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Top Abercrombie Aide Bruce Coppa Joins Big Lobbying Firm Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Top Abercrombie Aide Bruce Coppa Joins Big Lobbying Firm

Coppa will become a partner in the firm headed by uber lobbyists John Radcliffe and Red Morris.
Former Bank of Hawaii CEO Headed to Fed Board Flickr.com/Tim Evanson

Former Bank of Hawaii CEO Headed to Fed Board

Allan Landon is expected to be named by President Obama to be a Federal Reserve Board governor.
LA Times: What’s Obama’s Rightful Place in Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

LA Times: What’s Obama’s Rightful Place in Hawaii?

The California newspaper weighs in on the debate over where President Barack Obama should build his legacy library.
Tulsi Gabbard Stalker Gets Nearly 3 Years in Prison U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard Stalker Gets Nearly 3 Years in Prison

A series of widely disseminated bizarre emails led to Aniruddha Sherbow's arrest and conviction.
Kauai Newspaper Offers $10k Reward for Info About Monk Seal Killing Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Kauai Newspaper Offers $10k Reward for Info About Monk Seal Killing

The newspaper wants to do more for the community than just report the news about monk seal killings.
Longtime Hanabusa Aide Goes to Work for HPU Hawaii Pacific University

Longtime Hanabusa Aide Goes to Work for HPU

Richard Rapoza, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's longtime Oahu-based spokesman, started his new job today.
Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Suspended in Negligent Homicide Case Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Suspended in Negligent Homicide Case

A deputy prosecutor was disciplined earlier this month for mishandling a case involving the death of a pedestrian.
J.N. Musto Is Retiring From UHPA UHPA

J.N. Musto Is Retiring From UHPA

After more than 35 years, J.N. Musto is calling it quits — next summer.
Hawaii Volcano Lava Flow: ‘Feel the Heat’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Volcano Lava Flow: ‘Feel the Heat’

Civil Beat photographer Cory Lum captured the slow-moving molten river of lava on a flyover.
Linda Lingle, Optimist: ‘After All, I’m a Republican in Hawaii’ Linda Lingle portrait

Linda Lingle, Optimist: ‘After All, I’m a Republican in Hawaii’

The former Hawaii governor gave a speech on sustainability last week at Cornell University.
Private Donors Supply Spy Gear to Cops Flickr.com/Steve Lyon

Private Donors Supply Spy Gear to Cops

Across the nation, private foundations are increasingly being tapped to provide police with technology and weaponry, sidestepping closer scrutiny.
‘Seized Assets’ Prove Lucrative for Hawaii Cops Maui County

‘Seized Assets’ Prove Lucrative for Hawaii Cops

Millions of dollars seized under federal civil forfeiture law is bolstering Hawaii police department budgets, the Washington Post reports.