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Megan Tagami

Megan Tagami is a reporting intern for Honolulu Civil Beat. She is a rising senior studying political science and public affairs at UCLA.

At UCLA, Megan writes for the Daily Bruin and contributes to the features and national news and higher education beats. She is also an editor for PRIME, The Bruin’s quarterly magazine. She enjoys covering developments throughout the University of California system as well as Asian American communities on campus and throughout Los Angeles.

In addition to interning at Civil Beat, Megan is a fellow for AAJA VOICES, which provides college students with the opportunity to develop long-form stories throughout the summer while receiving training from professional journalists.

Megan was born and raised in Honolulu. In her free time, she is out looking for a good cup of coffee or finding new hiking trails with her cousin.

More Help Is Coming For Hawaii’s Homeless Youth Megan Tagami/Civil Beat/2022

More Help Is Coming For Hawaii’s Homeless Youth

Act 130, recently signed into law, establishes the Safe Spaces for Youth Pilot Program under the Department of Human Services.

‘You Don’t Need To Suffer’: Doctors Predict More Use Of Covid Treatments In Hawaii Getty Images/iStockphoto

‘You Don’t Need To Suffer’: Doctors Predict More Use Of Covid Treatments In Hawaii

The two approved oral antiviral treatments for Covid must be taken within five days of the onset of symptoms.

Hawaii Has Plenty Of Pregnancy Resource Centers That Offer Alternatives To Abortion Megan Tagami/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Has Plenty Of Pregnancy Resource Centers That Offer Alternatives To Abortion

But some doctors are concerned that the efforts will confuse and mislead women as they navigate a post-Roe world.

Hawaii Has $200 Million To Spend on Pre-K. Who Gets The Money? UH Manoa Children’s Center

Hawaii Has $200 Million To Spend on Pre-K. Who Gets The Money?

Final language in the new law leaves an open question about whether private as well as public facilities are eligible for the funding.

Bill Expanding Hawaii Computer Science Education Is Facing A Veto Courtesy: Staci Saito-Retuta

Bill Expanding Hawaii Computer Science Education Is Facing A Veto

Different interpretations of a key provision in Senate Bill 2142 are likely to lead Gov. David Ige to reject the measure.  

Hawaii Community Schools Seek To Support And Engage With Local Families Megan Tagami/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Community Schools Seek To Support And Engage With Local Families

The schools are joining a national movement to create more community partnerships to help students thrive inside and outside of the classroom.

The Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility Has No Girls. Can It Do The Same For Boys? Courtesy: Partners in Development Foundation

The Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility Has No Girls. Can It Do The Same For Boys?

Advocates say years of reforms and efforts by nonprofit organizations and state agencies are finally paying off.

Hawaii County Police Chief Plans To Retire After 40 years Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Police Chief Plans To Retire After 40 years

Paul Ferreira has led the department on the Big Island since 2016.

The Fight For Paid Family Leave Insurance Flickr: Nikolay Gromin

The Fight For Paid Family Leave Insurance

Too many families are burdened with infant or elder care, causing serious financial hardship.