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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.
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.