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Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate

A well-known former Hawaii judge is raising a red flag about Honolulu police chief finalist Tommy Aiu. But no one will talk about what’s behind it.

FBI Arrests Two Allegedly Tied To Honolulu Police Corruption Probe Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

FBI Arrests Two Allegedly Tied To Honolulu Police Corruption Probe

More details are expected to be revealed once the men are arraigned on Monday.

Hawaii: Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Still Contains ‘All Of The Legal Flaws’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii: Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Still Contains ‘All Of The Legal Flaws’

A federal judge in Honolulu is asked to block the new version of the administration’s attempt to halt entry to the U.S. from eight countries.

Espero Wants Probe of Man’s Pepper-Spraying In Patrol Car Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Espero Wants Probe of Man’s Pepper-Spraying In Patrol Car

A state sheriff’s deputy claims a sergeant failed to properly investigate the incident at the Honolulu airport.

Acting Honolulu Police Chief To Retire As Search For Replacement Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Acting Honolulu Police Chief To Retire As Search For Replacement Continues

The departure of Cary Okimoto means another acting chief will serve briefly, says the Police Commission chairman.

Hawaii Poised To Challenge Trump’s ‘Travel Ban 3.0’ Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Poised To Challenge Trump’s ‘Travel Ban 3.0’

As the administration asks for dismissal of lawsuits against earlier travel bans, the Aloha State announces a new challenge.

Public Input Favors Retired HPD Major’s Candidacy To Be Police Chief Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Public Input Favors Retired HPD Major’s Candidacy To Be Police Chief

But it’s unclear how much impact the spoken and written support for Kurt Kendro will play in the selection process.

Overcrowding May Have Sparked Attack On Oahu Jail Guards Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Overcrowding May Have Sparked Attack On Oahu Jail Guards

An uprising of up to 18 prisoners injured three correctional officers at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

The Disturbing State Of Mental Health Care In Hawaii’s Prisons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Disturbing State Of Mental Health Care In Hawaii’s Prisons

Despite gains made under Justice Department oversight, care of mentally ill prisoners has slipped to troubling levels in recent years.

Star-Advertiser Cuts Nearly 10 Percent Of Its Newsroom Staff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Star-Advertiser Cuts Nearly 10 Percent Of Its Newsroom Staff

The Honolulu-based company on Friday laid off two prominent columnists and eight other editorial employees.

Hawaii ‘Dreamer’ Protest: ‘This Is The Worst Thing He Could Have Done’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii ‘Dreamer’ Protest: ‘This Is The Worst Thing He Could Have Done’

President Trump’s decision to end protection for young immigrants prompts rallies across the country, including Honolulu.

Hanabusa Gears Up For Gubernatorial Race Against Ige Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Gears Up For Gubernatorial Race Against Ige

The congresswoman files papers to form a campaign committee. Meanwhile, state senators Will Espero and Josh Green are running for lieutenant government.