Jack Truesdale covers Maui as a freelance correspondent for Civil Beat.
He has written for the Brown Alumni Magazine, the Providence Journal, and the Point Reyes Light in Northern California as an intern.
Born and raised just outside of Boston, Jack graduated from Brown University in 2020, where he studied English literature and wrote for the student daily. Before transferring to Brown, Jack edited the student magazine at Colorado College.
Federal funding and private donations helped support local food producers and feed thousands of local families during the pandemic.
Council members are hoping other Hawaii counties express support for marijuana legalization too. Legislative leaders and Gov. David Ige have long opposed the idea.
The man says he lost his job after pointing out that a cleaning solution had spilled into the water supply in May.