Civil Beat Editorial Board

Release Nonviolent Inmates. It’s The Humane Thing To Do Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Release Nonviolent Inmates. It’s The Humane Thing To Do

Hawaii officials must act now in light of the rising pandemic. It’s a matter of public safety.

Ige Needs To Bring The Public’s Business Back Into The Open — Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Needs To Bring The Public’s Business Back Into The Open — Now

Hawaii Gov. David Ige needs to immediately lift his blanket suspension of the state’s public records and open meetings laws.

Don’t Keep The Public From Participating In Public Policy During A Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Don’t Keep The Public From Participating In Public Policy During A Crisis

Senate Bill 2038 would exempt boards from Hawaii’s Sunshine Law on meetings when emergencies like COVID-19 are in effect.

Fear Of Fluoridation Ignores Science And Common Sense PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Fear Of Fluoridation Ignores Science And Common Sense

Our children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in America. Citizens should demand that the Legislature mandate fluoride in the public water supply.

Make Lead Poisoning Testing Mandatory For Hawaii’s Kids Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Make Lead Poisoning Testing Mandatory For Hawaii’s Kids

Lawmakers need to find the money to continue paying for the state’s prevention program, too.

Why Is The Hawaii Legislature Still Protecting Bad Cops? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Is The Hawaii Legislature Still Protecting Bad Cops?

Enough already. A bill to allow public disclosure of the names of misbehaving police officers should be passed this session.

The Ongoing TMT Crisis Cries Out For Collective Hawaii Leadership Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Ongoing TMT Crisis Cries Out For Collective Hawaii Leadership

A reconciliation process being offered by legislative leaders is a way forward. But lawmakers need to act decisively and soon.

Want To Really Diversify Hawaii Ag? Cultivate Hemp Office of Gov. David Ige

Want To Really Diversify Hawaii Ag? Cultivate Hemp

It will require the Hawaii Legislature and especially the Ige administration to act decisively in the new year.

Public Officials Who Commit Job-Related Felonies Should Lose Pensions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Officials Who Commit Job-Related Felonies Should Lose Pensions

Hawaii needs to send a strong message that betrayal of the public trust will not be tolerated.