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, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

March 2018

Tuesday, March 20

Legislators Again Consider Making More Police Disciplinary Records Public

Friday, March 16

Bill Would Set 6-Year Term For Office Of Information Practices Chief

Thursday, March 15

Feds Say UH Manoa Overcharged Disabled Dorm Residents

Wednesday, March 14

Hawaii Students Join Walkouts In Wake Of School Shootings

Tuesday, March 13

Lawmakers Want To Preserve Obamacare — At Least In Hawaii

Friday, March 9

Government Transparency An Early Loser In Legislative Session

Friday, March 2

Feds: UH Manoa Violated Rules In Handling Sexual Harassment Cases

February 2018

Tuesday, February 27

Hawaii May Switch To All-Mail Elections In 2020

Bills Would Water Down Financial Disclosures For Unpaid State Officials

Thursday, February 22

Why Opening A Dialysis Center Takes Years Longer In Hawaii

Tuesday, February 13

Bill To Regulate Police Officers Clears Another Hurdle

ACLU Demands Equal Treatment For Female Athletes In Hawaii Schools

Monday, February 12

Bill Would Require Insurance Coverage Of Emergency Flights To Mainland

Thursday, February 8

Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana

Friday, February 2

State Hospital Escape Has Lawmakers Calling For More Security

Supporters Say Bill Would Lead To More Domestic Violence Convictions

January 2018

Tuesday, January 30

Senators To Stores: Don’t Kick People Out In Emergencies

Friday, January 26

UH Reopens Center That Treats Sick Scuba Divers

Hawaii May Plug Loopholes In Its 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Monday, January 22

Ige Calls Homelessness Hawaii’s Biggest Problem In State Of State Speech

Friday, January 19

Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature

Wednesday, January 17

Legislature Convenes Amid Buzz Over False Missile Alert

Tuesday, January 16

8 Tips That Will Help You Get Involved In The Legislature

What We’ll Be Watching At The Hawaii Legislature

Tuesday, January 9

State Says Ferry Isn’t A Realistic Option

Monday, January 8

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

Thursday, January 4

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

State Looks To Clear A Backlog Of Dialysis Center Inspections

Wednesday, January 3

Medical Pot And Veterans: Groups Offer Free Evaluations

December 2017

Friday, December 22

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

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

Wednesday, December 20

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

Monday, December 18

University of Hawaii Receives $23 Million To Fight Health Disparities

Thursday, December 14

Legislators May See Another Heavy Load Of Medical Marijuana Measures

Wednesday, December 13

Cannabis Cardholders Increase, But They Aren’t Flocking To Dispensaries

Monday, December 11

Medical Pot: Taking Your Medicine Can Get You Fired

Monday, December 4

Democracy In Hawaii Needs A Tuneup — Here Are Some Tools To Do It

Friday, December 1

Emotions 101: Why Hawaii Schools Are Focusing On Feelings

November 2017

Monday, November 27

How Can We Improve Democracy In Hawaii?

Monday, November 13

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

Friday, November 10

Hawaii Regulates Manicurists And Bartenders — Why Not Midwives?

Monday, November 6

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

Friday, November 3

How Hawaii Hopes To Protect Its Coastal Waters

October 2017

Monday, October 30

Doctors At UH Hyperbaric Facility Complained Months Before It Shut Down

Thursday, October 26

Star-Advertiser Employees Rally To Protest Layoffs

Monday, October 23

Worries Grow As UH Closes Center For Treating Sick Divers

Friday, October 20

How A UH Scientist Hopes To Improve Early Kidney Disease Detection

Monday, October 16

Maui Mayor In Political Hot Water Over Money To Nonprofits

Thursday, October 12

Ige Taps Transportation Department Head To Join Staff

Monday, October 9

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

Friday, October 6

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

Monday, October 2

The Princess Bride: Hawaiian Heiress Gets Married Amid Legal Dispute

September 2017

Thursday, September 28

Judge Blocks Release Of Names Of Former Undercover Cops — For Now

Tuesday, September 26

University of Hawaii Gets $6.4 Million For Work On Ebola Vaccine

Thursday, September 21

How Some Hawaii Officials’ Paychecks Compare To The Mainland

Tuesday, September 19

Nuclear Blast Preparations: Inside Legislators’ Secret Meeting

Wednesday, September 13

The Fight Over Abortion In Hawaii

Friday, September 8

Why Working Women In Hawaii Aren’t Doing As Well As It Seems

Tuesday, September 5

How the Legislature’s ‘Big Five’ Crafted A Deal To Rescue Honolulu Rail

August 2017

Wednesday, August 30

Tax Increase To Rescue Honolulu Rail Project Heads To A Final Vote

Monday, August 28

$2.4 Billion Rail Rescue Plan Clears Another Senate Hurdle

Honolulu Mayor Urges Lawmakers To Put More Money In Rail Bailout Bill

Thursday, August 24

Lawmakers Strike Deal To Increase Hotel Tax, GET To Pay For Rail

Wednesday, August 23

Honolulu Council Sends Sprinkler Retrofit Bill To Advisory Panel

Friday, August 18

The Trouble With Trash For Local Volunteers

Muslim Worker Sues Hawaiian Telcom For Discrimination

Wednesday, August 16

Audit: Some Honolulu Garbage Workers Take Excessive Sick Leave, OT

Tuesday, August 15

Hawaii Pot Shops To Reopen This Week

Wednesday, August 9

As Some Oahu Cemeteries Run Out Of Space, City OKs Expansion

Who Will Step Up To Save The ‘Stairway To Heaven’?

Friday, August 4

Is UH Student Newspaper An Endangered Species?

Wednesday, August 2

New UH Law Building Offers Students A Place For Hands-On Practice

July 2017

Tuesday, July 25

Council Members Put Mayor’s Call For Sprinkler Retrofitting On Hold

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions

Friday, July 21

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

Monday, July 17

This Group Is Helping The Needy By Rescuing Tons Of Food

Wednesday, July 12

Honolulu Weighs Property Tax Increase For Owners Of Historic Homes

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

Tuesday, July 11

Honolulu City Council May Expand Its Plastic Bag Ban

June 2017

Wednesday, June 28

Big Island Dairy Sued Over Water Pollution Concerns

Homeless And Community Service Workers Considered For Park Cleanup

Monday, June 12

The Sorry State Of Many Honolulu Parks

Wednesday, June 7

Hawaii Department Of Education Prepares For Changes At The Top

May 2017

Thursday, May 25

Oahu Mumps Outbreak Continues With 3 New Cases Confirmed

Tuesday, May 23

New School Fees Approved Along Final Stretch Of Rail Line

Friday, May 19

New Hawaii Schools Chief Selected

Parents Camp Overnight To Get Their Kids In Summer Fun Program

Thursday, May 4

School Superintendent Selection Looms As 2 Finalists Speak

April 2017

Thursday, April 27

Why Honolulu’s Water Pipes Keep Rupturing

March 2017

Thursday, March 23

House Committee Kills ‘Aid In Dying’ Measure

Tuesday, March 21

Search For New Schools’ Chief Continues To Raise Concerns

Thursday, March 16

Man Takes Plea Deal In Kaena Point Albatross Killings

Monday, March 13

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

February 2017

Tuesday, February 28

Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms

Friday, February 10

Mainland Students Could Be An ‘Economic Driver’ For Hawaii

Thursday, February 9

Bills For Free UH Tuition Clear First House Committee

Tuesday, February 7

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared

January 2017

Thursday, January 19

Student-Led Trump Protests Set

Thursday, January 12

Hawaii Sued By Supporters Of Medical Aid In Dying

Monday, January 9

Your Guide To Tracking The 2017 Hawaii Legislature

December 2016

Thursday, December 29

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

Friday, December 9

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

November 2016

Monday, November 28

Hoping For A Queen Theater Comeback In Kaimuki

Sunday, November 13

Anti-Trump Protest In Waikiki: Peace, Aloha And ‘Rebellion’

Wednesday, November 9

Hawaii’s General Election Turnout Dipped To 58.3 Percent This Year

Tuesday, November 8

Kaimuki Is A Little Bit Vintage Hawaii, A Little Bit Hipster

Tuesday, November 1

Kenoi Found Not Guilty

October 2016

Thursday, October 27

Hepatitis A Victim Dies

Monday, October 24

Palolo Valley: ‘Overshadowed By Its Past,’ But Making Progress

September 2016

Thursday, September 29

BOE Member Quits; Raps Ige

Wednesday, September 28

Laid-Back, Aging Manoa Is No Longer A Haven For Young Families

August 2016

Tuesday, August 30

Judge Rules Feds Properly Withheld Details Of UH Biolab Inspection

Tuesday, August 16

Health Department Hiring Goes Slow — Will The Mosquitoes Wait?

Monday, August 15

Can Hawaii’s Voter Turnout Get Any Lower Than This?

Saturday, August 13

Hawaii Voters Are Mailing It In

Monday, August 8

Hepatitis A, Zika: Vaccination Confusion And Hiring Delays

Wednesday, August 3

City Council Votes To Impose Regulations On Uber, Lyft Drivers

Sheehan Confirmed for Police Board

Manoa Legislator Says He’s Being ‘Carpet-Bombed’ By Challenger

Tuesday, August 2

$3.7M To Fight Diseases

Restaurant, Airline Hepatitis Cases

Monday, August 1

Can Door Knocking Overcome Name Recognition And Money?

July 2016

Thursday, July 28

A Fast-Track Look At Thursday’s Mayoral Debate

Tuesday, July 26

Longtime Lawmaker Faces Primary Fight In ‘Forgotten’ District

Monday, July 25

State Sued Over Kauai Pesticides

Monday, July 18

Old Rivals And A Newcomer Compete For Mililani House Seat

Tuesday, July 12

How Social Media Is Used To Fight Aloha Abuse

Tuesday, July 5

Rebidding Classroom AC Work

Friday, July 1

Hepatitis Outbreak On Oahu

Care Home Rules Subject of Lawsuit

June 2016

Thursday, June 30

Military’s New Transgender Policy

Ige Signs Act Prohibiting Most Ivory Sales in Hawaii

Wednesday, June 29

Threatened Veto Baffles Social-Media Bill Advocates

Monday, June 27

Three More Monitoring Wells To Be Built Near Red Hill Fuel Spill Site

Why UH Won’t Always Admit What Dangerous Viruses It’s Researching

Monday, June 20

Chief Justice: Hawaii Environmental Court ‘Very Successful’ In First Year

Thursday, June 16

Bill Signed On Overfishing Penalty

Regulation Of Uber, Lyft Coming Too Slowly, Taxi Executive Complains

Tuesday, June 14

New Pick For Board Of Education

Monday, June 13

Coral Reefs In the Spotlight As Research Project, Symposium Loom

Sunday, June 12

‘I’m Going To Live For Those 50 People’

Wednesday, June 8

Environmental Report For Dairy Project

Tuesday, June 7

School Year To Bring New Policies For Hawaii’s Transgender Students

Wednesday, June 1

Ige Announces Hawaii Education Summit

May 2016

Monday, May 16

Future Of Hawaii Capitol’s Reflecting Pools Is As Murky As The Water

Friday, May 13

Blood Bank Tries To Prepare For Potential Zika Outbreak

Tuesday, May 3

Environmental Law Group Threatens Suit Over Pesticides On Kauai

UH Sold Three Marine Mammals To Sea Life Park Without A Permit

April 2016

Tuesday, April 26

Hawaii Lawmakers Send ‘Ballot Selfie’ Bill To Governor

Tuesday, April 19

‘A Witches’ Brew Of God Knows What’ In UH Lab’s Vent System

Tuesday, April 12

Noisy Start For Legislators’ Busy Tuesday

Thursday, April 7

Health Insurance Provider Liquidated

Tuesday, April 5

Bill Requiring Surprise Care Home Inspections Moves Ahead

March 2016

Tuesday, March 29

Bill To Ban Hawaii’s Ivory Trade Heads To Full House

Is It Time To Decriminalize All Drugs?

Thursday, March 17

Ferry Bill Clears First House Committee

Wednesday, March 16

Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy

Thursday, March 10

Lawmakers Lauded For Gun Bills

Senate Kills Last Bill That Would’ve Reformed Judiciary Renewal Process

Tuesday, March 8

Legislature Hits High Gear As Hundreds Of Bills Clear Chambers

Thursday, March 3

Hawaii’s Black Market Ivory Trade Thriving Online, Groups Claim

Tuesday, March 1

Bill To Expand Gun Restrictions Is Headed For Full House

Senate Panels OK Bill Requiring Hospital Discharge Policies

February 2016

Wednesday, February 24

Hawaii Lawmakers: No Guns For Stalkers

Friday, February 19

Hawaii Lawmakers To Debate Proposal For Ballots Behind Bars

Thursday, February 18

Restaurant Fined $7,000 For Hiding Sign

Bill Allowing Reporters Access To Restricted Areas Clears Committee

UH Manoa Has Failed To Cut Energy Use. So Now What?

Tuesday, February 16

Lawmakers Hope To Resuscitate Voter Turnout With All-Mail Elections

Tuesday, February 2

‘Oriental’ May Be Stricken From Fed Language

Scammers Pose As Government Officials

January 2016

Thursday, January 28

Lawmakers Debate A Lower Blood-Alcohol Limit For Drivers

Monday, January 25

Falling Apart: Politics At Play With UH Maintenance Backlog?

Friday, January 22

Lucky We Live Hawaii, Where College Can Be Affordable