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Olivia Peterkin is an intern for Civil Beat.
She graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Journalism and International Peace Studies in May of 2017 and being from Kalihi, graduated from Wallace Rider Farrington High School a few Mays before that.
For Olivia, being able to cover stories here at home on Oahu is a dream come true.
Before starting at Civil Beat, Olivia did reporting internships for local papers in Missouri and Tennessee where she covered community news, public health, crime and business development.
Olivia joined Civil Beat’s intern program in August 2017 and will be covering the areas of Kalihi and Waikiki as well as public health issues on the island. To contact her, email email@example.com.
The state wants to convert Hawaii’s only volunteer-run public library into a state-run facility, but it’s waiting on a lease agreement from the city.
“Where else can you discuss your prostate problems?” asks the founder of the Hawaii Men’s Shed, a place to socialize and build stuff.
Cultural and economic factors keep extended relatives under the same roof in Hawaii, which leads the nation in prevalence of multigenerational homes.
After racing to craft legislation in just five days last session, the group’s members want to continue addressing ethnic health disparities.
Honolulu DTS has plans for improving safety in the area, including repaving North King Street and adding shared-use lanes.
An analysis by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service predicts that all colonies of two endangered bird species on the island could vanish as early as 2050.
A new UH study found that after nine months of living on Oahu, mainland students’ views on race shifted noticeably.
In a state where suicide is the leading cause of death among youths, there are not enough care providers.
Recent tragedies elsewhere raise questions about preparedness here, which can vary dramatically depending on the size of the facility.