Civil Beat Editorial Board

An Office Of Public Accountability Is Unnecessary And Unwise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

An Office Of Public Accountability Is Unnecessary And Unwise

Legislation to place five key Hawaii watchdog agencies under one roof is a threat to their independence and our democracy.

Lawmakers Must Fix The Agribusiness Development Corporation Office of the Auditor

Lawmakers Must Fix The Agribusiness Development Corporation

Two new reports reveal that the government agency has failed miserably in its critical mission to diversify ag.

The State Of The State Address That Wasn’t

The State Of The State Address That Wasn’t

Gov. David Ige missed a singular opportunity to offer much-needed leadership to Hawaii.

Dear Mayor-Elect Blangiardi: Please Add Transparency To Your Agenda Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Dear Mayor-Elect Blangiardi: Please Add Transparency To Your Agenda

The media often ran into unnecessary roadblocks from the previous administration. Here’s hoping for a fresh start.

Mayor, Police Chief Owe Public Answers On Surveillance Scheme Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Mayor, Police Chief Owe Public Answers On Surveillance Scheme

Why was the Honolulu medical examiner trailed by an elite intelligence unit?

It’s Time For America To Ditch The Electoral College NCSL

It’s Time For America To Ditch The Electoral College

It’s archaic, it’s illogical, it’s undemocratic. U.S. presidents should instead be elected by popular vote.

Lift The Suspension Of Hawaii’s Public Records Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lift The Suspension Of Hawaii’s Public Records Law

Lack of transparency is not a good look when it comes to serving the public interest during the pandemic.

Modifying Safe Travels Program Could Allay Health, Economic Fears Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Modifying Safe Travels Program Could Allay Health, Economic Fears

Allow travelers to Hawaii four days to get COVID-19 tests instead of three, and test again upon arrival.