Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

Pod Squad: Helping Men In Their Crucial First Weeks Out Of Prison Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Helping Men In Their Crucial First Weeks Out Of Prison

First Lap helps former inmates make successful transitions — with no government funding.

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s ‘Vaping Epidemic’ Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s ‘Vaping Epidemic’

Public health advocate Trish La Chica talks about legislative efforts to keep young people healthier.

Pod Squad: Trevor Ozawa — ‘I Bring An Independent Voice To This Community’ April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Trevor Ozawa — ‘I Bring An Independent Voice To This Community’

Social issues, the environment and public safety including homelessness top the District 4 candidate’s concerns.

Pod Squad: Tommy Waters Says Homelessness Is The Issue In Council Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Tommy Waters Says Homelessness Is The Issue In Council Race

The Honolulu City Council candidate discussed his upcoming rematch with Trevor Ozawa for the District 4 seat.

Pod Squad: Speaking Up For The State Senate Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Speaking Up For The State Senate

Senate communications director Richard Rapoza says if people watched more closely how the chamber functions, they might be impressed.

Pod Squad: When You’re Not In A Union, There’s A Retirement Crisis Craig Gima

Pod Squad: When You’re Not In A Union, There’s A Retirement Crisis

A Senate bill would help by establishing a private-sector retirement savings program. But some employers are opposing it.

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter

Marti Claussen’s search for stable care and housing in Hawaii for her mentally ill daughter Christie has been a long journey of impossible choices and resilience.

Pod Squad: Got A Tip On A Crime? Call This Guy Deborah Sharkey

Pod Squad: Got A Tip On A Crime? Call This Guy

Honolulu’s CrimeStoppers program offers cash rewards for tips that pan out. And its annual dinner to raise money for those rewards is coming up.

Pod Squad: Kai Kahele Is Already Running For Congress. Here’s Why April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Kai Kahele Is Already Running For Congress. Here’s Why

The Hawaii state senator from the Big Island is highly critical of opponent Tulsi Gabbard’s meeting with Syrian president Assad.

Hawaii Civics 101: How A Bill Becomes A Law

Hawaii Civics 101: How A Bill Becomes A Law

The journey from bill to law is anything but straightforward. Here’s how it works.

Pod Squad: In Hawaii, Men Still Earn More Than Women Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: In Hawaii, Men Still Earn More Than Women

The AAUW offers scholarships to help women and girls mitigate the wage gap, which has only widened locally.

Pod Squad: Why Does Hawaii Have So Many People Behind Bars? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Does Hawaii Have So Many People Behind Bars?

A new task force makes clear that the state has had the wrong criminal justice policy for the past 40 years.