Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Courtney Teague

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.