Civil Beat Staff

Olivia Peterkin

Olivia Peterkin is an intern for Civil Beat.

She graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Journalism and International Peace Studies in May of 2017 and being from Kalihi, graduated from Wallace Rider Farrington High School a few Mays before that.

For Olivia, being able to cover stories here at home on Oahu is a dream come true.

Before starting at Civil Beat, Olivia did reporting internships for local papers in Missouri and Tennessee where she covered community news, public health, crime and business development.

Olivia joined Civil Beat’s intern program in August 2017 and will be covering the areas of Kalihi and Waikiki as well as public health issues on the island. To contact her, email opeterkin@civilbeat.org.

Hawaii Would Lose Big If Obamacare Repealed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Would Lose Big If Obamacare Repealed

The congressional delegation condemns the GOP plan, and isn’t impressed by reports that Hawaii might be exempted along with Alaska.

Helping Those Who Help Their Kupuna: State Aid Program Takes Shape Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Helping Those Who Help Their Kupuna: State Aid Program Takes Shape

The Legislature approved a $600,000 effort to help people who give up their time, work and financial security to help relatives.

Waikiki High Rise Would Include 450 Rental Units Civil Beat

Waikiki High Rise Would Include 450 Rental Units

The Queen Emma Land Co. proposal also calls for replacing a Food Pantry store with a full-service grocery.

Will Kalihi Redevelopment Push Out Current Residents And Businesses? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Kalihi Redevelopment Push Out Current Residents And Businesses?

A state “vision report” says “Mom and Pop stores would thrive and gentrification would be mitigated.” It just doesn’t say how.