Katherine Poythress

Taken for a Ride: Ka-Ching For Contractors Without Competition

Taken for a Ride: Ka-Ching For Contractors Without Competition

Civil Beat shares chart showing estimated overnight price increases for contracts.
Taken for a Ride: Four Hawaii Runaway School Bus Contracts

Taken for a Ride: Four Hawaii Runaway School Bus Contracts

Variables make tracking individual contracts difficult.
Taken for a Ride: Breakdown of Hawaii’s Runaway School Bus Costs

Taken for a Ride: Breakdown of Hawaii’s Runaway School Bus Costs

Civil Beat used bid summaries to build database showing what happened over past 11 years.
Taken for a Ride: State Did Little to Stop Runaway School Bus Costs Civil Beat

Taken for a Ride: State Did Little to Stop Runaway School Bus Costs

Hawaii Department of Education didn't use its right to reject or negotiate high bids.
Taken for a Ride: Hawaii’s Runaway School Bus Costs Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

Taken for a Ride: Hawaii’s Runaway School Bus Costs

Companies stopped vying for routes in 2008 — and costs soared, Civil Beat investigation finds.

A New Contract For Not-So-New Hawaii Schools Chief

The old Board of Education didn't think contract was necessary, new board finalized one anyway.

Hawaii To Seek Waiver From Federal Education Requirements

Feds offering temporary relief from No Child Left Behind law, but for a price.
Third Top Advisor to Hawaii Gov Steps Down

Third Top Advisor to Hawaii Gov Steps Down

Abercrombie's communications director Josh Levinson will leave his post.
Judge: HSTA Attorney ‘Promoted Confusion’

Judge: HSTA Attorney ‘Promoted Confusion’

Prior ruling suggests a Takahashi strategy is to drag things out.
Hawaii Ed Board Passes Graduation Policy — Again Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

Hawaii Ed Board Passes Graduation Policy — Again

An old discussion gets a new twist at school board meeting.
UH Athletes to Hawaii Kids: Don’t Be Bullies Nick Castele/Civil Beat

UH Athletes to Hawaii Kids: Don’t Be Bullies

UPDATED Six public service videos will air during high school and college sports telecasts.

Hawaii Ed Board To Revote On Grad Policy

Graduation requirements back on the agenda following questions about possible Sunshine Law violation.