John Pritchett

John Pritchett has created thousands of cartoons and illustrations over a span of 33 years. He has won awards from the United Nations Correspondents Association, Best of the West, the Society of
Professional Journalists, Hawaii’s Thousand Friends and the Hawaii Publishers Association. His work is published worldwide and he has produced four books featuring his cartoons.

John Pritchett: Smear Campaign John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: Smear Campaign

Negative advertising from local and mainland political action committees is flowing fast and furious in the Hawaii Democratic primary.

John Pritchett: Neverland John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: Neverland

Candidates for Hawaii have been talking for decades about ways to be less dependent on tourism for revenue. They’re still talking.

John Pritchett: Duking It Out John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: Duking It Out

According to a recent Civil Beat/Hawaii News Now Poll, former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona and mixed martial arts champ BJ Penn are the frontrunners for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. But there are eight other candidates and a lot of undecided voters.

John Pritchett: The Frog Whisperer John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: The Frog Whisperer

David Walker, a former Honolulu rail track construction consultant, warns that there are fundamental flaws in the track crossings — known as frogs — and train wheels.

John Pritchett: Getting The Point John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: Getting The Point

The U.S. Supreme Court has restricted the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon emissions that cause climate change, arguing that such regulatory authority instead lies with the Congress.

John Pritchett: Things Money Can Buy John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: Things Money Can Buy

A recent cover story on gubernatorial candidate Vicky Cayetano looked like a news article but was actually a paid advertisement. It’s not the first time that MidWeek has blurred the line between reporting and advertising.

John Pritchett: Dead In The Water John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: Dead In The Water

Mokulele Airlines is partnering with two companies to see if an electric-powered boat-plane craft could offer shuttle service in the islands. The track record of similar endeavors is not promising.

John Pritchett: Sleeper Candidate John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: Sleeper Candidate

Former Hawaii Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona is running for governor in 2022, though he lost gubernatorial bids in 2010 and 2014 by wide margins. Will GOP voters care?
John Pritchett: PAC Attack John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: PAC Attack

Super PACs — political action committees — are playing an aggressive role in gobbling up big bucks to sway Hawaii races at the state and federal level.