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Civil Beat Asks Judge To Force Hawaii To Identify Prison Inmates Who Died Behind Bars Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Civil Beat Asks Judge To Force Hawaii To Identify Prison Inmates Who Died Behind Bars

Other states routinely identify inmates who die in custody, but Hawaii refuses to do so. That prevents the public from learning how most of those inmates died.

Civil Beat Named Best Online News Site In Statewide Contest Screenshot/2022

Civil Beat Named Best Online News Site In Statewide Contest

Hawaii Business magazine won the top prize this year — Public Service Reporting — for a story on Honolulu’s rail project.

How A Messy Divorce Case Led To A Legal Battle Over Press Freedom In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

How A Messy Divorce Case Led To A Legal Battle Over Press Freedom In Hawaii

Reporters should not be forced to reveal sources or turn over notes on a story. A state court judge agrees.

Hello, Incumbents? Candidates Still Have Time To Answer Civil Beat’s Q&As Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Hello, Incumbents? Candidates Still Have Time To Answer Civil Beat’s Q&As

Responses to Civil Beat’s surveys are heavily used by voters, especially after ballots show up in the mail. So why don’t many incumbents bother to send them in?

It’s Summer And That Means The Interns Are Here Kim Gamel/Civil Beat/2022

It’s Summer And That Means The Interns Are Here

Young journalists from various backgrounds and colleges are getting hands-on training in the news business here at Civil Beat.

Civil Beat Is Ramping Up Its Neighbor Islands Coverage With New Full-Time Reporters Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Civil Beat Is Ramping Up Its Neighbor Islands Coverage With New Full-Time Reporters

We’re beefing up on Maui first, so expect to see much more enterprise reporting from that island starting this week. Big Island and Kauai coming soon.

Talk Directly To Voters In Our New Candidate Forum

Talk Directly To Voters In Our New Candidate Forum

This year we’re providing people running for office the space to share their thoughts on issues.

Why We Removed A Recent Column About Kirk Caldwell Screenshot

Why We Removed A Recent Column About Kirk Caldwell

Political connections are starting to be more of an issue as election season heats up.

Among The Ideas For Screening Honolulu’s Police Chief Candidates: Sleep Deprivation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Among The Ideas For Screening Honolulu’s Police Chief Candidates: Sleep Deprivation

The proposal by the state’s police union was one of many made in response to the Police Commission’s request for community input on how to pick the next chief.

8 Years Of Fighting The Police Union In Court And What Did We Get? Quite A Lot, It Turns Out Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

8 Years Of Fighting The Police Union In Court And What Did We Get? Quite A Lot, It Turns Out

Civil Beat’s original lawsuit seeking police disciplinary files has finally come to an end.