Civil Beat’s coverage this week featured a series that was the culmination of more than a year’s work.

Cops, Prostitutes and Pimps, a series on sex trafficking in Honolulu, was written by Assistant Editor Sara Lin based on reporting by Sara, Nanea Kalani and former reporter R.J. Brown.

The other major effort of the week was our coverage of the Hawaii Republican presidential caucuses, Civil Beat’s first major statewide reporting effort. We had more reporters fanned out across the state than any other Hawaii news organization. We had five reporters in locations on Oahu and one each on Maui, the Big Island and Kauai.

There’s a lot of reading in just those two series. But here are 10 more must-read stories from this week:

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