Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Courtney Teague

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.”

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.