Civil Beat Staff

Nick Grube

Help Wanted: Ethics Commission Can’t Fill Vacancy Civil Beat file photo

Help Wanted: Ethics Commission Can’t Fill Vacancy

Lack of applicants for watchdog group makes work more challenging.
Honolulu Rail Construction Stopped, Now What?

Honolulu Rail Construction Stopped, Now What?

Rail agency still won't release time table or cost delay estimates.
It’s Your Money: HPD’s Free Ride

It’s Your Money: HPD’s Free Ride

The department didn't get reimbursed for security details it provided to dignitaries and politicians last year.
Rail Derailed? Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Honolulu

Rail Derailed? Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Honolulu

UPDATED Court says burial sites should have been identified before construction began.
Akaka’s Granddaughter Files Election Protest

Akaka’s Granddaughter Files Election Protest

Hawaii House of Representatives hopeful cites Big Island election flaws in challenge.
Judge’s Decision Looms Over Honolulu Rail

Judge’s Decision Looms Over Honolulu Rail

Support for the $5.26 project could tilt more than just the mayor's race.
At Last, Rail Lawsuit Is Getting Its Day in Court Sara Lin/Civil Beat

At Last, Rail Lawsuit Is Getting Its Day in Court

Tuesday's proceedings could end the fight over harm to burial grounds.
Gabbard Out, Honolulu Council Changing Nick Grube/Honolulu Civil Beat

Gabbard Out, Honolulu Council Changing

New blood means new possibilities with the mayor's race still undecided.

Honolulu Vetoes Don’t Stand Test of Time

History shows the Honolulu City Council makes it hard on a mayor who vetoes.