Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Natanya Friedheim

Fee Increases For Parking Meters, Bus Fares Clear Another Hurdle Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Fee Increases For Parking Meters, Bus Fares Clear Another Hurdle

The City Council Budget Committee approves most of the money-raising measures proposed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

For Many Local Grads, Staying in Costly Hawaii Is Worth The Struggle Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

For Many Local Grads, Staying in Costly Hawaii Is Worth The Struggle

On Saturday, about 2,000 students are expected to attend graduation at UH Manoa — and most will likely stay in Hawaii after getting their diploma.

Committee Proposes Fee, But Balks At Total Ban On Plastic Bags Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Committee Proposes Fee, But Balks At Total Ban On Plastic Bags

Environmentalists who once supported a Honolulu City Council bag bill, now say that the amended version doesn’t go far enough.

Why Oahu’s Neighborhood Boards Are ‘The Pulse Of The Community’ Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Why Oahu’s Neighborhood Boards Are ‘The Pulse Of The Community’

Elections are underway for members of the island’s 33 volunteer advisory panels.

Council Takes Step To Allow Use Of Property Tax For Rail Construction Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Council Takes Step To Allow Use Of Property Tax For Rail Construction

The Legislature is insisting that Honolulu leaders lift their prohibition on using city tax revenues for the project.

Honolulu Council Gives Preliminary OK To Tax And Fee Increases flickr.com

Honolulu Council Gives Preliminary OK To Tax And Fee Increases

For now Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s budget proposals are mostly meeting with approval — but rail funding is a big uncertainty.

Honolulu March For Science Draws Nearly 1,000 Protestors Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu March For Science Draws Nearly 1,000 Protestors

As part of protests across the country, the crowd marched from the University of Hawaii to Moiliili Park Saturday in opposition to Trump administration policies.

Waimanalo Gym Closure Leaves A Town Feeling Sidelined Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Waimanalo Gym Closure Leaves A Town Feeling Sidelined

Residents are frustrated by the long wait to start a $3.12 million repair job on the damaged gym, which was a “safe haven” for kids.

Honolulu Climate Change Office Hasn’t Opened, But It’s Already Shrinking Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Honolulu Climate Change Office Hasn’t Opened, But It’s Already Shrinking

Budget Committee looks for spending cuts as Mayor Caldwell broaches possibility of raising property taxes for rail construction.