Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Courtney Teague

Courtney Teague is a reporting fellow 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 local news, focusing on state government, education and women’s issues. To contact her, email courtney@civilbeat.org, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature

Bills to expand public record laws and exempt food items from taxes are endorsed by the minority caucus.

Legislature Convenes Amid Buzz Over False Missile Alert Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Convenes Amid Buzz Over False Missile Alert

UPDATED: Lawmakers highlight housing and education priorities while addressing public concerns over the Saturday panic.

8 Tips That Will Help You Get Involved In The Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

8 Tips That Will Help You Get Involved In The Legislature

Save this guide to everything from decoding political jargon to signing up for automatic email alerts.

What We’ll Be Watching At The Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What We’ll Be Watching At The Hawaii Legislature

How will new leadership roles, consolidated power, differing priorities — all in an election year — affect the public’s business?

State Says Ferry Isn’t A Realistic Option Flickr: Bill Sodeman

State Says Ferry Isn’t A Realistic Option

UPDATED: Multiple routes, harbors, vessels and ferry systems in other states were studied by the Department of Transportation.

How Safe Do UH Students Feel? New Survey Gauges Their Views Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Safe Do UH Students Feel? New Survey Gauges Their Views

A report breaks down students’ opinions and experiences regarding sexual harassment and nonconsensual contact.

Federal Anti-Pot Move Derided As A ‘Reckless Prohibition-Style Decision’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Federal Anti-Pot Move Derided As A ‘Reckless Prohibition-Style Decision’

Hawaii leaders oppose stronger federal enforcement. But one cannabis advocate sees a possible “silver lining.”

State Looks To Clear A Backlog Of Dialysis Center Inspections Flickr: Jim Forest

State Looks To Clear A Backlog Of Dialysis Center Inspections

The Health Department shifts its inspectors as needed to handle the load for various types of facilities.

Medical Pot And Veterans: Groups Offer Free Evaluations Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Medical Pot And Veterans: Groups Offer Free Evaluations

The cost of getting evaluated usually far exceeds the price of the actual registration process for cannabis users.

Hawaii’s Population Declines For The First Time In Several Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Population Declines For The First Time In Several Years

Hawaii was one of eight states, plus Puerto Rico, that saw a net decline.

$20 Million Facelift For Popular UH Library Is Among Ige’s Requests Civil Beat

$20 Million Facelift For Popular UH Library Is Among Ige’s Requests

The governor’s supplemental budget proposal is one small step toward addressing the university system’s maintenance backlog.

Report: There Are Worse Places To Be Than Hawaii In A Health Emergency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: There Are Worse Places To Be Than Hawaii In A Health Emergency

The islands have room for improvement, but they fare well in a state-by-state comparison, according to a new survey.