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
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.
Community members are channeling their frustration with graffiti and vandalism into a kakou kuleana – shared responsibility – to take care of public spaces.
Kaiser patients on the Waianae Coast are being redirected to facilities in Kapolei.
E hoʻololi ana ʻo Civil Beat i kā lākou kaʻina hana ma ke kūkala nūhou ʻana e pili ana i ka ʻaoʻao komohana ma o ka hoʻopili kanaka a me ke koho moʻolelo ʻana e hōʻike pono ʻia ai ke kapakai komohana o Oʻahu.
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.
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.