Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Bianca Smallwood

Will Creating More Jobs In Kapolei Ease Traffic Congestion? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Creating More Jobs In Kapolei Ease Traffic Congestion?

A bill in the Legislature would offer tax incentives to businesses that open in Oahu’s “second city.”

Report: Out-of-State Buyers, Vacation Rentals Squeeze Local Housing Market Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Out-of-State Buyers, Vacation Rentals Squeeze Local Housing Market

Updated: A new report by the Appleseed Center estimates a quarter of homes sold in Hawaii during recent years were bought by non-residents.

UH Studies How People’s Connections With Land Affect Their Health Kenny Paresa/Ma'o Organic Farms

UH Studies How People’s Connections With Land Affect Their Health

An organic farm in Waianae and university researchers are teaming up to study health issues on the west side.

Civil Cafe: How To Make Government More Transparent Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Cafe: How To Make Government More Transparent

Amid the backdrop of a sexual harassment scandal, lawmakers and advocates discussed bills calling for more government accountability.