Civil Beat Staff

Marcel Honore

Honolulu Council: Veteran State Lawmakers Tupola, Say Clinch Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council: Veteran State Lawmakers Tupola, Say Clinch Races

Five of nine incumbent council members are leaving due to term limits.

Thousands Languish Without Unemployment Checks Months Into Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thousands Languish Without Unemployment Checks Months Into Pandemic

The state labor department says it can’t just ramp up staffing overnight, but applicants are growing more desperate.

Police Reform, Pandemic Top Issues For Candidates In City Council Race

Police Reform, Pandemic Top Issues For Candidates In City Council Race

District 9 includes Kapolei, where local leaders have long tried to create a “second city” alternative to Honolulu.

Hawaii Dodges Potentially Dangerous Hurricane Douglas Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Dodges Potentially Dangerous Hurricane Douglas

UPDATED. All warnings have been canceled for the Main Hawaiian Islands as the Category 1 storm moves west of Kauai.

Rail’s P3 Proposals Finally Arrive But Costs Remain Sealed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail’s P3 Proposals Finally Arrive But Costs Remain Sealed

UPDATED: The bids won’t be publicly released until the contract is awarded by unidentified officials. That’s expected to take at least another month.

Ala Wai Flood Control Project Looms Large In District 5 Council Race Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Ala Wai Flood Control Project Looms Large In District 5 Council Race

Voters in District 5 will choose from a recent community activist, a seasoned political veteran or a longtime legislative staffer.

Honolulu’s Next Mayor Will Face Major Obstacles On Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Next Mayor Will Face Major Obstacles On Rail

Most of the top contenders say they would hit the brakes on the $9 billion project if financial hurdles can’t be overcome.

EPA Forces State Health Officials To Address Plastic Pollution On Hawaii Beaches Civil Beat

EPA Forces State Health Officials To Address Plastic Pollution On Hawaii Beaches

An order to list two plastic-plagued beaches as “impaired” could prompt similar action and cleanups at other Hawaii locales.

Substitute Teachers Face More Hurdles To Summer Unemployment Checks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Substitute Teachers Face More Hurdles To Summer Unemployment Checks

While most subs are now set to receive payments, the DOE has listed hundreds of others as having denied work they may not have been offered.