Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Not Registered to Vote? Monday is the Last Day DonkeyHotey/Flickr

Not Registered to Vote? Monday is the Last Day

UPDATED Voter registration is up this year but will it translate into higher turnout?
Cayetano: Caldwell Raised Property Taxes, Zoo Fee for Keiki

Cayetano: Caldwell Raised Property Taxes, Zoo Fee for Keiki

Cayetano pointed to his and Caldwell's differences on tax rates to compare their records on fiscal responsibility.
FOCUS: Meet Joe Souza, The Ukulele Maker

FOCUS: Meet Joe Souza, The Ukulele Maker

Retired firefighter spreads aloha through hand-crafted instruments.
It’s Your Money: Hawaii Schools Paying Double for Hot Dogs

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Schools Paying Double for Hot Dogs

State switches to all-beef dogs, shells out nearly $150,000 extra.
Hanabusa: Djou Voted Against Military Funding

Hanabusa: Djou Voted Against Military Funding

Military spending made up nearly 18 percent of Hawaii's GDP in 2009 and accounted for 101,000 jobs.
Djou: I Was Hawaii’s Most Moderate Congressman

Djou: I Was Hawaii’s Most Moderate Congressman

1st Congressional District candidate also says he was one of the only 10 moderates.
Supreme Court to Rule on Privacy, Affirmative Action

Supreme Court to Rule on Privacy, Affirmative Action

Big Brother listens in on overseas calls; college admissions policy questioned.
Kakaako Mural Adds to Hawaii’s Growing Urban Art Scene

Kakaako Mural Adds to Hawaii’s Growing Urban Art Scene

Project allowed residents to contribute to public artwork honoring Polynesian culture.
Most Oppose Hawaii Judiciary’s Plan to Seal Expunged Records

Most Oppose Hawaii Judiciary’s Plan to Seal Expunged Records

The courts received mostly negative feedback about a rule that would close off public access to some criminal records.
Kauai Councilman Sues Prosecutor for Violating Civil Rights Scott via Flickr.com

Kauai Councilman Sues Prosecutor for Violating Civil Rights

Kauai prosecutor faces another lawsuit: This time, for abuse of power.
Cayetano: Bus Rapid Transit ‘Sweeping the Country’

Cayetano: Bus Rapid Transit ‘Sweeping the Country’

Hawaii mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano said there's a national transportation trend toward buses rather than trains.
Caldwell: Honolulu On Cutting Edge Of Driverless Rail Systems

Caldwell: Honolulu On Cutting Edge Of Driverless Rail Systems

Mayoral candidate pumped up driverless Honolulu rail claiming first in the nation and only five in the world.