Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Courtney Teague

Environmental Report For Dairy Project Flickr: Steven Zolneczko

Environmental Report For Dairy Project

Hawaii Dairy Farms releases an Environmental Impact Statement dealing with a proposed 557-acre dairy farm on Kauai.
School Year To Bring New Policies For Hawaii’s Transgender Students Flickr

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

From bathroom usage to parental notification, island schools are "places of aloha," deputy superintendent tells school board.
Ige Announces Hawaii Education Summit John Hook

Ige Announces Hawaii Education Summit

The Every Student Succeeds Act and other major topics in the education field will take center stage at next month's conference.
Future Of Hawaii Capitol’s Reflecting Pools Is As Murky As The Water Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Dead fish float in the greenish-brown pools, which have long been a headache for state maintenance workers.
Blood Bank Tries To Prepare For Potential Zika Outbreak Wikimedia Commons

Blood Bank Tries To Prepare For Potential Zika Outbreak

A lack of approved tests for Zika or dengue leave few good options to protect Hawaii's blood supply in a major outbreak.
Environmental Law Group Threatens Suit Over Pesticides On Kauai Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Environmental Law Group Threatens Suit Over Pesticides On Kauai

Earthjustice demands the Department of Agriculture get a Clean Water Act permit or halt chemical pollution on the west side of Kauai.
UH Sold Three Marine Mammals To Sea Life Park Without A Permit UH Manoa/Stephane Brussard

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

More than seven months after the transfer, state officials retroactively granted the required permit.
Hawaii Lawmakers Send ‘Ballot Selfie’ Bill To Governor Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Send ‘Ballot Selfie’ Bill To Governor

Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter. Next election, voters could share a photo of their marked ballot on social media.
‘A Witches’ Brew Of God Knows What’ In UH Lab’s Vent System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Faculty members say their health is being affected by odors and fumes from air vents at the St. John Laboratory Complex.
Noisy Start For Legislators’ Busy Tuesday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Noisy Start For Legislators’ Busy Tuesday

Opponents of a water bill allowing stream diversions make their presence known as senators prepare to vote on the measure.
Health Insurance Provider Liquidated Olja Latinovic/Flickr.com

Health Insurance Provider Liquidated

A Hawaii health insurance provider for 420 employer groups was liquidated Thursday — and employers have 30 days to find new coverage.
Bill Requiring Surprise Care Home Inspections Moves Ahead Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Requiring Surprise Care Home Inspections Moves Ahead

House Finance Committee members expressed concerns about unannounced visits, but still sent the measure to the full House.