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It’s Long Past Time For The Maui Mayor To Answer The Public’s Questions About What Happened As Lahaina Burned Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2023

It’s Long Past Time For The Maui Mayor To Answer The Public’s Questions About What Happened As Lahaina Burned

Just talk to us. These scripted videos and written statements are a slap in the face to anxious citizens who are losing confidence by the day in county leadership.

Amid The Rubble, Respect Property Rights And Listen To All The Voices Of Lahaina Courtesy: Army National Guard/Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Foster

Amid The Rubble, Respect Property Rights And Listen To All The Voices Of Lahaina

Everyone lost precious belongings and assets when the town burned, but no one should be revictimized because they lack political clout.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Camron Hurt Of Common Cause Hawaii David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Camron Hurt Of Common Cause Hawaii

The new program manager for the longtime democracy watchdog has ambitious plans and goals.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Housing Officials Nani Medeiros And Scott Glenn David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Housing Officials Nani Medeiros And Scott Glenn

They defend the governor's emergency proclamation on housing, explain how the suspension of laws will work, and stress that the public will be involved in the process.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke

The LG talks about how her new role compares to serving in the Legislature, the budget fiasco from her former colleagues, and about her wish to pay her staff more money.

The Sunshine Editorial Board Interview: Sen. Karl Rhoads And Rep. David Tarnas David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Sunshine Editorial Board Interview: Sen. Karl Rhoads And Rep. David Tarnas

The Hawaii House and Senate judiciary committee chairs talk about sunshine and process reform at the Hawaii Legislature.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: The Pacific Remote Islands Coalition David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: The Pacific Remote Islands Coalition

Sol Kaho‘ohalahala, Nai‘a Lewis and William Aila explain why the area should be granted sanctuary status by the United States.

The Hawaii Legislature Is Broken David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Hawaii Legislature Is Broken

And the only way to fix it is for lawmakers to radically change the way they do business. If not, voters should act.

It’s Hard Not To Be Disappointed In What Was Supposed To Be A Big Year For Government Reform David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

It’s Hard Not To Be Disappointed In What Was Supposed To Be A Big Year For Government Reform

There was a lot of talk about making things better this session, and some sunshine bills were passed. But the big ones died in darkness.

You Should Be Outraged Over What Happened To The Plan To Publicly Finance Campaigns David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

You Should Be Outraged Over What Happened To The Plan To Publicly Finance Campaigns

With almost $1 million in his campaign fund, Donovan Dela Cruz shoots down an effort to give other candidates a chance.