Civil Beat Staff

Rachel Zalucki

Rachel Zalucki is an intern at Honolulu Civil Beat.

She graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in investigative journalism in May 2020.

She specializes in multimedia reporting and data visualizations but is always ready to learn more. She worked at the Columbia Missourian as a public life reporter and a graphic designer. She also worked with the Reynolds Journalism Institute as a regional coordinator for the Missouri Info Needs Project, which aimed to aid rural newsrooms in informing their communities about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Off-Roaders Could Soon Be Blocked From This East Honolulu Beach Rachel Zalucki/Civil Beat

Off-Roaders Could Soon Be Blocked From This East Honolulu Beach

Illegal vehicles at Wawamalu Beach are threatening monk seals and endangering native plants.

How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change?

We collected resources and advice for stress-free ways to talk to your kids about a stressful subject.

Princess Kawananakoa Gives $15,000 To Iolani Palace  Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Princess Kawananakoa Gives $15,000 To Iolani Palace 

The donation will help pay for the palace’s monthly electricity bill, which is the palace’s largest expense and averages nearly $15,000.

Paddlers Hold Breath for 2020 Season To Reopen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Paddlers Hold Breath for 2020 Season To Reopen

HCRA President Mike Atwood says paddling will return at some point, but it will look much different.

Health Dept. Cracks Down On COVID-19 Safety In Restaurants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Health Dept. Cracks Down On COVID-19 Safety In Restaurants

The Health Department is handing out color-coded placards to help the public identify which restaurants are in compliance with guidelines.

4th Honolulu Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

4th Honolulu Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

A mother and son tested positive as Hawaii hit its highest number of daily cases yet.

Face Masks Now Required In Private Offices In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Face Masks Now Required In Private Offices In Honolulu

New rules announced Thursday expand when and where people on Oahu are required to cover their face to reduce the risk of transmitting or catching COVID-19.

UH Releases Plan For ‘Unprecedented Semester’ PF Bentley/Civil Beat

UH Releases Plan For ‘Unprecedented Semester’

The university is working closely with state health officials to keep students safe, but said coronavirus cases on campus were “almost inevitable.”

This Ship Snagged 206,000 Pounds Of Trash From Ocean Rachel Zalucki/Civil Beat

This Ship Snagged 206,000 Pounds Of Trash From Ocean

The Kwai collected more than twice as much garbage as it did on last year’s voyage.

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