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is a for-profit online news organization covering Hawaii.

Civil Beat is a project of Peer News, a company by eBay founder and chairman and Randy Ching. It was and . It has a , initially led by , former editor of the now-defunct , though he to become the Washington Post’s managing editor. The organization in summer 2011.

Civil Beat charges for much of its content, a strategy that has . The site , down from its initial fee of $19.99 per month. Access also includes daily email summaries and admission to events. It has also from a hard paywall to a metered model.

Civil Beat of local and state politics, education, land, and money. The site is rather than breaking news, though it does use its Twitter account for breaking-news coverage. It also includes dozens of on local issues.

Omidyar has said his goal with the site is to “.” To that end, discussion is a , with its journalists — called “” — actively participating in comment threads on the site.

In 2013, Civil Beat to , a site managed by Civil Beat that would shortened versions of its local coverage as well as cultural coverage aimed at travelers from the U.S. and Japan.

The site also , which works to help the media and public get access to public information.

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