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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.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Former Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Mike Wilson David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Former Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Mike Wilson

Judges and justices must retire at 70, but Wilson is as engaged as ever with environmental issues and criminal justice reform.

Bluer Skies Or Continued Cloudiness? Legislators Are About To Choose Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Bluer Skies Or Continued Cloudiness? Legislators Are About To Choose

Let your lawmakers know where you stand on efforts to reform state government, because the next two weeks are crucial.

Hawaii Child Welfare Officials Need To Recognize The US Constitution Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hawaii Child Welfare Officials Need To Recognize The US Constitution

Federal decisions have made it clear that accused parents have rights, but the state agencies that run the child welfare system are continuing to ignore them.

Political Gamesmanship In The Senate Illustrates Hawaii’s Desperate Need For Ethical Leadership David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Political Gamesmanship In The Senate Illustrates Hawaii’s Desperate Need For Ethical Leadership

Sunshine bills and rule changes are not enough if powerful legislators are allowed to rule over fiefdoms at the Capitol.

Gov. Josh Green Says He’s Already Taking Steps To Make Hawaii Government More Open Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2023

Gov. Josh Green Says He’s Already Taking Steps To Make Hawaii Government More Open

The high cost of public records and problems with the Office of Information Practices are on the governor's mind these days.

7 Things Hawaii Lawmakers Could Do Now To Vastly Improve The Legislative Process PF Bentley/Civil Beat/2014

7 Things Hawaii Lawmakers Could Do Now To Vastly Improve The Legislative Process

With 24 hours' notice and simple majority votes, the House and Senate could diminish the power of committee chairs and strengthen the hands of everyone else.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Gov. Josh Green Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Gov. Josh Green

Approaching his first 100 days in office, the governor talks about his tax proposals, affordable housing and homelessness, and changing the culture of local politics.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Police Chief Joe Logan David Croxford

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Police Chief Joe Logan

Chief Joe Logan and two deputy chiefs discuss public outreach, recruitment issues, police discipline and wellness, body cameras and more.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: University Of Hawaii Executives David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: University Of Hawaii Executives

UH President David Lassner defends his leadership against criticism from three state senators. "I am proud of the work that we're all doing," he says.