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Courtney Teague

Feds Say UH Manoa Overcharged Disabled Dorm Residents Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Feds Say UH Manoa Overcharged Disabled Dorm Residents

The university has refunded about $100,000 to more than 40 students to resolve a federal complaint.

Hawaii Students Join Walkouts In Wake Of School Shootings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Students Join Walkouts In Wake Of School Shootings

On campuses across the islands, youths gather to honor the victims of the Florida massacre and call for action on gun control.

Lawmakers Want To Preserve Obamacare — At Least In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Want To Preserve Obamacare — At Least In Hawaii

Several bills in the Legislature would protect or resurrect aspects of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Government Transparency An Early Loser In Legislative Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Government Transparency An Early Loser In Legislative Session

Open government bills have mostly died, and some measures restricting information are still alive.

Feds: UH Manoa Violated Rules In Handling Sexual Harassment Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds: UH Manoa Violated Rules In Handling Sexual Harassment Cases

Complaints were mishandled and federal grievance procedures weren’t followed, investigators found.

Hawaii May Switch To All-Mail Elections In 2020 Flickr.com

Hawaii May Switch To All-Mail Elections In 2020

A bill requiring the conversion in hopes of increasing voter turnout is headed to the House floor.

Bills Would Water Down Financial Disclosures For Unpaid State Officials Flickr: Images_of_Money

Bills Would Water Down Financial Disclosures For Unpaid State Officials

Supporters say current requirements discourage volunteers, but opponents say they help prevent conflicts of interest.

Why Opening A Dialysis Center Takes Years Longer In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Opening A Dialysis Center Takes Years Longer In Hawaii

A shortage of outpatient centers forces some chronic kidney disease patients into long hospital stays and late-night treatments.

Bill To Regulate Police Officers Clears Another Hurdle Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill To Regulate Police Officers Clears Another Hurdle

Hawaii is one of the few states without minimum standards for cops, but the Legislature is considering a measure to change that.

ACLU Demands Equal Treatment For Female Athletes In Hawaii Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Demands Equal Treatment For Female Athletes In Hawaii Schools

The action was taken in response to Civil Beat’s report on the lack of girls’ athletic locker rooms at several high schools.

Bill Would Require Insurance Coverage Of Emergency Flights To Mainland Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Would Require Insurance Coverage Of Emergency Flights To Mainland

Patients who need to travel quickly for organ transplants can pay from $80,000 to $130,000 for air ambulance service.

Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana

Lawmakers also may add vaporizers, more potent products and edibles to dispensaries’ product repertoire.