Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Natanya Friedheim

The Strange Intersection Of A Rail Deadline And City Council Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Strange Intersection Of A Rail Deadline And City Council Politics

The incumbent has stalled council bills considered crucial for the project, while the challenger is a close ally of the mayor who leads the charge for rail.

From Capri Suns To Resumes: Meeting The Needs Of Homeless Young People Cory Lum/Civil Beat

From Capri Suns To Resumes: Meeting The Needs Of Homeless Young People

A first-of-its-kind program specializes in helping those 18-24 move from the street to independent living.

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Going Legit Courtesy of Puuhonua O Waianae

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Going Legit

Residents, who fought off state plans to sweep the camp at the Waianae Boat Harbor, want to create a new self-made village for up to 300 homeless people.

These Two City Council Candidates Are Political Worlds Apart Cory Lum/Civil Beat

These Two City Council Candidates Are Political Worlds Apart

In the shadow of Honolulu rail, one envisions a future built around train stations. The other wants to rein in runaway rail spending.

Council Rejects Big Bus Fare Hikes For Seniors And The Disabled Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Rejects Big Bus Fare Hikes For Seniors And The Disabled

Taxpayers will continue to subsidize public transportation at a higher level than called for in city guidelines.

That Long Line For A Driver’s License May Get Even Longer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

That Long Line For A Driver’s License May Get Even Longer

The number of expiring licenses increased from about 2,000 per month in the summer of 2017 to 12,000 per month this summer.

Why The Hawaii Elections Office Doesn’t Do More To Encourage Voting Eugene Tanner

Why The Hawaii Elections Office Doesn’t Do More To Encourage Voting

Federal voter-education dollars can’t be used to promote voting, and state elections officials say it’s not their job anyway.

Caldwell’s Push To Clear Sidewalks Runs Into Opposition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell’s Push To Clear Sidewalks Runs Into Opposition

Honolulu’s mayor wants to ban camping on sidewalks islandwide, but critics insist more housing and services for the homeless are needed first.

Fighting To Save The Crumbling Koko Crater Trail Courtesy of Drew Murphy

Fighting To Save The Crumbling Koko Crater Trail

A group of devoted hikers is hauling bricks up the steep trail to rebuild crumbling steps. Now they want the city to help.