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 email@example.com
Lawmakers want the public to weigh in this session on the bills that matter most to their communities.
Ke hoʻopilikia nei ka hoʻohuli aniau i nā iwi kupuna mai uka a i kai. ʻŌlelo aku nā loea, loaʻa nā mea pono e ʻimi ʻia ai kahi haʻina, akā e pono ana ke kūpaʻa politika.
Climate change is threatening iwi kupuna from mauka to makai. Experts say the tools exist to come up with a solution but it will require political will.
The effects of a warming planet are also expected to make it more expensive to safeguard land and water.
Mental health professionals say the community is working to overcome the negative stereotypes associated with decades of hosting the island’s less desirable municipal facilities.
As the city searches for a new site, the Westside offers lessons on how a place can turn into the island’s perceived ‘dumping ground.’
Less expensive housing has drawn more people to the former sugar town, but that’s also changing the character of a place once known for how well it cared for those who lived there.
Ke hoʻolilo nei nā lālā kaiāulu i ko lākou ukiuki i ke kahakaha kolohe a me ka luku wale i kuleana na lākou a pau e mālama pono ʻia ai nā wahi lehulehu.
Pua Kaiaulu, a new internship program, is helping high schoolers prepare for their next steps in life.