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Thousands Defy Rain And Trump During Rally In Honolulu

The disputed presidential election of 2016 has mobilized many to fight his administration every step of the way.

Hawaii Christian Church Says No Gays Allowed At Upcoming Banquet

A church’s Sweethearts Banquet at the Hale Koa Hotel advertises it is open to all married couples comprised of “a man & woman by birth.”

Why One Police Commissioner Wanted To Fire The Chief

Commissioner Loretta Sheehan was outvoted by the other commissioners but presented them with a detailed plan for moving to fire the chief.

Honolulu Police Chief Gets $250,000 In Retirement Deal

Agreement calls for Louis Kealoha to pay back the money if he is convicted of a felony.

Senator: ‘Silent’ Police Commission Should Stay Quiet A Bit Longer

Will Espero urges the commission to wait until a federal investigation is finished before making a deal for Chief Louis Kealoha’s departure.

Honolulu Police Commission To City Council: Stay Out Of It

The chairman of the commission says it alone will finalize a secret deal likely to include a buyout for retiring Police Chief Louis Kealoha.

FBI Serves Search Warrant At Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro has been combative over allegations that one of his top deputies is involved in corruption and conspiracy.

State Says Number Of Available Shelter Beds Will Go Up In 2017

Hawaii nonprofits also promise to double the number of homeless people who enter permanent housing.

Caldwell: There’s Likely No Deal Yet On Police Chief’s Departure

The mayor said there’s no big hurry, but he’d still like to see a departure agreement finalized “as expeditiously as possible.”

City Council Members ‘Leery’ Of HPD Chief’s Retirement Deal

Police Commission Chairman Max Sword refuses to answer questions from council members who want to know if they get final say on any payout.

New Kakaako Park Rules Could Keep Homeless Away

The HCDA says the changes mostly clarify rules that already existed. Recent problems have involved vandalism and homelessness.

HPD Chief Could Get A Lucrative Cash Payout Along With Pension

The fact that the Honolulu Police Commission is negotiating a deal in secret is raising concerns.

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Pod Squad: Nine Years of Staking Out Obama

Pod Squad: Nine Years of Staking Out Obama

A small group of protesters stood a mostly silent vigil to the vacationing president’s comings and goings.

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s DC Reporter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s DC Reporter

Kirstin Downey talks about how looming changes in Washington, D.C., could affect Hawaii.

Pod Squad: How Trump Won And What Comes Next For Journalism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: How Trump Won And What Comes Next For Journalism

Only one of the candidates — and it wasn’t Clinton — offered what voters clearly wanted: “This overarching call to action.”

Is HPD Chief’s Departure Just The Beginning Of An ‘Ugly’ Mess?

Chief Louis Kealoha’s retirement package is being worked out and approved in secret before it’s known whether he committed serious wrongdoing.

Kakaako Shelters Work To Move Homeless Into Housing Faster

With new rules looming, state-run facilities look to expedite the shelter-to-housing process.

Embattled Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha To Retire

The chief has maintained his innocence after being named by the FBI as a suspect in a federal corruption investigation.

Honolulu Tweaking Its Rules For Affordable Housing Near Rail

Some advocates criticize the option of allowing developers to pay a fee to the city to avoid the requirements.

Police Commission Remains Mum About HPD Chief Situation

The commission wrapped up an hours-long meeting without making a decision but plans to take up the issue again on Friday.

Police Commission: HPD Chief’s Future Will Be Discussed In Secret

But public-interest attorneys say the matter is far too important to be handled behind closed doors.