April 2010

April 21, 2010

Transit Arithmetic: Make your own formula?

Honolulu City and County of Honolulu officials estimate that a proposed $5.3 billion elevated rail project will create…

How will furlough days affect the kids?

One of our members, Jennifer Chandler, asked why I haven’t addressed the Furlough Fridays issue on…

The real cost of the General Excise Tax

There are a number of common experiences that bind us here in Hawaii. The trade winds. The warm beaches. The…

Big day for education reform?

The question of education reform could come to a head in the Legislature today. A committee of representatives from both…

‘Plastic soup’ in Atlantic Ocean, too

The Pacific garbage patch isn’t alone. That swirling mass of refuse between Hawaii and California has a sibling in the…

What does the Turtle Bay decision mean?

I’ve been looking into the impact of the Hawaii Supreme Court‘s Turtle Bay decision. The…

What’s on Your Mind?

I just posted Expect the Unexpected and would love to hear what’s on your mind!…

Renewed Fight for Hawaii Civil Unions

Supporters of House Bill 444, the controversial measure that would extend “the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union” — namely, gay and lesbian couples — want another vote before the state Legislature adjourns April 29.

Expect the Unexpected

In the weeks leading up to our soft open, we felt like we had a pretty good “pre-opening” plan in…

Why Civil Beat?

Name of site reflects mission to build new civic square where citizens are engaged in conversation about important issues.

E komo mai (welcome)

As a small island chain in the middle of a vast ocean, Hawaii has limited natural resources. But the demands…

Rediscovering Honolulu

When I was given the Honolulu Beat at Peer News, I assumed that years of experience covering…

Where’s the Money?

After 16 years of reporting in Honolulu, where I’ve covered just about every topic for the business, features, city and…

Understanding the financial mumbo jumbo

So, we’ve got a deficit. But as important as the topic is, it can get dense pretty quickly. General…

Hello, Hawaii: Meet Your State Beat Reporter-Host

I am the reporter-host assigned to cover state issues for Honolulu Civil Beat (aka Peer News). First,…

Why Education?

Aloha and welcome to the Education Beat! The heart of our education coverage is going to be…
Welcome to Honolulu Civil Beat

Welcome to Honolulu Civil Beat

Welcome to Civil Beat! We're glad you're here. We are building a new civic square for Hawaii, and we hope you'll join us.
A New Approach to Journalism

A New Approach to Journalism

Welcome to Civil Beat. We’re glad you decided to join us. I’d like to tell you about the journalism you can expect to find here from our team of reporter-hosts. It’s different.

April 20, 2010

Coming soon: May 4 launch

We’re glad you’re here. But we don’t want there to be any confusion. We’re not fully open for business. Think…