Civil Beat Editorial Board

Don’t Repeal Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention Trust Fund Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Don’t Repeal Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention Trust Fund

It’s needed, it’s working and it’s paid for by cigarette companies. Gov. David Ige must veto House Bill 1296.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: US Sen. Mazie Hirono Screenshot/2021

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: US Sen. Mazie Hirono

The Hawaii senator opines on Joe Biden’s agenda, Mitch McConnell’s obstruction, hate crimes, abortion rights and military budgets.

Honolulu Mayor Must Select Police Commissioner With Broad Support Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Mayor Must Select Police Commissioner With Broad Support

Blangiardi’s first two nominees were an embarrassment for Honolulu residents whose police department is under intense inspection.

Rebuild Aloha Stadium? That’s Not A Good Idea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rebuild Aloha Stadium? That’s Not A Good Idea

The state’s plan is a huge risk of taxpayer funds for a facility Hawaii doesn’t need anymore.

Honolulu Police Need A Bodycam Policy That Instills Trust Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Honolulu Police Need A Bodycam Policy That Instills Trust

Recent officer-involved shootings on Oahu underscore the need for greater clarity.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: US Rep. Ed Case Screenshot

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: US Rep. Ed Case

The Hawaii congressman is optimistic that Congress will compromise on major infrastructure legislation.

Gov. Ige, It’s Time To Let Vaxed People Fly Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Gov. Ige, It’s Time To Let Vaxed People Fly

Hawaii needs to move immediately to allow all fully vaccinated travelers to fly to the islands without restriction. It doesn’t matter where they got the shot.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Prosecutor Steve Alm Chad Blair/Civil Beat/2021

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Prosecutor Steve Alm

On the latest with the Weed and Seed program, police officer-involved shootings and restoring trust to the city’s prosecuting attorney’s office.

Hawaii Gov Should Veto New Red-Light Camera Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Gov Should Veto New Red-Light Camera Program

Past experience and the likelihood that innocent car owners may be penalized are big red flags for the red-light program.