Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Courtney Teague

Big Island, Kauai Medical Pot Shops Still Waiting Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island, Kauai Medical Pot Shops Still Waiting

A Kauai dispensary plans to open soon, but Big Island dispensaries have yet to start growing their first crop.

Ige Calls For Federal Disaster Declaration On Big Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls For Federal Disaster Declaration On Big Island

The state expects to spend $3 million to protect residents during the next month.

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

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

A transparency website is meant to provide the public easy access to information, but it isn’t always updated quickly.

Roll Call: Here’s The Best And Worst Attendance Of Legislators This Session Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

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

A handful of lawmakers missed at least 10 days, but many had perfect attendance.

Pesticide Compromise Reached As Conference Committee Time Expires Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pesticide Compromise Reached As Conference Committee Time Expires

Measures on medical marijuana and all-mail voting are moving forward before the session wraps up next week.

Hawaii May Soon Join The Other 49 States In Setting Police Standards Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

A conference committee of legislators agrees to a bill that establishes a standards board instead of just studying the idea.

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

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

Supporters wanted volunteers on state boards to be more comfortable; critics wanted to preserve transparency.

State May Experiment With All-Mail Voting On Kauai Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

State May Experiment With All-Mail Voting On Kauai

The Garden Island has had difficulty in the past recruiting volunteer poll workers.

House, Senate Agree To $14 Billion State Budget Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House, Senate Agree To $14 Billion State Budget Bill

A joint conference committee passed the overall budget bill ahead of schedule to fast-track funding for areas hit by flooding.

Hawaii Seems Poised To Ban Coral-Damaging Sunscreen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Seems Poised To Ban Coral-Damaging Sunscreen

Updated: It would be the first state to prohibit the use of sunscreen containing ingredients that scientists say harm sea life.

Hawaii Lawmakers May Expand Definition Of Drugged Driving Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers May Expand Definition Of Drugged Driving

A measure to ensure that driving under the influence of marijuana remains illegal also addresses other substances.

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused

Recesses in a public floor session to talk privately about the legislative maneuvering slow down “second crossover” day at the Hawaii Capitol.