It was a good week for the new Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest, which won its first case Monday after a state court ordered police misconduct records to be public.

It was a victory for Civil Beat, too. We filed the lawsuit with the help of the law center and attorney Brian Black as the next step after our investigative series, “In the Name of the Law”, detailed the problems for the public when police disciplinary files are off limits.

Earlier in the week, the historic Iolani Palace was vandalized and officials said the damage was “irreparable.” Police released security camera footage, which you can watch here.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation unveiled a new rail car in Kapolei. However, KITV reports there’s growing concern about whether the project has enough left in its contingency fund, especially since overhauling the storage maintenance facility will cost about $4.25 million.

Monday, Feb. 10

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell left for the Philippines on Monday along with the Filipino Chamber of Commerce. His social media accounts have done a good job documenting his trip.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

There were no injuries in Tuesday’s landslide near Diamond Head that closed the road. But it made for some compelling imagery.

Gay marriage is fast becoming the norm nationwide. Hawaii lawmakers made same-sex marriages legal last year. And in Virginia a federal judge overturned that state’s same-sex marriage ban.

In Honolulu, even Macy’s is adjusting its marketing. The department store’s bridal registry now includes same-sex marriages.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

It’s been Pow! Wow! Hawaii in Kakaako this week. Local photographer Ed White said it best when he called it “creative destruction.”

The Kakaako-wide art exhibit is possible thanks to a partnership with landowner Kamehameha Schools, as part of the developer’s #OurKakaako initiative.

Many of the artists have gargantuan followings worldwide, some boasting hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram. People always talk about the millions of dollars in exposure for Hawaii thanks to the Pro Bowl. But this is the Super Bowl of street art, and it’d be interesting to know how much value the project is providing for Hawaii, as images of a hip, young neighborhood are projected to like-minded people through social media.

Follow the hashtag #powwowhawaii on Instagram for more.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Hillary Clinton’s campaign hasn’t forgotten about Hawaii, particularly our idyllic winter weather. It’s not known when this photo was taken, but both Clintons have visited Hawaii several times over the years.

Friday, Feb. 14

Sen. Mazie Hirono had a little fun for Valentines Day. The photo is obviously dated on the wrong day and the wrong year, but it’s still a cute one of her and her husband Leighton Kim Oshima.

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