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Trump Seeks To Put Hawaii Case On Hold Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump Seeks To Put Hawaii Case On Hold

The Trump administration says Hawaii’s challenge of travel ban should wait until a mainland case is resolved.

Settlement Protects Religious Rights For Hawaiian Prisoners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Settlement Protects Religious Rights For Hawaiian Prisoners

The lawsuit sought to ensure Native Hawaiians being held in an Arizona prison could engage in customary religious practices.

Should Hawaii Become A Sanctuary State? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Become A Sanctuary State?

Some elected officials and community activists are working to position Hawaii to better help people affected by Trump’s immigration policies.

Hawaii Sues Trump To Block New Immigration Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sues Trump To Block New Immigration Policy

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says the state is uniquely harmed by the president’s recent executive order that bars refugees and others from entering the U.S.

New Oahu Jail Will Cost Hundreds Of Millions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Oahu Jail Will Cost Hundreds Of Millions

Lawmakers heard cost projections Thursday, but it’s too early in the planning process to get a firm estimate.

Civil Beat Joins National Effort To Document Hate Incidents ProPublica

Civil Beat Joins National Effort To Document Hate Incidents

Current databases are inadequate, so ProPublica is organizing a coalition of media outlets to keep better track of these cases.

Honolulu Protesters Join The Outcry Over Immigration Ban Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Protesters Join The Outcry Over Immigration Ban

Demonstrators gather at Honolulu International Airport on Sunday as similar scenes play out across the country.

Can One Attorney Sue The Chief And Defend Him At The Same Time? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Myles Breiner has filed numerous lawsuits attacking the credibility of HPD, the chief and his prosecutor wife. Now he’s representing the couple.

Clemency For 3 Hawaii Men Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Clemency For 3 Hawaii Men

With 330 new cases, President Barack Obama has granted more clemencies than any other president in history.

No Quick Fixes For Prison Overcrowding In Governor’s Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Quick Fixes For Prison Overcrowding In Governor’s Budget

The Department of Public Safety has not started on expansion of three jails, a $37.5 million project approved by lawmakers last year.

How Hawaii’s Prisoners Are Ending Up In Facilities All Over The Country Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s Prisoners Are Ending Up In Facilities All Over The Country

But, citing privacy and security reasons, state prison officials won’t say why prisoners are being transferred or where they have gone.

ACLU Calls For Federal Probe Of Hawaii Prison Conditions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Calls For Federal Probe Of Hawaii Prison Conditions

The complaint alleges overcrowding has led to “systemwide deterioration” at seven prisons and jails.