Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Courtney Teague

The Princess Bride: Hawaiian Heiress Gets Married Amid Legal Dispute

The Princess Bride: Hawaiian Heiress Gets Married Amid Legal Dispute

Abigail Kawananakoa, 91, weds Veronica Gail Worth, who is at the center of a battle over control of millions of dollars.

Judge Blocks Release Of Names Of Former Undercover Cops  — For Now Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

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

Responding to a Civil Beat request, the city had intended to release the identities of all officers except those currently “deep” undercover.

University of Hawaii Gets $6.4 Million For Work On Ebola Vaccine John A. Burns School of Medicine

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

The UH and two companies are developing a heat-resistant vaccine that might protect against three of the most common strains.

How Some Hawaii Officials’ Paychecks Compare To The Mainland Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Some Hawaii Officials’ Paychecks Compare To The Mainland

Some of the islands’ top public employees stack up well, even with our high cost of living. Others, not so much.

Nuclear Blast Preparations: Inside Legislators’ Secret Meeting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nuclear Blast Preparations: Inside Legislators’ Secret Meeting

Lawmakers and their staffs got briefed Tuesday on a possible North Korea attack, but the public wasn’t invited.

The Fight Over Abortion In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Fight Over Abortion In Hawaii

State attorneys are headed to court to defend a new state law that requires pregnancy clinics to tell women about abortion services.

Why Working Women In Hawaii Aren’t Doing As Well As It Seems Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

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

The islands have a smaller gender pay gap than the mainland, but that’s partially due to relatively low pay for men here.

How the Legislature’s ‘Big Five’ Crafted A Deal To Rescue Honolulu Rail Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

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

Legislative leaders said efforts by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to derail the plan actually helped unite them.

Tax Increase To Rescue Honolulu Rail Project Heads To A Final Vote Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

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

UPDATED: The $2.4 billion measure now moves to the full House, where a final vote is expected Friday.

$2.4 Billion Rail Rescue Plan Clears Another Senate Hurdle Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$2.4 Billion Rail Rescue Plan Clears Another Senate Hurdle

UPDATED: The proposal to raise hotel taxes and extend the GET next faces another vote by the full Senate on Wednesday, then likely House consideration.

Honolulu Mayor Urges Lawmakers To Put More Money In Rail Bailout Bill Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

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

Hours before the special session begins, the mayor called for renegotiation of the proposed tax increases so “we don’t have to come back again.”

Lawmakers Strike Deal To Increase Hotel Tax, GET To Pay For Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

State lawmakers also want to require an audit of the struggling rail project. Senate Ways and Means will hear the measure Monday.