Civil Beat Staff

The Civil Beat Staff

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.”

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At Large — William Aila William Aila Jr.

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At Large — William Aila

“One of the most pressing issues to Native Hawaiians is the failure of OHA to collect its fair share of ceded lands revenue.”

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At Large — John Waihee IV John Waihee IV

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At Large — John Waihee IV

“I think that for many Hawaiians, living in an environment that does not promote or celebrate a culture that they identify with has left them with a feeling of hopelessness.”

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At-Large —  Leina’ala Ahu Isa

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At-Large — Leina’ala Ahu Isa

“I think it’s about time I go back to my roots and give back in whatever way I can help our Hawaiian people.”

Letters: Private Donations To Teachers Simply Wrong

Letters: Private Donations To Teachers Simply Wrong

Hawaii public education is underfunded, but directly involving rich people is a path toward privatization.

Candidate Q&A: State House District 50 — Cynthia Thielen

Candidate Q&A: State House District 50 — Cynthia Thielen

“I continue to speak out and do not hesitate to go against leadership. This is why a two-party system is so essential.”

Candidate Q&A: State House District 50 —  Micah Kalama Pregitzer Micah Kalama Pregitzer

Candidate Q&A: State House District 50 — Micah Kalama Pregitzer

“Former politicians should not be allowed to be paid lobbyists after they are no longer in office. Also, PACs and corporate money have no place in politics.”

Candidate Q&A: US House District 1 — Cam Cavasso

Candidate Q&A: US House District 1 — Cam Cavasso

“As a Hawaiian Republican I will have a uniquely powerful voice with the Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress.”

Candidate Q&A: State House District 37 — Mary Smart Mary Smart

Candidate Q&A: State House District 37 — Mary Smart

“It is time to prioritize and resolve the most serious issues before addressing the nice-to-have projects that are easier, less controversial and therefore less likely to impede a re-election bid.”

Candidate Q&A: US House District 1 — Ed Case Edward Case

Candidate Q&A: US House District 1 — Ed Case

“As various recent heart-breaking real-life consequences both nationally and here at home attest, our immigration policy, while sound in principle, is broken in practice.”