Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

April Estrellon is Civil Beat’s multimedia producer creating and editing audio, video, graphics and animation for the website. She also produces Civil Beat’s award winning Offshore podcast.

April has degrees in journalism and anthropology from the University of Hawaii Manoa. She once had dreams of being an archaeologist, but soon realized that it’s nothing like Indiana Jones and that she prefers telling stories to digging and lab work.

April is often glued to her headphones, but you can get her attention by emailing her at april@civilbeat.org

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What We Can Learn From Hawaii’s Past Pandemics Hawaii State Archives

What We Can Learn From Hawaii’s Past Pandemics

Hawaii’s monarchy was ahead of its time when it came to addressing public health.

Hawaii Civics 101: All-Mail Voting

Hawaii Civics 101: All-Mail Voting

The 2020 primary election will be the first statewide election in Hawaii history to be done entirely through mail-in voting.

Hawaii Civics 101: All-Mail Voting

Hawaii Civics 101: All-Mail Voting

The 2020 primary election will be the first statewide election in Hawaii history to be done entirely through mail-in voting.

Stories Of Pain And Success From The Hawaiian Diaspora Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Stories Of Pain And Success From The Hawaiian Diaspora

A few months ago we asked Native Hawaiian readers outside of Hawaii to tell us why they left the islands. Here’s what they had to say.

What Does It Mean To Be Hawaiian Outside Of Hawaii? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

What Does It Mean To Be Hawaiian Outside Of Hawaii?

Nearly half of all Native Hawaiians live outside Hawaii. But, as we discover in the new season of Offshore, Hawaiians carry the islands with them to far-flung places.

Here’s How The Coronavirus Has Transformed Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How The Coronavirus Has Transformed Hawaii

The pandemic is having a big impact on everything from traffic to stress levels. Don’t expect a baby boom next year.