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Katherine Kealoha Sues City To Keep Her Employment Records Secret Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Sues City To Keep Her Employment Records Secret

The deputy prosecutor is under federal investigation for public corruption and Civil Beat wants to check on what she’s done while in office.

Hawaii Supreme Court To Rule On Secret Government Deliberations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court To Rule On Secret Government Deliberations

Should the public be allowed to see what information is going into public policy decisions?

Civil Beat Poll: Caldwell Is As Unpopular As Trump In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The Honolulu mayor has a dismal approval rating, and the city’s $10 billion rail project is probably to blame.

Should Taxpayers Have Paid The Legal Tab For This Honolulu Cop? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

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

Two former officers charged with similar crimes and sued for identical reasons got very different treatment from the Honolulu Police Commission.

Hubbub Over Reality TV Star Sinks HPD Chief Selection Panel Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hubbub Over Reality TV Star Sinks HPD Chief Selection Panel

The news comes the same day it was announced Marc Tilker has resigned from the Honolulu Police Commission.

ACLU: 10 Questions For The Next Honolulu Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU: 10 Questions For The Next Honolulu Police Chief

The ACLU of Hawaii is urging the Honolulu Police Department to consider issues such as free speech, Native Hawaiian incarceration and Donald Trump.

Did Hawaii Lawmakers Just Give Public Worker Unions Too Much Power? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Government officials fear a bill sitting on Gov. Ige’s desk will strip them of their ability to tell their employees what to do without union interference.

It Looks Like Political Insiders Will Help Pick The Next Honolulu Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Concerns are being raised about the lack of Native Hawaiians, Micronesians and other groups on a citizen selection committee organized by the Honolulu Police Commission.

Police Commissioner Cites Another ‘Failed Investigation’ Of Possible Abuse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commissioner Cites Another ‘Failed Investigation’ Of Possible Abuse

Loretta Sheehan says she’s worried that a former officer involved in another reported domestic dispute violence is going to get his job back.

Kealoha Threatens Police Commissioner With Ethics Complaint Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Threatens Police Commissioner With Ethics Complaint

The former police chief wants taxpayers to pick up his legal tab in a lawsuit, and doesn’t want Commissioner Loretta Sheehan to help decide the matter.

Dog The Bounty Hunter’s Wife Might Help Select HPD’s Next Chief Chad Blair/Civil Beat

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

Honolulu Police Commission Chairman Max Sword says Beth Chapman, who works in bail bonds, could bring a unique perspective to the selection process.

Why The Stakes Are So High In Hawaii Police Union Negotiations Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Why The Stakes Are So High In Hawaii Police Union Negotiations

There are huge financial ramifications, especially for Honolulu. Meanwhile, a state senator wants to make it easier to fire bad cops.