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Why Hawaii Needs A Chief Data Officer — Now Wikimedia Commons

Why Hawaii Needs A Chief Data Officer — Now

Technology experts say such a position is necessary to help government and the public better access and share critical information.

It’s Time To Reopen The Hawaii State Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

It’s Time To Reopen The Hawaii State Capitol

The pandemic has kept the people’s house off-limits to much of the public for almost two years. That must end.

5 Ways To Help Hawaii Farmers In 2022 Kalany Omengkar/Civil Beat/2021

5 Ways To Help Hawaii Farmers In 2022

If Hawaii wants more affordable local food it needs to make a more serious investment in farmers today. 

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Climate Expert Chip Fletcher Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Climate Expert Chip Fletcher

The University of Hawaii climate change expert explains why freaking out doesn’t help, the need for COP26 to be more inclusive and how lawmakers could make a meaningful difference with increased funding.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaiian Homes Chair William Aila Jr. Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaiian Homes Chair William Aila Jr.

The director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands discusses challenges facing the agency including the need for more funds and access to water.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald Screenshot/2021

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald

The chief justice talks about adapting to Covid, case backlogs, judicial vacancies, diversity on the bench and budget priorities.

 

Legislature 2022: Hawaii Needs An Official Voters’ Information Pamphlet Screenshot

Legislature 2022: Hawaii Needs An Official Voters’ Information Pamphlet

The guides make for better voters, level the candidate playing field and improve the democratic process.

How To Get The People Of Honolulu Involved In Finding A New Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How To Get The People Of Honolulu Involved In Finding A New Police Chief

Greater community engagement would send a strong message to job candidates and influence for the better the Honolulu Police Commission’s ongoing search.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Parks Director Laura Thielen Screenshot

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Parks Director Laura Thielen

The former state senator and land board chair, along with her deputy, share goals for Honolulu’s Department of Parks and Recreation.