Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings

A Civil Beat review found that Honolulu police officers killed at least 29 people in the past decade, at least 11 more cases than are listed in HPD’s use of force reports.

Pacific Islanders, Filipinos Have Highest COVID-19 Rates In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders, Filipinos Have Highest COVID-19 Rates In Hawaii

New data on race shows that Native Hawaiians — previously lumped in with other Pacific Islanders — aren’t currently experiencing higher rates of COVID-19.

Navy Releases Final Study Of Undersea Training In The Marianas Courtesy of Department of Defense

Navy Releases Final Study Of Undersea Training In The Marianas

The plans includes continuing bombing practice on the uninhabited island of Farallon de Medinilla.

If George Floyd Died In Hawaii, We’d Know Little About The Cop Who Killed Him Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

If George Floyd Died In Hawaii, We’d Know Little About The Cop Who Killed Him

For decades, Hawaii lawmakers have protected officers with misconduct records from public scrutiny that’s normal in many other states.

Many In Hawaii Grieve — And Protest — The Police Killing Of George Floyd Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many In Hawaii Grieve — And Protest — The Police Killing Of George Floyd

With more #BlackLivesMatter protests planned for this week, those in the local black community say Hawaii isn’t exempt from racism.

Pandemic Job Losses In Hawaii Curb Cash Flow To Families Abroad Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pandemic Job Losses In Hawaii Curb Cash Flow To Families Abroad

Many immigrants from the Philippines have to decide between saving money to survive unemployment or sending it to relatives.

Why The State Doesn’t Consistently Track Data On Native Hawaiians Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Why The State Doesn’t Consistently Track Data On Native Hawaiians

Lack of data about how many Native Hawaiians have coronavirus is indicative of a broader problem, advocates say.

Survey Finds The Pandemic Is Hurting Native Hawaiian Businesses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Survey Finds The Pandemic Is Hurting Native Hawaiian Businesses

But Native Hawaiian-owned businesses are less dependent on tourism than non-Native Hawaiian owned businesses, the survey found.

US Treaty Renegotiations With Pacific Nations Kick Off Virtually

US Treaty Renegotiations With Pacific Nations Kick Off Virtually

The economic aspects of the Compacts of Free Association are expiring and the U.S. wants to renegotiate the terms this year.