Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Natanya Friedheim

Saving Hawaii’s Pig Farms Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Saving Hawaii’s Pig Farms

This once-fading island industry is coming to life again thanks to local tastes and strong cultural demand.

Many Homeless People Are Choosing To Ride Out The Storm Natanya Friedheim/Civil Beat

Many Homeless People Are Choosing To Ride Out The Storm

Outreach workers ramped up efforts to alert the homeless about Hurricane Lane, but some opted to stay in encampments.

Helping The Homeless To Survive A Hurricane Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Helping The Homeless To Survive A Hurricane

People who live along streambeds and coastlines are especially vulnerable to flooding and storm surges.

Council Fails To Override Mayor’s Veto Of Tax Break For Active-Duty Military Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Fails To Override Mayor’s Veto Of Tax Break For Active-Duty Military

The measure would have exempted service personnel from the first $120,000 of property taxes on the assessed value of their homes.

Ozawa, Waters Headed For November Runoff In Council Race Courtesy of the candidates

Ozawa, Waters Headed For November Runoff In Council Race

Heidi Tsuneyoshi and Carol Fukunaga gain the majorities needed to win their races outright.

Nasty Tactics Distract From Issues In North Shore City Council Race Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Nasty Tactics Distract From Issues In North Shore City Council Race

Four candidates are vying for an open seat in a district struggling with traffic and the loss of affordable housing to short-term vacation rentals.

Will The Next Governor Support Safe Zones For the Homeless? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will The Next Governor Support Safe Zones For the Homeless?

Gov. David Ige has taken a strong stand against tent cities, while Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa supports the concept of “ohana zones.”

Personality Rather Than Policy Shrouds East Honolulu Council Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Personality Rather Than Policy Shrouds East Honolulu Council Race

Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters are locked in a bitter rematch while activist Natalie Iwasa hopes her quiet hard work in the community will resonate with voters.

Caldwell Vetoes Military Property Tax Break Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Vetoes Military Property Tax Break

Active duty service members “already receive substantial benefits for housing in our community,” the Honolulu mayor said.