Civil Beat Staff

Alicia Lou

Alicia Lou is a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat. She recently graduated from the University of Hawaii Manoa with a degree in journalism and a minor in English.

Prior to Civil Beat, Alicia interned at Hawaii Business Magazine and wrote for Ka Leo, the UH Manoa student newspaper.

Although born in Nevada, Alicia has spent most of her life moving. She has lived on several islands, in 12 U.S. cities, six countries, and has had the privilege to visit many more.

During her prolonged gap year, Alicia became a dive instructor and worked and lived on boats — sparking her passion for marine life and sustainability, which she continues to nurture in her free time.

Also, she is an aspiring dog owner.

E Hoʻomaka Ana Kekahi Hui Kumuloaʻa ʻOle I Ke Kope ʻAna I Ka Loko Iʻa ʻO Loko Ea Courtesy: Malama Loko Ea Foundation/2022

E Hoʻomaka Ana Kekahi Hui Kumuloaʻa ʻOle I Ke Kope ʻAna I Ka Loko Iʻa ʻO Loko Ea

ʻO ka lepo e kope ʻia mai lalo mai, e hoʻohana ʻia ia lepo no ke kūkuku hou ʻana i nā kuapā i heleleʻi ma nā kekeke i hala akula, wahi a ka hui. 

Displaced Palolo Valley Residents Press City To Settle Over Damaged Homes Alicia Lou/Civil Beat/2022

Displaced Palolo Valley Residents Press City To Settle Over Damaged Homes

A forgotten group of homeowners on Kuahea Street and Kuahea Place want the same resolution as other former residents of the Waiomao neighborhood ravaged by landslides.

Hawaii Nonprofit To Begin Dredging Of Loko Ea Fishpond Courtesy: Malama Loko Ea Foundation/2022

Hawaii Nonprofit To Begin Dredging Of Loko Ea Fishpond

The sediment drawn from the bottom will be used to rebuild banks that have eroded over the decades, according to the organization.

2 Hawaii Spinner Dolphins Died From A Parasite Found In Cats And Pigs Alicia Lou/Civil Beat/2022

2 Hawaii Spinner Dolphins Died From A Parasite Found In Cats And Pigs

The public is urged to help reduce the spread of toxoplasmosis through responsible cat ownership by spaying or neutering cats, keeping cats indoors and reporting any illegal dumping of cats.

USDA Improves Insurance Programs For Farmers, Ranchers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

USDA Improves Insurance Programs For Farmers, Ranchers

Virtual workshops are being held for stakeholders to learn more about the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection and Micro Farm options.

106,000 Pounds Of Marine Debris Cleaned Up In Papahanaumokuakea Courtesy: Andrew Sullivan-Haskins/2022

106,000 Pounds Of Marine Debris Cleaned Up In Papahanaumokuakea

It was the second large-scale clean-up effort inside the national monument around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Husband Sues Pit Bull Owners For Wrongful Death After Wife Dies From Dog Attack Courtesy: Hawaii News Now

Husband Sues Pit Bull Owners For Wrongful Death After Wife Dies From Dog Attack

The lawsuit also seeks damages from the landlord of the property from where the animals had evidently escaped.

Dog Owner Faces Charges After Harassing Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal Courtesy: DLNR/2022

Dog Owner Faces Charges After Harassing Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

A man’s dog was caught on camera harassing a Hawaiian monk seal on the Big Island. The owner now faces charges from both state and federal agencies.

Fishing For Likes: Has Social Media Affected Ulua Fish Stock In Hawaii? Courtesy: Evan Woodall

Fishing For Likes: Has Social Media Affected Ulua Fish Stock In Hawaii?

Some experts say giant trevally, a culturally and ecologically important fish, has declined as its popularity has soared online, but better data is needed.