Civil Beat Intern

Courtney Teague

Courtney Teague is an intern for Civil Beat.

She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with degrees in English and philosophy. Though Courtney’s phobia of weather below 70 degrees brought her to Oahu from Southern California in 2013, she’s come to love the island’s beaches, cuisine and culture.

When she began at Civil Beat as an intern in January 2016, Courtney continued to write about university matters such as its notorious struggle with deferred maintenance costs and energy use. Courtney has also covered education, infrastructure, and public policy at city and state levels. As news editor for campus paper Ka Leo O Hawaii, she led a staff of reporters, followed key UH issues and contributed to the editorial board.

Courtney covers a wide range of community news, focusing on the neighborhoods of Manoa, Palolo and Kaimuki. To contact her, email courtney@civilbeat.org, or follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Honolulu City Council May Seek Crackdown On Waikiki ‘Floatilla’ Events Courtesy of Department of Land and Natural Resources

Honolulu City Council May Seek Crackdown On Waikiki ‘Floatilla’ Events

Councilman Trevor Ozawa wants the state to ban offshore alcohol use and disorderly behavior at holiday weekend events.

This Group Is Helping The Needy By Rescuing Tons Of Food Courtesy

This Group Is Helping The Needy By Rescuing Tons Of Food

Though the nonprofit typically relies on grants, Aloha Harvest is looking to the city of Honolulu in hopes of a contract.

Honolulu Weighs Property Tax Increase For Owners Of Historic Homes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Weighs Property Tax Increase For Owners Of Historic Homes

Several people testified against the proposal, saying low taxes help with the cost of maintaining the homes.

City Council OKs Issuing $350 Million In Bonds For Rail Construction Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

City Council OKs Issuing $350 Million In Bonds For Rail Construction

Supporters and opponents of the over-budget project fill Honolulu Hale to testify before the vote.

Honolulu City Council May Expand Its Plastic Bag Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council May Expand Its Plastic Bag Ban

After a year of negotiations, Councilman Brandon Elefante, the bill’s author, is hopeful it will be approved Wednesday.

Big Island Dairy Sued Over Water Pollution Concerns Courtesy of Kupale Ookala

Big Island Dairy Sued Over Water Pollution Concerns

The complaint claims the company is violating the Clean Water Act by fouling ocean-bound gulches with animal waste.

Homeless And Community Service Workers Considered For Park Cleanup Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Homeless And Community Service Workers Considered For Park Cleanup

Honolulu City Council members hear ideas for employing the homeless and getting “free labor” from court-ordered workers.

The Sorry State Of Many Honolulu Parks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Sorry State Of Many Honolulu Parks

Millions of dollars have been spent on Oahu parks in the past decade, but some have fared better than others.

Hawaii Department Of Education Prepares For Changes At The Top Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Department Of Education Prepares For Changes At The Top

Future Superintendent Christina Kishimoto talks about educational equity and implementing the state’s new strategic plan.

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.