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Civil Beat Corrections Policy

Civil Beat Corrections Policy

Transparency and truth. Those are our commitments. Our policy on how to handle corrections is central to both.

Feds: Nene Is Still Threatened But Not Endangered

Feds: Nene Is Still Threatened But Not Endangered

The Interior Department has reduced the level of protection for Hawaii’s state bird.

Letters For Leniency: Katherine Kealoha’s Family And Friends Seek ‘Justice’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Letters For Leniency: Katherine Kealoha’s Family And Friends Seek ‘Justice’

The federal court has made public a number of letters aimed at helping her when she’s sentenced on numerous felonies next year.

Why We Asked The Hawaii Supreme Court To Take Up The Case Of HPD Sgt. Darren Cachola

Why We Asked The Hawaii Supreme Court To Take Up The Case Of HPD Sgt. Darren Cachola

A judge found significant public interest in the case of the fired then re-instated cop. But the records still haven’t been released.

What To Expect When You Submit A Community Voice

What To Expect When You Submit A Community Voice

Fairness and accuracy are important in this highly popular section.

Covering Climate Now Screenshot

Covering Climate Now

Stories about climate change from Civil Beat and around the globe.

Why We Sent A Reporter To The Washington Woods To Find Tulsi Gabbard’s Consultant Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Why We Sent A Reporter To The Washington Woods To Find Tulsi Gabbard’s Consultant

The story has nothing to do with religion. It’s all about what she’s doing with her supporters’ money.

Civil Beat Wins National Award For General Excellence

Civil Beat Wins National Award For General Excellence

The Online News Association is the world’s largest organization for digital journalism.

Civil Beat’s ‘Are We Ready?’ Project Wins Public Service Award

Civil Beat’s ‘Are We Ready?’ Project Wins Public Service Award

The series on whether Hawaii is prepared for a disaster was one of numerous journalism honors we won for our work in 2018.