Civil Beat Staff

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.

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.

Bills For Free UH Tuition Clear First House Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bills For Free UH Tuition Clear First House Committee

A set of bills aim to make the state pay UH tuition for needy students.

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared

A new report reveals that hiring practices for some employees have gotten worse, not better, in the past four years.

Student-Led Trump Protests Set Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Student-Led Trump Protests Set

After Trump takes the oath, a UH Manoa group is planning campus workshops and protest marches throughout Honolulu.

Hawaii Sued By Supporters Of Medical Aid In Dying Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sued By Supporters Of Medical Aid In Dying

The plaintiffs, including terminally ill lobbyist John Radcliffe, are also hoping to convince the Legislature to take action this session.

Your Guide To Tracking The 2017 Hawaii Legislature PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Your Guide To Tracking The 2017 Hawaii Legislature

The islands’ 25 senators and 51 representatives will back in action before you know it. Keeping up with them is everybody’s business.

After-School Program Helps Palolo’s Kids Find Their Way Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

After-School Program Helps Palolo’s Kids Find Their Way

The Palolo Ohana Learning Center helps children overcome stereotypes and other challenges facing immigrant families

Dole Street Called ‘A Big Slap In The Face’ For Hawaiian Students Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Dole Street Called ‘A Big Slap In The Face’ For Hawaiian Students

The road name is a painful reminder for Native Hawaiians of the monarchy’s overthrow, according to a student group.