Noelle Fujii

Noelle Fujii is a former intern for Civil Beat
Why Aren’t We Changing Waianae’s Culture Of Fistfights? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Aren’t We Changing Waianae’s Culture Of Fistfights?

“Nobody seems to care,” says a man who lives near where schoolkids regularly congregate to watch two or more students duke it out.

Bill Eliminating Cap On Rail Money Moves Forward Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Eliminating Cap On Rail Money Moves Forward

The measure now goes to the full City Council for further consideration.

Council Committee Says Thomas Square Should Remain A Public Park Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Committee Says Thomas Square Should Remain A Public Park

Residents worry that transferring the park to the Department of Enterprise Services will change its culture and introduce commercialization.

House Committee Amends, Passes School Funding Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Committee Amends, Passes School Funding Bills

The measures would ask voters to approve taxes that would be dedicated to paying for school operations, including teacher salaries.

School Funding Bills Move Forward In Senate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Funding Bills Move Forward In Senate

The House Education Committee will wait til next week to decide whether voters should be asked to raise taxes to pay for teachers.

Teachers Union Seeks Constitutional Amendment To Fund Schools Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Teachers Union Seeks Constitutional Amendment To Fund Schools

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is proposing a surcharge on residential investment property and visitor accommodations.

Hawaii’s Cash-Strapped Small Schools Struggle To Operate Courtesy of Office of Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Hawaii’s Cash-Strapped Small Schools Struggle To Operate

The teachers union and a Maui state representative will push proposals to better fund remote neighbor island schools.

State’s Offer On Pay Unacceptable, Teachers Union Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State’s Offer On Pay Unacceptable, Teachers Union Says

The governor’s office won’t confirm it, but the union says the offer is 1 percent lump sum payments in each of the next two years.

Legislators Question Removal Of School Superintendent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislators Question Removal Of School Superintendent

As they consider the Department of Education’s budget request, some lawmakers say Kathryn Matayoshi should be retained.

Can More Be Done To Prevent School Employee Misconduct? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can More Be Done To Prevent School Employee Misconduct?

There’s been a decline in pending cases of workers placed on paid leave, but a school board committee wants more progress.

New Kakaako Park Rules Could Keep Homeless Away Chad Blair/Civil Beat

New Kakaako Park Rules Could Keep Homeless Away

The HCDA says the changes mostly clarify rules that already existed. Recent problems have involved vandalism and homelessness.

Kakaako Shelters Work To Move Homeless Into Housing Faster Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kakaako Shelters Work To Move Homeless Into Housing Faster

With new rules looming, state-run facilities look to expedite the shelter-to-housing process.