Civil Beat Editorial Board

Ranked Choice Voting Will Improve Hawaii’s Elections Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2020

Ranked Choice Voting Will Improve Hawaii’s Elections

The process allows candidates favored most by a majority of voters to win political races. The Legislature should move forward with one of the bills it allowed to languish last session.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: City Council Leaders Tommy Waters And Esther Kiaʻāina Screenshot

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: City Council Leaders Tommy Waters And Esther Kiaʻāina

The chair and vice chair stress due diligence, listening and collaboration to address Honolulu’s myriad challenges.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Tourism Executive Mufi Hannemann Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Tourism Executive Mufi Hannemann

The former Honolulu mayor who now leads the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association opines on the state of the state’s top industry today.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: State Auditor Les Kondo Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2021

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: State Auditor Les Kondo

The high-profile Hawaii official discusses the purpose of his office, criticism from House leaders, special funds and the audit of the Agribusiness Development Corp.

Get The Community More Involved In Hiring The Next Honolulu Police Chief Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Get The Community More Involved In Hiring The Next Honolulu Police Chief

The Police Commission should consider forming a citizen advisory committee to help envision and vet the best candidates. It would go a long way toward building better community relations.

The Legislature Is Right To Mandate Public Disclosure Of COVID-19 In Schools Courtesy: Ige Administration/2021

The Legislature Is Right To Mandate Public Disclosure Of COVID-19 In Schools

But Hawaii Gov. David Ige says he likely will veto Senate Bill 811 because it’s unnecessary and could violate personal privacy.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Gov. David Ige Screenshot

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Gov. David Ige

Hawaii’s chief executive talks about his veto rationale, the growing economy, easing travel restrictions and whether state leaders will agree to extend the taxes used to pay for Honolulu rail.

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.