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John Pritchett: Maui’s Stonewall John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2023

John Pritchett: Maui’s Stonewall

Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez had to issue subpoenas to several Maui County agencies that have resisted turning over records related to the state's investigation into the Aug. 8 wildfires.

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.

The Sunshine Blog: Bungled Communications, A Tweet Attack, And A Longing For Another Side David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

The Sunshine Blog: Bungled Communications, A Tweet Attack, And A Longing For Another Side

Short takes, outtakes, our takes and other stuff you should know about public information, government accountability and ethical leadership in Hawaii.

The Sunshine Blog: Secrecy Gone Awry And A Distinctive Aloha Shirt Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

The Sunshine Blog: Secrecy Gone Awry And A Distinctive Aloha Shirt

Short takes, outtakes, our takes and other stuff you should know about public information, government accountability and ethical leadership in Hawaii.

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 Sunshine Blog: Political Rhetoric Isn’t Helping Maui Fire Survivors Screenshot

The Sunshine Blog: Political Rhetoric Isn’t Helping Maui Fire Survivors

Short takes, outtakes, our takes and other stuff you should know about public information, government accountability and ethical leadership in Hawaii.

John Hill: Hawaii Agencies Flout The Law By Ignoring Maui Fire Records Requests Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

John Hill: Hawaii Agencies Flout The Law By Ignoring Maui Fire Records Requests

They have much else to contend with, but when the government does not provide information, people come up with more sinister narratives.

The Sunshine Blog: Where Were Maui Police During The Fires? We’ll Find Out Eventually Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2023

The Sunshine Blog: Where Were Maui Police During The Fires? We’ll Find Out Eventually

Short takes, outtakes, our takes and other stuff you should know about public information, government accountability and ethical leadership in Hawaii.

Chad Blair: This Group Of UH Experts Has Become A One-Stop Shop For Policy Analyses Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Chad Blair: This Group Of UH Experts Has Become A One-Stop Shop For Policy Analyses

UHERO is expanding its role in advising the larger Hawaii community on pressing issues.

The Sunshine Blog: Coming Soon? Legislative Action On Wildfires Chad Blair/Civil Beat/2013

The Sunshine Blog: Coming Soon? Legislative Action On Wildfires

Short takes, outtakes, our takes and other stuff you should know about public information, government accountability and ethical leadership in Hawaii.

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