Civil Beat Staff

Ku'u Kauanoe

Kuʻu Kauanoe joined Honolulu Civil Beat as a digital producer in November 2018.

Born and raised on Oʻahu, she’s spent most of her life on the Westside, graduating from Kapolei High School in 2011 and University of Hawaii-West Oahu in 2016.

Kuʻu holds a dual degree in English literature and creative media. Her greatest passion is serving her community through storytelling. You can reach Ku’u at kkauanoe@civilbeat.org

Protecting The Past By Managing The Future Of Ka‘ena Point Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Protecting The Past By Managing The Future Of Ka‘ena Point

A new federal designation could bring more money for a place brimming with cultural and environmental resources. But some worry it could bring more people too.

Hawaii Votes For Congress: Jill Tokuda And Patrick Branco

Hawaii Votes For Congress: Jill Tokuda And Patrick Branco

We asked congressional candidates for District 2 quick fire questions, like what they would do to be more effective in D.C. and what they were reading.

Hawaii Votes For Congress: Ed Case And Sergio Alcubilla

Hawaii Votes For Congress: Ed Case And Sergio Alcubilla

We asked congressional candidates for District 1 quick fire questions, like what they would do to be more effective in D.C. and what they were reading.

Hawaii Votes For Lt. Governor: Keith Amemiya And Sherry Menor-McNamara

Hawaii Votes For Lt. Governor: Keith Amemiya And Sherry Menor-McNamara

We asked lieutenant governor candidates quick fire questions.

Hawaii Votes For Lt. Governor: Ikaika Anderson And Sylvia Luke

Hawaii Votes For Lt. Governor: Ikaika Anderson And Sylvia Luke

We asked lieutenant governor candidates quick fire questions.

Ke Hoʻōla Hou ʻIa Nei Nā Loko Iʻa I Loko Nō O Ka Piʻi ʻIlikai A Me Nā Lāhulu Haole Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Ke Hoʻōla Hou ʻIa Nei Nā Loko Iʻa I Loko Nō O Ka Piʻi ʻIlikai A Me Nā Lāhulu Haole

E hoʻohana ana nā mea mālama kaiāulu i nā hana kuʻuna no nā pilikia kūikawā i mea e hoʻōla hou ʻia ai kēia mau kumuwaiwai mea ʻai i lako loa ma mua.

Hawaiian Fishponds Are Rebounding In The Face Of Rising Seas And Invasive Species Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaiian Fishponds Are Rebounding In The Face Of Rising Seas And Invasive Species

Community caretakers have been adapting traditional practices to modern day challenges in an effort to restore these once-productive food sources.

ʻO Nā Mea A Ka Limu E Hōʻike Aku Ai E Pili Ana I Ko Kākou ʻĀina Ma Hawaiʻi Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

ʻO Nā Mea A Ka Limu E Hōʻike Aku Ai E Pili Ana I Ko Kākou ʻĀina Ma Hawaiʻi

ʻO ka limu ʻōiwi, ua pili ia i ka moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi a me kāna mau ʻōnaehana kaiaola e kākoʻo aku ai. Ua pilikia ka limu i ke kūkulu hale ma nā kapakai, ka hoʻohuli aniau, a me nā lāhui haole. 

What Seaweed Can Tell Us About Our Environment In Hawaii Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

What Seaweed Can Tell Us About Our Environment In Hawaii

Native limu, which is linked to Hawaiian culture as well as the ecosystems it supports, faces threats from coastal development, climate change and invasive species.