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.

The Odd Story Of How A NOAA Scientist Calculated A Giant Marlin’s Age NOAA

The Odd Story Of How A NOAA Scientist Calculated A Giant Marlin’s Age

A tiny ear structure that weighs less than a grain of rice held the secret to a 1,200-pound fish’s age.

Hawaii Regulates Manicurists And Bartenders — Why Not Midwives? Ashtin Hart

Hawaii Regulates Manicurists And Bartenders — Why Not Midwives?

Several legislative proposals to license people who assist with births, often at home, have failed. Another may be coming next session.

The ‘Invisible’ Chamorro Poet Brings An Urgency To Island Culture Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The ‘Invisible’ Chamorro Poet Brings An Urgency To Island Culture

UH professor Craig Santos Perez has an eye on his 3-year-old daughter in his latest book.

How Hawaii Hopes To Protect Its Coastal Waters Courtesy of Raphael Ritson-Williams

How Hawaii Hopes To Protect Its Coastal Waters

New regulations — and better enforcement of existing laws — will be sought during the next legislative session.

Doctors At UH Hyperbaric Facility Complained Months Before It Shut Down Screenshot: John A. Burns School of Medicine Website

Doctors At UH Hyperbaric Facility Complained Months Before It Shut Down

In a letter to university officials, the physicans said they were worried about patient safety and a lack of resources.

Star-Advertiser Employees Rally To Protest Layoffs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Star-Advertiser Employees Rally To Protest Layoffs

More than 30 newsroom staffers have lost their jobs at Hawaii’s biggest newspaper in the past year amid ongoing contract negotiations.

Worries Grow As UH Closes Center For Treating Sick Divers Flickr: guitarfish

Worries Grow As UH Closes Center For Treating Sick Divers

Hawaii’s only public hyperbaric treatment facility was serving about one diver per week suffering decompression sickness.

How A UH Scientist Hopes To Improve Early Kidney Disease Detection Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How A UH Scientist Hopes To Improve Early Kidney Disease Detection

The research is particularly vital for Hawaii, where one in seven residents have chronic kidney disease.

Maui Mayor In Political Hot Water Over Money To Nonprofits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Maui Mayor In Political Hot Water Over Money To Nonprofits

The state’s campaign finance watchdog says Mayor Alan Arakawa gave thousands of dollars to nonprofits in violation of state law.

Ige Taps Transportation Department Head To Join Staff Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Ige Taps Transportation Department Head To Join Staff

Ford Fuchigami will become the governor’s administrative director Nov. 1.

Honolulu Rail Deal Fallout: Neighbor Islands Want A More Open Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Deal Fallout: Neighbor Islands Want A More Open Legislature

County councils say state lawmakers should follow open meeting laws, even though they’re not legally required to.

Hawaii Teacher Hopes To Win $100K In National Education Competition Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teacher Hopes To Win $100K In National Education Competition

Patricia Morgan wants to boost Stevenson Middle School’s STEM program and “Innovative Invention Imaginarium.”