Civil Beat Staff

Jessica Terrell

Offshore: When Hawaii Welcomed A Nuclear Blast Los Alamos National Laboratory

Offshore: When Hawaii Welcomed A Nuclear Blast

In 1962, Hawaii witnessed a nuclear explosion so massive that darkness briefly turned to daylight. Instead of inspiring fear, it sparked celebrations.

On Campus: We’re Taking A Fresh Look At Education In Hawaii Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

On Campus: We’re Taking A Fresh Look At Education In Hawaii

Civil Beat's new podcast series takes you inside the first year of a startup arts integration charter school in Wahiawa.
Date Set In Deedy Appeal PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Date Set In Deedy Appeal

The federal agent who fatally shot a man in a Waikiki McDonald’s in 2011 has already had two trials.

Hawaii Charter School Commission Is Under The Microscope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Charter School Commission Is Under The Microscope

School leaders' complaints have the Board of Education considering a special performance review of the state's charter school authorizer.
How Can We Improve Hawaii Schools? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Can We Improve Hawaii Schools?

The Department of Education is seeking public input on its goals for public education in Hawaii.
Lack Of School Facilities ‘Crippling’ Many Charters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lack Of School Facilities ‘Crippling’ Many Charters

The challenge of finding space means classes meet in tents, at libraries -- even at a McDonald's
Nominees To Charter School Commission Named Screenshot / Hawaii Public Charter School Commission website

Nominees To Charter School Commission Named

Four out of the nine seats are up for grabs on the besieged Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission.
State Celebrates Progress in Dengue Fight, Warns Against Zika Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Celebrates Progress in Dengue Fight, Warns Against Zika

The battle against mosquito-borne illnesses is just beginning, Hawaii's top health official warns.
Living Hawaii: The Pipe Dream Of Teaching In Paradise Goes Global Flickr.com/Todd Huffman

Living Hawaii: The Pipe Dream Of Teaching In Paradise Goes Global

Unemployed college graduates, Hawaii wants you! The islands need you! And they'll pay a lot for you! Or so the viral story goes -- and goes.