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June 2020

Wednesday, June 24

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior

May 2020

Monday, May 11

Sex Abuse Cases Pose Dilemma For Media: How Much To Disclose?

April 2020

Thursday, April 2

How We’re Covering The Coronavirus Crisis

November 2019

Tuesday, November 26

Why Civil Beat Fought For Teacher Discipline Records

Friday, November 15

My Slog To Find Rare Birds In A Remote Maui Rainforest

Friday, November 1

Why We Asked The Hawaii Supreme Court To Take Up The Case Of HPD Sgt. Darren Cachola

October 2019

Friday, October 25

Civil Beat Investigation Ripples Beyond Hawaii

Friday, October 4

What To Expect When You Submit A Community Voice

September 2019

Friday, September 27

You Think Your Job Is Stressful? At Least You’re Not Me

Friday, September 20

Fit To Print? State’s Mauna Kea Press Conferences Raise The Question Of What’s News

Monday, September 16

Why We Sent A Reporter To The Washington Woods To Find Tulsi Gabbard’s Consultant

May 2019

Friday, May 17

Here’s Why We Think Trisha Watson’s Kealoha Column Was Worth Publishing

April 2019

Friday, April 12

Honolulu Police Corruption: This Is Why We Rarely Rely On Anonymous Sources

March 2019

Friday, March 22

Political Mailers: Shamelessly Exploiting The News Media

Tuesday, March 5

Stripping Away The Stereotypes About People With Mental Illness

December 2018

Thursday, December 13

The Story Behind Our New Transportation Column

October 2018

Friday, October 12

We May Finally Get To See Honolulu Police Salary Information

September 2018

Monday, September 24

Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important

Monday, September 17

Why Civil Beat Is Taking A Deep Dive Into Hawaii’s Mental Health System

July 2018

Tuesday, July 31

Are Political Attack Ads A Waste Of Money This Year?

May 2018

Wednesday, May 16

What It’s Like Spending Three Days Watching A Volcano

April 2018

Tuesday, April 3

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

March 2018

Monday, March 12

We’re Changing Around Some Things In Our Newsroom

February 2018

Monday, February 26

We’re Killing Comments — Here’s Why

Wednesday, February 14

Why We Publish Provocative Community Voices

Thursday, February 8

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior

Secrecy has long masked serious incidents of misconduct and outright corruption within the ranks of the Honolulu Police Department.

Sex Abuse Cases Pose Dilemma For Media: How Much To Disclose? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sex Abuse Cases Pose Dilemma For Media: How Much To Disclose?

During a recent wave of lawsuits against Hawaii schools, Civil Beat and other media outlets had to decide whether to name accusers and their alleged victimizers.

How We’re Covering The Coronavirus Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How We’re Covering The Coronavirus Crisis

Don’t be surprised if you see us out in the community. We’re more committed than ever to covering the virus and still keeping up with other important issues.

Why Civil Beat Fought For Teacher Discipline Records Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Civil Beat Fought For Teacher Discipline Records

It’s important that the public know and understand how the state Department of Education handles teacher misconduct especially when it involves vulnerable children.

My Slog To Find Rare Birds In A Remote Maui Rainforest Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

My Slog To Find Rare Birds In A Remote Maui Rainforest

Nine cold, wet, showerless days crawling on my knees in the mud on the side of a mountain. What’s not to love?

Why We Asked The Hawaii Supreme Court To Take Up The Case Of HPD Sgt. Darren Cachola

Why We Asked The Hawaii Supreme Court To Take Up The Case Of HPD Sgt. Darren Cachola

A judge found significant public interest in the case of the fired then re-instated cop. But the records still haven’t been released.

Civil Beat Investigation Ripples Beyond Hawaii April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Investigation Ripples Beyond Hawaii

Our 2018 investigation has gotten renewed attention after an Arizona attorney was charged with multiple felonies for his role arranging adoptions of Marshallese babies.

What To Expect When You Submit A Community Voice

What To Expect When You Submit A Community Voice

Fairness and accuracy are important in this highly popular section.

You Think Your Job Is Stressful? At Least You’re Not Me Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

You Think Your Job Is Stressful? At Least You’re Not Me

Journalists have tough jobs, but there are ways to ease the burden as we report our way through the Trump years.