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

VIDEO: What Does Lahui Mean?

VIDEO: What Does Lahui Mean?

Watch as these University of Hawaii students define lahui and what it means to be a part of a community.

VIDEO: What Does Sovereignty Mean?

VIDEO: What Does Sovereignty Mean?

The Mauna Kea protests are seen as part of a long push toward more self-determination for Native Hawaiians, but what does it look like?

VIDEO: What Does It Mean To Be Local In Hawaii?

VIDEO: What Does It Mean To Be Local In Hawaii?

We asked Oahu residents why being local matters.

VIDEO: Oahu’s Disappearing Beaches Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

VIDEO: Oahu’s Disappearing Beaches

Touring the south shore in the Civil Beat van, climate experts Chip Fletcher and Sam Lemmo talk with us about sea level rise and beach erosion.

Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets

Here’s what they have to say about social media comments hating on their community.

VIDEO: Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

VIDEO: Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets

Here’s what they have to say about social media comments hating on their community.

Hawaii Civics 101: How A Bill Becomes A Law

Hawaii Civics 101: How A Bill Becomes A Law

The journey from bill to law is anything but straightforward. Here’s how it works.

Hawaii Civics 101: How A Bill Becomes A Law

Hawaii Civics 101: How A Bill Becomes A Law

The journey from bill to law is anything but straightforward. Here’s how it works.

Developing An Action Plan For Oahu: ‘The Climate Is Not Waiting For Us’

Developing An Action Plan For Oahu: ‘The Climate Is Not Waiting For Us’

Officials with the city climate office toured the island over the past few months to spread public awareness of the issue and gather feedback on ways to reduce emissions.

Hawaii 2040: Why We’re Doing This Project Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii 2040: Why We’re Doing This Project

Scientists predict the worst will hit in about 21 years. But Hawaii is already feeling the effects of a warming planet. What are we going to do about it?

Into The Fire: How Covering a Volcano Changed This Photographer’s Life Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Into The Fire: How Covering a Volcano Changed This Photographer’s Life

A Civil Beat documentary chronicles the spectacular and destructive power of the four-month-long Kilauea eruption.

Wayfinding: Surviving The Bike Ride Across Oahu Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Wayfinding: Surviving The Bike Ride Across Oahu

Commuting from Kapolei to Honolulu has a few moments of terror, but with a few fixes might eventually work even for casual riders.

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