Did Honolulu Cops Issue Fake Tickets Or Did The Honolulu Prosecutor Make Up The Story? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The mysterious case of “ghost” traffic tickets is getting more curious as several defense attorneys push the Honolulu prosecutor’s office to turn over the evidence.

Civil Cafe: Patsy Mink And Title IX Panel Discussion

House GOP Delays Vote On Obamacare Repeal

House GOP Delays Vote On Obamacare Repeal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

President Donald Trump and conservative House Freedom Caucus members failed to strike a deal on the GOP Obamacare replacement Thursday, Politico reported Thursday, “endangering the prospects of passage and all but assuring any immediate vote on the measure would fail.” It’s unclear when a vote might be rescheduled.

Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch

Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch Wikimedia

Senate Democrats say they will attempt to block Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. A full Senate vote could come as soon as April 3.

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Tad Bartimus: The Road To Hana Is Sometimes Paved With Bad Intentions

Some vehicles left behind by motorists with car trouble are vandalized. To make matters worse, emergency call boxes frequently don’t work.

Bret Yager: Scientists Say There’s Hope For Dying Ohia Trees

The deadly fungus is continuing to sweep through the forest but new containment practices are promising.

Lawmaker Kills Bill To Limit Payday Loan Interest Rates

Hawaii payday lenders will continue to be able to charge an annual interest rate of 459 percent.

Hawaii Republican Quits Party After Criticizing Trump

State Rep. Beth Fukumoto will seek to join Democrats because she says she no longer has much in common with the GOP.

Denby Fawcett: State Sweeps Diamond Head Homeless

Seven illegal campers were cited and tons of trash was hauled off the Hawaii landmark.

Illegal Care Homes Are A Growing Problem In Hawaii

The operators of residential care facilities want lawmakers to crack down on what’s being called a growing consumer protection issue.

Community Voices

A Better Way To Meet Hawaii’s Needs: Invest In Nature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Better Way To Meet Hawaii’s Needs: Invest In Nature

Nature is essential to our well-being, and it offers solutions to some of the greatest economic and security challenges we face.

Sunshine Week: The Aloha State Still Struggles With Transparency Screenshot

Sunshine Week: The Aloha State Still Struggles With Transparency

When the government won’t talk to you, the documents will. Eventually.

Aid-In-Dying: It’s About Defining Choice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aid-In-Dying: It’s About Defining Choice

We must at least allow our loved ones the opportunity to think for themselves.

Money Saving Measures That Make Sense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Money Saving Measures That Make Sense

Two bills addressing pensions and retire health care can save hundreds of millions of dollars a year.