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

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

Readers should be able to know and trust where your information is coming from. But public officials also have a responsibility to speak up and correct erroneous reporting.

Political Mailers: Shamelessly Exploiting The News Media

Political Mailers: Shamelessly Exploiting The News Media

News organizations have no say over how their material is used. In fact, we often don’t even know it is being used.

Stripping Away The Stereotypes About People With Mental Illness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Stripping Away The Stereotypes About People With Mental Illness

This kind of deeply personal storytelling, says Civil Beat reporter Brittany Lyte, can be “so intimate it’s like walking into someone’s bedroom.”

The Story Behind Our New Transportation Column Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

The Story Behind Our New Transportation Column

Traffic can dominate life — and dinner party conversation — on Oahu. “Wayfinding” offers readers a street-level look at the challenges of getting around the island.

 

We May Finally Get To See Honolulu Police Salary Information Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We May Finally Get To See Honolulu Police Salary Information

A judge’s rejection of a police union challenge clears the way for the release of names and pay levels for hundreds of officers.

Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important Caesar Hadley via The Fourth Branch Micronesia

Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important

Shining a light on racial prejudice makes us all think more carefully about what we say — and can’t help but make our community stronger.

Why Civil Beat Is Taking A Deep Dive Into Hawaii’s Mental Health System Getty Images/iStockphoto

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

Mental illness is an intensely personal issue that affects many families in Hawaii.

Are Political Attack Ads A Waste Of Money This Year? Getty Images/iStockphoto

Are Political Attack Ads A Waste Of Money This Year?

Voters contacted by Civil Beat say the recent barrage of negative ads are mostly annoying — and haven’t changed their minds.

What It’s Like Spending Three Days Watching A Volcano Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

What It’s Like Spending Three Days Watching A Volcano

Civil Beat’s Anthony Quintano talks about his experiences shooting the eruptions and lava flows on Kilauea.

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in professional settings, enabled by a culture of silence in which colleagues look the other way.

We’re Changing Around Some Things In Our Newsroom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We’re Changing Around Some Things In Our Newsroom

We have two new full-time reporters and Nick Grube has moved to Washington, D.C., to staff our full-time bureau there.

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