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April Estrellon

Hawaii Civics 101: Independent Candidates

Hawaii Civics 101: Independent Candidates

Why is is so hard to run — and win — as an independent in Hawaii?

Pod Squad: Why Kim Coco Iwamoto Is Running For LG Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Kim Coco Iwamoto Is Running For LG

The only candidate in the Democratic field who isn’t an elected official says she doesn’t see the post as a stepping stone to higher office.

Hawaii Civics 101: Lieutenant Governor Agatha Danglapin

Hawaii Civics 101: Lieutenant Governor

The lieutenant governor is the second highest position in the Aloha State. But what does the LG do?

New! Hawaii Civics 101: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

New! Hawaii Civics 101: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

This explainer video on OHA kicks off our new series aimed at helping you understand politics, government and democracy in the Aloha State.

On Campus: Here’s What Happens When Kids Do The Podcast Cory Lum/Civil Beat

On Campus: Here’s What Happens When Kids Do The Podcast

Pomaikai Elementary students report from inside their Maui school.

On Campus: A Culture of Collaboration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

On Campus: A Culture of Collaboration

Civil Beat visits Pomaikai Elementary, an arts integration school on Maui, to see why Kamalani Academy’s founders used it as a model for their charter school.

Pod Squad: What’s Next For Medical Aid In Dying? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: What’s Next For Medical Aid In Dying?

Now that Hawaii has become the seventh state to pass the law, an education campaign is underway.

Pod Squad: Ravi Shankar Talks Peace And Happiness In Honolulu Art of Living Foundation

Pod Squad: Ravi Shankar Talks Peace And Happiness In Honolulu

The spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation seeks to relieve individual stress, societal problems and violence.

Pod Squad: AARP’s National President Backs A Retirement Savings Board Courtesy Craig Gima

Pod Squad: AARP’s National President Backs A Retirement Savings Board

Eric Schneidewind visits Hawaii to advocate for a bill at the Hawaii Legislature calling for helping employees through payroll deductions.

Pod Squad: Getting Guns Out Of The Wrong Hands April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Getting Guns Out Of The Wrong Hands

Supporters of a bill to speed up surrender of firearms after court action say it could save lives, especially in domestic abuse cases.