Alia Wong

Alia Wong previously covered education news for Civil Beat.

A Honolulu native, Alia returned to the islands in May 2012 after graduating from Boston University with degrees in journalism and Latin American studies.

Alia was a longtime intern at Civil Beat before landing her position as a reporter-host. One of her stories, “A Lost Child of Kalaupapa,” won her the 2011 Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter award for best online feature writing.

But not all her intern assignments at Civil Beat have been as glamorous. During the summer of 2012, she had to tour (read: smell) some of Oahu’s nastiest bathrooms for her story The Dirty Dozen: The State of Honolulu’s Public Restrooms.

She sincerely hopes her editors remember she’s no longer an intern.

Before the birth of Civil Beat, Alia wrote for Honolulu Weekly. She also had a number of jobs while in Boston, including as a fellow in Boston University’s writing center and a research assistant on a long-term project that analyzed the relationship among the Mexican Revolution, international cinema and transnational politics.

Alia is a self-proclaimed globetrotter and will do anything she can to travel to new places. She developed a fascination with Latin America while in high school and hasn’t been able to keep herself away since. Most recently she traveled to Ecuador, where she lived and studied for six months.

You can follow Alia on Twitter at @aliaemily

November 2014

Tuesday, November 4

Statewide Measures: Voters Solidly Reject Money for Private Preschools

October 2014

Thursday, October 30

Preschool Measure: Big Spending by Just a Few Groups

Wednesday, October 29

Teachers Blast TIME Mag for Cover Portraying Them as ‘Rotten Apples’

Monday, October 27

New York-Based Education Super PAC Registers in Hawaii

New Hope’s Evangelism Has a Political Flavor

Tuesday, October 21

Schatz Endorses Preschool Ballot Campaign

Friday, October 17

Watch: HPD Releases Cachola Surveillance Videos, 911 Tape

Windward Community College Gets $9.9M for Native Hawaiians

Thursday, October 16

New Report Finds “Testing Overload in America’s Schools”

Parents to DOE: Why Aren’t We Being Told Sooner About Possible Child Abductions?

Wednesday, October 15

Big Bucks Going Into Preschool Ballot Initiative

Monday, October 13

UH Manoa Conducts First Massive Open Online Course

Friday, October 10

$33M Released for UH Hilo College of Pharmacy Building

UH Student Affairs Exec Recommended as Maui College Chancellor

Thursday, October 9

Is the DOE’s New Performance System Skewed Toward Elementary Schools?

Wednesday, October 8

Pahoa Charter School’s Fate Uncertain as Kilauea Lava Advances Toward Campus

Tuesday, October 7

Teachers Union Axed Preschool Ballot Campaign to Avoid Breaking Hawaii Law

Monday, October 6

Former Judge Among New Picks for UH Board of Regents

Thursday, October 2

What Happened to the Hawaii Teachers Union Preschool Ballot Campaign?

September 2014

Tuesday, September 30

Aiona, Ige Largely Like-Minded on Needed Education Reform

Monday, September 29

Study: Hawaii the 5th Worst State for Teachers

US Labor Dept Gives $10M to Hawaii Community Colleges

Friday, September 26

New Disclosure Law No Problem For These UH Regents Applicants

Thursday, September 25

Lava Flow Threatens Pahoa Schools

Tuesday, September 23

New Education Think Tank: Let’s Overcome Hawaii’s DOE Bureaucracy

Friday, September 19

National Campaign to End Campus Assaults Doesn’t Involve Hawaii Students

Thursday, September 18

UH Manoa Faculty Senate Censures President Lassner

Chemical Odor Sends 50 Honokaa Students, Staff to Hospital

The Children Left Behind: Kindergarten Age Cutoff Has Families Scrambling

Wednesday, September 17

Record Number of Hawaii Public School Students Get AP Honors

Tuesday, September 16

Candidates for Vacant UH Board of Regents Seats Announced

Classes Off to a Hot Start in Schools Without Air Conditioning

Monday, September 15

Should Public Money Be Used for Private Preschools?

Friday, September 12

USDOE Grants $20M for Native Hawaiian Education

Tuesday, September 9

Hawaii Colleges Get So-So Scores in Newest U.S. News Rankings

Thursday, September 4

UH Launching Center to Help Commercialize Research

DOE Gives Green Light to Revised Pono Choices Sex-Ed Program

August 2014

Monday, August 25

Hawaii Schools: Better Attendance Rates But Worse Test Scores

Gov. Abercrombie Releases $39M for UH Facilities Upgrades

Money 101: The State of Fiscal Affairs at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Thursday, August 21

UH Regents Approve Replacement for Chancellor Tom Apple

Education Secretary Backs Off Use of Tests in Teacher Evaluations

Wednesday, August 20

National Poll: Most People Oppose Common Core

Tuesday, August 19

Hawaii DOE Proposes Cutting $9.2M from Special Education

Hawaii School Board Members Unhappy With Changes to Teacher Evaluations

DOE Spent $26M on New Common Core Materials

Monday, August 18

Kona Charter School Now Serving Universal Free Breakfast to Students

Friday, August 15

DOE Outsources Teacher Mentoring for $3.5 Million

Thursday, August 14

UH President Wants Languages Dean as UH Manoa Interim Chancellor

Wednesday, August 13

Teaching Force Becoming Less Stable, More Female, National Study Finds

Sunday, August 10

Hawaii’s Primary Election Turnout Likely Near All-Time Low This Year

Friday, August 8

Iselle Fizzles After Hitting Big Island, But Julio Still on Its Way

Iselle Pummels Big Island, Toppling Trees, Power Lines

Thursday, August 7

Hawaii DOE Facilities Executive to Resign

UH Closes All Campuses in Anticipation of Storm

Wednesday, August 6

Stormy Weather: Hurricane Iselle Is About to Rock Hawaii

Tuesday, August 5

Hurricane Iselle Likely to Hit Islands as Tropical Storm on Thursday

Friday, August 1

Fired UH Chancellor Says Cancer Center Politics Sparked His Termination

July 2014

Thursday, July 31

Water Complications Close 4 Kauai Schools on First Day of Classes

Students, Faculty Slam UH President for Firing Apple

Wednesday, July 30

It’s Official: Tom Apple Is Out as UH Manoa Chancellor

Charter School Commission Gives Green Light to Halau Lokahi

Tuesday, July 29

Students to Occupy Bachman Hall in Support of Apple

UH President Explains Secrecy Surrounding Chancellor Apple

Monday, July 28

Tom Apple’s Ouster: Rumor or Retaliation?

Friday, July 25

Disclosures: Googling Hawaii’s Former Board Members

Wednesday, July 23

Calvin Say Residency Trial Postponed to After Primaries

Tuesday, July 22

Thoughts on New Common Core Tests? Share Your Thoughts in Upcoming Panel

Education Improving, Poverty Worsening Among Hawaii Children

Report: College Dropouts Much More Likely to Default on Loans

Monday, July 21

Navy Gives $9M to UH for Wave Energy Research

Living Hawaii: Babies — First the Good News

Friday, July 18

UH Board of Regents Chooses New Chair, Vice Chairs

Tuesday, July 15

New 1:1 Laptop Program Boosting Engagement in Some Hawaii Classrooms

Friday, July 11

Calvin Say Ordered to Appear in Court to Prove Residency

Wanted: New University of Hawaii Regents

Waialae Avenue Repaving Project Is Finally Finished

Thursday, July 10

Researchers: CDC Autism Statistics Could Be Wrong

UH Still Hard-Pressed to Address Repair and Maintenance Backlog

Wednesday, July 9

Kahuku High Raises Minimum GPA for Athletes

Monday, July 7

UH Hilo Pharmacy School Secures Accreditation

3 of Hawaii’s Community Colleges Among Least Expensive in U.S.

USDOE Extends Hawaii’s Waiver from No Child Left Behind

Is UH Doing Its Part to Combat Sexual Assaults on Campus?

Wednesday, July 2

DOE Looks to Strengthen Civics Education in Hawaii Classrooms

June 2014

Monday, June 30

Lead Exposure Linked With Anxiety, Depression in Children

Hawaii’s School Librarians: No Longer at a Campus Near You?

Friday, June 27

Disclosure Bill Sparks Resignation of Two UH Regents

UH Faculty Union, State Agree to New Contract

Teacher Morale Emerges as an Issue in the Governor’s Race

Thursday, June 26

Hawaii Teacher Fellows Selected to Voice Common Core Concerns

Honolulu Ethics Commission Reaffirms Independence From City

U.S. Students Surpass Their Peers — in Sleepiness

Wednesday, June 25

Hawaii Is Out of Compliance With Federal Special Education Law

Still No Relief for Hawaii’s Most Overheated Classrooms

Tuesday, June 24

Quiz: Is the Cost of Attending UH a Problem?

Thursday, June 19

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of College Staffer Who Got Fired for Testimony

Commission Requires Leadership Overhaul at Indebted Charter School

Tuesday, June 17

School Board Raises Superintendent’s Salary to $200K

UH Receives Unprecedented $40M Grant for Oceanography Research

State Finds Some Good News in Latest Teen Behavior Report

Monday, June 16

UH Gets Federal $3M Grant for Hydrogen Energy Research

Friday, June 13

UH to Bob McDermott: ‘Pono Choices’ Isn’t Dead

Thursday, June 12

Hawaii State Librarian to Retire

DOE Announces Big Changes to Teacher Evaluation System

Student Loan Default Rampant at Some Hawaii College Campuses

Wednesday, June 11

DOE Forms Roundtable Amid Outcry from Retired Principals

Tuesday, June 10

Former UH President Greenwood to Retire

Gates Foundation Calls for Moratorium on Use of Common Core

Monday, June 9

Obama Signs Order to Ease Student Debt Burdens

Legislature Cancels Bonuses for Top Teachers in Struggling Schools

Friday, June 6

Major Changes Are Slated for Pono Choices Sex-Ed Program

Thursday, June 5

Gov. Abercrombie Releases $87M for School Facilities

Feds Renewing Deportation Protection Program for Undocumented Children

Wednesday, June 4

School Superintendent Gets New Contract Despite Criticism

Tuesday, June 3

Regents Select Lassner as University of Hawaii President

Monday, June 2

Principals: Hawaii DOE Needs New Leaders

May 2014

Saturday, May 17

UH Regents Schedule Public Meetings with Two Presidential Finalists

New Daniel Akaka UH Regents Scholarship Aimed at Building Native Hawaiian Leaders

Friday, May 16

UH Hilo Loosens Free Speech Rules in Response to Lawsuit

Thursday, May 15

Hawaii Legislature Blocks Funding for Family-Interaction Preschools

Wednesday, May 14

North Shore Schools Prevail in Hawaii History Day Competitions

The Right Stuff? Retired General Vies for University of Hawaii Presidency

Tuesday, May 13

$4.3M Slated for AC Upgrades at Ewa Beach Schools

Saturday, May 10

Retired General Gets Better Feedback in Second Forum on Bid for UH Prez

Friday, May 9

Commission Rejects Most Hawaii Charter School Applicants

Thursday, May 8

UH Unveils Initial Designs for Daniel Inouye Center (VIDEO)

UH Manoa One of ‘Least Desirable’ Colleges in Country, Online Analysis Suggests

East Hawaii Charter School Gets $618K from State to Plan New Campus

Wednesday, May 7

UH Presidential Finalist Wiercinski Makes First Public Appearance, Garners Criticism for Military Background

Tuesday, May 6

Hawaii Sen. Jill Tokuda Receives National ‘Champion for Charters’ Award

UH Presidential Finalists to Participate in Public Forums Statewide

First-Ever Student from Lanai Receives Full-Ride Gates Millennium Scholarship

Saturday, May 3

New Resolution Urges UH to Strengthen Sexual Violence Prevention Efforts

Friday, May 2

UH Makes Public Names of 2 Finalists for University Presidency

Feds Investigating UH Manoa and Other Colleges Over Handling of Sex Abuse Complaints

Thursday, May 1

Living Hawaii: Where Child Care Can Cost More Than College

April 2014

Wednesday, April 30

Transportation Dept. Doles Out $2.2M to Promote Safe Walking, Biking to Schools

Teen Births Cost Hawaii Taxpayers $32M Annually, New Data Suggests

Common Core: Louis C.K. is Not Impressed

Tuesday, April 29

Report: Hawaii High School Graduation Rates Among Most Equitable in US

Contractor Suing University of Hawaii Over Campus Center Delays

Saturday, April 26

Hawaii Legislature: Procedural Mixup Dooms Key Education Measures

Friday, April 25

Students Sue UH Hilo for Prohibiting Them From Distributing Constitution on Campus

Keiki to Compete in Hawaii’s First-Ever Elementary Science Olympiad

Thursday, April 24

Waianae Coast High School Seniors Ease Into College Through New Transition Program

Arbitration Panel Approves Raises for Hawaii Principals

Appeals Court: Calvin Say Must Prove He Lives in the District He Represents

Wednesday, April 23

Why Do Hawaii’s Private Schools Pay Teachers Less Than Public Schools?

Tuesday, April 22

UH Manoa Alumni Who Paid Fee for New Rec Center Can Use It — for $300 a Year

UH Narrows Final Presidential Picks to Less Than Five Candidates

State Officials Declare Tomorrow ‘UH Community Colleges Day’

Saturday, April 19

Escaping Hawaii’s Community College Trap

Saturday, April 12

Instructors Ask if Hawaii’s New Teacher Evaluation System Fails Students

Tuesday, April 8

Activists Urge Senators to Block Pastor From Another Term on Hawaii BOE

Thursday, April 3

McDermott: Gay-Friendly Tolerance Program Breaks Hawaii Ethics Code

Wednesday, April 2

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Tempering Sharp Increase in Teaching Hours

March 2014

Friday, March 28

New Hawaii Catholic Schools Contract: Gay Teachers Can Be Fired

Wednesday, March 26

Health Care Insurers May Have to Cover Hawaii’s Autistic Children

Saturday, March 22

Hawaii’s Homeless: Kids, Parents Learn Together in Preschool Programs

Friday, March 21

Another Dental Nightmare Renews Call for Stronger Oversight in Hawaii

Monday, March 17

Living Hawaii: Many Families Sacrifice to Put Kids in Private Schools

Wednesday, March 12

Energy Drain: Is HECO a Drag on Hawaii Schools’ Renewable Power Plan?

February 2014

Friday, February 28

Keiki Care: Revolutionary Pilot Program’s Campus Health Care Targets Teens

Tuesday, February 25

Food for Thought: Many Oahu Schools Miss Basic Food Safety Checks

Thursday, February 20

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Clearer Rules for Schools With Uncontrollable Kids

Wednesday, February 19

School Board Approves Long-Awaited Overhaul to Hawaiian Education

Tuesday, February 18

Moving the Ball: Hawaii Senator Wants Millions More for School Sports

Friday, February 14

What Will the Hawaii DOE Do With the $775K New Hope Settlement?

Thursday, February 13

What Does it Take to Run a School District?

Monday, February 10

Human-Manned Subs Are Being Phased Out — But at What Cost for Hawaii?

Thursday, February 6

Quiz Time: Will Hawaii Lawmakers Pass the Charter Schools Test?

January 2014

Thursday, January 30

Educators: Thousands of Hawaii Children Left Behind in Preschool Talks

Tuesday, January 28

Lawmakers to Consider Bills to Tighten Up Hawaii Regulation of Dentists

Friday, January 24

Problems at College-Prep in Kapolei Reveal Lack of Private School Oversight

Saturday, January 18

Death of 3-year-old Points To Lax Oversight of Hawaii Dentists

Friday, January 10

Faculty Doesn’t Buy Into Plan to Resolve UH Cancer Center Crisis

Thursday, January 9

UH Manoa Construction Surge Expected to Cause Significant Disruption

Saturday, January 4

What Hawaii’s Legislature Has in Store for Education

Wednesday, January 1

Hawaii: New For-Profit High School Equivalency Exam Hopes to Pass

December 2013

Tuesday, December 31

A Woman Attempts to Rebuild Ohana Broken by Fear of ‘Lepers’

Monday, December 23

Does Tuition Keep Hawaii High School Students from Taking College Courses?

Saturday, December 21

UH Pitches Innovative Plan to Lawmakers to Respond to Large Financial Crisis

Thursday, December 19

Lawmakers: DOE Refusing to Hand Over ‘Pono Choices’ Sex-Ed Materials

Saturday, December 14

Kaimuki High School Program to Prep Kids for Hospitality Industry

Friday, December 6

Why is a Hawaii Agency for Researchers Managing a Construction Project?

Wednesday, December 4

Taken for a Ride: The DOE Is Saving Thousands With New School Bus Plan

November 2013

Tuesday, November 26

Underage Voters?

Saturday, November 23

Will This Longtime Advocate for Public’s Right To Know Be Muzzled?

Friday, November 22

Learning Hilo — The New Voyage

Wednesday, November 20

Learning Hilo — The Bucket List

Tuesday, November 19

Learning Hilo — Defending Hawaii

Friday, November 15

Learning Hilo — School’s In

Wednesday, November 13

Learning Hilo — The Turnaround

Friday, November 8

Hawaii DOE to Charter Schools: Figure Out Your Own Food

October 2013

Saturday, October 26

HECO Solar Problems Send Schools Scrambling To Pay Electric Bills

Thursday, October 24

Preaching Pays: New Hope Pastor Has Raked in Six Figures, Tax Forms Show

Sunday, October 20

Many Children Face Exclusion from Hawaii Kindergarten in 2014

Wednesday, October 16

DOE Gets Heat for Tardy $25M Request for Classroom Cooling

Saturday, October 12

Could Better Civics Education in Hawaii Boost Young Voter Turnout?

Thursday, October 10

Some Hawaii Teachers Aren’t Allowed to Fail Kids Over Frequent Truancy

Wednesday, October 9

Marriage Equality Could Make Hawaii Schools More Gay-Friendly

Saturday, October 5

UH Exec Who Allegedly Lied About Accounting Credential Still on Job

Thursday, October 3

Hawaii Teachers Union Applies to Join AFL-CIO

Wednesday, October 2

DOE Long Overdue in Improving Hawaiian Studies, Kupuna Say

September 2013

Friday, September 27

Sick of Sweltering, Students Demand Relief from Hawaii Legislature

Wednesday, September 25

DOE Under Pressure from ‘Gov’t Shutdown,’ Debt Limit, Sequestration

Tuesday, September 24

Hawaii Head Start Could Face More Slot Reductions After Federal Budget Wars

Thursday, September 19

UH Investigating Whether Executive Posed as Public Accountant on Resume

Wednesday, September 18

Hawaii Charter Schools in Limbo Over Teacher Evaluations

Tuesday, September 17

Federal Budget Crisis Likely to Squeeze Hawaii Schools and Universities

Friday, September 13

Will a New Mentoring Program Keep Hawaii Teachers on the Job?

Thursday, September 12

Professor Shortage Knocks Two Dozen UH Students Off-Track for Graduation

Wednesday, September 11

Teaching 2.0: What Kickstarting Classrooms Says About Hawaii Schools

Tuesday, September 10

AG: Hawaii Legislature’s Subsidy for Private School Unconstitutional

Friday, September 6

Legislature Subsidizes Construction at Private Hawaii Catholic School

Thursday, September 5

How Come So Many Teachers Bail on Hawaii’s Public Schools?

August 2013

Saturday, August 31

Student Absenteeism Highest in Poor, Rural Hawaii Schools

Thursday, August 29

Appeals Court: Hawaii Can’t Block Thousands of Special Education Students

Tuesday, August 20

Hawaii Schools Target ‘Chronically Absent’ Kids

Friday, August 16

Lawsuit: Churches Shortchanged Hawaii Schools $5.6M

Thursday, August 15

Making Waves: Corey Rosenlee Is Shaking Up Hawaii Education

Tuesday, August 13

Should Hawaii Education Officials Do More To Ensure Safe Bus Drivers?

Wednesday, August 7

No Yellow Bus: Some Big Island Charter Students on Dangerous Road to School

Friday, August 2

Military Ties Are Cause for Concern As UH Searches for New Research VP

July 2013

Wednesday, July 31

Delays Plague Student-Funded Recreation Center at UH Manoa

Friday, July 26

Complaint: Former Oahu Principal Abused Power While Leading School

Wednesday, July 24

The Breakfast Club That Poor Children in Hawaii Just Won’t Join

Thursday, July 18

UH Extends Secret Navy Research Lab Despite Minimal Revenue

Saturday, July 13

DOE Audit: Hawaii Public Schools Overstate Enrollment Numbers

Thursday, July 11

Time for a Makeover for the University of Hawaii?

Wednesday, July 10

Mysterious Navy Research Lab at University of Hawaii Is Up for Stealth Renewal

Thursday, July 4

Lost Art: Are Hawaii’s Kids Being Shortchanged in Arts Education?

June 2013

Saturday, June 29

Education Officials Will Try New ‘Teams’ to Improve Hawaii Schools

Thursday, June 27

Department of Education Risks Millions With Digital Classroom Program

Saturday, June 22

Educators May Give Poor Marks to New Teacher Evaluation System

Wednesday, June 19

Are Hawaii Kids Equipped for Careers in the Military?

Friday, June 14

Court Ruling: Hawaii DOE Failed Autistic Student

Tuesday, June 11

The Whistleblower and the ‘Super Hero Pole Dancer’: A Hawaii Love Story

Monday, June 10

Paradise Lost: The Cost of Freedom for NSA Leaker Edward Snowden

Saturday, June 8

Interest Rate Hikes Could Hurt Hawaii Students

Friday, June 7

Board of Regents Grapples With New Direction for University of Hawaii

Saturday, June 1

UH Faculty Union: National Affiliate Is Trying To Wreck Our Solidarity

May 2013

Thursday, May 30

Going Digital: Are Hawaii Schools Keeping Up With The Tech Revolution?

Wednesday, May 29

Mexico Diary: Early Child Development On Minds Of Education Reformers

Friday, May 17

Hire Local? Why Mainland Hires Dominate UH Executives

Wednesday, May 15

Why Is The Public Being Shut Out Of Talks About A New UH President?

Saturday, May 11

Taken For A Ride: Hawaii Ed Department Could Restore School Bus Cuts

Tuesday, May 7

Is Hawaii Doing Enough To Engage Kids In Science, Tech And Math?

April 2013

Saturday, April 27

Do Hawaii Kids Have A Refuge In Times Of Crisis?

Thursday, April 25

Campbell High School: ‘It’s A Cinderblock Oven’

Wednesday, April 24

Bursting at the Seams: Skyrocketing Enrollment Crowds Campbell High Classrooms

Thursday, April 18

Landslide Victory For New Hawaii Teachers Contract

Wednesday, April 17

Taken for a Ride: Will Innovative School Bus Plan Really Bring Down Costs?

Tuesday, April 16

Hawaii Universities Pile on the Fees, Bumping Up Students’ Bills

Tuesday, April 9

Private Schools Fill Gap For Hawaii’s Dyslexic Kids — But At High Cost

Cracking the Code: Are Hawaii Schools Doing Enough for Dyslexic Students?

Wednesday, April 3

Ed Board: Teachers Not Abusing Sick Leave

March 2013

Saturday, March 30

It’s Your Money: Teacher Subs Lawsuit Could Cost Hawaii Taxpayers $75M

Wednesday, March 27

Taken for a Ride: Lawmakers Say School Bus Fiasco Finally Shaping Up

Monday, March 25

UH Spending Millions On PR Efforts to Get Its Message Out

Sunday, March 24

UH-Produced ‘Fake News’ Has Recurring Role in Hawaii Newscasts

Friday, March 22

Ed Reform Puts Millions Of Dollars In Pockets Of Private Consultants

Wednesday, March 20

BOE Demands Safeguards Amid Uncertainty Over Education Budget Cuts

Tuesday, March 19

Hawaii Preschool Plan in Crunch as Advocates Vow to Restore Funding

Wednesday, March 13

HPU Students: Spring Class Cancellations Left Us Hanging

Thursday, March 7

Can or No Can? Pidgin Speakers in the Workforce

Saturday, March 2

Fo Teach Pidgin o Not Fo Teach Pidgin — Das Da Question

February 2013

Friday, February 22

It’s a Hard Knock Life — Competition, Concussions & Hawaii Youth Athletes

Tuesday, February 19

Are Hawaii Schools Doing Enough to Prevent Youth Sports Concussions?

Friday, February 15

Hawaii Governor’s Preschool Program Gets a Boost from Obama

Thursday, February 14

Why Do Hawaii’s Higher Education Committees Meet At the Same Time?

Saturday, February 9

What’s The Dealio? Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood Rock Hawaii Capitol

Wednesday, February 6

Lawmakers Crack the Whip on UH Board of Regents

Saturday, February 2

Hawaii Preschool Initiative Passes First Test

Are UH Regents Doing Enough to Hold Down Escalating Faculty Salaries?

January 2013

Tuesday, January 29

Lights! Camera! No Action! Hawaii Film Studio Still in Disrepair

Saturday, January 26

Elections Commission Short on Answers for Election Day Snafus

Friday, January 25

UH Students: We Had No Idea Our Dorm’s Security Cameras Were Broken

Thursday, January 17

What’s Going On With Hawaii Ed Task Force On Teacher Evaluations?

Tuesday, January 15

Lawsuit: Where Does Calvin Say Really Live?

Saturday, January 12

Which Hawaii Schools Are Badly In Need Of An Extreme Makeover?

Friday, January 11

Hawaii Employers No Help For Working Parents In Need Of Child Care

Thursday, January 10

Funding the Missing Link For Hawaii’s Public Preschool Program

Wednesday, January 9

Hawaii Elections Fiascos Prompt Calls For New Legislative Action

Friday, January 4

Hawaii Open Records Agency Barely Makes a Dent in Backlog

Audit: Honolulu’s Post-Rod Tam Spending Policies Still Too Vague

Thursday, January 3

Will Honolulu’s Mayor and Council Finally Work Together?

December 2012

Saturday, December 29

No Honeymoon for Mayor Caldwell: Critical Infrastructure Issues Ahead

November 2012

Saturday, November 10

It’s Your Money: Hawaii’s Election Holiday Cost Taxpayers Millions

Hawaii TV Stations Cashed In Big On Political Advertising This Year

Friday, November 9

The Public File: $13.8M Spent on Local TV Ads

Monday, November 5

Mail-In Ballots Help Boost Early Voting Numbers

Hawaii Voter Turnout Drops Even Lower

Honolulu City Council Winners Join Caldwell In Securing Rail’s Future

Saturday, November 3

PRP Cash Slipping Through the Cracks?

Thursday, November 1

The Public File: Fund for Freedom Buys 1,000 Spots As Election Draws Near

Honolulu City Council Campaigns Bolstered By Union and PAC Money

October 2012

Thursday, October 25

The Public File: Mainland Super PACs Bolster Lingle Campaign With More Ads

Wednesday, October 24

Only Schools With Military Kids Benefit From AP Booster Program

Thursday, October 18

The Public File: Anti-Rail Super PAC Floods Local Airwaves With New TV Ad

Wednesday, October 17

Tom Berg vs. Kymberly Pine: A Honolulu Council Match Gone Sour

Monday, October 15

Caldwell’s Vow To ‘Keep The Country Country’ Hypocritical, Critics Say

Thursday, October 11

The Public File: Cayetano Buys First TV Spots Since Primary Election

Tom Berg, Bounty Hunter? Offers $100 Reward In Political Gunfight

Tuesday, October 9

Tourists: Little Action Taken On High Rate Of Oahu Rental Car Theft

Saturday, October 6

Big Island Reporter Files Ethics Complaint Against Hawaii County Clerk

Thursday, October 4

The Public File: Hanabusa, Kaneshiro Make Their TV Ad Debuts

Wednesday, October 3

State Officials Will Oversee Voting On Nov. 6 In Hawaii County

Tuesday, October 2

Honolulu Spinning Its Wheels On Bike Planning, Advocates Say

September 2012

Friday, September 28

New PRP Ad Clouds Caldwell’s Campaign

Thursday, September 27

The Public File: PRP Spends $500K In a Week

Honolulu District 6 Hopefuls Vow To Repair And Rehabilitate

Wednesday, September 26

Lawsuit: State Should Allow DNA To Prove Native Hawaiian Ancestry

Tuesday, September 25

Caldwell Against Gov’s Natatorium Plan, Cayetano Wants More Info

Saturday, September 22

Hawaii Fluoride Debate Idle Despite Major Policy Shifts On Mainland

Friday, September 21

The Public File: Super PACs Dump Nearly $1 Million Into TV Ads

Thursday, September 20

Full Disclosure: Financial Snapshots of Honolulu’s District 6 Hopefuls

Saturday, September 15

Are We In For a Replay of the High Tech Tax Credit Debacle?

Friday, September 14

The Public File: Hirono, Lingle Each Spend $1 Million On TV Ad Time

Thursday, September 13

Honolulu Council Could Kill Subsidy to Save Bus Routes

Wednesday, September 12

Honolulu City Council Considers Widening Parking Stalls

Tuesday, September 11

Hirono: Paul Ryan Passed Only Two Bills In Congress

Saturday, September 8

Federal Ruling Brings Homeless Belongings Ban Into Question

Thursday, September 6

The Public File: Caldwell’s Wife Stars In New Campaign Ad

Why Are Honolulu Police Cracking Down On Waikiki Street Performers?

Sunday, September 2

Don’t Walk: Hawaii Pedestrians, Especially Elderly, Die At High Rate

August 2012

Wednesday, August 29

The Public File: U.S. Senate Hopefuls Divvy Up Hawaii Airwaves

Honolulu’s Most Dangerous Intersections: Guess Where?

Friday, August 24

The Public File: Lingle’s General Election TV Spots Still Running Solo

Thursday, August 23

Elections Officials Grapple With Uncooperative Hawaii County Clerk

Wednesday, August 22

The Case of the Mysterious Hawaii Super PAC

Tuesday, August 21

Big Island Elections Chief Short on Experience, Long on Problems

Thursday, August 16

The Public File: Lingle’s Post-Primary Ads Stand Alone — For Now

Wednesday, August 15

Native Hawaiians Sue City Over Haleiwa Park Sale

Tuesday, August 14

In Election Year, Lawmakers’ Session Fundraising Up 75%

Monday, August 13

Lingle: Hirono Missed 127 Votes In Congress This Year

Thursday, August 9

The Public File: Pre-Primary Ads Cost Hawaii Campaigns $5.5 Million

Primary Turnout Still Low Despite Hot Races

Tuesday, August 7

Sister of Hawaii Five-O Teamster Killed During Arrest Sues City

Thursday, August 2

The Public File: Olympics Mean Pricey Political Ads

Wednesday, August 1

Hawaii County Elections Clerk: No FBI Investigation Into Voter Fraud

July 2012

Tuesday, July 31

Hirono: I Stood Up Against Democrats to Restore Native Hawaiian Funding

Monday, July 30

Vicky Cayetano: My Husband Created Budget Surplus

Friday, July 27

PRP: Honolulu Rail Gives ‘Many’ UH Grads Jobs

Thursday, July 26

The Public File: Pro-Choice PAC Spends $122K on Gabbard Commercial

Tuesday, July 24

Hawaii Candidates Banking on ‘Like’-Ability

Monday, July 23

Case: Hirono Took In $700K From Special Interests

Friday, July 20

Hawaii’s Old Records Are Literally on Ice

The Public File: Chamber of Commerce Spends Another $150K On Lingle

Wednesday, July 18

PRP: Cayetano Gave Rich People Big Tax Break

Friday, July 13

Thielen, Ryan Raise Equal Amounts in Senate Race

Thursday, July 12

Caldwell: Honolulu Has 43 Fire Stations, 25 EMS Stations

The Public File: Hirono Spends $69,000 on Ads

Wednesday, July 11

Media Expert: KITV Cable Suspension ‘Rare’

Friday, July 6

The Public File: Pro-Rail Group Hits $500,000 Spending Mark

Wednesday, July 4

Hawaii Rescues 29 School Bus Routes From Chopping Block

Tuesday, July 3

Reducing, Reusing and Recycling in Hawaii, One Hotel at a Time

June 2012

Saturday, June 30

The Dirty Dozen: The State of Honolulu’s Public Restrooms

Thursday, June 28

The Public File: Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Up the Ad-Time Ante

Tuesday, June 26

Campaign Cash Flows When Hawaii Lawmakers Are in Session

Saturday, June 23

More Than 80 PACs Jump Into 2012 Election

Thursday, June 21

The Public File: Gabbard Enters The TV Ad Game

Wednesday, June 20

Case: Women’s Groups Gave Me 100% Ratings

Monday, June 18

Hirono: Hawaii Is the Healthiest State in the Country

Friday, June 15

Lingle: My Channel Is First of its Kind in U.S. History

August 2011

Saturday, August 6

Large Rail Landowners Give to Pro-Rail Campaigns

Honolulu Police Declines to Name Promoted Officers — Then Names Them

Thursday, August 4

Honolulu Residents Sound Alarm Over Controversial Weed Killer in Parks

Most States Don’t Restrict Task Force Lobbying

Monday, August 1

Hawaii Teacher Contract Impasse a Non-Issue on Day 1 at Roosevelt High

July 2011

Friday, July 29

Two More Board Members Resist Abercrombie

Thursday, July 28

Hawaii Teachers Union President Sends Personal Appeal to Abercrombie

Wednesday, July 27

One More Board Member Says ‘No’ to Hawaii Gov

Decision to Allow Live Reports from Federal Court ‘Cutting Edge’

Tuesday, July 26

All Land Board Members Resisting Abercrombie

Saturday, July 23

Even With Rate Increases, Honolulu Water Cheap

Friday, July 22

Honolulu Shuts Freeways Longer Than Other Cities

Wednesday, July 20

A Lost Child of Kalaupapa

Friday, July 15

Drug Testing Policy for Hawaii Teachers the National Norm

Wednesday, July 13

Third Appointee Resigns At Abercrombie’s Request

Few Cities Track Police Crimes, Honolulu Included

Saturday, July 9

More Lingle Appointees Staying On Board

Wednesday, July 6

Report Card on a Teachers Strike: Lessons From 2001

Friday, July 1

More than Half of Lingle Appointees Won’t Resign

June 2011

Thursday, June 30

Resignation Resistance Climbs to 13

Friday, June 24

No Crime Stats Kept on Honolulu Police Officers

No More Alcohol at Kaneohe Sandbar on Holiday Weekends

Thursday, June 23

Afghanistan Drawdown Won’t Affect Hawaii Soldiers — For Now

Saturday, June 18

Do Hawaii’s Strict Gun Laws Fuel a Black Market?

Wednesday, June 15

Scholar Criticizes Census Portait of Native Hawaiians

Tuesday, June 14

For Hawaii’s Students, More Private School Buses

Friday, June 10

Hawaii Redistricting Panel Votes Against Multimember Districts

Thursday, June 9

Legal Gun Permit Was Never an Option for Stangel

Sunday, June 5

In New Rail Agency’s First Meeting, Leaders Emerge

Thursday, June 2

It’s Cheap to Park at Honolulu Parks

Wednesday, June 1

Honolulu Council To Scrap Park Parking Fees Plan

May 2011

Saturday, May 28

Hawaii Puppy Mill Faces 153 Animal Cruelty Counts

Friday, May 27

Feds Unlikely to Prosecute Hawaii Teen With Gun

Thursday, May 26

For Filipinos, Politics Is More Than Just Numbers

Wednesday, May 25

‘Speedy Trial’ Violations Rare in Hawaii