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Landess Cole

Landess Cole is the audience development editor for Civil Beat, where she focuses on analytics and newsletters, including the Morning Beat and HI-Priced.

Landess grew up in Honolulu and is a graduate of Punahou School. After high school, she left Oahu and moved to the midwest, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English writing at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana.

After receiving her diploma, Landess came to her senses and returned to the Aloha State to begin her professional career. Prior to joining the Civil Beat team in January 2017, Landess was senior editor at HuffPost Hawaii, a partnership between Civil Beat and The Huffington Post. She also previously held positions at Pacific Business News and the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

You can follow Landess on Twitter @landesskearns or email her at landess@civilbeat.org.

How A Couple From Iowa Makes Ends Meet In Ewa Beach

How A Couple From Iowa Makes Ends Meet In Ewa Beach

In HI-Priced, a new email newsletter that’s part of our ongoing “Living Hawaii” series, we’re asking local people how they make ends meet in the Aloha State.

Living On $70,000 In Kaneohe

Living On $70,000 In Kaneohe

In HI-Priced, a new email newsletter that’s part of our ongoing “Living Hawaii” series, we’re asking local people how they make ends meet in the Aloha State.

Saturday Morning Panic: Reactions To Hawaii’s False Alarm

Saturday Morning Panic: Reactions To Hawaii’s False Alarm

UPDATED: Everyone seems to have something to say about the monumental mistake that warned of an incoming missile.
8 Stories That Made A Difference In Hawaii This Year

8 Stories That Made A Difference In Hawaii This Year

Deep-dive investigations, dogged daily coverage and a multimedia journey to exotic islands were all part of Civil Beat’s efforts in 2017.

5 Reasons Jeff Sessions Might Be Right About Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

5 Reasons Jeff Sessions Might Be Right About Hawaii

What could anyone “sitting on an island in the Pacific” possibly know about being an American?

Trump Supporters Want To #BoycottHawaii

Trump Supporters Want To #BoycottHawaii

After a Hawaii judge blocked the president’s revised travel ban, the internet is having a field day.

Some People Fly To Lanai Just To Visit A Cat Sanctuary Courtesy of Lanai Cat Sanctuary

Some People Fly To Lanai Just To Visit A Cat Sanctuary

An organization focuses on giving stray cats a good life and saving some of the island’s native birds at the same time.

Boat Crashes Into USS Arizona Memorial In Pearl Harbor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Boat Crashes Into USS Arizona Memorial In Pearl Harbor

Tours are suspended after access ramp damaged, but a quick check of the hull of the sunken ship shows no sign of impact.

Kalaupapa: ‘Come When We Alive’ Josh London/500px.com

Kalaupapa: ‘Come When We Alive’

One of Hawaii’s most fascinating and haunting spots could become easier to visit.

This Is What Happens When You Step On Molten Lava Screencap/AOL

This Is What Happens When You Step On Molten Lava

As lava on Hawaii’s Big Island nears a shopping center and gas station, this video is a reminder of what not to do.

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