Civil Beat Staff

Christina Jedra

Rick Blangiardi: This Former TV Exec Wants To Be CEO Of Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rick Blangiardi: This Former TV Exec Wants To Be CEO Of Honolulu

Rick Blangiardi regularly used his platform on Hawaii News Now to criticize from the sidelines. Now he admits he doesn’t have all the answers either.

Mufi Hannemann: He Was Mayor Once Before. Will That Help Or Hurt With Voters? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mufi Hannemann: He Was Mayor Once Before. Will That Help Or Hurt With Voters?

In the Honolulu mayor’s race, a seasoned politician like Hannemann can tout his successes but also has a long record ripe for scrutiny.  

Honolulu Sued Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Waianae Man Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Sued Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Waianae Man

The family of the man who died alleges police used excessive and unreasonable force after stopping the suspected shoplifter last year.

How Rick Blangiardi Got Caught Up In A 1980s Bank Fraud Scheme Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Rick Blangiardi Got Caught Up In A 1980s Bank Fraud Scheme

Thirty-five years ago, the federal government sued Rick Blangiardi for his participation in a loan scam. The mayoral candidate says he was duped by criminals.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Lose 12 Journalists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Lose 12 Journalists

Hawaii’s largest newspaper has taken a major hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawaii Increases Funding For Homeless Sweeps Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Increases Funding For Homeless Sweeps

The ACLU is alarmed that the state budgeted an extra $2 million to remove property instead of putting people into housing.

Honolulu Expands Small Business Relief Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Expands Small Business Relief Program

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for a wider range of businesses.

Former Governors Ask Honolulu Star-Advertiser Not To Lay Off Journalists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Governors Ask Honolulu Star-Advertiser Not To Lay Off Journalists

“Such a drastic reduction could doom the newspaper,” they wrote.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Is Gutting Its Newsroom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Is Gutting Its Newsroom

The newspaper is moving to lay off its health reporter during a pandemic, plus 30 others.