Civil Beat Staff

Nick Grube

Nick Grube is an investigative reporter who covers everything from politics to police accountability. He also writes about Honolulu’s controversial commuter rail project.

Nick joined Civil Beat in May 2012. Prior to moving to Honolulu, he worked as a reporter in Oregon, California and Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in journalism and environmental studies.

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February 2018

Tuesday, February 20

How Honolulu’s New Police Chief Is Shaking Up A Troubled Department

Wednesday, February 14

Congressional Budget Deal Likely Means More Federal Money For Hawaii

Monday, February 12

This Trump Pick Wins Rare Applause from Hawaii’s Democratic Senators

Thursday, February 8

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’

Wednesday, February 7

Hawaii Police Union Strikes Back At Chief Ballard Over Reassignments

New HPD Report Shows Just How Hard It Is To Fire A Bad Cop

January 2018

Wednesday, January 31

Kim Leads Pack In Congressional Campaign Cash

Tuesday, January 30

Man Who Sent Out False Missile Alert Was ‘Source Of Concern’ For A Decade

Saturday, January 27

Botched Illegal Gambling Case Prompts Lawsuit Against Prosecutors

Thursday, January 25

This Is What Hawaii’s Missile Defense System Looks Like

Monday, January 22

Hawaii Delegation Splits Its Votes As Government Shutdown Ends

Sunday, January 21

Hirono: Congress Must Resolve Shutdown Issues Without Trump’s Help

Friday, January 19

Partisan Gridlock Leads To Federal Shutdown

Officers At Bar Shooting Denied City-Paid Legal Defense

Saturday, January 13

False Missile Threat Mistakenly Triggered As Part Of Internal Drill

Friday, January 12

Will The HPD Scandal Jump-Start Police Reform In The Legislature?

Friday, January 5

Another Guilty Plea In Federal Police Corruption Investigation

Wednesday, January 3

Police Commission Loosens Rules On Legal Fees For Officers

Woman Sues Hawaii For Hiring Ex-Cop Who Then Assaulted Her

Tuesday, January 2

Hawaii Is Still Waiting For An Audit Of Police Property Seizures

December 2017

Thursday, December 28

Suits Against Honolulu Cops Cite ‘Culture Of Silence’ At HPD

Friday, December 22

New Police Chief Reassigns Union President To Patrol Shift

Wednesday, December 20

Trump Nominates Honolulu Attorney Jill Otake For Federal Judgeship

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Builds A New-Look Police Commission

Thursday, December 14

Hawaii Supreme Court: Christopher Deedy Can Go On Trial For A Third Time

Wednesday, December 6

Honolulu Police Officer’s Road Rage Results In Lawsuit Against City

November 2017

Wednesday, November 29

Did Honolulu Police Go Too Far In The Case Of This Man’s Death?

Tuesday, November 28

New Kealoha Defense Tactic: Going After ‘Mainland Prosecutors’

Thursday, November 16

Caldwell Nominates Former TV Executive For Police Commission

Wednesday, November 15

New HPD Chief Shares Her Goals For A Department In Turmoil

Tuesday, November 14

Kealohas Get New Defense Attorneys In Federal Conspiracy Case

Thursday, November 9

Judge: Kealohas Are Too Broke To Pay For Their Own Defense

Wednesday, November 8

Judge To Kealohas: Show Me Your Finances

Tuesday, November 7

Kealoha Attorneys Want Out Of Corruption Case

Monday, November 6

Honolulu Police Officers Begin Testing Body Cameras

Friday, November 3

Officer Charged In Corruption Case Challenges Police Commission

Explosive Motion Calls For Ouster Of Kealoha Attorneys

Wednesday, November 1

Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Secret Meetings About Police Chief

Three Officers Plead Not Guilty In Honolulu Police Corruption Case

October 2017

Friday, October 27

Former HPD Police Chief Gets New Criminal Defense Attorney

HPD Corruption Case: Who Is Alison Lee Wong?

Wednesday, October 25

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Has Long History Of Troubles

Monday, October 23

How Far Will The Honolulu Police Corruption Investigation Spread?

Friday, October 20

Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested

No Criminal Indictment Yet In Federal Police Corruption Probe

Wednesday, October 18

FBI Reveals New Details About The Alleged Honolulu Police Conspiracy

Third HPD Officer Arrested As Part Of Corruption Investigation

Tuesday, October 17

Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate

Monday, October 16

Two Honolulu Cops Face Felony Charges In Corruption Case

Sunday, October 15

FBI Arrests Two Allegedly Tied To Honolulu Police Corruption Probe

September 2017

Thursday, September 28

Honolulu Police Commission Picks Seven Finalists For Chief

Wednesday, September 27

Outspoken Honolulu Police Commissioners Just Got More Power

Wednesday, September 20

Kealoha’s Quest For City To Pay His Legal Fees Takes A Nasty Turn

Firefighters Union Protests Lack Of Information On Marco Polo Investigation

Monday, September 11

News Outlets Challenge Honolulu Police Commission Secrecy

How A Police Officer’s Complaints About HPD Corruption Went Viral

Hawaii Prison Warden’s Case Shows Firing A Public Worker Isn’t Easy

Thursday, September 7

Honolulu’s Search For A New Police Chief Down To 9 Candidates

SHOPO: Don’t Release Police Officer Names For Salary Database

Wednesday, September 6

Hawaiian Heiress Hires Doctors To Help Reclaim Her $215M Fortune

August 2017

Thursday, August 31

OHA’s Peter Apo To Pay $25,000 For Ethics Violations

Wednesday, August 30

Grand Jury Probe Zeroes In On ‘Safe House’ Property Deal

Friday, August 25

Royal Hawaiian Heiress Asks Judge To Silence Her Former Attorney

Wednesday, August 23

Is Hawaii’s Royal Princess Mentally Fit?

Thursday, August 17

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity

Tuesday, August 15

Fight For Hawaiian Royalty’s Fortune Pulls AG Into The Fray

Will Native Hawaiians Be The Victims In This Fight Over A Royal Fortune?

Monday, August 14

Ex-Cop Sues Honolulu For Not Paying To Defend Him In Assault Lawsuit

Friday, August 11

Ex-Honolulu Cop Offers $300,000 To Settle Suit With Bartender He Shot

July 2017

Wednesday, July 26

Judge Blasts Honolulu Prosecutors Over Handling Of Theft Case

Thursday, July 20

Police Commissioners Clash Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Secret Hearings

Wednesday, July 19

Two Police Commissioners Say Secret Hearings For Cops Are Improper

Thursday, July 13

Can Revamped Honolulu Ethics Commission Rebuild Its Credibility?

Thursday, July 6

Why Taxpayers Might Have To Pay For Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Attorney

Wednesday, July 5

Honolulu Police Commission: Where’s Our Consultant?

Embattled City Prosecutor Kealoha Has Been On Unpaid Leave Since April

June 2017

Friday, June 30

Judge Orders Release Of City Prosecutor’s Employment Records

Monday, June 26

Kealohas Tried to Discredit Police Commissioner In Corruption Probe

Thursday, June 22

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Fight For Legal Fees Turns Nasty

Wednesday, June 21

Another Delay In Nationwide Search For Honolulu Police Chief

Tuesday, June 20

How HART Tried — And Failed — To Keep Rail Records Secret

Thursday, June 15

Audit Finds Domestic Violence Crackdown Isn’t Working In Honolulu

Tuesday, June 13

Medical Bills Exceed $1 Million For Woman Accidentally Shot By Cop

Monday, June 12

VIDEO: What It’s Like To Be A Cop In Honolulu

Tuesday, June 6

Katherine Kealoha Sues City To Keep Her Employment Records Secret

Friday, June 2

Hawaii Supreme Court To Rule On Secret Government Deliberations

Thursday, June 1

Civil Beat Poll: Caldwell Is As Unpopular As Trump In Hawaii

May 2017

Friday, May 19

Should Taxpayers Have Paid The Legal Tab For This Honolulu Cop?

Wednesday, May 17

Hubbub Over Reality TV Star Sinks HPD Chief Selection Panel

Tuesday, May 16

ACLU: 10 Questions For The Next Honolulu Police Chief

Did Hawaii Lawmakers Just Give Public Worker Unions Too Much Power?

Wednesday, May 10

It Looks Like Political Insiders Will Help Pick The Next Honolulu Police Chief

Friday, May 5

Police Commissioner Cites Another ‘Failed Investigation’ Of Possible Abuse

Wednesday, May 3

Kealoha Threatens Police Commissioner With Ethics Complaint

Dog The Bounty Hunter’s Wife Might Help Select HPD’s Next Chief

Why The Stakes Are So High In Hawaii Police Union Negotiations

April 2017

Friday, April 28

New Public Union Deals Will Be Costly For State

Police Misconduct Cases: A Settlement, A Sentence And An Acquittal

Thursday, April 27

Lawmakers Advance A Bill Allowing A Mainlander To Be Police Chief

Monday, April 24

Honolulu Prosecutor Could Be A Witness For The Defense

Thursday, April 20

Judge Blocks Access To AG Investigation Of Hawaii Auditor

Police Commission May Be Short-Changing Cops In Need Of Attorneys

Wednesday, April 19

Honolulu Closer To Outfitting Officers With Body Cameras

Tuesday, April 18

Hawaii Police Agencies Struggle To Equip Officers With Body Cameras

Thursday, April 13

Kauai Police Chief Says He’s Applied For Honolulu Chief Job

Monday, April 10

Should Honolulu’s New Police Chief Be An Insider Or An Outsider?

Friday, April 7

Gabbard Skeptical That Syria Was Behind Chemical Attack

Wednesday, April 5

Honolulu Police Chief Job Attracts At Least 30 Applicants

Tuesday, April 4

Lawsuit: Police Officers, Union Tried To Cover Up Bar Shooting

Monday, April 3

Honolulu Police Chief Applications Are Rolling In

HPD Major Retires Amid Justice Department Corruption Probe

How The Hawaii Police Union Is Helping Keep Bad Cops On The Job

March 2017

Tuesday, March 28

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Still Chilly To Police Reform

Thursday, March 23

Did Honolulu Cops Issue Fake Tickets Or Did The Honolulu Prosecutor Make Up The Story?

Monday, March 6

Does The Justice Department Really Have A Case Against The Kealohas?

February 2017

Thursday, February 23

To Be A Honolulu Police Commissioner, First Be A Political Insider

Wednesday, February 22

Ex-Cop Hired By Hawaii DLNR Found Guilty Of Rape

Wednesday, February 15

Police Chief Orders Full Review Of Toddler Assault Case

Wednesday, February 8

‘Rare’ Request Seeks To Hide Criminal Case From Honolulu Prosecutor

Friday, February 3

HPD Chief Got His $250K Payout But No One Will Say Who Gave It To Him

Thursday, February 2

Senator: Police Union Wrong On Domestic Violence Bill

New Report Shows Serious Misconduct Persists At HPD

Wednesday, February 1

HPD: We Don’t Have $250,000 To Give The Chief

January 2017

Thursday, January 26

Lawsuit: Police Commission Broke The Law With Secret Meetings

Can One Attorney Sue The Chief And Defend Him At The Same Time?

Wednesday, January 25

Will Police Reform Finally Gain Traction In The 2017 Legislature?

Tuesday, January 24

Acting HPD Chief Concerned About $250K Payment To Kealoha

Monday, January 23

Police Commission Clarifies HPD Chief’s $250K Deal

Friday, January 20

Why One Police Commissioner Wanted To Fire The Chief

Wednesday, January 18

Honolulu Police Chief Gets $250,000 In Retirement Deal

Senator: ‘Silent’ Police Commission Should Stay Quiet A Bit Longer

Friday, January 13

Honolulu Police Commission To City Council: Stay Out Of It

FBI Serves Search Warrant At Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

Tuesday, January 10

City Council Members ‘Leery’ Of HPD Chief’s Retirement Deal

Monday, January 9

HPD Chief Could Get A Lucrative Cash Payout Along With Pension

Is HPD Chief’s Departure Just The Beginning Of An ‘Ugly’ Mess?

Friday, January 6

Embattled Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha To Retire

Wednesday, January 4

Police Commission Remains Mum About HPD Chief Situation

Police Commission: HPD Chief’s Future Will Be Discussed In Secret

Tuesday, January 3

City Prosecutor Under Corruption Probe Will Run Criminal Intel Unit

The Plot Thickens In The Honolulu Police Chief Conspiracy Case

December 2016

Thursday, December 22

Was Acting HPD Chief In On The Theft Conspiracy?

Tuesday, December 20

Honolulu Police Chief Placed On Leave During Corruption Probe

Monday, December 19

Feds Say Honolulu Police Chief Is A Suspect In Corruption Case

Hawaiian Federal Recognition: The Lessons From Standing Rock

Friday, December 16

Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty In Mailbox Conspiracy Involving Police Chief

Thursday, December 15

Conspiracy Charges Filed Against Former Cop In Chief’s Mailbox Case

Wednesday, December 14

New Lawsuit Filed Against Police Chief, His Wife And Other Officers

Thursday, December 8

Lobbyist To Head Police Commission

State Hides Work History Of Former Cop Charged With Sex Assault

Tuesday, December 6

Gabbard Faced Tough Questions In Dakota About Hawaiian Issues

Sunday, December 4

Standing Rock Protesters: ‘We’re Not Ready To Pack Up Yet’

Good News For Standing Rock: Feds Say No To Pipeline Route

Saturday, December 3

Hula Dancer Who Served In Iraq Joins Vets Protesting Pipeline

Friday, December 2

Protesters Give Water To Sheriff Who Wants To Cut Their Supplies

Thursday, December 1

Aloha, Standing Rock: Islanders Brave Cold, Snow In Solidarity

November 2016

Tuesday, November 29

Gabbard To Join Veterans In Protest Of North Dakota Oil Pipeline

Wednesday, November 23

Why Keith Kaneshiro Is Standing Behind Katherine Kealoha

Friday, November 18

Who Voted For Donald Trump In Hawaii?

Wednesday, November 16

Wrongful Death Case Highlights Kealoha’s Legal Entanglements

Tuesday, November 15

Hawaii Hasn’t Been This Short On Congressional Clout In Awhile

Friday, November 11

Schatz: Remember Sanders’ Passion When Looking To 2018 Vote

Tuesday, November 8

Schatz, Gabbard, Hanabusa Win Big In Congressional Races

Friday, November 4

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign

Wednesday, November 2

Anti-Caldwell Super PAC May Have Broken Campaign Laws

Tuesday, November 1

Super PACs Raise Over $1 Million In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Rolling Toward Re-Election, Keith Kaneshiro Defends His Record

October 2016

Thursday, October 20

Voters Asked To Strengthen Honolulu Police Commission

Thursday, October 6

Why It’s So Hard To Find Serious Candidates For City Prosecutor

Wednesday, October 5

What Will Anosh Yaqoob Do If He’s Elected? He Has No Idea

Monday, October 3

Caldwell Aide Works Campaign For Free But Gets City Contracts

September 2016

Thursday, September 29

What Happens When A Cop Goes On Desk Duty?

Monday, September 26

Why Is Ron Taketa Still On The Honolulu Police Commission?

Wednesday, September 21

Are Honolulu Prosecutors Covering Up Police Misconduct?

Friday, September 16

Hirono, Gabbard Get Death Threats

Thursday, September 15

Civil Beat Sues Hawaii Attorney General Over Secret Auditor Report

Wednesday, September 14

Feds Zeroing In On Targets In Police Chief Probe

Fish Council Votes Against Ocean Protection Measure

Friday, September 9

How Fishing Interests Infiltrated Conservation’s Biggest Event

The Projector: Bringing Kaneohe Bay Coral Back From the Brink

Wednesday, September 7

New Police Commissioner Takes on Honolulu Police Chief

Tuesday, September 6

Here Are The Actions The IUCN Is Considering Taking

HPD Chief Kealoha Lawsuit Could Cost City $300K

Sunday, September 4

IUCN: Extinction Threatens 87 Percent Of Hawaii’s Native Plants

Two Things The ‘Father Of Biodiversity’ Fears Most: Trump And Nuclear War

Saturday, September 3

Jane Goodall Says Aloha

Friday, September 2

A $43,000 Junket To Recruit Cops

August 2016

Wednesday, August 31

Why The World Conservation Congress Is A Big Deal For Hawaii

Friday, August 26

Secret No More: Rail Subcontractors Received $235M In One Year

Tuesday, August 23

Will Hawaii Dems’ Progressive Movement Have Staying Power?

Tuesday, August 16

Attorney: Police Commission ‘Ill Equipped’ To Investigate Chief

Kealohas’ ‘Bizarre’ Legal Strategy: Filing Lawsuits And Going Public

Saturday, August 13

Schatz, Gabbard And Hanabusa Win Congressional Primaries

Monday, August 8

How Ethics Commission Upheaval Is Playing Out In The Mayor’s Race

Thursday, August 4

How Kirk Caldwell Blew Through $500K In Just 29 Days

Wednesday, August 3

Caldwell’s Inaction On Police Reform Draws Political Attacks

July 2016

Thursday, July 28

Here’s The Deal Honolulu Made With Its Departing Ethics Director

Tuesday, July 26

Why It’s So Hard To Find A Fresh Voice In Hawaii Politics

Monday, July 25

Hirono Campaign Has $558K

Wednesday, July 20

Schatz Shows Fundraising Prowess

Tuesday, July 19

HART Signs $875M Contract To Build Rail To Middle Street

Schatz Enjoys A Comfortable Perch On Capitol Hill

Wednesday, July 13

A Peek Inside The Corruption Probe Of Honolulu’s Police Chief

Monday, July 11

Police Are Shooting And Killing More People In Hawaii This Year

Wednesday, July 6

Police Union Wants Final Say On Body Cams

Friday, July 1

Councilman Calls For Audit Amid Honolulu Ethics Commission Chaos

June 2016

Thursday, June 30

Kauai Mayor Can’t Suspend Chief

Monday, June 13

How Caldwell Has Undermined The Honolulu Ethics Commission

Friday, June 3

Caldwell Nominates ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ For Honolulu Police Commission

Harassment Of Fisheries Observers Has Doubled, Groups Say

Wednesday, June 1

Hawaii’s Ice Age Never Really Went Away

May 2016

Tuesday, May 31

Why Is It So Hard To Pass Police Reform In Hawaii?

Thursday, May 26

Longs Sued For Overdose Accident

Wednesday, May 25

Kaneshiro Files For Re-Election

Tuesday, May 24

HART Has Bigger Problems Than Utilities

Martin Makes Curious Pick For HART

Friday, May 20

Lesbians Win $80K Over HPD Arrest

Thursday, May 19

Totto Tells Ethics Commission To Scrap ‘Silly’ Time Sheet Rules

Tuesday, May 17

Does Colbert Matsumoto Have A Conflict Of Interest With Rail?

Thursday, May 12

Hawaii AG Investigated Auditor’s Office Before Recent Shakeup

Monday, May 9

What’s The Honolulu Board of Water Supply Trying To Hide?

Friday, May 6

Schatz Takes On D.C., Homelessness And The Donald

Thursday, May 5

Rail Contractor Gets ‘Public Apology’ After Bitter Lawsuit Ends

Cheech & Chong: Trump Is An ‘Aptitude Test’ For Voters

Monday, May 2

How Much Is Your Sashimi Worth?

April 2016

Friday, April 29

A Review Board For Police Killings: One Tepid Step Toward Reform

Thursday, April 28

Under Investigation: Kealohas Speak Out, Suggest They’re Political Targets

Prosecutor Files Complaint Over Police Officer Actions

Tuesday, April 26

Survey Says … Hawaii Is Corrupt!

Friday, April 22

A Decade Of Influence: A&B Has Given More Than $600K To Politicians

Wednesday, April 20

Caldwell Taps Insurance Exec For HART

HPD Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Attempted Bribery, Prostitution

Monday, April 18

Is The Proposed Review Of Police Killings Just ‘Window-Dressing’?

Friday, April 15

Omidyar Chips In $100K To Keep Trump From White House

Thursday, April 14

Grabauskas: Honolulu Rail Audit ‘A Mess’

Cops, Coffee and Conversation: HPD Reaches Out To Citizens

Monday, April 11

HART Board Chairman Resigns Amid Questions About Rail Cost Overruns

‘A Bum Job:’ Trust In Honolulu’s Police Commission Crumbles

Thursday, April 7

Cops, Coffee And A PR Push For Harmony

Tuesday, April 5

Pushing For More Police Oversight

Why Was Ethics Director Suspended? Report Offers Few Details

March 2016

Tuesday, March 29

Police Certification Takes Hold Back East

Friday, March 25

Hirono Says She’s ‘Fond Of Bernie,’ But Solid In Her Support of Clinton

Wednesday, March 23

Charter Change: How Easy Should It Be To Fire A Police Chief?

Hawaii Union Membership Declines

Wednesday, March 16

House Kills Statewide Training Board For Law Enforcement Officers

Tuesday, March 1

Police Reform Bills Forge Ahead In Hawaii Legislature

February 2016

Monday, February 29

How Devout Is Hawaii? Not Very

Old Case Sheds New Light On Police Major’s Domestic Violence Past

Thursday, February 25

Rail Vote Suit Dismissed, Appeal Likely

Wednesday, February 24

My Mayor, My Boss: Employees Contribute To Caldwell Campaign

Monday, February 22

Sen. Josh Green Is Sitting On A Half-Million Dollars Of Campaign Cash

Friday, February 19

HPD Race Case Could Cost Honolulu Nearly $1 Million In Legal Fees

Some Hawaii House Members Are Awash In Campaign Cash

Thursday, February 18

Feeling Sleepy? Many Of Us Are

Wednesday, February 17

No Promotion For HPD Major With Domestic Abuse Baggage

Tuesday, February 16

HPD To Investigate Assistant Police Chief With Domestic Violence Past

Monday, February 15

Hawaii PACs Already Busy Raising And Spending Cash

Thursday, February 11

Hawaii Closer To Implementing Statewide Police Standards

Wednesday, February 10

‘We Need To Speak Out’: Lawmaker Fights For Police Reform

Monday, February 8

Police Unions Bargain For More Secrecy

Thursday, February 4

HPD’s New Assistant Chief Has A History Of Domestic Violence

Committee OKs Bill Granting Public Access To Police Misconduct Records

Cops Who Quit: Resignations Hide Police Misconduct In Hawaii

Monday, February 1

HPD Tried To Fire A Record Number Of Cops In 2015

Caldwell Signs Honolulu Rail Tax Extension

January 2016

Thursday, January 28

Private Police Force At Hawaii Airports Draws Legislative Scrutiny

Wednesday, January 27

Honolulu City Council Approves Rail Tax Extension

HPD Keeps Mum About Fired Cop Now Charged With Sex Assault

Friday, January 22

Hawaii Prosecutor Releases Records In DLNR Sex Assault Case

Thursday, January 21

2014 Was Deadly For Hawaii Workers

Lawsuit: Police Actions Led To Informant’s Murder

Wednesday, January 20

State Lawmaker Raises Privacy in Proposal To Regulate Police Body Cameras

Tuesday, January 19

Hawaii Police Union Asks State To Stop Kauai Body Camera Use

Friday, January 15

Police Reform Gaining Steam At Honolulu Charter Commission

Thursday, January 14

FBI Arrests Kauai Cop For Embezzlement

Wednesday, January 13

DLNR Was Warned About Bad Cop Before Hiring Him

Tax Extension Revenue For Honolulu Rail Chugs Ahead

Tuesday, January 12

Five Unanswered Questions About Honolulu’s $6.6 Billion Rail Project

Monday, January 11

Why Did The State Hire A Cop Who’d Been Fired By HPD?

Friday, January 8

Councilwoman Calls For Domestic Abuse Audit

Civil Asset Forfeiture In Hawaii: Crime Deterrent Or Legalized Theft?

Monday, January 4

Lawsuit Filed Over HPD Beating Caught on Video

December 2015

Tuesday, December 29

Convicted Killer Loses Prosecutorial Misconduct Appeal

Wednesday, December 23

Espero: Still Pushing For More Citizen Oversight Of The Police

Tuesday, December 22

HART OKs New Contract For Rail Stations

What Could $1.5 Billion Buy You (Besides More Of The Rail Project)?

Thursday, December 17

Caldwell (Finally) Speaks Out About Kealoha

Rail Contracts Delayed Until Tax Passes

City Government Gets Burned In H-POWER Audit

Tuesday, December 15

Police Union Renews Body Cam Threat

Monday, December 14

Hawaii’s Ivory Market Could Soon Be Largest In U.S.

Friday, December 11

HPD Beating Caught On Tape

Thursday, December 10

Kauai Police Chief Vows To Implement Body Cams Despite Union Concerns

Wednesday, December 9

City Council Considers Killing Proposed Cap On Honolulu Rail Tax

Friday, December 4

When Half A Train Is Better Than None

Thursday, December 3

Molasses Fine Adds To $10M Haul By Feds

Wednesday, December 2

Did Fraud Lead to Maui Murder Conviction?

November 2015

Tuesday, November 24

Honolulu Rail Budget In Limbo Until City Council Acts

Monday, November 23

Under The Microscope: Honolulu Included In Federal Rail Audit

Wednesday, November 18

Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Gets Preliminary OK

Tuesday, November 17

HART Finds Savings With Latest Honolulu Rail Bids

Monday, November 16

Caldwell: Honolulu Would Be ‘Lolo’ To Imperil Its Federal Funds for Rail

Friday, November 13

Caldwell: Feds Withholding Honolulu Rail Funds Until Council Acts

Thursday, November 12

Goodbye Ansaldo, Hello Hitachi

State Senator Vows To Reform Hawaii Asset Forfeiture Laws

Is Honolulu Rail Project’s Future At Stake In Dispute Over Council’s Budget Role?

Wednesday, November 11

Report: Hawaii’s Police Property Seizures Ripe For Abuse

Tuesday, November 10

VIDEO: Are These Honolulu Cops Acting Appropriately?

Monday, November 9

Caldwell Urges Council Not To Cap GET Surcharge For Rail

Thursday, November 5

Martin to HART: Is It Time For A Shake-Up?

Wednesday, November 4

Honolulu Pays $190K To Settle Jailhouse Death Lawsuit

Tuesday, November 3

Is The Honolulu Ethics Commission Going After Director Chuck Totto?

Who Should Be In Charge of Running Honolulu’s Rail?

October 2015

Thursday, October 29

Honolulu Police, The FBI And The So-Called ‘Ferguson Effect’

Wednesday, October 28

Calls Grow For Reforms To Boost Police Accountability

Tuesday, October 27

Arrests Of Lesbians Spur Lawsuit, Internal Affairs Investigation

Wednesday, October 21

Honolulu Police Commission ‘Knows Nothing’ About HPD Chief Probe

City Budget Committee Mulls Tougher Line, Possible Cap on Rail Spending

Honolulu Rail’s Big Cash Problem

Tuesday, October 20

Lawsuit: Coverup In Honolulu Police Custody Death

At Sea, Merely Observing Can Be Risky Business

Friday, October 16

Ex-HPD Officer Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Attacks

Honolulu Rail Project Eclipses $6.5 Billion

Thursday, October 15

Police Secrecy A Nationwide Problem

Who’s the Special Prosecutor Investigating the Honolulu Police Chief?

Monday, October 12

Kirk Caldwell’s Many ‘Tokens of Aloha’ Came From Influential Parties

Friday, October 9

Honolulu Police Chief Sues Ethics Commission to Stop Probe

Thursday, October 8

Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed Against Honolulu Rail Contractor

Friday, October 2

Hawaii Innocence Project: ‘Justice Is A Matter of the Heart’

September 2015

Wednesday, September 30

The Mysterious Disappearance of an American Fisheries Observer

Thursday, September 24

HPD Ignores ‘Toothless’ Police Commission in Use of Force Case

Friday, September 18

Gifts Given to Honolulu Officials Remain Under Wraps

Tuesday, September 15

Higher Costs and More Delays on the Way for Honolulu Rail

Monday, September 14

Honolulu Police Officer Sued For Killing Mentally Ill Man

Sunday, September 13

Spotty Oversight Found At Secretive Biolabs

Friday, September 11

Honolulu Rail Consultant Under Ethics Probe for Boat Trip with Contractor

Tuesday, September 8

Lawsuit Seeks New City Council Votes on Honolulu Rail

Did Political Donations Influence Honolulu City Council’s Hoopili Vote?

Wednesday, September 2

When Cops Become Criminals: Arrests of HPD Officers Point to a ‘Culture of Corruption’

August 2015

Thursday, August 27

HART Pushes Back When Company Seeks to Withdraw Low Construction Bid

Monday, August 24

Massive Honolulu Sewer Spill Shuts Down Waikiki Beach

Former Hawaii Gov Linda Lingle Settles Into New Role

Thursday, August 20

Key Rail Contractor Tangled Up in Fraud Allegations in Hawaii Courts

Wednesday, August 12

Amnesty International Calls For Decriminalizing Sex Work

Thursday, August 6

Cashing In: Early Election-Season Filings Show Campaign Cash Trickling In

July 2015

Friday, July 31

Assault Charges Filed Against Honolulu Police Officer

Wednesday, July 29

Mayor Hires ‘Fresh Set of Eyes’ to Monitor Honolulu Rail Project

Tuesday, July 28

Judge Rules in Favor of Secret Government Deliberations

An Innocent Man? Convicted Killer Says Maui Officials Destroyed or Lost Crucial Evidence

Monday, July 20

HPD Taser Case: Did Officers Follow Protocol When Sheldon Haleck Died?

Wednesday, July 15

Honolulu Rail Project Gets a Boost as Ige Signs GET Extension Bill

Tuesday, July 14

Autopsy: Honolulu Man Dies After ‘Violent Physical Struggle’ With Cops

Thursday, July 9

Friend or Foe? Kathryn Xian Has Become a Problem for Anti-Trafficking Advocates

Thursday, July 2

How Old Is Too Old for a Cop?

June 2015

Tuesday, June 30

WATCH: Taser Video Shows Final Minutes Before Sheldon Haleck Died in Police Custody

Monday, June 29

Sex Trafficking Veto Sets Stage for Comprehensive Reform

Friday, June 26

Did Kirk Caldwell Mislead the Legislature on Rail Taxes?

Thursday, June 25

More HPD Officers Face Federal Charges in Beating Case

Wednesday, June 24

Honolulu Ethics Commission to Director Chuck Totto: Shut Up

Tuesday, June 23

Don Horner Gets Another Go on Honolulu Rail Board

Monday, June 22

Caldwell Slams Political Rival for Meddling With City Budget

The Death of Aaron Torres: ‘What’s the Big Secret?’

Thursday, June 18

Hawaii’s High Court Considers Whether Police Misconduct Should Be Public

Tuesday, June 16

A Ray of Hope for Honolulu Rail?

Friday, June 12

Why Are the Autopsy Results for Man Tasered by Honolulu Police Still a Secret?

Thursday, June 11

Rail Operating Costs: A Looming Financial Crisis That Will Cost Taxpayers Billions

Wednesday, June 10

Contractor Campaign Contributions Raise Concerns of Corruption

Monday, June 8

Hawaii Police Have Killed More People Per Capita Than Most of the U.S.

Friday, June 5

New Honolulu Deputy City Clerk Is Raising Eyebrows

Wednesday, June 3

Honolulu City Council Overrides Caldwell, Expands Sit-Lie

Monday, June 1

Hanabusa Picked to Help Monitor Honolulu Rail Project

Antiquated Law Spares Lobbyists in Honolulu Ethics Scandal

May 2015

Wednesday, May 27

Honolulu Prosecutor Drops Sex Assault Charges for Massage Parlor Workers

Wednesday, May 20

Ban Upheld on Political Donations by Government Contractors

Tuesday, May 19

HPD Officer Blames ‘Temper’ For Chinatown Attack

Obama: No More Grenade Launchers for Local Cops

Monday, May 18

Honolulu Prosecutor to Hawaii Governor: Veto the Sex Trafficking Bill

Friday, May 15

Robert ‘Bobby’ Bunda Stepping Down from HART Board

Wednesday, May 13

Inside the Rail Checkbook: More than $1 Billion Spent but Few Details to Go Along With It

Friday, May 8

Honolulu Police Chief Under Ethics Probe Over Missing Mailbox

Wednesday, May 6

HPD Officer Charged In Police Brutality Case

Tuesday, May 5

Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Clears the Legislature

Council Chair: No ‘Easy Sell’ for Honolulu Rail Tax

Friday, May 1

Honolulu Rail Tax Lives Another Day, Heads For Floor Vote

HPD Posts Policies, Including For Use of Force, Online

April 2015

Wednesday, April 29

Deal on Honolulu Rail Tax Remains Up in the Air

Tuesday, April 28

Hirono, Ige To Attend White House Dinner With Japan’s Prime Minister

Monday, April 27

Roads for Rail? Hawaii Senators Pitch New Tax Idea

Thursday, April 23

Work on Rail Tax Compromise Moves Behind Closed Doors

Wednesday, April 22

Civil Beat Poll: Most Voters Oppose Honolulu Rail Tax Extension

Monday, April 20

Honolulu’s Homeless Population On The Rise

Thursday, April 16

Now You Can Watch HART Meetings In Your Pajamas

Wednesday, April 15

Public Asked For Input on Embattled HPD

Tuesday, April 14

Former New Mexico Police Chief Sues Maui PD For Unlawful Arrest

Monday, April 13

Secret Subcontractors: What Honolulu Rail Officials Aren’t Telling You

Friday, April 10

Caldwell: Honolulu Rail Tax Is Not ‘Chump Change’

Thursday, April 9

Hawaii Charge Card Scandal Prompts Honolulu to Release Info on Its Cards

Tuesday, April 7

Senators Give Honolulu Rail ‘A Great Deal of Opportunity’

Monday, April 6

Is Ige On Board With Extending Honolulu Rail Tax?

Wednesday, April 1

Tension Bubbles Between Honolulu City Council and HART

Lawmaker Frustration Leads to New Call for Rail Audit

March 2015

Monday, March 30

Railing Against Honolulu’s $6 Billion Rail Project

Friday, March 27

Why Can’t We Watch HART Meetings on TV?

Thursday, March 26

Schatz Pushes for Federal Financing of Transit-Oriented Development

Wednesday, March 25

House to HART: Open Up Your Books

Frequent Fliers: Nearly $500K Spent on Rail Travel to Date

Thursday, March 19

Honolulu Rail Tax: How Long Will It Go?

Thursday, March 12

Want To Be A Cop in Hawaii? No License Needed

Monday, March 9

Cayetano: PRP Super PAC Broke Federal Election Law

Wednesday, March 4

Hawaii Legislature: Not So Fast on More Taxes for Rail

Math Problem: Does Honolulu Rail GET Shortfall Really Add Up?

Tuesday, March 3

Honolulu Rail Construction Proposals Millions Higher Than Expected

HPD Officer Caught on Video Slamming Man to the Ground

February 2015

Friday, February 27

In Hawaii, Police Transparency Will Have to Wait

No Political Pedigree: Can Gabbard’s Top Advisor Succeed in D.C.?

Tuesday, February 24

High Marks for Honolulu Police Chief Despite Controversy

Behind Closed Doors: Honolulu Rail Officials Planned Political Strategy in Executive Session

Thursday, February 19

Schatz: Protecting Federal Money for Rail a Top Priority

Thursday, February 12

Embattled UH Cancer Center To Be Part of Medical School

Honolulu Rail Tax Alive, But Ige Still Has Questions

Wednesday, February 11

HART: Rail Could Run Out of Cash By This Summer

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Cash for Police Body Cameras

Tuesday, February 10

Police Reform Measures Gain Steam in Hawaii Legislature

Tuesday, February 3

Honolulu Police Sent 22 Misconduct Cases to Prosecutors in 2014

Monday, February 2

Large Rail Contractors Dump $1.3 Million into Local Campaign Coffers

January 2015

Friday, January 30

At Least $1.25B Has Been Spent on Rail So Far, But Where Has All the Money Gone?

Friday, January 23

How Can Police Regain the Public’s Trust?

Thursday, January 22

Honolulu Rail Deficit Could Be Closer to $1 Billion

Wednesday, January 21

Hawaii Police Killed At Least 36 People in 20 Years

Tuesday, January 20

Don’t Expect a ‘Co-Chief’ Anytime Soon at HPD

Wednesday, January 14

Attorney: Honolulu Police Chief’s Stolen Mailbox ‘An FBI Matter’

Former HPD Officer Sentenced for Extortion of Hostess Bar

Honolulu Police Chief Under Fire: Can He Survive Legal and Legislative Scrutiny?

Wednesday, January 7

Senators Want Better Management of HPD, Ask For ‘Co-Chiefs’

Star-Ad Editorial: Caldwell Needs To Take Responsibility for Rail

December 2014

Tuesday, December 30

Got a $700M Shortfall? Set the Cycle to ‘Spin’

Monday, December 22

‘Zack Morris’ Molestation Victims Bring Lawsuit Against Hawaii DHS

Friday, December 19

Caldwell Won’t Discuss the Problems of Honolulu’s Police Chief

Thursday, December 18

Off the Rails: Honolulu Transit Project Up to $700M Over Budget

Wednesday, December 17

Honolulu Police Commission Defers Chief Kealoha Investigation

Tuesday, December 16

FBI Asked to Probe Whether Honolulu Police Mishandled Chief’s Mailbox Theft Case

A Forgiving Abercrombie Pardoned Dozens on His Way Out the Door

Wednesday, December 10

Honolulu Rail Car Stolen from City Hall Christmas Display

Will Honolulu Police Commission Hold Chief Kealoha Accountable?

Friday, December 5

Schatz Tells Obama to Get Permission for War on ISIS

Did Honolulu’s Police Chief Intentionally Cause a Mistrial?

Thursday, December 4

Mistrial Declared in Honolulu Police Chief’s Missing Mailbox Case

Monday, December 1

Louie Out, Hawaii To Get New Attorney General

November 2014

Thursday, November 20

Hirono: Estimated 7,000 Hawaii Immigrants Will Benefit from Obama Action

Hawaii’s Tuna Fishing Limits Challenged

Obama Policy Could Help Hundreds of Hawaii Immigrants

Schatz: Guantanamo Bay Force-Feeding Methods ‘Shock the Conscience’

Wednesday, November 19

Meet the University of Hawaii’s Newest Lobbyists

Friday, November 14

Death on the Streets: Homeless Veterans Treated With Honor After They Die

Thursday, November 13

Death on the Streets: Lack of Health Care a Major Factor in Homeless Deaths

Wednesday, November 12

Death on the Streets: Hundreds of Homeless People Have Died on Oahu in Recent Years

Last Words: A Homeless Woman Writes Home Just Before She Dies

Tuesday, November 4

Hawaii Sets Record Low for Voter Turnout in a General Election

Hawaii U.S. Senate: Incumbent Brian Schatz Wins 2 More Years

October 2014

Thursday, October 30

Hawaii’s Homeless Population Increases as Nation’s Numbers Decline

Super PACs Spending at a Record Clip in Hawaii this Election

Tuesday, October 28

Schatz Secures Sashimi, But Ahi Still in Peril

Thursday, October 23

Should Hawaii Send Its Most Violent Mental Patients Away?

Friday, October 17

Watch: HPD Releases Cachola Surveillance Videos, 911 Tape

Thursday, October 16

65 Years of Hawaii Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Depressions in One Map

Tuesday, October 14

HPD Looks to Break Code of Silence, Improve Abuse Training

Thursday, October 9

Prosecutor: Criticism of Handling of HPD Domestic Violence Case ‘Uninformed’

How Much Are State Candidates Spending on TV Ads?

iPhone Video Shows HPD Officer Striking Man, City Pays $37,500

Wednesday, October 8

No Criminal Charges for HPD Officer Who Beat His Girlfriend

Tuesday, October 7

San Jose Appreciates Open Government, Why Not Honolulu?

Thursday, October 2

Hawaii Senator Wants HPD to Use Drones for More Efficiency

September 2014

Tuesday, September 30

Hawaii Lawmakers Grill Honolulu Police Chief on Domestic Violence

Monday, September 29

HPD Chief: ‘There’s No Dark Conspiracy Here’

Thursday, September 25

Missing Mailbox Exposes Family Friction for HPD Chief, Prosecutor Wife

Tuesday, September 23

HPD Chief Sends Officer-Involved DV Case to Prosecutor

Monday, September 22

Honolulu Police Chief: We’re Not As Transparent As We Should Be

Thursday, September 18

Honolulu Police Chief Vows He Won’t ‘Cave In’ To Political Pressure

Caldwell Fundraiser Pumps the Tourism Industry for Cash

Friday, September 12

Caldwell: ‘Extreme Action’ Required If HPD Officer Assaulted Girlfriend

Thursday, September 11

Will HPD Seriously Confront Domestic Violence Within Its Ranks?

Hidden Super PAC Money Comes to Light in Campaign Spending Reports

Wednesday, September 10

Feds: ‘Aggressive Cost Containment’ Needed for Rail Project

Tuesday, September 9

High Construction Costs Could Delay Honolulu Rail Opening

Wednesday, September 3

What Will It Take to Make the Loco Moco More Famous?

August 2014

Thursday, August 28

Governor to Appeal FEMA Disaster Declaration Rejection

Hawaii Supreme Court Dismisses ACLU Election Challenge

Wednesday, August 27

Honolulu Rail Chief: ‘Healthy’ Cash Balance in Contingency

Thursday, August 21

ACLU Files Election Challenge on Behalf of Puna Voters

Tuesday, August 19

Sen. Mazie Hirono Takes on VA Over Hawaii Vet Problems

Monday, August 18

Cashing In: Caldwell Stocking Up For A Showdown

Sunday, August 17

Schatz: I’m Not Ready to Leave Puna Behind

Friday, August 15

Hawaii Primary: Schatz Hangs On To Win US Senate Race

Election Day in Puna: Area’s Voter Profile Bodes Well For Schatz

Thursday, August 14

Judge Rules Puna Voting Will Proceed on Friday

Wednesday, August 13

Hawaii Governor Makes Landfall in Storm-Ravaged Puna

Tuesday, August 12

Can High Stakes Politics Trump Real World Drama?

Monday, August 11

Puna Still Struggles as Politicians Parachute In

Sunday, August 10

Will Hanabusa’s Push in Puna Be Enough?

Saturday, August 9

Hawaii US Senate: Schatz Leads Hanabusa — Slightly

Wednesday, August 6

Hanabusa Beats Schatz in Fundraising (Over 20 Days in July)

Hawaii Legend Gets ‘Drunk History’ Treatment

Tuesday, August 5

Cashing In: Local Super PACS and Other Special Interests Spend Big

Friday, August 1

Civil Beat Poll: Schatz, Takai Both Frontrunners For Washington, D.C.

July 2014

Wednesday, July 30

Schatz Keeps Up His Campaign Spending Pace Before Primary

U.S. Senate Race: Who Can Save Hawaii’s Middle Class?

Tuesday, July 29

EMILY’s List Takes to TV for US Senate Candidate Colleen Hanabusa

Monday, July 28

Enviro Poll: Schatz Up 10 on Hanabusa, Ige Ahead of Abercrombie

On the Fence: Children, Gridlock and Immigration Reform in the Aloha State

Thursday, July 24

Tuna, Conservation and the Race for the U.S. Senate

Tuesday, July 22

Schatz, Hanabusa Disagree Over U.S. Embassy in Iraq

Monday, July 21

Schatz: FAA Backs Honolulu’s Ban on Aerial Advertising

PRP Emails Reveal Connections to Former Aide to Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Thursday, July 17

Schatz Strikes Back at Hanabusa in Final Debate Before Primary

Hawaii Supreme Court Rebukes Deedy Trial Judge Over Closed Proceedings

Tuesday, July 15

Schatz and Hanabusa Disagree on Supplemental Funding for Honolulu Rail

Can Cheaper Rent Improve Your Child’s Test Scores?

New Hawaii State Hospital Chief Says Worker Safety Is ‘Paramount’

Friday, July 11

Federal Agent Accused of Murder Back in Honolulu for Second Trial

Thursday, July 10

Living Hawaii: The Surprising Price Tag for New Car Buyers in the Islands

Wednesday, July 9

Schatz Pulls in Another $820K in Campaign Cash

Tuesday, July 8

Hanabusa: Let’s Put Edward Snowden on Trial

Rep. Hanabusa Comes Out Swinging at Sen. Schatz in First TV Debate

June 2014

Friday, June 27

PRP Under Investigation Over Its 2012 Campaign Spending

Thursday, June 26

Ad Watch: Schatz Puts Arms Around ‘Island Son’ Obama

Wednesday, June 25

Ad Watch: Colleen Hanabusa’s 30 Seconds of Information Overload

Monday, June 23

Metal Spikes, Uncomfortable Benches and Pervasive Homelessness

Friday, June 20

PRP Super PAC Under the Microscope After Release of Internal Emails

An Inside Look at the Hawaii Super PAC That Helped Defeat Cayetano

Monday, June 16

Nightly Migration: Homeless Chased From Waikiki — for a Few Hours

Friday, June 13

Former Hawaii Gov. Cayetano Settles Libel Lawsuit Against Super PAC

Cashing In: Tsutsui Taps Maui, Role as Hawaii Lt. Gov. for Big Bucks

Wednesday, June 11

Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee Takes Investigation to State Hospital

Monday, June 9

ATF Releases New 2013 Gun Trace Statistics For US, Hawaii

Friday, June 6

Nearly Half of Guns Traced in Hawaii Come From Out of State

Thursday, June 5

HPD: Nearly $6 Million in Legal Settlements in 11 Years

Wednesday, June 4

Mufi Makes It Interesting, Vows to Bring Back Hawaii Superferry

Tuesday, June 3

Ad Watch: ‘I Will Continue to Stand Up for Our Kupuna’

Monday, June 2

New Apps Crunch Hawaii Campaign Spending Data

‘Compassionate Disruption’: Honolulu’s Homelessness Balancing Act

Ad Watch: Schatz Takes on Big Oil, Climate Change in New Pitch

May 2014

Wednesday, May 28

HPD Use of Force Report: A Blurred Snapshot Lacking Context

Saturday, May 24

Ad Watch: Hanabusa Hits the TV Airwaves, Touts Local Upbringing

Thursday, May 22

Ad Watch: Hanabusa Airs First Ad, Highlighting her Hawaii Roots

Saturday, May 17

Honolulu Prosescutor Agrees More Transparency Better In Police Shootings

Friday, May 16

Withholding Police Disciplinary Records Will Cost Honolulu $43,000

Wednesday, May 7

Which Hawaii Representatives Got the Most Bills Passed?

Which Hawaii Senators Got the Most Bills Passed?

Tuesday, May 6

Hawaii State Hospital Gets New Administrator Amid Senate Investigation

Saturday, May 3

Ad Watch: Guns, Kids and Obama All Play a Part in Latest Schatz TV Spot

Thursday, May 1

Sen. Hee: Are Hawaii State Hospital Employees ‘Gaming the System?’

April 2014

Wednesday, April 30

Taking Root: A Rising Voice in Hawaii’s GMO Politics

Monday, April 28

Will the GMO Debate Fuel Campaign Donations as Local Elections Heat Up?

Friday, April 25

Campaign Cash Advantage: Schatz’s Edge Over Hanabusa Is Paying Off

Thursday, April 24

Meet Hawaii’s Congressional Candidate Who Calls Georgia His Home

Hawaii Takes ‘A Big Step’ in Making Police More Accountable for Misconduct

Thursday, April 17

Did Sen. Brian Schatz Score Big Political Points With Climate Summit?

Saturday, April 12

Ad Watch: Schatz Touts Equal Pay for Women in Latest TV Spot

Thursday, April 10

Senate Panel: Nepotism in Hawaii State Hospital Hiring Is ‘Disturbing’

Wednesday, April 9

Hanabusa Vs. Schatz — Will Voting Records Matter to Hawaii?

Wednesday, April 2

How Much Money Do Honolulu Agencies Really Need? Officials Won’t Say

March 2014

Friday, March 28

Hawaii Health Official Knew Little About Attacks on State Hospital Workers

Wednesday, March 26

No Love? Hanabusa and Schatz Can’t Find Nice Words for Each Other

Sunday, March 23

Will Senate Investigators Be Able to Fix the Hawaii State Hospital This Time?

Friday, March 21

The Middle Man: Hawaii’s Brian Schatz Zeroes In On Working Families

Thursday, March 20

Honolulu Police Want to Keep Misconduct Away From Public Scrutiny

Wednesday, March 19

The Mayor’s Money: Caldwell Expands Office Budget in Tight Times

Thursday, March 13

Behind Closed Doors: How the Hawaii Bar Rated Judge Mike Wilson

Wednesday, March 12

Hawaii Bar on Wilson: ‘Lack of Professionalism,’ ‘Work Ethic Concerns’

Tuesday, March 11

Prison Builders: Hawaii’s Billion Dollar Problem

Thursday, March 6

Top State Officials Face Subpoenas in Hawaii State Hospital Inquiry

Wednesday, March 5

Hawaii House Bill Would End Secrecy Surrounding Suspended Cops

February 2014

Friday, February 28

Cashing In: Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee Is Largest Legislative Fundraiser

Wednesday, February 26

Don’t Destroy Police Disciplinary Files Just Yet, Hawaii Lawmakers Say

Wednesday, February 19

Hele On: Courts Rule in Favor of Honolulu Rail

Tuesday, February 18

Fired Honolulu Police Officer’s File Destroyed Before Discharge Revealed

Thursday, February 13

Get Ready — Political Campaigns Are Rumbling to Life in Hawaii

Tuesday, February 11

Hawaii Judge Orders Police Misconduct Files To Be Made Public

Thursday, February 6

Honolulu Risks Losing Millions on Affordable Housing Projects

Wednesday, February 5

Can Misconduct Bill ‘Validate’ Public Trust in Hawaii Police?

January 2014

Friday, January 31

Hawaii Lawmaker Wants New Statewide Agency To Monitor Police

Thursday, January 30

Fired Honolulu Cop’s File Illustrates Lack of Public Insight into Misconduct

Tuesday, January 28

Hawaii Senator Wants to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Drunk Cops

Friday, January 24

Could Hawaii Lose Federal Cash Over Renaming of Alaska Tsunami Center?

Thursday, January 23

Hawaii State Hospital Workers Reported Dozens of Assaults in Recent Years

Wednesday, January 15

PRP Tax Filing Details Political Spending But Questions Remain

Monday, January 13

Honolulu Police Misconduct Continues But So Does the Secrecy

Friday, January 10

HUD Tells Honolulu to Pay $3 Million for ORI Grant Mismanagement

Wednesday, January 8

Senate Examines Alleged Assaults, Corruption and Reprisals at State Hospital

Tuesday, January 7

Last-Ditch Effort: Honolulu Offers Cash to Save $142M Housing Deal

A New Era in Ethics in Honolulu? Time Will Tell

Saturday, January 4

‘Extraordinary’ Effort Needed to Save Honolulu’s $142M Housing Deal

Friday, January 3

Hawaii Supreme Court Tells Deedy Judge To Defend Closed Proceedings

December 2013

Monday, December 30

Hawaii Police Union Wants Officer Misconduct Records Kept Confidential

Saturday, December 28

What’s Being Done to Prevent Another Molasses Spill in Hawaii?

Governor Taps More Funds for Hawaii’s Mentally Ill Prisoners

Friday, December 27

Urban High: Rail Lets Honolulu Grow Up

Monday, December 23

It’s Your Money: Man Shot By Honolulu Police Gets $150K

Sunday, December 22

Another Union, Another Raise: Who’s To Say There’s No Money?

Wednesday, December 18

How Will Hawaii Police Its Police? Lawmakers and Lawsuit Shape the Future

Tuesday, December 17

Hawaii Senator Wants More Accountability for Environmental Spills

Honolulu Rail Audit: Too Many Consultants, Too Little Accountability

Thursday, December 12

Did Honolulu’s $142M Housing Deal Collapse?

Wednesday, December 11

Running a Business: Inside The Honolulu Marathon

Tuesday, December 10

Caldwell Fears For Honolulu Homeless If City Housing Deal Collapses

Saturday, December 7

Honolulu Rail Exec Had Been VP at Firm That Just Won New Rail Contract

Thursday, December 5

The List: Contributors to Mayor’s Transition Committee Revealed

Will The Honolulu Ethics Commission Have To Subpoena The Mayor’s Cabinet?

Wednesday, December 4

Who Knows Better? Honolulu Ethics Commission Or Caldwell’s Attorneys?

Tuesday, December 3

Financial Disclosure: Check Out The Latest Filings From City Officials

Sunday, December 1

$156 Million Short? Honolulu Mayor Keeping Budget in Check

November 2013

Wednesday, November 27

New Engineer Takes Over Honolulu Rail Project

Tuesday, November 26

When Does an Attack Become a Hate Crime?

Saturday, November 23

Racist Facebook Bullying And Threats Prompt Hawaii Lawsuit

Thursday, November 21

Assaults on Mental Health Workers Spur Hawaii Senate Investigation

Tuesday, November 19

Caldwell Admin Defends Budget Tactics Before Ethics Commission

Monday, November 18

What’s Going on Between Ethics Commission and Caldwell Administration?

Thursday, November 14

It’s Your Money: Lack of Flood Prevention Costs Honolulu $2.7 Million

Wednesday, November 13

New Molasses Spill Response Plan Concedes Environmental Danger

Friday, November 8

Civil Beat Files Lawsuit In Effort to Free Up Police Misconduct Records

Tuesday, November 5

Is Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Trying to Weaken the Ethics Commission?

Saturday, November 2

Hawaii DOT ‘Never Got Around’ To Telling Matson Its Pipe Was Still Leaking

October 2013

Saturday, October 19

Ethics Probe into Honolulu Mayor Sparks Talk of Reform

Friday, October 18

Hawaii Harbor Officials Tell Port Businesses to Provide Response Plans

Thursday, October 17

Hawaii’s Public Records: What Can Hawaii Learn From Other States?

Officials Jack Up Charges to Keep Public Records From Being Released

Thursday, October 10

Honolulu Charities Fight For Taxpayer Dollars in Heated Political Debate

Wednesday, October 9

Tunnel Vision? Not When It Comes to Honolulu’s High Stakes Rail Project

Monday, October 7

A Tale of Two Cops: One HPD Officer Fired, Another Keeps His Badge

Thursday, October 3

Development Agency and Kakaako to Face Lawmakers’ Scrutiny

September 2013

Thursday, September 19

Superfund Money Is Available for Honolulu Molasses Spill

Unions Spared From Taxes After Honolulu Mayor Defers His Own Bill

Tuesday, September 17

Matson Will Pay Back Hawaii for Molasses Spill, Plans Own Investigation

Sunday, September 15

Honolulu Molasses Spill Could Lead to New Laws, Stricter Oversight

Thursday, September 12

It’s Your Money: How Much Does an HPD Motorcade Cost?

Sunday, September 8

Lying Down on Honolulu Sidewalks Could Soon Cost You $50

Thursday, September 5

Honolulu Rail’s New $27 Million Safety Feature to Avert Track Fatalities

August 2013

Friday, August 30

Death Threats Against Gabbard Detailed in Court Documents

Deedy Case: Is a Second Trial Worth the Cost?

Wednesday, August 28

Honolulu Prosecutor: Deedy Will Face New Murder Charge

Tuesday, August 27

Deedy Trial: A Hung Jury Means Federal Agent Could Be Back In Court

The “Stairway to Heaven” Is More Remote Than Ever

Friday, August 23

Why Didn’t Hawaii Counties Fight Back Against SHOPO Contract?

Thursday, August 22

Who’s Really to Blame for Honolulu’s Budget Woes?

Tuesday, August 20

Who’s the New Guy Running Things at Honolulu Hale?

Friday, August 16

Will Court Delays Let Honolulu Argue Rail Is Past Point of No Return?

Tuesday, August 13

ORI Refutes Any Wrongdoing, Says Honolulu ‘Caved’ to HUD

Thursday, August 8

Deedy Trial — Should A Federal Agent Have Left Before Violence Erupted?

Wednesday, August 7

Christopher Deedy: ‘My Brain Was Going in a Thousand Directions’

Friday, August 2

At What Point Is Killing Another Man Considered Self-Defense in Hawaii?

July 2013

Wednesday, July 31

Tall Buildings, Cheap Rent and Hawaii’s Ability to Manage Development

Thursday, July 25

Did Honolulu Commit $10 Million in Mistakes on Ala Wai Pipe Fix?

Sunday, July 21

Despite Honolulu’s Own Investigation, Questions Remain About ORI

Friday, July 19

ORI Investigation Over, Honolulu to Pay Back $1.88M in Federal Grants

Monday, July 15

Honolulu Rail: Where Are We Now?

Thursday, July 11

Honolulu Police Contract’s $200 Million Increase Could Spur Tax Hikes

Deedy Trial: McDonald’s Video is of Such Poor Quality It’s Little Help

Honolulu Cop Under Fire for Facebook Comments About Deedy Murder Trial

Tuesday, July 9

‘Frustratingly Fuzzy’ Video Could Mean Prison or Freedom for Federal Agent

Monday, July 8

Bow Ties, Spies and Money: A Look Inside Hawaii’s Intel Community

June 2013

Friday, June 28

A House Divided — Which Way Will Democrats in Hawaii Go?

Wednesday, June 26

Reporter’s Diary: How I Got Probed at the NSA

Tuesday, June 25

Embattled Hawaii Nonprofit Enjoyed Tens of Millions in Military Dollars

Saturday, June 22

Can Inouye’s Ghost Take Down Sen. Brian Schatz?

Friday, June 21

Caldwell: Brace for Cuts in Honolulu City Services

Wednesday, June 19

Feds: Hawaii Must Repay Half-Million Dollars in Stimulus Money

Tuesday, June 18

Inouye’s Chief of Staff Takes Over Honolulu Rail Advocacy Group

Saturday, June 15

Honolulu Could Kickstart Response to Urban Homelessness

Wednesday, June 12

HUD: Was ORI Loan Forgiven Because of Campaign Contributions?

Tuesday, June 11

The Whistleblower and the ‘Super Hero Pole Dancer’: A Hawaii Love Story

Monday, June 10

The Spies Next Door: The National Security Agency Works in our Shadows

Friday, June 7

Kickback? Letter Shows ORI Head Sought $90k Donation From Contractor

Thursday, June 6

Honolulu City Council Keeps Controversial Earmarks For Nonprofits

Wednesday, June 5

ORI Mismanagement May Throw A Last-Minute Wrench In City Budget

Tuesday, June 4

HUD Nails City For $8 Million In ORI Mismanagement Fiasco

Saturday, June 1

Should The City Earmark Millions For Favored Nonprofit Groups?

May 2013

Friday, May 31

Who’s Driving TheBus? Honolulu Councilman Wants Ethics Oversight

Thursday, May 30

Honolulu Mayor Blasts City Council For ‘Out Of Control’ Earmarks

Saturday, May 25

Is Honolulu Hale Safe?

Friday, May 24

Should Honolulu Council Restore TheBus Or Spend More Money On Charities?

Wednesday, May 22

Honolulu City Council Denies Mayor’s Repeated Requests To Raise Taxes

Saturday, May 18

Federal Judge Refuses To Toss (de)Occupy Honolulu Suit Despite City’s Efforts

Thursday, May 16

Caldwell Campaign Chair Backs Out Of Zoning Board Appointment

Wednesday, May 15

Soaring Union Costs Are Making It Difficult To Balance Honolulu Budget

Tuesday, May 14

Honolulu’s Thomas Square Upgrade Steeped In Controversy

Honolulu Seeks Ways To Cut Down Wait For Firearm Permits

Saturday, May 11

Where’s The Pork? Honolulu City Council Dishes Out The Earmarks

Friday, May 10

A ‘Desperate’ Search For More Money Inside The Walls Of Honolulu Hale

Housing Honolulu’s Homeless Won’t Come Cheap Under New Plan

Thursday, May 9

Hawaii Prison Chief: Inmate Deaths Are A ‘Crisis On Our Hands’

Wednesday, May 8

Change Of Heart: Mayor’s Office Releases Names Of Executive Staff

Honolulu City Council Pushes Back Against Mayor’s Proposed Budget

Tuesday, May 7

War In Waikiki? The Fight Over The Natatorium Is Far From Over

Friday, May 3

In The End, Hawaii Legislature Shelves Police Misconduct Bill

Wednesday, May 1

Abercrombie Teams With Caldwell To Tear Down Waikiki Natatorium

April 2013

Tuesday, April 30

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Staff Comes With A High Price Tag

Monday, April 29

Not So Public: One Hawaii Law Requires Misconduct Disclosure, One Hides It

Sunday, April 28

Hawaii Public Employee Misconduct Appears To Be In Check, Records Show

Thursday, April 25

Hawaii Auditor: State Oversight Of Mainland Prisons Still Lagging

Tuesday, April 23

Hawaii Spy Case: Did Chinese Girlfriend Lure Secrets From Contractor?

Friday, April 19

It’s Your Money: Rapist Wins $35k From Honolulu After Cops Beat Him Up

Wednesday, April 17

Kauai Chief: ‘Officers We Know Should Not Be Here Are Coming Back’

Tuesday, April 16

Federal Agent On Trial For Murder Boosts Defense Fund Via Internet

Friday, April 12

Honolulu Rail CEO Explains Why He Deserves a $35,000 Bonus

Not So Public: Hawaii Withholds Prison Death Records, Gets Sued

Tuesday, April 9

In The Case Of This Fired Honolulu Cop, The Public Is Still In The Dark

Thursday, April 4

It’s Your Money: Bumpy Roads, Brain Injury And A $1.7 Million Pothole

Can Kirk Caldwell Succeed Where Others Have Failed With Honolulu Homeless?

Tuesday, April 2

Hawaii Judge Says Accused Spy Can Leave Federal Detention Center

March 2013

Friday, March 29

Hawaii Spy Case: Does Benjamin Bishop’s Head Hold Too Many Secrets?

Friday, March 22

Police Misconduct Bill Teeters In Hawaii House Under Union Criticism

Thursday, March 21

Why Is Hawaii The Only State Without A Statewide Police Standards Board?

Tuesday, March 19

City Ethics Enforcement: ‘Fight Against Corruption’ Could Get Cash Infusion

Saturday, March 16

‘Tis The Season: Your Honolulu City Council Budget Primer

Thursday, March 14

Hawaii Police Union Bargains In Secret, Leaves Public Wondering

Tuesday, March 12

Should Suspended Cops Be Identified? Hawaii Records Office Says Yes

Saturday, March 2

Want Nice Roads? Honolulu Mayor Wants You To Pay More At The Pump

Friday, March 1

In The Name Of The Law: Should Police Misconduct Be Public?

At HPD, Domestic Violence Is Not Uncommon But It’s Hard To Track

February 2013

Thursday, February 28

In The Name Of The Law: What The Police Commission Isn’t Doing About Misconduct

Show Us The Money: HPD Wants $2K For Three Files

Hawaii County Releases Cop Misconduct Summaries

Wednesday, February 27

In the Name of the Law: Hawaii Police Union ‘Outguns’ Students

Tuesday, February 26

In the Name of the Law: UH Students vs. The Police

The Verdict: Judge Rules In Favor Of Public Disclosure Of Misconduct

A Test Of Hawaii’s Fledgling Public Records Law

VIDEO: Attorney Jeff Portnoy On The Fight For Misconduct Records

DATABASE: A Compilation Of Honolulu Police Misconduct

Monday, February 25

Only A Few Honolulu Cops Have Lost Their Jobs

Many Of The Required Summaries Are Nowhere To Be Found

Civil Beat Analysis Of Honolulu Police Misconduct

In the Name of the Law: What the Public Isn’t Being Told About Police Misconduct

VIDEO: Police Misconduct – How We Did The Series

Tuesday, February 5

Can Caldwell’s Cabinet Catch Up in Time for Budget Deadline?

January 2013

Thursday, January 17

Caldwell to Hawaii Legislature: Where’s My Money? I Want it Now

Thursday, January 10

Former Hawaii Gov. Cayetano Says He’ll Appeal Rail Ruling

December 2012

Monday, December 24

Guess Who’s Picking Hawaii’s Next U.S. Senator?

Saturday, December 22

Inouye’s Last Wish Is Abercrombie’s Biggest Burden

Wednesday, December 19

Hawaii Dems: Fill Inouye’s Seat Fast to Save Seniority

Tuesday, December 18

U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye Dead at 88

Friday, December 14

Is Hawaii Sen. Dan Inouye On The Mend? No One Will Say

Thursday, December 13

$1.55 Billion Federal Rail Grant On The Line In Federal Case

Friday, December 7

Final Cost of PRP’S 10-month Push to Win Votes, Beat Cayetano: $3.6M

Tuesday, December 4

It’s Your Money: $300K For Legal Help in HPD Discrimination Case

November 2012

Wednesday, November 21

Cayetano Defamation Suit Against PRP Might Be Headed to Federal Court

Friday, November 16

It’s Your Money: Death By Electrocution Costs Honolulu $550K

Thursday, November 8

PRP’s Campaign Push Prevails in Hawaii

Monday, November 5

Honolulu Mayor: Caldwell Rolls Over Cayetano

Saturday, November 3

PRP Cash Slipping Through the Cracks?

Friday, November 2

Carlisle on Caldwell: ‘No Comment’

October 2012

Wednesday, October 31

Money, Polls and PACs in the Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Cayetano Puts TV Stations on Notice Over Attack Ads

Saturday, October 27

Keeping the Lights On at Honolulu Hale

Friday, October 26

Political Fight For Oahu’s GET Heats Up

Thursday, October 25

Hey, Dan! Hey, Ben! Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Tuesday, October 23

Cayetano to PRP: You Lied And Now You Need To Pay

Saturday, October 20

Keep the City City — Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Talk Vision

Thursday, October 18

Hawaii’s ‘Most Sophisticated Grassroots Attack Operation’

Friday, October 12

Tension Surrounds $142M Honolulu Housing Deal

Wednesday, October 10

Disputed $142M Housing Deal Raises Concerns Over Workforce Housing

Tuesday, October 9

Hawaii Pension Chief Says Caldwell Wrong About Cayetano Fund Raid

Thursday, October 4

Honolulu Mayoral Debate: Caldwell Takes Some Swings

Wednesday, October 3

$1.5 Billion Budget for Cayetano’s Honolulu Traffic Proposal

Tuesday, October 2

The Murky Waters of Campaign Finance in Honolulu Mayor’s Race

September 2012

Friday, September 28

New PRP Ad Clouds Caldwell’s Campaign

Thursday, September 20

HPD’s Day in Court — Two Cops Stand Before Judge

Thursday, September 6

Honolulu to Supreme Court: Keep Rail Construction Alive

Wednesday, September 5

Anti-Rail Slate for Honolulu Races?

Is Federal Agent Immune from Murder Charge?

Saturday, September 1

Cayetano Pinched Pennies Before Primary

Akaka Election Challenge Tossed, Filed Too Late

August 2012

Friday, August 31

No Cost Estimates for Delays in Honolulu Rail Construction

Thursday, August 30

Help Wanted: Ethics Commission Can’t Fill Vacancy

Tuesday, August 28

Honolulu Rail Construction Stopped, Now What?

It’s Your Money: HPD’s Free Ride

Friday, August 24

Rail Derailed? Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Honolulu

Thursday, August 23

Akaka’s Granddaughter Files Election Protest

Wednesday, August 22

Judge’s Decision Looms Over Honolulu Rail

Saturday, August 18

At Last, Rail Lawsuit Is Getting Its Day in Court

Friday, August 17

Gabbard Out, Honolulu Council Changing

Tuesday, August 14

Honolulu Vetoes Don’t Stand Test of Time

Monday, August 13

Carlisle’s Fall: Incumbent Is ‘Skunked’ By Cayetano

Thursday, August 9

Honolulu City Council: Several Candidates Win Their Seats in Primary

Cayetano, Caldwell To Duel For Honolulu Mayor

What Aloha Spirit? It’s Election Season

Wednesday, August 8

Hawaii Judge Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Agent Charged in Waikiki Murder Loses Bid to Move Case

Tuesday, August 7

Cayetano Hospitalized As Honolulu Mayor’s Race Enters Final Days

Saturday, August 4

PRP: Super PAC? Bully? Or Just Playing the Game?

Wednesday, August 1

Not So Public: City Shells Out $600k But For What?

July 2012

Tuesday, July 31

Lawsuit: Hawaii IBEW Chief Wanted Hitman To Take Out His Enemies

Friday, July 27

Rail Makes Caldwell The Man In The Middle

Thursday, July 26

Beach Ban for Business Vetoed by Honolulu Mayor

Wednesday, July 25

Back To The Future: Cayetano Brings New Skills To Old Game

Saturday, July 21

Incumbency No Help for Honolulu’s Current Mayor

Tuesday, July 17

Attack Ads Push Campaign Cash Into Spotlight In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Pro-Rail Money Follows Caldwell, Carlisle Lags

Saturday, July 14

Cash and Candidates for the Honolulu City Council

Wednesday, July 11

Honolulu Rail PR Contractors Whacked

Tuesday, July 3

It’s Your Money: Sooey! Honolulu Pig Control Costs $1,400 Per Head

Honolulu Council Member Slapped with Record $6,500 Ethics Fine

Monday, July 2

Honolulu Auditor Gets Results, Makes No Friends

June 2012

Thursday, June 28

Waikiki Shooting Video Remains Shrouded

Wednesday, June 27

Councilman Denies Abuse in Honolulu Parking Flap

Tuesday, June 26

Honolulu Council Members Push for Audits of HART, Sewer

Saturday, June 23

Feds Might Not Defend Murder Suspect in Lawsuit

Friday, June 22

Does the Sale of a Hawaiian Island Matter?

Thursday, June 21

Goodbye Lanai: From One Billionaire to Another

Wednesday, June 20

West Honolulu Sewer Ban Not What It Seemed To Be

Monday, June 18

Can a White Federal Agent Who Killed a Hawaii Local Get a Fair Trial?

Wednesday, June 13

Honolulu Prosecutor: Federal Agent Started Fight That Led to Shooting

Saturday, June 9

Caldwell: We Left Carlisle a ‘Huge’ Budget Surplus

Thursday, June 7

Honolulu Judge’s Redactions Hide APEC Shooting Details

Filipino PR Flap Enflames Rail Talks

Wednesday, June 6

With Flourish of Changes, Honolulu Council Almost Pau With Budget

Friday, June 1

Honolulu Judge Seals Video of Fatal Shooting Inside Waikiki Restaurant

May 2012

Thursday, May 31

Firefighter Fiasco Unfolds in Fiery Back and Forth

Thursday, May 24

Federal Agent Charged in APEC Shooting Wants McDonald’s Video Released

Tuesday, May 22

Ninth Circuit Maui Trip Draws Criticism