Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Courtney Teague

Courtney Teague is 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. To contact her, email courtney@civilbeat.org, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

Mayor’s Islandwide Crackdown On The Homeless Rolled Out For Council Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Mayor’s Islandwide Crackdown On The Homeless Rolled Out For Council

Two measures from Kirk Caldwell targeting homeless people in public places receive initial approval.

Governor Reverses Himself: Hawaii Will Get A Police Standards Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Reverses Himself: Hawaii Will Get A Police Standards Board

UPDATE: All four county police chiefs also switched positions on the bill, according to Honolulu Chief Susan Ballard.

Caldwell Wants To Make Sit-Lie Ban Islandwide At All Hours Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Wants To Make Sit-Lie Ban Islandwide At All Hours

The existing bans for sidewalks in business areas are insufficient to address public homelessness, the Honolulu mayor said.

New Dialysis Clinics Finally Open Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

New Dialysis Clinics Finally Open

The facilities have been mainly idle for years while waiting for state inspections.

Why Hawaii Doesn’t Publish An Official Voters’ Guide Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Doesn’t Publish An Official Voters’ Guide

In many other states, pamphlets with information about candidates and issues on the ballot are sent to voters before an election.

How Low Is Hawaii Voter Turnout? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Low Is Hawaii Voter Turnout?

In the 2016 general election, turnout estimates ranged from 43 percent to 58 percent — depending on what formula is used.

 

 

Rep. Kaniela Ing Fined $15,000 For Campaign Spending Violations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rep. Kaniela Ing Fined $15,000 For Campaign Spending Violations

UPDATED: Now a congressional candidate, he was cited for using campaign funds from legislative races to pay personal expenses.

Trump Plan Would Cost Planned Parenthood In Hawaii $830,000 Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trump Plan Would Cost Planned Parenthood In Hawaii $830,000

A rule change proposes to halt all federal funding to health care organizations that provide abortions.