Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Courtney Teague

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.

Why Women Lack Power In Hawaii’s Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Women Lack Power In Hawaii’s Legislature

Men hold most of the leadership positions, setting the agenda and passing legislation.

Lobbying On Both Sides Of Medical Aid In Dying Bill Cost More Than $34K Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Updated: Opponents spent nearly twice on lobbying and public relations as much as supporters in a failed attempt to derail the measure, according to state reports.

This Unique Maui School Encourages ‘Wild Ideas’ Through The Arts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Founders of Pomaikai Elementary School believe their popular arts-focused learning program can serve as a model for other Hawaii schools.

Trump Grants Disaster Assistance For Big Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump Grants Disaster Assistance For Big Island

Earlier in the week, the feds approved a similar assistance request for damage caused by floods on Kauai and Oahu.

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.