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.

August 2018

Monday, August 20

Should Hawaii Convert To Ranked Choice Voting?

Saturday, August 11

3 Incumbent Lawmakers Lose State Legislative Seats

Thursday, August 9

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

Wednesday, August 8

GOP Candidate Challenges Citizenship Ruling

Monday, August 6

No Democratic Party Poll Watchers For Primary

Wednesday, August 1

Lack Of US Citizenship Trips Up GOP State House Candidate

July 2018

Tuesday, July 31

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

Tuesday, July 24

Familiar Faces Return For Another Run At State House Seats

Thursday, July 19

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

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

Friday, July 13

Following The Money In Oahu Legislative Races

Wednesday, July 11

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

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

Tuesday, July 10

Governor Reverses Himself: Hawaii Will Get A Police Standards Board

June 2018

Thursday, June 28

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

Wednesday, June 27

New Dialysis Clinics Finally Open

Tuesday, June 26

Why Hawaii Doesn’t Publish An Official Voters’ Guide

Friday, June 22

How Low Is Hawaii Voter Turnout?

Wednesday, June 20

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

Friday, June 8

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

Wednesday, June 6

Why Women Lack Power In Hawaii’s Legislature

Friday, June 1

Lobbying On Both Sides Of Medical Aid In Dying Bill Cost More Than $34K

May 2018

Tuesday, May 29

This Unique Maui School Encourages ‘Wild Ideas’ Through The Arts

Friday, May 11

Trump Grants Disaster Assistance For Big Island

Big Island, Kauai Medical Pot Shops Still Waiting

Wednesday, May 9

Ige Calls For Federal Disaster Declaration On Big Island

Tuesday, May 8

Hawaii Gets An ‘F’ For Its Transparency On State Government Spending

Thursday, May 3

Roll Call: Here’s The Best And Worst Attendance Of Legislators This Session

April 2018

Friday, April 27

Pesticide Compromise Reached As Conference Committee Time Expires

Thursday, April 26

Hawaii May Soon Join The Other 49 States In Setting Police Standards

House Halts Bill To Water Down Financial Disclosures Of Key State Leaders

Tuesday, April 24

State May Experiment With All-Mail Voting On Kauai

Friday, April 20

House, Senate Agree To $14 Billion State Budget Bill

Wednesday, April 18

Hawaii Seems Poised To Ban Coral-Damaging Sunscreen

Tuesday, April 17

Hawaii Lawmakers May Expand Definition Of Drugged Driving

Wednesday, April 11

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused

Tuesday, April 10

Edibles Could Be Coming Soon To Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Wednesday, April 4

Senate Waters Down Bill To Set Minimum Police Officer Standards

March 2018

Tuesday, March 27

Hawaii’s Medical Pot Program Struggling To Get Its Act Together

Tuesday, March 20

Legislators Again Consider Making More Police Disciplinary Records Public

Friday, March 16

Bill Would Set 6-Year Term For Office Of Information Practices Chief

Thursday, March 15

Feds Say UH Manoa Overcharged Disabled Dorm Residents

Wednesday, March 14

Hawaii Students Join Walkouts In Wake Of School Shootings

Tuesday, March 13

Lawmakers Want To Preserve Obamacare — At Least In Hawaii

Friday, March 9

Government Transparency An Early Loser In Legislative Session

Friday, March 2

Feds: UH Manoa Violated Rules In Handling Sexual Harassment Cases

February 2018

Tuesday, February 27

Hawaii May Switch To All-Mail Elections In 2020

Bills Would Water Down Financial Disclosures For Unpaid State Officials

Thursday, February 22

Why Opening A Dialysis Center Takes Years Longer In Hawaii

Tuesday, February 13

Bill To Regulate Police Officers Clears Another Hurdle

ACLU Demands Equal Treatment For Female Athletes In Hawaii Schools

Monday, February 12

Bill Would Require Insurance Coverage Of Emergency Flights To Mainland

Thursday, February 8

Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana

Friday, February 2

State Hospital Escape Has Lawmakers Calling For More Security

Supporters Say Bill Would Lead To More Domestic Violence Convictions

January 2018

Tuesday, January 30

Senators To Stores: Don’t Kick People Out In Emergencies

Friday, January 26

UH Reopens Center That Treats Sick Scuba Divers

Hawaii May Plug Loopholes In Its 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Monday, January 22

Ige Calls Homelessness Hawaii’s Biggest Problem In State Of State Speech

Friday, January 19

Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature

Wednesday, January 17

Legislature Convenes Amid Buzz Over False Missile Alert

Tuesday, January 16

8 Tips That Will Help You Get Involved In The Legislature

What We’ll Be Watching At The Hawaii Legislature

Tuesday, January 9

State Says Ferry Isn’t A Realistic Option

Monday, January 8

How Safe Do UH Students Feel? New Survey Gauges Their Views

Thursday, January 4

Federal Anti-Pot Move Derided As A ‘Reckless Prohibition-Style Decision’

State Looks To Clear A Backlog Of Dialysis Center Inspections

Wednesday, January 3

Medical Pot And Veterans: Groups Offer Free Evaluations