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Ben Nishimoto Is Our New Director Of Philanthropy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ben Nishimoto Is Our New Director Of Philanthropy

Now that Civil Beat is a nonprofit we're beefing up our membership and donor-outreach staff.
Civil Beat Named Best Hawaii News Site For The 6th Year In A Row Patti Epler/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Named Best Hawaii News Site For The 6th Year In A Row

The Society of Professional Journalists also honored us with the top award of the contest, public service journalism, and in many other categories.
Civil Beat: Finding Our Place In Hawaii’s Media Landscape Wall To Wall Studios

Civil Beat: Finding Our Place In Hawaii’s Media Landscape

Our business model is changing. But our mission to help make Hawaii better is stronger than ever.
Trolls Beware: Civil Beat Has A New Commenting System Screenshot: CivilComments.com

Trolls Beware: Civil Beat Has A New Commenting System

We're hoping the change will encourage new voices to join the discussion on issues facing Hawaii.
Patti Epler: Goodbye, Zuri Aki, We’ll Miss You Courtesy of Na'alehu Anthony

Patti Epler: Goodbye, Zuri Aki, We’ll Miss You

Our popular Civil Beat columnist has decided to run for the Legislature.
Patti Epler: ‘Spotlight’ Reminds Us Of What We Need To Be

Patti Epler: ‘Spotlight’ Reminds Us Of What We Need To Be

Last week's Oscar win for a movie about shoe-leather reporting shows that investigative journalism has an important role to play in local news.
Pistol-Packing Solar Advocates?

Pistol-Packing Solar Advocates?

Some people upset with Nevada's Public Utilities Commission are showing up at PUC sessions with sidearms prominently displayed.
HPD’s New Assistant Chief Has A History Of Domestic Violence PF Bentley/Civil Beat

HPD’s New Assistant Chief Has A History Of Domestic Violence

Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha says Ryan Borges learned from his mistakes. But domestic violence activists say the department hasn't learned how to deal with DV within its own ranks.
Gabbard To Gov: Declare Dengue Emergency Graham Snodgrass / Courtesy of Army Medical

Gabbard To Gov: Declare Dengue Emergency

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard says we can't wait any longer to stop the spread of the disease on the Big Island.
Copter Cmdr Fired Days Before Crash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Copter Cmdr Fired Days Before Crash

Twelve Marines were killed in the Jan. 14 crash of two helicopters off Oahu's North Shore, just three days after the unit's commanding officer was removed from his post.
Patti Epler: Our Beef With The Donald Trump Campaign Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Patti Epler: Our Beef With The Donald Trump Campaign

We work hard to be an independent, nonpartisan news operation. Even presidential candidates need to understand that.
Patti Epler: In 2015, We Pushed Harder To Make A Difference Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Patti Epler: In 2015, We Pushed Harder To Make A Difference

This past year involved some extraordinary efforts by Civil Beat journalists to expose and explain some of the most important issues we face in Hawaii.