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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.

We Have A New System For Reader Comments Getty Images

We Have A New System For Reader Comments

The new Talk platform is very easy to use. But first you’ll need to create a new account.

Say Aloha To Our New Civil Beat Interns Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Say Aloha To Our New Civil Beat Interns

Two previous interns are also sticking around as reporting fellows.

New Members Bring Fresh Perspectives To Civil Beat’s Editorial Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Members Bring Fresh Perspectives To Civil Beat’s Editorial Board

Veteran journalist Chad Blair will oversee our editorial page efforts and community outreach.

Meet Civil Beat’s New Managing Editor Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Meet Civil Beat’s New Managing Editor

Jim Simon is an award-winning veteran journalist who is joining us after a successful career at The Seattle Times.

Civil Beat Wins Award For Series On Tourist Deaths Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Wins Award For Series On Tourist Deaths

The “Dying For Vacation” series continues to spin off into other stories that are having big impact in the islands.

Our ‘Offshore’ Podcast Continues With Season 2 — ‘The Sacred Mountain’ Jessica Terrell/Civil Beat

Our ‘Offshore’ Podcast Continues With Season 2 — ‘The Sacred Mountain’

Science, religion and a battle over the future of Hawaii — and the world.