Michael Levine

Michael Levine is a former Civil Beat staff member.

December 2012

Friday, December 21

A Reporter Pays His Last Respects to Dan Inouye

Sunday, December 2

Akaka Retiring: Ambassador Of Aloha Bridged Party Lines

Akaka Retiring: Hawaii Senator Leaving Office With Legacy Bill In Limbo

November 2012

Thursday, November 29

Hawaii Gas CEO Looks To Washington For Political Support For LNG

White House: Middle Class Tax Hike Could Cut Hawaii Spending By $1B

DC808: On the Wire — The Fiscal Slope

Monday, November 26

Hawaii Gov’t Not Planning For Worst On Federal Fiscal Cliff Talks

Thursday, November 22

DC808: On the Wire — The Thanksgiving Day Episode

Tuesday, November 20

Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

Monday, November 19

FTA Says It Will Sign $1.55 Billion Deal For Honolulu Rail Project

Thursday, November 15

Gabbard On Freshman Orientation: Lots To Learn About Congress

Spokesman: Inouye Healthy, Fall Unrelated to Grueling Schedule

DC808: On the Wire — Over The Cliff

Friday, November 9

Veterans Day: From Punchbowl To Arlington

Thursday, November 8

Hawaii Election Analysis: Where They Won

Wednesday, November 7

Civil Beat Poll – How We Did In The End

Monday, November 5

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Beefing Up Advocacy At Federal Level

President Obama Wins Second Term

Friday, November 2

Federal Judge Issues Split Decision On Honolulu Rail Environmental Suit

October 2012

Wednesday, October 31

DC808: On The Wire — Eye of The Storm

Monday, October 29

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — October 2012

Civil Beat Poll – Obama Lead Narrows, But Hawaii Still Very Safe

Civil Beat Poll – Hanabusa Expands Lead Over Djou In Race for Congress

Civil Beat Poll – Hirono’s Double-Digit Lead Over Lingle Holding

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano Peaks, Caldwell Surges

Thursday, October 25

DC808: On The Wire — Native Hawaiians Say Aloha To Washington

Wednesday, October 24

After Akaka: The Next Generation of Native Hawaiian Leaders

Case Loaned Campaign $50K In Final Days

Monday, October 22

Native Hawaiian Clubs ‘Colonizing the Continent’

Friday, October 19

Akaka to Alaska Natives: ‘Strength In Solidarity’

Thursday, October 18

DC808: On The Wire — Who’s The Greatest President Ever?

Tuesday, October 16

Mainland PACs Give Hanabusa Third Quarter Fundraising Edge

Thursday, October 11

No Hirono Bill Has Ever Passed, But Does That Mean She’s Ineffective?

DC808: On The Wire — Hotline Between Hawaii And The Nation’s Capital

Wednesday, October 10

Will A New Law Mean Federal Funding for Honolulu BRT?

Friday, October 5

Hawaii Campaigning In The 21st Century

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — September 2012

Thursday, October 4

Civil Beat Poll – Dems Lead Congress Races

Wednesday, October 3

Outside Expert to Feds: Honolulu Rail Is Ready

Tuesday, October 2

Civil Beat Poll – Obama Gets Aloha in Hawaii

Monday, October 1

Civil Beat Poll – Unwavering Rail Opposition Gives Cayetano Lead

September 2012

Sunday, September 30

Civil Beat Poll – Hirono Up Big On Lingle

Thursday, September 27

Inouye Wants Active Role In Hirono Campaign

Tuesday, September 25

Djou Plays Dad Card As Campaign Issue

Friday, September 21

Honolulu Rail Delegation Seeks To Smooth Concerns In D.C.

Monday, September 17

Lingle: Hirono ‘Flip Flops’ On Budget Cuts

Thursday, September 13

Akaka Bill Sails Through Committee, But Tough Sledding Ahead

Wednesday, September 12

Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

What Does Tulsi Gabbard’s Rising Star Do For Hawaii?

‘Spectrum Crunch’ On Horizon Could Slow Hawaii’s Digital Future

Tuesday, September 11

Akaka Taking Last Shot At Legacy Bill For Native Hawaiians

Wednesday, September 5

How Many Votes Can Campaign Money Buy?

August 2012

Thursday, August 16

Honolulu Tells HUD Troubled Wahiawa Senior Center Making Strides

Monday, August 13

Civil Beat Poll – What the Heck Happened?

Sunday, August 12

Where They Won: Breakdown of Senate, Congress, Mayor Races

Friday, August 10

Walk-In Voting Down, Mail Voting Up From 2010

Thursday, August 9

Hanabusa, Djou On Collision Course For Rematch

Gabbard Completes Upset By Crushing Hannemann

Déjà Vu As Gabbard, Hannemann Fight for Senators’ Support

Wednesday, August 8

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — August 2012

Friday, August 3

Coincidence? Two Commercials Feature Dice, Cash And Corruption

Thursday, August 2

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano On Track To Win In Primary and Avoid Runoff

Civil Beat Poll – Tulsi Leaves Mufi In Her Dust

Civil Beat Poll – Case-Hirono Too Close To Call

Wednesday, August 1

‘Pay-to-Play’ Corruption a Hawaii Campaign Theme

Caldwell, Carlisle Surge While Cayetano Fades In Fundraising Effort

July 2012

Tuesday, July 31

Trailing Gabbard, Hannemann Gives Campaign $150K

Thursday, July 26

Accused of Corruption, Mitsunagas Punch Back With Radio Ads

Wednesday, July 25

Outside Money’s Big Role In 2012 Hawaii Election

No Written Rules Means Confusion When Doling Out Honolulu Contracts

Saturday, July 21

In Twist, PRP Chief Target Of Campaign Probe

City Purchasing Boss: Fire Department Wrong On Merger Contract ‘Tie’

Friday, July 20

Health Department Says Honolulu’s Fire-EMS Merger Is ‘Premature’

Wednesday, July 18

State Health Department Might Quash Honolulu’s Fire-EMS Merger

Tuesday, July 17

Attack Ads Push Campaign Cash Into Spotlight In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Pro-Rail Money Follows Caldwell, Carlisle Lags

Friday, July 13

Social Issues Center In First Televised Hawaii Congress Debate

Thursday, July 12

Carlisle, Cayetano Both Aim Fire At Caldwell in KITV-Civil Beat Debate

Wednesday, July 11

Former Campaign Chief In Town To Back Cayetano

Tuesday, July 10

Gabbard Files FEC Complaint Against Hannemann

Saturday, July 7

Fire-EMS Merger Contract Awarded After Honolulu Official Manipulated Score

Friday, July 6

Honolulu Council Hopefuls Island-wide Back Rail, Tax Exemptions

Honolulu Council District 9 Candidates on the Issues

Thursday, July 5

Honolulu Ethics Panel Investigating Fire-EMS Merger Contract

Honolulu Council District 7 Candidates on the Issues

Tuesday, July 3

Honolulu Council District 5 Candidates on the Issues

Honolulu Council District 3 Candidates on the Issues

Sunday, July 1

Honolulu Council District 1 Candidates On The Issues

June 2012

Friday, June 29

Politics Puts Fire-EMS Merge On Front Burner

Thursday, June 28

Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

Tuesday, June 26

Honolulu Mayor Hopefuls Differ on Big Issues

Honolulu Council Members Push for Audits of HART, Sewer

Carlisle Returns Council-Approved Budgets — Some Signed, Some Not

Thursday, June 21

A Look at Honolulu’s Sidewalk Ban Six Months and at Least $100K Later

Monday, June 18

U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail

Civil Beat Poll – Questionnaires and Toplines — June 2012

Friday, June 15

Who’s the Wealthiest Member of Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation?

Monday, June 11

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano’s Grip On Honolulu Mayor’s Race Is Slipping

Civil Beat Poll – Stunning Turnaround In Hawaii’s CD2 Race

Civil Beat Poll – Case, Hirono Tied In Hawaii U.S. Senate Race

Thursday, June 7

Race To The Finish For Federal Rail Money

Council Chair Accuses Mayor of ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Politics on Sewage Project

Tuesday, June 5

Will Honolulu Council Give Back Mayor’s Sewage Construction Money?

Saturday, June 2

Kobayashi: Voters in 2008 Didn’t Approve Current Rail Project

May 2012

Thursday, May 31

Civil Beat Guide to Polling During Election Season

Friday, May 25

Supreme Court: Can Rail Avoid Hawaiian Burials?

Thursday, May 24

Mayoral Hopefuls Sharpen Attacks in First TV Debate

Pro-Rail Union Group Ups Ante Against Cayetano

Wednesday, May 23

Moderate Caldwell Says ‘Build Rail Better’

Thursday, May 10

Council Asks Voters To OK $5M for Nonprofits

Wednesday, May 9

Is Honolulu Drowning In Sea Of Leaking Money?

‘Pipe Whisperers’ Hear The Rustle Of Running Water

Friday, May 4

Civil Beat Poll: Questionnaire, Toplines and Crosstabs — April 2012

Thursday, May 3

Caldwell: Carlisle Raised Property Tax Rates

Playing To Type In First Honolulu Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, May 2

Honolulu Hale Lead Paint Cleanup To Cost $250K

April 2012

Friday, April 27

Civil Beat Poll – To Preserve or Develop Hawaii Land?

Civil Beat Poll – Does the Government Treat Native Hawaiians Fairly?

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Wants Undersea Cable

Civil Beat Poll – Assisted Suicide Support Strong

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Opposes Gay Marriage, Marijuana, Rail

Civil Beat Poll – Can Gov’t Solve Challenges?

Civil Beat Poll – Is Voting a Duty Or a Choice?

Wednesday, April 25

Honolulu Passes Ban on Plastic Bags

Monday, April 23

Civil Beat Poll – Voters Prefer Bag Ban to Fee

Sunday, April 22

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — Pay for Men and Women

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — Common Jobs and Names

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — The City’s Big Earners

Honolulu Salaries 2012 — The Full Employee List

Saturday, April 21

Bag Fee, Ban or Both? City Council Picks Wednesday

Friday, April 20

Honolulu’s Next Landfill Could Be In Kailua

Monday, April 16

Dalai Lama in Honolulu: One Voice, Many Messages

Sunday, April 15

Students In High Spirits After Dalai Lama Talk

Friday, April 13

Hawaii No Longer Magnet for Young, Single, Educated

New Rail Chief Sees Himself as Intermediary Between Council, Feds

Honolulu Council Keeps Rail Budget Intact

Thursday, April 12

It’s Your Money: Council Spends on Travel and TVs

Wednesday, April 11

Honolulu’s Low-Key Dalai Lama Preparations

Saturday, April 7

Council Support Wavers As Key Rail Vote Looms

Thursday, April 5

Doubting State, Honolulu Moves To Add Bag Fee

Wednesday, April 4

City Council’s Plastic Bag Ban Could Become Fee

Mayor Won’t Cancel Sewage Treatment Contract

March 2012

Wednesday, March 28

Census: Honolulu and San Diego Swap Residents

Is Honolulu Rail Debt Causing Budget Cuts?

Monday, March 26

Is It ‘Reckless’ To Build Honolulu Rail Before Feds Commit Funds?

Friday, March 23

Rail Construction End Of Long Line for Permits

Thursday, March 22

Kirk Caldwell, Friend of the Working Man

Tuesday, March 20

Cayetano: Mayor Cut Police, Fire

Monday, March 19

Despite Sewer Work, Storms Still Cause Spills

Cayetano’s Transit Plan Mirrors Harris’ in 2000

Water Board’s Beretania Land To Be Developed

Saturday, March 17

Landfill Site Panel Wants Distance From Residents

Friday, March 16

$100K+ To Fix Lead, Mold at Honolulu Hale

Thursday, March 15

Lead, Mold Contaminate Honolulu Hale

Tuesday, March 13

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Ewa Beach

Saturday, March 10

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Mar. 12-18

Wednesday, March 7

Are Honolulu Rail Backers’ New Radio Ads Accurate?

Tuesday, March 6

Honolulu’s Tech Deputy: Government Can Help

Lacking Support, Can Rail Backers Turn The Tide?

Monday, March 5

Carlisle: Honolulu Sewer Deal Has No New Concerns

Saturday, March 3

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Mar. 5-11

Thursday, March 1

Grabauskas OK’d As Rail Chief Despite Soft Spot For Toru Hamayasu

Mayor’s Budget Holds The Line, Lacks ‘Fun’ Projects

February 2012

Monday, February 27

New Honolulu Rail Chief Was Late, Over Budget on His Biggest Project

Saturday, February 25

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Feb. 27-Mar. 4

Friday, February 24

End Politics As Usual, Then Cross the Street

HART Taps New Rail Chief: Grabauskas from Boston

Mayor Peter Carlisle’s Tale of Two Honolulus

Tuesday, February 21

One Year Later — 2011 State of the City Scorecard

Tech-Savvy Leaders Push Honolulu Toward Gov 2.0

Monday, February 20

Counties Want Break from Hawaii Sunshine Law

Sunday, February 19

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Feb. 20-26

Thursday, February 16

Caldwell: With More Time, I’ll Win Mayor’s Race

Why Did Council Overrule Waianae Residents and Council Member?

Tuesday, February 14

FTA Watching Opponents, Wants $250M for Honolulu Rail

Saturday, February 11

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Feb. 13-19

Friday, February 10

Just How Deep Will Honolulu Rail’s Debt Be?

Thursday, February 9

Carlisle: Rail Will Take 40,000 Cars Off The Road

Monday, February 6

Feds Green Light Honolulu Rail Construction

Profs Like Cayetano On Rail, But Not Ready To ‘Forgive and Forget’?

Sunday, February 5

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Feb. 6-12

Friday, February 3

Back Into The Lion’s Den, Cayetano Asking for Professors’ Support

Occupy Honolulu Evicted From Thomas Square

Thursday, February 2

Does Line-of-Credit Rail Plan Leave Honolulu Taxpayers on Hook?

Wednesday, February 1

Clock Ticking For Occupy Honolulu Encampment

January 2012

Tuesday, January 31

Modest Fundraising Opens Door In Mayor’s Race

Saturday, January 28

A Look At How the City’s Storing Homeless Property

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Friday, January 27

Money In The Bank Or ‘Bells and Whistles’ If Honolulu Rail Costs Less?

Emergency Rail Plan: Taxpayers Have Our Back

Monday, January 23

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Jan. 23-29

Friday, January 20

Cayetano: Rail A Wall of Concrete Snaking Along Honolulu’s Waterfront

Thursday, January 19

Cayetano: I’m Not a One-Issue Anti-Rail Candidate

Wednesday, January 18

What Does the FTA Want From Honolulu Rail?

Can Honolulu Council Members Talk in Private About Proposed Laws?

Saturday, January 14

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Jan. 16-22

Thursday, January 12

Caldwell’s First Promise: Soap In Bus Stop Bathroom

Wednesday, January 11

Honolulu Facing Five Major Issues In 2012

Could Honolulu’s Mayor Stop Rail Project?

Honolulu Homeless Frustrated as Belongings Taken

Tuesday, January 10

Judge: Civil Beat Can Blog Honolulu Rail Lawsuit

Honolulu Begins Enforcing New Sidewalk Ban Against Homeless

Saturday, January 7

Inside Honolulu — Government, Politics and Issues — Jan. 9-15

Friday, January 6

Hawaii Homeless Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

‘Lot of Work To Do’ Before Feds Fund Honolulu Rail

Thursday, January 5

Honolulu to Feds: OK Rail Work Or Costs Rise $100M

Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Redistricting Plan

Wednesday, January 4

Faith, Union Groups Seek Pro-Rail Spot in Lawsuit