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Courtney Teague

School Superintendent Selection Looms As 2 Finalists Speak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Superintendent Selection Looms As 2 Finalists Speak

The two candidates from the mainland both emphasized educational equity and prioritizing teacher input.

Why Honolulu’s Water Pipes Keep Rupturing Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Honolulu’s Water Pipes Keep Rupturing

Customers pay millions annually to repair main breaks, but the Board of Water Supply would need far more to fully upgrade the infrastructure.

House Committee Kills ‘Aid In Dying’ Measure Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

House Committee Kills ‘Aid In Dying’ Measure

After several failures in previous years, another bill to establish medical aid is effectively dead.

Search For New Schools’ Chief Continues To Raise Concerns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Search For New Schools’ Chief Continues To Raise Concerns

Most people testifying at an education board meeting Tuesday questioned the process.

Man Takes Plea Deal In Kaena Point Albatross Killings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Takes Plea Deal In Kaena Point Albatross Killings

Christian Gutierrez pleaded no contest Thursday to five criminal counts, but 14 others were dropped.

The Search For A New Hawaii Schools Chief Just Suffered A Major Setback Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The state has delayed the superintendent search amid worries that a former school board member might be getting favorable treatment.

Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms

The Department of Education has started to make a dent in Gov. David Ige’s promise to cool 1,000 classrooms — but at what cost?

Mainland Students Could Be An ‘Economic Driver’ For Hawaii PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Mainland Students Could Be An ‘Economic Driver’ For Hawaii

Some lawmakers want the University of Hawaii to attract more out-of-state students who pay higher tuition as well as diversify the campuses.

Bills For Free UH Tuition Clear First House Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bills For Free UH Tuition Clear First House Committee

A set of bills aim to make the state pay UH tuition for needy students.

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared

A new report reveals that hiring practices for some employees have gotten worse, not better, in the past four years.

Student-Led Trump Protests Set Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Student-Led Trump Protests Set

After Trump takes the oath, a UH Manoa group is planning campus workshops and protest marches throughout Honolulu.

Hawaii Sued By Supporters Of Medical Aid In Dying Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sued By Supporters Of Medical Aid In Dying

The plaintiffs, including terminally ill lobbyist John Radcliffe, are also hoping to convince the Legislature to take action this session.