Civil Beat Editorial Board

Want To ‘Keep Hawaii Hawaii’? That’s Going To Cost Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want To ‘Keep Hawaii Hawaii’? That’s Going To Cost Money

Let’s have a serious discussion about levying “green fees” and “eco-taxes” on tourists to preserve the place we all love.

Find The Money Now To Fix Diamond Head’s Lookout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Find The Money Now To Fix Diamond Head’s Lookout

Let’s not wait until somebody is injured or dies at the crumbling summit structure. Are you listening, HTA?

Honolulu Must Reveal Why It Hired Mainland Attorneys Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Must Reveal Why It Hired Mainland Attorneys

Taxpayers have the right to know why and how their money is being spent on a mysterious federal criminal defense.

Legislative Leaders Need To Crack Down On Their HART Appointees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislative Leaders Need To Crack Down On Their HART Appointees

The four members appointed by lawmakers rarely show up, weakening promised legislative oversight on a project that is wildly over budget.

Tourism’s Tipping Point Should Be A Turning Point For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tourism’s Tipping Point Should Be A Turning Point For Hawaii

We can’t stop tourists from flying here, but we can control where they stay and what they do.

Stop Holding Hawaii’s Primary Election On Saturday

Stop Holding Hawaii’s Primary Election On Saturday

And while we’re at it, general election day should no longer be a state holiday.

Honolulu Needs An Ethics Commission That Is Ethical Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Needs An Ethics Commission That Is Ethical

The commission mishandled its role in the Kealoha corruption case, demonstrating the need for a higher level of integrity and accountability than political appointees are providing.

Atrocious Housing Conditions At Military Bases Must Be Fixed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Atrocious Housing Conditions At Military Bases Must Be Fixed

President Donald Trump would be wise to use Defense Department money to clean up base housing before he spends it on a border wall.

Ige’s Veto Of Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill Makes No Sense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Veto Of Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill Makes No Sense

In thwarting the will of a unanimous Legislature, the governor ignored a state audit that found big problems with the way authorities confiscate property.