Civil Beat Intern

Jaelynn Grisso

Jaelynn Grisso is Civil Beat’s Dow Jones News Fund data journalism intern. She is a graduate of Ohio University, where she studied journalism and political science.

Are Oahu’s Bridges Better Off Than They Were 4 Years Ago? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Are Oahu’s Bridges Better Off Than They Were 4 Years Ago?

Kirk Caldwell promised to improve them. But while work has continued, there haven’t been any new repair initiatives.

Just 2 Lobbyists Have Donated $650K To Hawaii Candidates In The Past 10 Years PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Just 2 Lobbyists Have Donated $650K To Hawaii Candidates In The Past 10 Years

UPDATED Lobbyists gave about $2.5 million to state and local candidates over the last decade, and the two owners of the state's biggest firm doled out about $650,000 themselves.
Take A Ride On The Honolulu Rail Route Alternatives Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Take A Ride On The Honolulu Rail Route Alternatives

There's more than one way to get from Kapolei to Ala Moana. With the click of your mouse, you can check out the various options.
It Pays To Be An Incumbent In The Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It Pays To Be An Incumbent In The Hawaii Legislature

Our chart depicts how lawmakers running for re-election have collected far more money than challengers — in most cases.
Caldwell Led The Pack In Campaign Contributions Through June 30

Caldwell Led The Pack In Campaign Contributions Through June 30

Here's an easy way to check out the first-half finances for all candidates in state and county races.
David Ige Vetoes Far Fewer Bills Than His Predecessors Civil Beat/Jaelynn Grisso

David Ige Vetoes Far Fewer Bills Than His Predecessors

Hawaii's governor has vetoed 16 bills from the first two legislative sessions of his term. Former Gov. Linda Lingle has him beat – by a lot.
Ivory Smuggler Gets Jail Time Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Ivory Smuggler Gets Jail Time

A Hawaiian company and its president were sentenced for being involved in an ivory-smuggling ring in 2015.
Leads Sought 6 Years After Murder We Can't Forget Amber Jackson/Facebook

Leads Sought 6 Years After Murder

Friends of Amber Jackson are still trying to help Kauai authorities solve the case. She went missing six years ago Thursday.
Another Hot School Year Looms As Air Conditioning Initiative Delayed PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Another Hot School Year Looms As Air Conditioning Initiative Delayed

The Hawaii Department of Education says it won't fulfill its goal of cooling the air in 1,000 classrooms by the end of 2016 because of increased construction costs.
State, Teachers Union Air Concerns About Charter School On Big Island

State, Teachers Union Air Concerns About Charter School On Big Island

Just a year old, Ka’u Learning Academy has sometimes struggled with a "steep learning curve," its board chairman admits. But he denies any negligence.