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Hawaii Legislature Should Not Mess With Our Public Records Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaii Legislature Should Not Mess With Our Public Records Law

The Office of Information Practices is once again trying to reverse its defeat in court in order to impede the people’s right to know.

Let’s Dump The Electoral College Screenshot/2022

Let’s Dump The Electoral College

One person, one vote is the only fair way to choose American presidents.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Gov. David Ige David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Gov. David Ige

The state’s chief executive talks politics, defends abortion rights, gives Biden a thumbs up and contemplates what he himself might be remembered for after he leaves office this year.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi

Staffing has been a priority for the administration along with homelessness, affordable housing and information technology. The mayor says he’ll also seek a second term in 2024.

Please, Office Of Elections, Do The Math For Us On Primary Night Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Please, Office Of Elections, Do The Math For Us On Primary Night

For dozens of nonpartisan races, Hawaii officials should calculate vote totals and post clear data on the winners and losers instead of leaving voters to figure it out.

Ige’s Rationale To Veto The Public Records Bill Doesn’t Pass The Smell Test Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Ige’s Rationale To Veto The Public Records Bill Doesn’t Pass The Smell Test

The governor should drop the excuses, disregard staff whining and allow this important government accountability legislation to become law.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: SHOPO’s Robert Cavaco And Stephen Keogh Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: SHOPO’s Robert Cavaco And Stephen Keogh

The statewide police union heads talk about their priorities, including better communication, challenges facing county departments, arbitration and more.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Maria Ressa Screenshot/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Maria Ressa

The co-founder and CEO of Rappler in the Philippines will keynote the East-West Center’s international media conference this week in Honolulu.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: LUC Chair Jonathan Likeke Scheuer Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: LUC Chair Jonathan Likeke Scheuer

The Hawaii Land Use Commission finds that striking a balance in dealing with land use issues is a challenging and complex act.

It’s Time To Scrap Voting ‘Yes With Reservations’ At The Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

It’s Time To Scrap Voting ‘Yes With Reservations’ At The Legislature

A long-standing tradition allows Hawaii lawmakers to avoid casting difficult votes that could make or break bills. But it’s really a way to avoid making tough calls.