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Hawaii Supreme Court To Fine-Tune Open Meetings Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Hawaii Supreme Court To Fine-Tune Open Meetings Law

A court opinion in the Honolulu Police Commission’s Kealoha case would also affect the way public boards handle other high-profile staff departures.

 

Are Political Attack Ads A Waste Of Money This Year? Getty Images/iStockphoto

Are Political Attack Ads A Waste Of Money This Year?

Voters contacted by Civil Beat say the recent barrage of negative ads are mostly annoying — and haven’t changed their minds.

Civil Beat Named Best News Website In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Named Best News Website In Hawaii

Journalism awards for Hawaii media were announced at the annual SPJ banquet Friday night.

‘The Last Wild Place’ Wins National Honors Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

‘The Last Wild Place’ Wins National Honors

Civil Beat took readers on a visual journey through one of the most remote parts of the planet.

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in professional settings, enabled by a culture of silence in which colleagues look the other way.

We’re Changing Around Some Things In Our Newsroom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We’re Changing Around Some Things In Our Newsroom

We have two new full-time reporters and Nick Grube has moved to Washington, D.C., to staff our full-time bureau there.

We’re Killing Comments — Here’s Why Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

We’re Killing Comments — Here’s Why

Civil Beat gets more than 200,000 unique visitors every month. Yet fewer than 100 participate regularly in the comments at the bottom of stories.

Understanding The News: We’re Bringing You Behind The Scenes At Civil Beat Mantle

Understanding The News: We’re Bringing You Behind The Scenes At Civil Beat

Our new news literacy section aims to help you find news sources you can rely on by bringing you inside the news business — beginning with us.

On Campus: A New Charter School Scrambles To Open Its Doors April Estrellon/Civil Beat

On Campus: A New Charter School Scrambles To Open Its Doors

As her new charter school, Kamalani Academy, prepares to open, school founder, Kuuipo Laumatia, take us on a walk through last-minute snafus and solutions.