Civil Beat Staff

Courtney Teague

Courtney Teague
Courtney Teague is an intern for Civil Beat and a senior at the University of Hawaii Manoa. An English and philosophy major, you’ll often find her reading up on literary and social criticism or gender theory. A former news editor for campus paper Ka Leo O Hawaii, she led a staff of student reporters, followed key UH issues and contributed to the editorial board.


When she began at Civil Beat in January 2016, Courtney continued to write about university matters such as its notorious struggle with deferred maintenance costs and energy use. She also frequented the Capitol, tracking bills and issues including low voter turnout and gun control.


Though Courtney’s phobia of weather below 70 degrees brought her to Oahu from Southern California in 2013, she’s grown to love the island’s beaches, cuisine and culture.

Courtney covers the neighborhoods of Manoa, Palolo and Kaimuki. To send her a tip, email courtney@civilbeat.org or follow her on Twitter at @courtneynteague.

Oahu Mumps Outbreak Continues With 3 New Cases Confirmed Ale Proimos/Flickr.com

Oahu Mumps Outbreak Continues With 3 New Cases Confirmed

The Department of Health announced that 57 cases have been confirmed on the island this year, with one case on Kauai

New School Fees Approved Along Final Stretch Of Rail Line Department of Education

New School Fees Approved Along Final Stretch Of Rail Line

Developers or residents in the 4-mile section from Kalihi to Ala Moana would eventually be forced to pay fees or donate land.

New Hawaii Schools Chief Selected Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

New Hawaii Schools Chief Selected

Christina Kishimoto will take over as superintendent on August 1 after leaving her current  job as superintendent of an Arizona school district.

Parents Camp Overnight To Get Their Kids In Summer Fun Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Parents Camp Overnight To Get Their Kids In Summer Fun Program

For struggling families, the city’s popular recreation program offers a bargain compared to other summer options on Oahu.

School Superintendent Selection Looms As 2 Finalists Speak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Superintendent Selection Looms As 2 Finalists Speak

The two candidates from the mainland both emphasized educational equity and prioritizing teacher input.

Why Honolulu’s Water Pipes Keep Rupturing Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Honolulu’s Water Pipes Keep Rupturing

Customers pay millions annually to repair main breaks, but the Board of Water Supply would need far more to fully upgrade the infrastructure.

House Committee Kills ‘Aid In Dying’ Measure Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

House Committee Kills ‘Aid In Dying’ Measure

After several failures in previous years, another bill to establish medical aid is effectively dead.

Search For New Schools’ Chief Continues To Raise Concerns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Search For New Schools’ Chief Continues To Raise Concerns

Most people testifying at an education board meeting Tuesday questioned the process.

Man Takes Plea Deal In Kaena Point Albatross Killings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Takes Plea Deal In Kaena Point Albatross Killings

Christian Gutierrez pleaded no contest Thursday to five criminal counts, but 14 others were dropped.

The Search For A New Hawaii Schools Chief Just Suffered A Major Setback Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Search For A New Hawaii Schools Chief Just Suffered A Major Setback

The state has delayed the superintendent search amid worries that a former school board member might be getting favorable treatment.

Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms

The Department of Education has started to make a dent in Gov. David Ige’s promise to cool 1,000 classrooms — but at what cost?

Mainland Students Could Be An ‘Economic Driver’ For Hawaii PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Mainland Students Could Be An ‘Economic Driver’ For Hawaii

Some lawmakers want the University of Hawaii to attract more out-of-state students who pay higher tuition as well as diversify the campuses.