Civil Beat Staff

Cassie Ordonio

Cassie Ordonio is a reporting intern for Honolulu Civil Beat. Previously she interned at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for a year, covering the State Legislature, social issues, education and more.

She also reported for San Francisco-based newspapers El Tecolote, 48 Hills, Ingleside Light and Castro Courier.

Cassie, of Filipino and Chamorro descent, was born and raised in California. She recently graduated from the University of Hawaii Manoa with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Pacific Islands studies.

Along with working for Civil Beat, she is also one of 22 fellows for AAJA Voices, a mentorship program that aims to increase diversity in journalism while providing mentors from the Los Angeles Times and ESPN to train them.

When she’s not working, she’s on a desperate search for some good horchata or simply trying to keep her house plants alive.

Ke ʻAno E Hoʻohoka Kūloko ʻIa Nei Ke Kūlia ʻAna E Kūkulu ʻIa He Mau Kōkua A Hale Noho No Ka Poʻe Nele I Ka Hale ʻOle Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ke ʻAno E Hoʻohoka Kūloko ʻIa Nei Ke Kūlia ʻAna E Kūkulu ʻIa He Mau Kōkua A Hale Noho No Ka Poʻe Nele I Ka Hale ʻOle

ʻO nā papahana e kūlia nui nei i ke kūkulu ʻia mai o kauhale a hana lawelawe paha no ka poʻe ʻuʻuku o ke kālā, ke kūʻē ʻia nei e nā kaiāulu e makemake ʻole e komo mai ia ʻano poʻe ma ko lākou mau kaiahome.

Emergency Calls Are Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels On Oahu. Here’s How EMS Is Coping Cassie Ordonio/Civil Beat/2021

Emergency Calls Are Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels On Oahu. Here’s How EMS Is Coping

The return of tourists has brought an increase in medical emergencies and ocean and hiking rescues.

Blangiardi’s Latest Nominee Is A Step Closer To Filling Police Commission Seat Screenshot: Blangiardi campaign event

Blangiardi’s Latest Nominee Is A Step Closer To Filling Police Commission Seat

Ann Botticelli would join six other members of the Honolulu Police Commission, providing oversight of the Honolulu Police Department. 

 

Kaimuki Wants To Return The Queen Theater To Its Former Glory Nick R. Martin/Civil Beat/2016

Kaimuki Wants To Return The Queen Theater To Its Former Glory

Years of neglect prompted the Honolulu City Council, at the neighborhood’s request, to propose buying the historical building from a reclusive property owner.

 

How Local Opposition Is Derailing Efforts To Develop Homeless And Housing Facilities Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Local Opposition Is Derailing Efforts To Develop Homeless And Housing Facilities

Projects aiming to provide housing or services to low-income residents are meeting resistance from communities that don’t want them in their neighborhoods.

Honolulu Plans To Increase Police Patrols To Improve Safety In Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Plans To Increase Police Patrols To Improve Safety In Chinatown

The plan is to provide around-the-clock police coverage in the downtown district, but Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s administration gave few details.

Honolulu City Council Adopts Resolution To Improve Race Data Collection Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu City Council Adopts Resolution To Improve Race Data Collection

The resolution urges city and state agencies to collect the data to better guide policies and improve outreach.

Hawaii Says Delta Variant Of COVID-19 Has Spread Statewide Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Says Delta Variant Of COVID-19 Has Spread Statewide

There have been 13 confirmed cases of the variant, which is considered more contagious and tends to result in a higher rate of severe illness.

The Race Is On To Book A Reservation At Hanauma Bay Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

The Race Is On To Book A Reservation At Hanauma Bay

As county parks implement online reservation websites, Hawaii is talking about creating a statewide system.

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