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What It’s Like Spending Three Days Watching A Volcano Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

What It’s Like Spending Three Days Watching A Volcano

Civil Beat’s Anthony Quintano talks about his experiences shooting the eruptions and lava flows on Kilauea.

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in professional settings, enabled by a culture of silence in which colleagues look the other way.

We’re Changing Around Some Things In Our Newsroom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We’re Changing Around Some Things In Our Newsroom

We have two new full-time reporters and Nick Grube has moved to Washington, D.C., to staff our full-time bureau there.

We’re Killing Comments — Here’s Why Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

We’re Killing Comments — Here’s Why

Civil Beat gets more than 200,000 unique visitors every month. Yet fewer than 100 participate regularly in the comments at the bottom of stories.

Why We Publish Provocative Community Voices Flickr: CGP Grey

Why We Publish Provocative Community Voices

It’s important to share different viewpoints on vital issues like pesticide use, even if many of you don’t agree with them.

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’ Screen shot

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’

Numerous media outlets agreed to publish interviews with the man who sent out the false alert without saying who he was.