Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Natanya Friedheim

Hawaii’s Voter Registration Is Way Up — Does It Matter? Natanya Friedheim/ Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Voter Registration Is Way Up — Does It Matter?

The advent of online registration is given a lot of credit. But that may not reverse the trend of low voter turnouts.

Measure Asks: Are All Those Boards and Commissions Needed? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Measure Asks: Are All Those Boards and Commissions Needed?

Charter Amendment 12 calls for a system to periodically review many of Honolulu’s boards and commissions.

Mayor Wright Reconstruction Will Displace 1,500 Anxious Tenants Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

Mayor Wright Reconstruction Will Displace 1,500 Anxious Tenants

Plans call for the public housing project to be rebuilt. Current residents have been promised interim housing and a chance to return.

Do Officials Really Want To Know What Kalihi Residents Think? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Do Officials Really Want To Know What Kalihi Residents Think?

Big projects are on the horizon, but some people feel that community-input meetings are designed to manipulate the message.

Kalihi: ‘The Last Working Class Neighborhood In Central Honolulu’ Natanya Friedheim/Civil Beat

Kalihi: ‘The Last Working Class Neighborhood In Central Honolulu’

Kalihi offers close proximity to downtown and Waikiki jobs, and many of its residents hold down more than one.
Chinatown Tries To Hang On To Tradition, Even As It Changes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chinatown Tries To Hang On To Tradition, Even As It Changes

Young professionals are moving to Chinatown to take advantage of the cheaper rents as well as new bars and restaurants.
Residents Try To Imagine Kalihi Without Its 100-Year-Old Jail Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Residents Try To Imagine Kalihi Without Its 100-Year-Old Jail

With rail on the horizon, Kalihi community leaders say the Oahu Community Correctional Center needs to go. If gone, what will fill the 16-acre space?