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The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Maui Police Chief John Pelletier Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2024

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Maui Police Chief John Pelletier

The former Las Vegas cop talks about the Lahaina fires, officer wellness, recruitment and retention, reviving cold cases, drones, dogs, DNA and adjusting to island life.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: University Of Hawaii Leaders Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2024

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: University Of Hawaii Leaders

The Board of Regents chair explains the search for a new president, while the current president and CFO talk about academic freedom, budget priorities and Maui recovery.

Dark Clouds And A Little Sunshine: Here’s The Forecast For Legislative Reform in ’24 Kalany Omengkar/Civil Beat/2023

Dark Clouds And A Little Sunshine: Here’s The Forecast For Legislative Reform in ’24

Campaign spending bills are where the action is, with the big one being public financing for candidates.

A Public Advocate Would Be A Big Help In Making Sure The Legislature Plays Fair Kalany Omengkar/Civil Beat/2023

A Public Advocate Would Be A Big Help In Making Sure The Legislature Plays Fair

Hawaii lawmakers should embrace this idea for a new legislative umpire to "call balls and strikes" and otherwise have the public's back.

Hawaii Rank-And-File Lawmakers Need To Take It Upon Themselves To Beef Up Their Own Rules David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Hawaii Rank-And-File Lawmakers Need To Take It Upon Themselves To Beef Up Their Own Rules

Senate and House leaders have wielded total power for so long that it’s easy to forget what can be accomplished with simple majorities.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Economists Sumner La Croix And Carl Bonham Screen Shot/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Economists Sumner La Croix And Carl Bonham

The economists say Maui's economy appears to be in better shape than anticipated, and they don't expect Japanese visitors to return to pre-pandemic levels anytime this decade.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Care Advocates Deborah Zysman And Ai-jen Poo David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Care Advocates Deborah Zysman And Ai-jen Poo

Hawaii and the nation have made progress in caring for children, seniors and others in need, but there is much more that can be done, starting with paid family medical leave.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Maui County Council Chair Alice Lee Screenshot/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Maui County Council Chair Alice Lee

She discusses economic concerns following the August wildfires, the steep challenges in rebuilding, and why it's important for public officials to speak directly and frequently with the media.

Now We Know: The Need For Legislative Reform Can Be A Matter Of Life And Death David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Now We Know: The Need For Legislative Reform Can Be A Matter Of Life And Death

State leaders consistently neglected wildfire prevention, but that’s how things work — or don’t work — at the Hawaii State Capitol.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi

Preparing for wildfires is the top priority for Honolulu, but so is bringing down crime, providing affordable housing and hiring workers. There's also a solution in the works for the landfill.