Jack Truesdale

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.

Jack appreciates tips, story ideas, and any opportunity to grab a coffee. You can reach him at jtruesdale@civilbeat.org or on Twitter @jacktrues.

Lawsuit: Former Maui Prosecutor Says The Mayor Was Wrong To Fire Him Courtesy of Don Guzman

Lawsuit: Former Maui Prosecutor Says The Mayor Was Wrong To Fire Him

Don Guzman says his struggles with diabetes caused him to behave irrationally at times but that he warned the mayor that might happen.

Maui Is No Longer Safe For Hawaii’s Endangered Birds, Biologists Say Courtesy: Bret Nainoa Mossman/MFBRP

Maui Is No Longer Safe For Hawaii’s Endangered Birds, Biologists Say

New refuges are sought as scientists battle disease-carrying mosquitoes in the face of a changing climate.

Relics Of Sugar’s Past, Hawaii Dams Will Take Years To Fix Or Remove Courtesy: DLNR

Relics Of Sugar’s Past, Hawaii Dams Will Take Years To Fix Or Remove

The majority of Hawaii’s dams trace their roots back to the sugar cane plantation days, but the industry has left the state. And so has the money to maintain them.

State: Maui Dam Was In ‘Unsatisfactory’ Condition When It Overflowed Jack Truesdale/Civil Beat/2021

State: Maui Dam Was In ‘Unsatisfactory’ Condition When It Overflowed

The county has said at least half a dozen homes were heavily damaged or destroyed in the flooding.

Maui Area Evacuated After Heavy Rains Cause Dam To Overflow Jack Truesdale/Civil Beat/2021

Maui Area Evacuated After Heavy Rains Cause Dam To Overflow

UPDATED: The state’s online dam inventory system lists the dam’s potential for hazard as “high.”

Growing COVID-19 Outbreak At Maui Jail Has Inmates, Families Worried Jack Truesdale/Civil Beat/2021

Growing COVID-19 Outbreak At Maui Jail Has Inmates, Families Worried

Cases at the correctional center are rising and the state health department has identified the situation as a cluster.

This Program Helped Big Island Farmers And Families. Now It’s Out Of Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Program Helped Big Island Farmers And Families. Now It’s Out Of Cash

Federal funding and private donations helped support local food producers and feed thousands of local families during the pandemic.

‘Maui Wowee’: County Council Sees Potential Financial Boost From Pot Industry Flickr: Heath Alseike

‘Maui Wowee’: County Council Sees Potential Financial Boost From Pot Industry

Council members are hoping other Hawaii counties express support for marijuana legalization too. Legislative leaders and Gov. David Ige have long opposed the idea.

Maui Water Treatment Operator Sues County Over Whistleblower Retaliation Maui County

Maui Water Treatment Operator Sues County Over Whistleblower Retaliation

The man says he lost his job after pointing out that a cleaning solution had spilled into the water supply in May.