Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Natanya Friedheim

Honolulu Can’t Access 66,000 Personal Documents After System Crashed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Can’t Access 66,000 Personal Documents After System Crashed

Some birth certificates, passports, and other documents can’t be retrieved because of a vendor’s computer malfunction.

Hawaii County Closes Its ‘Safe Zone’ Homeless Experiment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Closes Its ‘Safe Zone’ Homeless Experiment

For seven months Kailua-Kona’s 1-acre government sanctioned homeless encampment sheltered about 25 people.

Oahu’s First Trailer Park Just The Latest In New Wave Of Public Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu’s First Trailer Park Just The Latest In New Wave Of Public Housing

Since Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamations loosened up regulations, some new-look subsidized housing is taking shape.

Community Vents Frustration Over State’s Mixed Signals On Waianae Camp Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Community Vents Frustration Over State’s Mixed Signals On Waianae Camp

At a special neighborhood board meeting Thursday, supporters of a homeless encampment asked for a long-term plan.

Ige: State Looking For Land To Relocate Waianae Encampment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: State Looking For Land To Relocate Waianae Encampment

The governor contradicts state officials who last week announced an imminent sweep and a possible federal grant to build an education center.

This Honolulu Architect Designs Low-Cost Housing, Often For Free Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Honolulu Architect Designs Low-Cost Housing, Often For Free

Russell Wozniak has become a leader of Oahu’s efforts to develop innovative solutions to the low-income housing shortage.

Waialua Landowner Proposes 30-Home ‘Affordable’ Subdivision Courtesy of Aaron Jones

Waialua Landowner Proposes 30-Home ‘Affordable’ Subdivision

The 8-acre site is currently zoned for agricultural use. Its owner says some of the homes would be for his children.

Legislators Want Abandoned Cars Removed Quicker Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Legislators Want Abandoned Cars Removed Quicker

Counties object to measures that would give them 10 days to move the vehicles off of roadways.

Tax Dollars May Get Tapped To Fly Homeless Out Of Hawaii Anthony Quintano

Tax Dollars May Get Tapped To Fly Homeless Out Of Hawaii

Privately financed relocation programs have already flown hundreds back to the mainland. Now there’s a move afoot to spend public money as well.

Coming Soon To Ala Moana: Another 400-Foot Tower City and County of Honolulu

Coming Soon To Ala Moana: Another 400-Foot Tower

After it nixed its “poor door” entrance, the ProsPac Tower developer gains zoning exemptions from the City Council.

Honolulu Businesses Hurt By Rail May Finally Get Help Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Businesses Hurt By Rail May Finally Get Help

City Councilman Joey Manahan’s bill would set up a system to distribute money previously set aside to assist affected businesses.

So Much For Hawaii’s Preparations — The Flu Bug Has Landed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

So Much For Hawaii’s Preparations — The Flu Bug Has Landed

Hospital emergency rooms are bustling, with one reporting twice as many flu patients as it was seeing at this time last year.