Third HPD Officer Arrested As Part Of Corruption Investigation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Derek Hahn, a lieutenant in the Criminal Intelligence Division, was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday.

Caldwell Names Gibson, Chang To Police Commission

Caldwell Names Gibson, Chang To Police Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Kirk Caldwell today nominated Karen Chang and Jerry Gibson to serve on the volunteer Honolulu Police Commission. Their appointments require confirmation by the Honolulu City Council.

Gold Star Controversy Consumes White House

Gold Star Controversy Consumes White House Cory Lum/Civil Beat

President Trump found himself in a growing maelstrom Wednesday, The Hill reported, “as military families came forward to criticize how he treated them after their relatives were killed in action.”

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Denby Fawcett: Why Spam Is Now Under Lock-And-Key At Oahu Stores

The popular canned meat is a favorite target of thieves in Honolulu, who sometimes sell the goods for quick cash to buy drugs.

 

Hawaii Judge Is Right To Keep Fighting Oppressive Travel Bans

Judge Derrick Watson says the Trump administration continues to ignore requirements imposed by federal courts.

Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate

A well-known former Hawaii judge is raising a red flag about Honolulu police chief finalist Tommy Aiu. But no one will talk about what’s behind it.

Study: Living In Hawaii Can Make You Less Prejudiced

A new UH study found that after nine months of living on Oahu, mainland students’ views on race shifted noticeably.

Chad Blair: Pro-Rail Groups Spent $200K On Special Session Lobbying Blitz

Most of the money came from developers, laborers and contractors with a stake in the Honolulu rail project. 

Community Voices

Hey, Millennials: It’s Time To Engage Politically Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hey, Millennials: It’s Time To Engage Politically

The generation is encouraged to stop being apathetic and become involved in issues before the Hawaii Legislature.

Sweeping Parks Won’t Solve Homelessness Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Sweeping Parks Won’t Solve Homelessness

Resources spent on renovating and policing places like Kakaako Waterfront Park will be for naught unless we seriously address the root problems of homelessness.

We Need To Pay Attention To The New Hawaii Climate Commission Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

We Need To Pay Attention To The New Hawaii Climate Commission

Weather and climate disasters are growing larger, wetter, stronger and in some places, more often. This is not a coincidence.

Tom Yamachika: We Should Do More To Encourage Retirement Savings Flickr: Investment Zen

Tom Yamachika: We Should Do More To Encourage Retirement Savings

As a policy matter, we should give employers incentives to put something away for employees, just like parents do for their kids.