Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Courtney Teague

Courtney Teague was a reporting fellow for Civil Beat.

She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with degrees in English and philosophy. Though Courtney’s phobia of weather below 70 degrees brought her to Oahu from Southern California in 2013, she’s come to love the island’s beaches, cuisine and culture.

When she began at Civil Beat as an intern in January 2016, Courtney continued to write about university matters such as its notorious struggle with deferred maintenance costs and energy use. Courtney has also covered education, infrastructure, and public policy at city and state levels. As news editor for campus paper Ka Leo O Hawaii, she led a staff of reporters, followed key UH issues and contributed to the editorial board.

Courtney covers a wide range of local news, focusing on state government, education and women’s issues.

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

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.

Here’s Why These Rookie Candidates Decided To Get Into Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s Why These Rookie Candidates Decided To Get Into Politics

This year’s newcomers come from all over the political spectrum, and a variety of issues inspired them to run.

Following The Money In Oahu Legislative Races Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Following The Money In Oahu Legislative Races

Fresh faces are raising and spending more than some longtime lawmakers with better name recognition.

City Council Ignores Open Meetings Law To Hear Bike-Sharing Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Ignores Open Meetings Law To Hear Bike-Sharing Bill

Chairman Ernie Martin convinced his colleagues to hear the bill one day after it was introduced. A minimum six-day notice is required.