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New Police Disciplinary Reports Reveal Serious Misconduct By Dozens Of Officers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Police Disciplinary Reports Reveal Serious Misconduct By Dozens Of Officers

This year, police agencies are required to include the names of officers who have been suspended as well as discharged once their disciplinary actions are final.

Panel: Hawaii Justice System Needs Better Data Collection Screenshot

Panel: Hawaii Justice System Needs Better Data Collection

Government agencies also need to get better at sharing their data, including information on arrests and demographics, experts say.

Legislative Leaders: Pay Raises For State Workers May Be Tough This Year Screenshot

Legislative Leaders: Pay Raises For State Workers May Be Tough This Year

The state’s agriculture development agency also is still a target of legislative scrutiny as is the state auditor.

Former OHA Finance Chief Sues Over Whistleblower Retaliation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former OHA Finance Chief Sues Over Whistleblower Retaliation

UPDATED: The former official alleges that he was targeted for raising concerns over the office’s finances.

Hawaii Chief Justice: Courts Must Address Systemic Inequities Screenshot from Hawaii Judiciary

Hawaii Chief Justice: Courts Must Address Systemic Inequities

UPDATED: Hawaii’s Judiciary is stepping up efforts to combat racism and bias but it’s also grappling with possible budget cuts.

Hawaii Legislature Launches ‘Laser Beam’ Session In A Locked Down Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Launches ‘Laser Beam’ Session In A Locked Down Capitol

Traditional festivities and speeches were all canceled amid security concerns and the threat of COVID-19.

The Battered State Budget Will Dominate The Next Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Battered State Budget Will Dominate The Next Hawaii Legislature

With money tight, lawmakers are looking to the Biden administration and Congress to help shore up a huge deficit as the 2021 session opens this week.

Hawaii Lawmakers May Cut Solar Credits Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers May Cut Solar Credits

The credits help to develop renewable energy projects but also cost the state millions of dollars.

No More ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ For State Lawmakers Anthony Quintano

No More ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ For State Lawmakers

A ban on food items and other items of nominal value affects state officials and the business of lobbyists.