Honolulu Civil Beat

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  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu Civil Beat is the largest news outlet dedicated to public affairs reporting about Hawaii. Our focus is on investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a broad view on issues of importance to the community.


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18 Pieces

Stories from Hawaii. Because sometimes being in the middle of nowhere gives you a good perspective on everywhere else.


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In even the most high profile criminal cases, there comes a point where the world moves on. But for the families of both the victims and the shoote...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:41
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After Christopher Deedy’s first murder trial ends with a hung jury, both sides regroup. But there are larger issues at play. Why is it so hard to c...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2016
  • Length: 22:54
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Special Agent Christopher Deedy’s first murder trial begins in 2013. The stakes in the case were high. For Deedy but also for local prosecutors, wh...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 27:53
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After a hung jury in the rape trial of five local Hawaiians, the family of the alleged victim looked for vengeance. They got it — by committing one...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 29:02
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A privileged socialite. A Native Hawaiian wrongfully accused of rape. A ruling elite that favors whites. So begins the Massie Case. A story from 19...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 33:12
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Blocks away from where Christopher Deedy shot and killed Kollin Elderts, tanks had taken over a local park, protesters were out on the streets. Doz...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:57
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Christopher Deedy and Kollin Elderts had never met before Nov. 5, 2011, when a 3-minute brawl ended with Elderts dead and Deedy in handcuffs. How d...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 23:21
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Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Jessica Terrell introduces the deadly events of Nov. 5, 2011 when a white off-duty federal agent shot and killed a Nat...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 36:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Promo for Season 1 of Offshore, a new podcast from Honolulu Civil Beat and PRX.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:49