Civil Beat Staff

Christina Jedra

Christina Jedra is a reporter on the City and County of Honolulu beat. She writes stories that hold the government accountable for how it spends your tax dollars and makes decisions that affect the lives of everyone on Oahu. Her coverage area includes the mayor, the Honolulu City Council and the Honolulu Police Department.

Previously, Christina was an investigative reporter for the Delaware News Journal. Using public records and persistence, she uncovered stories including the city council’s misuse of taxpayer dollars, workplace fraud in a construction training program, prison healthcare failures, falsified documents in an addiction treatment program and more.

Her investigative stories have sparked criminal investigations and penalties and prompted legislative and policy changes. She was recognized several times by the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, which awarded her a first-place prize and a best of show award in investigative reporting in 2019.

Christina’s first full-time job in journalism was at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Christina interned with The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting and USA Today. Christina was born and raised in New Jersey and has strong feelings about quality bagels and pizza.

Christina welcomes story ideas and anonymous tips at cjedra@civilbeat.org. You can follow her on Twitter @ChristinaJedra.

Navy Hires Contractor To Assess Integrity Of Red Hill Fuel Facility Courtesy: State Senate/2022

Navy Hires Contractor To Assess Integrity Of Red Hill Fuel Facility

The company will conduct one of several investigations into the facility that leaked fuel into military families’ drinking water.

Lawmakers: Red Hill Fuel Leaked Into Well Through A Pipeline Navy Didn’t Know Existed Courtesy: State Senate/2022

Lawmakers: Red Hill Fuel Leaked Into Well Through A Pipeline Navy Didn’t Know Existed

Navy officials didn’t know about the pipeline until someone reviewed the facility’s schematics from 1941, lawmakers who took a tour said they were told.

 

Penei E Pilikia Ai Ka ʻŌnaehana Wāwahie Ma Kapūkakī I Ko O‘ahu Wai Inu No Nā Kekeke He Nui Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Penei E Pilikia Ai Ka ʻŌnaehana Wāwahie Ma Kapūkakī I Ko O‘ahu Wai Inu No Nā Kekeke He Nui

ʻOiai, ua kūkulu koke ʻia ka pono lako ma ke Kaua Honua ʻElua, he moʻolelo ko ia mea no ke kūlono ʻino ʻana i loko nō o ko ka Pūʻali Koa Moana hoʻohiki ʻana i ka hoʻopaʻa pono ʻia o ua kūkulu nei.

Three Former Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy For Kealoha Payout Hawaii News Now/2022

Three Former Honolulu Officials Charged With Conspiracy For Kealoha Payout

UPDATED: All defendants pleaded not guilty, and a judge allowed their release on unsecured $50,000 bonds.

Navy Agrees To Comply With Hawaii’s Order To Drain Red Hill Fuel Facility Screenshot: House Armed Services/2022

Navy Agrees To Comply With Hawaii’s Order To Drain Red Hill Fuel Facility

Employees at Red Hill filed complaints about safety hazards before the leaks in 2021, a Navy official said.

Marines Suspect Water Issues In Manana Were Caused By Bacteria, Not Fuel Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Marines Suspect Water Issues In Manana Were Caused By Bacteria, Not Fuel

The Marine Corps expressed confidence that Manana residents were not receiving the same fuel-laced water their neighbors on the other side of Pearl Harbor were drinking.

Hawaii Congressional Delegation: Navy Must Drain Red Hill Fuel Facility Courtesy: Case and Kahele/2021

Hawaii Congressional Delegation: Navy Must Drain Red Hill Fuel Facility

It’s a significant shift. Just a few months ago, Sen. Mazie Hirono and Rep. Ed Case were not in favor of shutting down Red Hill.

Noam Chomsky, Cornel West Call For Immediate Shutdown Of Red Hill, Reparations For Victims Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Noam Chomsky, Cornel West Call For Immediate Shutdown Of Red Hill, Reparations For Victims

Left-wing activists from across the world are supporting calls to close the Navy’s troubled fuel facility.

Hawaii Health Department Affirms Order To Shut Down Red Hill Fuel Tanks U.S. Navy/2021

Hawaii Health Department Affirms Order To Shut Down Red Hill Fuel Tanks

The DOH rejected arguments by the Navy that the state lacks the power to shut down Red Hill.