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.
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.
The return of tourists has brought an increase in medical emergencies and ocean and hiking rescues.
Ann Botticelli would join six other members of the Honolulu Police Commission, providing oversight of the Honolulu Police Department.
Years of neglect prompted the Honolulu City Council, at the neighborhood’s request, to propose buying the historical building from a reclusive property owner.
Projects aiming to provide housing or services to low-income residents are meeting resistance from communities that don’t want them in their neighborhoods.
The plan is to provide around-the-clock police coverage in the downtown district, but Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s administration gave few details.
The resolution urges city and state agencies to collect the data to better guide policies and improve outreach.
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.
As county parks implement online reservation websites, Hawaii is talking about creating a statewide system.