Civil Beat Staff

The Civil Beat Staff

Hawaii Now Has Six Cases Of Coronavirus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Now Has Six Cases Of Coronavirus

UPDATED. Positive results came back late Saturday for a Maui visitor and a third person on Oahu.

Minor Injuries After Tour Helicopter Crashes On Big Island Hawaii News Now

Minor Injuries After Tour Helicopter Crashes On Big Island

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which owns the chopper, said a pilot and five passengers were on board.

Whistleblower Alleges FAA Misconduct In Oversight Of Hawaii Copter Companies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Whistleblower Alleges FAA Misconduct In Oversight Of Hawaii Copter Companies

The U.S. Senate Transportation Committee says the information “raises significant concerns about the efficacy of FAA oversight in Hawaii,” where there were two deadly crashes in 2019.

Database of Public Employee Salaries iStock

Database of Public Employee Salaries

UPDATED How much does Hawaii pay its public servants? You’ll find information here on fiscal years 2011-2020.

Letters: More Options For Senior Dental Care Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: More Options For Senior Dental Care

Medicare’s annual enrollment period runs now through Dec. 7.

Letters: Limiting Condo Parking Is Poor Civic Planning

Letters: Limiting Condo Parking Is Poor Civic Planning

Why bank on a rail system that may not even come into existence by 2025?

Letters: Can We Save Vulnerable Islands? Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: Can We Save Vulnerable Islands?

A story about the obliteration of a remote Hawaiian islet resonates in Alaska.

Letters: Shining Light On OHA Allowances Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: Shining Light On OHA Allowances

Two trustees respond to a recent news article on the spending practice.

Letters: Voters Just Can’t Be Trusted With A ConCon Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: Voters Just Can’t Be Trusted With A ConCon

Corporate entities could promote changes to the Hawaii constitution that would favor business over workers and weaken civil rights.

Candidate Q&A: State House District 3 — Frederick Fogel Frederick F. Fogel

Candidate Q&A: State House District 3 — Frederick Fogel

“Hey, it takes money to win, but I’m a believer in severe campaign spending limitations. Televising and archiving all hearings? Sounds like a good thing.”

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At-Large — Rowena Akana Rowena Akana

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At-Large — Rowena Akana

“OHA needs to change the classification of the CEO back to administrator, allowing trustees, as advised by the State Auditor, to take back the office.”

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At Large — Brendon Kalei’aina Lee Brendon Kalei'aina Lee

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At Large — Brendon Kalei’aina Lee

“Given that OHA’s strategic plan expires this year, this election is that much more critical.”