend to keep her D.C. post while running for governor?

Time For Defiance Of Jeff Sessions’ Renewed War On Pot Flickr: Bob Doran

Time For Defiance Of Jeff Sessions’ Renewed War On Pot

The AG’s attempt to turn back the clock on marijuana is the perfect opening for Hawaii to move ahead by legalizing it.

Hawaii’s Failure To Keep Bad Cops Off The Job Is Criminal Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Failure To Keep Bad Cops Off The Job Is Criminal

If the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl isn’t enough to move the Legislature to finally act, what would it take?

Honolulu Must Help Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Must Help Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction

The City Council’s aborted attempts can’t be the end of this, because many more businesses are about to be affected.

Hawaii Legislators Must Fix The Broken Workers’ Comp System April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislators Must Fix The Broken Workers’ Comp System

The current law favors insurance companies and often fails people who are injured on the job.

Constitutional Convention: It May Be Time To Go Over Legislators’ Heads Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Constitutional Convention: It May Be Time To Go Over Legislators’ Heads

If lawmakers continue to ignore the popular will on key issues, the people can take matters into their own hands in November.

No Justice For Abused Toddler Courtesy of Chelsea Valiente

No Justice For Abused Toddler

Everything about this alleged day-care child cruelty case stinks.

It’s Not Too Late To Build Rail Better Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Not Too Late To Build Rail Better

Let’s consider stopping at Middle Street and connecting the train to better transportation modes.

The Trouble With Cats Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Trouble With Cats

Let’s work together to spay and neuter Oahu’s out-of-control, free-roaming felines.

Don’t Give Up On Honolulu’s Recycling Effort Courtesy of the City and County of Honolulu

Don’t Give Up On Honolulu’s Recycling Effort

We may need to burn recyclable materials in the short term, but let’s find a way to put more of our trash to use.

Let’s Get Real About Fixing The Hawaii State Hospital Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Let’s Get Real About Fixing The Hawaii State Hospital

State officials should act immediately to increase security and solve the myriad problems that led to Randall Saito’s shameful escape.

There Should Be No Secret Deal With Airbnb Cory Lum/Civil Beat

There Should Be No Secret Deal With Airbnb

Gov. David Ige should let the public see the details of his agreement with the vacation rental giant.