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

How The Westside Is Restoring The Coconut Tree As A Food Source In Hawaii Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

How The Westside Is Restoring The Coconut Tree As A Food Source In Hawaii

A group from the University of Hawaii West Oahu sees planting coconut trees as a way of improving food security and cultural ties in Hawaii.

West Oahu Residents Say The Media Is Getting Their Community All Wrong. We Want To Change That Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

West Oahu Residents Say The Media Is Getting Their Community All Wrong. We Want To Change That

Civil Beat is taking a new approach to our coverage of the Westside with deep engagement and stories that better reflect the west coast of Oahu.

What We Can Learn From Hawaii’s Past Pandemics Hawaii State Archives

What We Can Learn From Hawaii’s Past Pandemics

Hawaii’s monarchy was ahead of its time when it came to addressing public health.

Hawaii Civics 101: All-Mail Voting

Hawaii Civics 101: All-Mail Voting

The 2020 primary election will be the first statewide election in Hawaii history to be done entirely through mail-in voting.

Hawaii Civics 101: All-Mail Voting

Hawaii Civics 101: All-Mail Voting

The 2020 primary election will be the first statewide election in Hawaii history to be done entirely through mail-in voting.

Stories Of Pain And Success From The Hawaiian Diaspora Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Stories Of Pain And Success From The Hawaiian Diaspora

A few months ago we asked Native Hawaiian readers outside of Hawaii to tell us why they left the islands. Here’s what they had to say.

Am I Hawaiian Enough? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Am I Hawaiian Enough?

Reporter Kuʻu Kauanoe set out to explore the Native Hawaiian diaspora. She discovered unexpected things about her own identity along the way.

How Las Vegas Became Hawaii’s 9th Island Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

How Las Vegas Became Hawaii’s 9th Island

Hawaiians started moving to Las Vegas in the 1970s, and the community there continues to grow.

What Does It Mean To Be Hawaiian Outside Of Hawaii? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

What Does It Mean To Be Hawaiian Outside Of Hawaii?

Nearly half of all Native Hawaiians live outside Hawaii. But, as we discover in the new season of Offshore, Hawaiians carry the islands with them to far-flung places.