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John Pritchett: Artistic License

Mayor Rick Blangiardi says he is “dead set against” returning the City and County of Honolulu to stricter COVID-19 rules, even as case counts climb upward. This past week, he and Gov. David Ige agreed to keep Oahu in Tier 3 for at least a few more weeks.

Retiring Native Hawaiian Army General Was A Trailblazer

Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vares-Lum was the first Native Hawaiian woman to be an Army general and was the face of the military for many of Hawaii’s leaders.

Embattled Honolulu Police Chief Announces Retirement

Chief Susan Ballard said she had lost the support of the Honolulu Police Commission and Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s administration.

Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fail At Legislature

Bills to legalize recreational marijuana and collect more data on police use of force also stall.


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Lee Cataluna: What Happened To HPD Chief? Blame The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: What Happened To HPD Chief? Blame The Pandemic

Chief Susan Ballard’s job was hard before COVID-19 lockdowns. The strain of the pandemic made it impossible.

John Pritchett: Artistic License ASUS

John Pritchett: Artistic License

Mayor Rick Blangiardi says he is “dead set against” returning the City and County of Honolulu to stricter COVID-19 rules, even as case counts climb upward. This past week, he and Gov. David Ige agreed to keep Oahu in Tier 3 for at least a few more weeks.