Special Report


April 2021

Sunday, April 11

John Pritchett: Artistic License

Sunday, April 4

John Pritchett: Tourism, The Sequel

March 2021

Sunday, March 28

John Pritchett: Double Standard

Sunday, March 21

John Pritchett: Railroaded

Sunday, March 14

John Pritchett: Who Wants To Be A Billionaire?

January 2021

Sunday, January 24

John Pritchett: Handout

Monday, January 18

John Pritchett: Under Siege

Sunday, January 10

John Pritchett: The Secret Ingredient

Monday, January 4

John Pritchett: Not In The Cards

December 2020

Monday, December 28

John Pritchett: Chopping Block

November 2020

Monday, November 30

John Pritchett: Ho, Ho, Ho

Sunday, November 8

John Pritchett: Comic Relief

Sunday, November 1

John Pritchett: On The Chopping Block

October 2020

Sunday, October 25

John Pritchett: The Great Trumpkin

Sunday, October 11

John Pritchett: Rocket Science

Sunday, October 4

John Pritchett: Rail Fail

September 2020

Sunday, September 27

John Pritchett: Advise And Dissent

Sunday, September 20

John Pritchett: On The Wrong Track

Sunday, September 13

John Pritchett: Sinking Feeling

Sunday, September 6

John Pritchett: Data In The Dark

August 2020

Sunday, August 30

John Pritchett: Curiouser And Curiouser

Sunday, August 23

John Pritchett: A Political Train Wreck

Sunday, August 16

John Pritchett: Going The Wrong Way

July 2020

Sunday, July 26

Pritchett: Excess Baggage

Sunday, July 19

John Pritchett: Easy Riders

Sunday, July 12

John Pritchett: The Ballot Box In 2020

Sunday, July 5

John Pritchett: Underwater In More Ways Than One

June 2020

Sunday, June 21

John Pritchett: Police Protection?

Sunday, June 14

John Pritchett: Here We Go Again

May 2014

Friday, May 16

Pritchett: Cowboy Clayton Hee Rides Into the Sunset

Friday, May 9

Pritchett: Talk Stink

Friday, May 2

Pritchett: The Dangers of Driving While Digital

April 2014

Friday, April 25

Pritchett: Mufi Returns

Friday, April 18

Pritchett: The Benefits of Being Green in Hawaii

Thursday, April 10

Pritchett: High Hopes for a Republican in Hawaii

Thursday, April 3

Pritchett: The Endorsement Wars

March 2014

Friday, March 28

Pritchett: Caught With Their Pants Down

Thursday, March 20

Pritchett: The Temptation of a Living Wage

Friday, March 14

Pritchett: Skeletons in the Closet

Friday, March 7

Pritchett: Putin’s Extreme Makeover in Ukraine

February 2014

Friday, February 28

Pritchett: Greetings from Honolulu, Wish You Weren’t Here

Friday, February 21

Pritchett: Stirring the Racism Pot

Friday, February 14

Pritchett: Disciplinary Action

Friday, February 7

Pritchett: Leader of the Pack

January 2014

Friday, January 31

Pritchett: Scott and Goliath’s Battle Over Kakaako

Friday, January 24

Pritchett: Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Friday, January 17

Pritchett: Taxing Situation

Friday, January 10

Pritchett: Hawaii Has a Ten Million Dollar Man

Friday, January 3

Pritchett: Drone Baby 2014

December 2013

Thursday, December 26

Pritchett: Mufi’s New Year’s Resolution

Thursday, December 19

Pritchett: Healing Powers

Friday, December 13

Pritchett: From Riches to Rags

Thursday, December 5

Pritchett: Tower of Power

November 2013

Wednesday, November 27

Pritchett: Local News

Thursday, November 21

Pritchett: The Vigilante With a Sledgehammer

Thursday, November 14

Pritchett: Power Outage

Thursday, November 7

Pritchett: Captain Kirk’s Ethical Odyssey

October 2013

Thursday, October 31

Pritchett: Implausible Deniability

Thursday, October 24

Pritchett: The Senatorial Sandbox

Thursday, October 17

Pritchett: Travel Transparency

Thursday, October 10

Pritchett: Police Inaction

Thursday, October 3

Pritchett: An Early Halloween Trick for the Islands

September 2013

Thursday, September 26

Pritchett: Health Care Crapshoot

Wednesday, September 18

Pritchett: Weapons of Molasses Destruction

Thursday, September 12

Pritchett: Moving Day in Kahala

Thursday, September 5

Pritchett: Syria Handoff

August 2013

Thursday, August 29

Pritchett: An Inconvenient Truth

Thursday, August 22

Pritchett: Signs of the Times

Thursday, August 15

Pritchett: Cementing the Inouye Legacy

Thursday, August 8

Pritchett: A Homeless Aloha

Thursday, August 1

Pritchett: Pharmabusa

July 2013

Wednesday, July 24

Pritchett: The Royal Poop

Thursday, July 18

Pritchett: Local Justice

Thursday, July 11

Pritchett: Ige Who?

Wednesday, July 3

Pritchett: Primary Endorsement

June 2013

Thursday, June 27

Pritchett: I Feel So Much Safer Now

John Pritchett: Artistic License ASUS

John Pritchett: Artistic License

Mayor Rick Blangiardi says he is “dead set against” returning the City and County of Honolulu to stricter COVID-19 rules, even as case counts climb upward. This past week, he and Gov. David Ige agreed to keep Oahu in Tier 3 for at least a few more weeks.
John Pritchett: Tourism, The Sequel John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Tourism, The Sequel

The recent influx of visitors to the islands brings to mind a tag line from the old “Poltergeist” films. We need tourists, but their outsize presence after a year’s absence is also a little unnerving.

John Pritchett: Double Standard ASUS

John Pritchett: Double Standard

The Hawaii House Speaker wants public officials to get substantial salary increases even as the state continues to struggle through a pandemic-induced economic crisis.

John Pritchett: Railroaded John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Railroaded

If Rip Van Winkle fell asleep in Honolulu in 2006 when the rail cost was $3 billion, imagine his reaction upon waking 15 years later.

John Pritchett: Who Wants To Be A Billionaire? John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Who Wants To Be A Billionaire?

Top Democrats in Hawaii are hailing the $1.6 billion in federal pandemic relief money to help the state budget. While fiscal challenges remain, the big bucks mean there will be no furloughs or layoffs of state workers.

John Pritchett: Handout John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Handout

Gov. David Ige is banking on President Joe Biden sending more stimulus money Hawaii’s way.

John Pritchett: Under Siege John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Under Siege

Security is being beefed up at the U.S. Capitol as well as state capitols across the country including in Hawaii. Police are concerned about more efforts to disrupt the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday.
John Pritchett: The Secret Ingredient John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: The Secret Ingredient

Natalie Iwasa has long attended Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board meetings to raise questions about rail. Now the Legislature has made her a non-voting member of the board.

John Pritchett: Not In The Cards John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Not In The Cards

State lawmakers in 2021 (get it? Twenty-One!) will again consider legalizing gambling, this time for a casino in Kapolei for Hawaiian Home Lands.