October 2017

October 23, 2017

Pod Squad: Dan Akaka Talks About His Hopes For Hawaii

Pod Squad: Dan Akaka Talks About His Hopes For Hawaii

The former Hawaii U.S. senator, now 93, has a lot to say about life and leadership.

Let’s Scrap The Police Chief Search And Start Over Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Let’s Scrap The Police Chief Search And Start Over

The indictments of Louis Kealoha, his wife and five former or current officers changes the critical task before the Honolulu Police Commission.

How Far Will The Honolulu Police Corruption Investigation Spread? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Far Will The Honolulu Police Corruption Investigation Spread?

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue its grand jury investigation into corruption and abuse of power.

Alan McNarie: The Men Of Paa Alan McNarie

Alan McNarie: The Men Of Paa

This nonprofit group aims to change destructive lifestyles into positive forces for the community.

State Plans To Clear Out Homeless Camp Under Honolulu Freeway Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Plans To Clear Out Homeless Camp Under Honolulu Freeway

Moanalua Stream will also be blocked, in order to keep those with rafts or boats from returning or setting up camp elsewhere.

Reader Rep: If You’re Aware Of Public Corruption, Speak Up Now

Reader Rep: If You’re Aware Of Public Corruption, Speak Up Now

Our local institutions need whistleblowers to act — like calling a reporter — for the public’s sake.

October 22, 2017

Tom Yamachika: Hawaii’s Tax Department Is Doing Better

Tom Yamachika: Hawaii’s Tax Department Is Doing Better

There has been a big improvement in taking customer inquiries, but there is room to grow.

October 21, 2017

Boat That Ran Aground 0ff Honolulu Sent No Distress Signal AP/ Caleb Jones

Boat That Ran Aground 0ff Honolulu Sent No Distress Signal

The wreck of the fishing vessel, carrying workers from Southeast Asia, raises concerns about the treatment of foreign crews.

October 20, 2017

A Guide To The Case Against The Kealohas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Guide To The Case Against The Kealohas

The former Honolulu police chief and his wife, a city prosecutor, have pleaded not guilty to the charges contained in a federal indictment.

Cause Of Kauai Whale Stranding Still A Mystery Jan TenBruggencate

Cause Of Kauai Whale Stranding Still A Mystery

Five whales that died are being examined to see if a cause of death can be determined.

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested

UPDATED: Louis and Katherine Kealoha, the center of a years-long investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, pleaded not guilty to 20 counts of abuse of power and public corruption.

The Propaganda Of Homelessness In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Propaganda Of Homelessness In Hawaii

The media and the government are guilty of perpetuating fantasies.

Chad Blair: Doug Chin Sure Sounds Like He Might Run For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Doug Chin Sure Sounds Like He Might Run For Congress

The AG’s dominance of the headlines may be scaring off potential candidates for the seat being vacated by Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

Can School Gardens Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can School Gardens Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables?

More than 80 percent of Hawaii schools have some kind of garden, part of a booming, nationwide farm-to-school movement.

How A UH Scientist Hopes To Improve Early Kidney Disease Detection Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How A UH Scientist Hopes To Improve Early Kidney Disease Detection

The research is particularly vital for Hawaii, where one in seven residents have chronic kidney disease.

OHA Money Will Go Directly To Hawaiian Charter Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Money Will Go Directly To Hawaiian Charter Schools

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ board vote reversed an earlier decision to use a third party to distribute the funds.

No Criminal Indictment Yet In Federal Police Corruption Probe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Criminal Indictment Yet In Federal Police Corruption Probe

An attorney for the former Honolulu police chief and his prosecutor wife say the couple are prepared to be arrested by the FBI.

October 19, 2017

GOP Rep. Andria Tupola To Run For Hawaii Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

GOP Rep. Andria Tupola To Run For Hawaii Governor

The Hawaii House minority leader is expected to formally announce her candidacy in November.

The Long Vacation: This Reality Was Not What I Expected

The Long Vacation: This Reality Was Not What I Expected

Our transplanted cartoonist suffers sticker shock, California style, as he settles into his new home.

Rat Lungworm Disease Demands State Action

Rat Lungworm Disease Demands State Action

The Ige administration should stop belittling the work of UH Hilo’s laboratory and fund it immediately.

Kauai Powerlines Are Killing 1,800 Seabirds A Year U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Kauai Powerlines Are Killing 1,800 Seabirds A Year

An analysis by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service predicts that all colonies of two endangered bird species on the island could vanish as early as 2050.

Why Does This Guy Make Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz Nervous? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Does This Guy Make Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz Nervous?

Barry Myers is Trump’s nominee to head NOAA but the Hawaii senator says he is “questionable choice.”

October 18, 2017

FBI Reveals New Details About The Alleged Honolulu Police Conspiracy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

FBI Reveals New Details About The Alleged Honolulu Police Conspiracy

A police lieutenant is the latest arrest in the unfolding story of alleged corruption in the Honolulu Police Department.

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Caldwell Names Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners

But the two won’t be on board in time to help with the selection of a new police chief, under the current timeline.

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

Third HPD Officer Arrested As Part Of Corruption Investigation

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