John Temple

Civil Beat Poll: Obama Still Riding Wave In Hawaii

Civil Beat Poll: Obama Still Riding Wave In Hawaii

President Barack Obama is much more popular in the district where he grew up than he is in the nation as a whole. Almost 63 percent of likely voters in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District approve of his job performance.
National Democrats Pull Out Of Hawaii After Civil Beat Poll

National Democrats Pull Out Of Hawaii After Civil Beat Poll

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it's done with spending money on the 1st Congressional District special election — five hours after Civil Beat poll shows Djou cruising to victory.
Civil Beat Poll: Slim Majority Supports Honolulu Rail Project

Civil Beat Poll: Slim Majority Supports Honolulu Rail Project

51.6 percent in 1st Congressional District back the proposed $5.3 billion, 20.1-mile line, according to new poll.
Civil Beat Poll: Djou On Way To May 22 Victory

Civil Beat Poll: Djou On Way To May 22 Victory

Honolulu City Councilman holds 14 point lead over Democrats Case and Hanabusa, who are in a dead heat for second place in the race to succeed Neil Abercrombie in the 1st Congressional District special election.

The week that was at Civil Beat

A round-up of articles and impressions from inside Civil Beat headquarters in Kaimuki.
Message to Kids: Don’t do what we do. Or what we say.

Message to Kids: Don’t do what we do. Or what we say.

Today is the 16th time this school year Hawaii has locked its children out of classrooms. What lessons have we taught them? The biggest is that they don't come first. Or maybe even second.
Discussion: Civil Beat

Discussion: Civil Beat

At Civil Beat, we want to share with you our experience reporting stories, the interesting things we encounter along the…

Bringing Understanding to the Civil Unions Issue

At Civil Beat, we're committed to asking questions and providing perspective to help our members think about and discuss potentially divisive issues.

For the Homeless in Parks: No Tents, No Shopping Carts, No Arrests

Member Kazuyo Takagi responded to my post this morning about the homeless sleeping under tarps instead of in…

Instead of tents, we now have huddled masses under tarps in Ala Moana Beach Park

In the abalone light of dawn at Ala Moana Beach Park this morning, blue and green mounds lay scattered under…
A New Approach to Journalism

A New Approach to Journalism

Welcome to Civil Beat. We’re glad you decided to join us. I’d like to tell you about the journalism you can expect to find here from our team of reporter-hosts. It’s different.

Coming soon: May 4 launch

We’re glad you’re here. But we don’t want there to be any confusion. We’re not fully open for business. Think…