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.

Report: Solar Panels Might Endanger Hawaii’s Birds Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Report: Solar Panels Might Endanger Hawaii’s Birds

Reducing the attractiveness of solar panels to birds by tilting them upright overnight is among the proposed deterrents.

Maui Council Calls On Navy To Remove Red Hill Fuel Storage Tanks Courtesy: U.S. Navy

Maui Council Calls On Navy To Remove Red Hill Fuel Storage Tanks

The largely symbolic resolution lends the county’s support to the state Department of Health’s directive to suspend operations.

Lawsuit Challenges Maui County Homeless Sweep Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Lawsuit Challenges Maui County Homeless Sweep

The county said it would make shelter beds available prior to moving homeless people from the area in September but the lawsuit says adequate space was not provided.

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.