Civil Beat Intern

Emily Cardinali

Emily Cardinali is an intern for Civil Beat and a graduate student in Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She moved to the island from Florida, where she studied journalism and Chinese at the University of Florida (go gata).

As a journalist, she’s covered stories from oinking pigs and crying kids at the largest youth fair and auction in the southeast US, homeless camp relocation from the forests of Florida into an old prison, and punk rockers getting engaged amidst the churning of a mosh pit.

As an academic, Emily is writing her thesis on Taiwan’s first female president’s attempts to diversify the country’s economy by building important relationships in Southeast Asia, and China’s political dominance over Taiwan.

For pictures of her two Boston Terriers, lots of food, and anything else, find her on Twitter @emilycardinali. You can also email her at ecardinali@civilbeat.org.

Leeward Communities Fed Up With Commercial Tour Groups On Beaches Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Leeward Communities Fed Up With Commercial Tour Groups On Beaches

The Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board would like to see a ban on the activity — like the one enacted for Kailua beach parks.

The Monk Seal Show Now Playing In Waikiki Has A Crucial Supporting Cast Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Monk Seal Show Now Playing In Waikiki Has A Crucial Supporting Cast

Volunteers are credited with helping the species rebuild its population. Now they’re making sure humans enjoy but don’t disrupt Rocky and her pup.

Legislature Cut Every Penny For Free Or Low-Cost Legal Services Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Cut Every Penny For Free Or Low-Cost Legal Services

After providing $600,000 and $750,000 in the last two fiscal years, lawmakers allocated nothing this year.

Push To Save Paiko Ridge From Development Slowed By New City Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Push To Save Paiko Ridge From Development Slowed By New City Policy

A new commission created by voters last year will review proposals for purchasing conservation lands.

Bicycle-Sharing Program Hits The Streets Of Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bicycle-Sharing Program Hits The Streets Of Honolulu

Biki features 1,000 bicycles at 100 stations from downtown to Diamond Head.

Big Island Eliminates Produce Delivery For Seniors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Eliminates Produce Delivery For Seniors

The summer deliveries were ended so that more people can receive vouchers for a smaller amount of produce.

Kaneohe Bay Kayak Rentals Continue Despite State’s Disapproval Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kaneohe Bay Kayak Rentals Continue Despite State’s Disapproval

A nonprofit organization that maintains a state park says the rentals are the only way to pay for the work.

Survey Of Homeless Kids To Include Sexual Orientation Information Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Survey Of Homeless Kids To Include Sexual Orientation Information

A national survey found 40 percent of homeless youths identify as LGBTQ. Service providers will soon have data for Oahu.

Waikiki Could Get Highest Tides In More Than 100 Years This Weekend Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Waikiki Could Get Highest Tides In More Than 100 Years This Weekend

The combination of high lunar tides, a south swell and ongoing sea level rise is giving Hawaii a preview of what’s to come with climate change.

A Medical Marijuana Dispensary Will Open Soon — Without THC Products Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

A Medical Marijuana Dispensary Will Open Soon — Without THC Products

While it waits for the state to establish a product-testing system, Aloha Green will start selling cannabis products that don’t contain THC.