Gene Park

Gene Park is the former Community Manager for Civil Beat. You can follow him on Twitter at @genepark.
LIVE: Day 2 of Carleton Ching’s DLNR Nomination Hearing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

LIVE: Day 2 of Carleton Ching’s DLNR Nomination Hearing

Hawaii senators continue their questioning of the controversial chairman nominee for the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
LIVE: Carleton Ching’s DLNR Nomination Hearing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

LIVE: Carleton Ching’s DLNR Nomination Hearing

Watch the live stream of the controversial nominee for chairman of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
WATCH: Full Civil Cafe Discussion on Marijuana Policy in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

WATCH: Full Civil Cafe Discussion on Marijuana Policy in Hawaii

The far-reaching discussion covered decriminalization, legalization and access to medical marijuana in Hawaii.
From Moscow, With Aloha: A Recap of Snowden’s Talk in Hawaii (VIDEO)

From Moscow, With Aloha: A Recap of Snowden’s Talk in Hawaii (VIDEO)

In case you missed it: Watch a replay of Edward Snowden talking about the morality of breaking the law to enact change, and his only regret.
Have Something to Say to Civil Beat? Here Are Our Commenting Guidelines Cory Lum/Civll Beat

Have Something to Say to Civil Beat? Here Are Our Commenting Guidelines

Civil Beat aims to be the online civic square for discussion of important issues Hawaii. We welcome open — and civil — comments.

Judge Sentences Matson for Honolulu Molasses Spill

Judge Sentences Matson for Honolulu Molasses Spill

The sentence stems from criminal charges related to the 2013 molasses spill that was the largest marine disaster in Hawaii's history.
Civil Beat’s Chad Blair Makes List of 2015’s Best Political Reporters Tina Yuen

Civil Beat’s Chad Blair Makes List of 2015’s Best Political Reporters

The Washington Post's The Fix blog crowdsourced a list of each state's best capitol reporters.
Gov. Ige Names New Hawaii AG, Public Utilities Chair Dan Zelikman/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige Names New Hawaii AG, Public Utilities Chair

The new state attorney general is the former managing director for Honolulu, and the new Public Utilites Commission chair is a former state senator.
NSA Whistleblower Snowden to Speak at ACLU Hawaii Conference

NSA Whistleblower Snowden to Speak at ACLU Hawaii Conference

The conversation will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center via a live video link from Russia.
Civil Beat’s 10 Most Read Stories of 2014 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat’s 10 Most Read Stories of 2014

Hawaii's cost of living, GMO farming and homelessness were among the issues that attracted a lot of attention from our readers.
Hawaii’s 2014 in 25 Tweets

Hawaii’s 2014 in 25 Tweets

There were advances for minimum-wage workers, the cost of living kept climbing and a bit of football history — and the Twitteratti were there.
South Korea Goes Nuts Over Macadamias After Airplane Rage Incident Screenshot/Mauna Loa

South Korea Goes Nuts Over Macadamias After Airplane Rage Incident

Online sites in South Korea report unprecedented sales, where the Hawaii-bred treats have become an overnight sensation.