Civil Beat Newsletter Editor

Courtney Teague

Courtney Teague is the newsletter editor for Civil Beat, where she manages email products and builds digital audiences.

She holds degrees in English and philosophy from the University of Hawaii Manoa, where she caught the journalism bug as an editor of her college newspaper, Ka Leo O Hawaii. Her first job in journalism was at Civil Beat, where she covered a variety of topics including state government and education as an intern and fellow.

Courtney’s reporting has since appeared in newspapers big and small across the world — primarily in her home state of California — but she’s most proud of the recipes and cooking tutorials she shares through her food blog, Feed the Soul.

You can follow Courtney @courtneynteague on Twitter or email her at  to share feedback or talk story about eating, cooking and knitting. Don’t be shy!

Should Hawaii Convert To Ranked Choice Voting? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Convert To Ranked Choice Voting?

Maine and several U.S. cities allow voters to rate candidates in order of preference.

3 Incumbent Lawmakers Lose State Legislative Seats Cory Lum/Civil Beat

3 Incumbent Lawmakers Lose State Legislative Seats

Sen. Brickwood Galuteria, as well as Reps. Cindy Evans and Lei Learmont, lost their re-election efforts.

Want To Run For Office In Hawaii Without Joining A Political Party? Good Luck Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want To Run For Office In Hawaii Without Joining A Political Party? Good Luck

No nonpartisan candidate has won a statewide or legislative office in at least 25 years.

GOP Candidate Challenges Citizenship Ruling Screenshot: votetimoteo.com

GOP Candidate Challenges Citizenship Ruling

Sai Timoteo contends state officials have proceeded improperly, but they say they’ve done everything right.

No Democratic Party Poll Watchers For Primary Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Democratic Party Poll Watchers For Primary

The party’s state chair says it’s too late to train volunteers to keep an eye on poll workers in Saturday’s election.

Lack Of US Citizenship Trips Up GOP State House Candidate Screenshot: votetimoteo.com

Lack Of US Citizenship Trips Up GOP State House Candidate

Sailau Timoteo is a citizen of American Samoa, making her ineligible to vote, much less run.

A Surprise Challenge On The North Shore And Other Intriguing Senate Races Civil Beat

A Surprise Challenge On The North Shore And Other Intriguing Senate Races

Open seats provide opportunities, while a longtime legislator is challenging to get his state Senate post back.

Familiar Faces Return For Another Run At State House Seats Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Familiar Faces Return For Another Run At State House Seats

Former legislators try to regain their seats in Waianae and Ewa, while a candidate who narrowly lost in 2016 runs again in Manoa.

L’Heureux Makes His Case As Series Of Candidate Events Kicks Off Bianca Smallwood/Civil Beat

L’Heureux Makes His Case As Series Of Candidate Events Kicks Off

Education and a diversified economy are top priorities for the ex-Marine who is seeking the GOP nomination for governor.