Letter from the editor:

Ka Leo O Hawai‘i has always been proud to steward and support young journalists in Hawai‘i as they go forth into careers reporting on local and national news. This semester, Ka Leo is proud to be working with award-winning news outlet, Honolulu Civil Beat, and the UHM Journalism Program's senior capstone class to report on the 2022 Legislative Session. 

Dr. Brett Oppegaard, will lead 15 students to report on a variety of topics including agriculture, criminal justice, transportation, public lands and health. For many of these students, this will be their first time covering public policy and government.

You may see some familiar bylines. That's because most of the students in the class are past or current Ka Leo writers.

Blaze Lovell, a current Civil Beat reporter, will be mentoring students on how to read bills, monitor legislative actions and write timely stories to share on the Civil Beat's and Ka Leo's website. Lovell has also been a speaker at past Ka Leo Trainings and continues to be a great resource for our staff.

Ka Leo will still prioritize publishing stories by its current staff, and we look forward to sharing our resources to support and give a voice to all UHM students.

- Krista Rados, Editor in Chief