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Hawaii Prison Warden’s Case Shows Firing A Public Worker Isn’t Easy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Despite dozens of sexual harassment and discrimination concerns, appeals board says her prior clean record counts for a lot.

Honolulu’s Search For A New Police Chief Down To 9 Candidates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The process to replace Louis Kealoha, who resigned after being named as the target of a corruption investigation, has taken longer than anticipated.

SHOPO: Don’t Release Police Officer Names For Salary Database Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

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

Honolulu officials had planned to release salary information, including officers’ names. But the state police union says that endangers officers.

Hawaiian Heiress Hires Doctors To Help Reclaim Her $215M Fortune Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Abigail Kawananakoa, 91, says she’s mentally fit to manage her own finances even though she suffered a stroke in June.

OHA’s Peter Apo To Pay $25,000 For Ethics Violations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee admitted using his position to benefit his private company.

Grand Jury Probe Zeroes In On ‘Safe House’ Property Deal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Several people were asked to testify recently about a land deal involving Honolulu prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro and a politically active real estate investor.

Royal Hawaiian Heiress Asks Judge To Silence Her Former Attorney Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Royal Hawaiian Heiress Asks Judge To Silence Her Former Attorney

The fight over Abigail Kawananakoa’s $215 million fortune continues to intensify.

Is Hawaii’s Royal Princess Mentally Fit? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Hawaii’s Royal Princess Mentally Fit?

With her $200 million fortune at stake, her former attorney wants an independent investigation into Abigail Kawananakoa’s mental state.

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Four other trusts, derived from the wealth of Native Hawaiian royalty, support a wide range of philanthropies and hold vast business interests.

Fight For Hawaiian Royalty’s Fortune Pulls AG Into The Fray Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The agency says it has a legal obligation to protect Native Hawaiian beneficiaries of Abigail Kawananakoa’s charity.

Will Native Hawaiians Be The Victims In This Fight Over A Royal Fortune? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The legacy of a Hawaiian princess who has spent her life supporting Hawaiian causes is at stake in a struggle over control of her $200 million estate.

Ex-Cop Sues Honolulu For Not Paying To Defend Him In Assault Lawsuit Screen shot from KITV

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

The Police Commission rejected Nelson Tamayori’s request for legal aid, but approved it for another officer facing the same allegations.