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Civil Beat’s Work Is Honored By Local Groups Tim Huynh/Civil Beat

Civil Beat’s Work Is Honored By Local Groups

Reporting on Chinatown and behavioral health issues recognized by a community organization and the Hawaii Psychological Association.

Our New ‘Offshore’ Podcast: Hawaii’s Not Always Paradise Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Our New ‘Offshore’ Podcast: Hawaii’s Not Always Paradise

Civil Beat and PRX explore race and power in the islands in the first season of our new show.

Civil Beat’s Newest Intern Is Already Retired Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat’s Newest Intern Is Already Retired

Our kupuna have a lot to offer Civil Beat's readers not to mention our reporters.
‘The Harbor’ Homeless Series Wins National Award Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘The Harbor’ Homeless Series Wins National Award

The series set in the Waianae Boat Harbor camp has been honored by the Online News Association.
Edward Snowden Wants A Pardon

Edward Snowden Wants A Pardon

Good timing. The request comes just as the new movie "Snowden" is about to premier.
New Civil Beat Initiative: Meet 3 Aspiring Young Hawaii Journalists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Civil Beat Initiative: Meet 3 Aspiring Young Hawaii Journalists

We're helping local journalists develop important high-level skills in our new intensive internship program.
A Monk Seal Needs Help Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

A Monk Seal Needs Help

Federal officials are trying to find a wounded monk seal spotted off Oahu.
NextEra Buying Texas Utility Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NextEra Buying Texas Utility

The deal comes on the heels of NextEra's failed bid for Hawaiian Electric Industries.  
Here’s Your Chance To Comment On Our Commenting System

Here’s Your Chance To Comment On Our Commenting System

Take a short survey on Civil Beat's commenting policies and practices.
What To Do When There Are Too Many Candidates In A Race Fox News

What To Do When There Are Too Many Candidates In A Race

Some races have so many candidates that it's difficult for the media to accommodate them all and still provide meaningful information.
We’re Taking Election Coverage To The Town Square — Literally Wall-To-Wall Studios

We’re Taking Election Coverage To The Town Square — Literally

Join us Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bishop Square to get a head start on this election season.
Coming Tuesday: The History Of The Hawaiian Electric Co. Courtesy of JLB Press

Coming Tuesday: The History Of The Hawaiian Electric Co.

Civil Beat's in-depth look at one of the state's most important companies puts the proposed sale of HECO in a fascinating context.