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Hilo Man Shot To Death By Police Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat/2019

Hilo Man Shot To Death By Police

UPDATED: Officers were shot at while responding to a domestic violence incident, according to police. A 91-year-old relative of the shooting suspect also died.

Extending State Land Leases Could Benefit Businesses, But At What Cost To Taxpayers? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2014

Extending State Land Leases Could Benefit Businesses, But At What Cost To Taxpayers?

Opponents worry that the long-term leases, which may last 100 years or more, amount to a sale of public lands.

State Panel Forecasts Better Economic Outlook For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

State Panel Forecasts Better Economic Outlook For Hawaii

Adjustments to Hawaii’s projected tax revenues could mean state government hauls in $450 million more than previously predicted.

Maui Police Commission Won’t Discipline Former Police Chief For Hit-And-Run YouTube.com

Maui Police Commission Won’t Discipline Former Police Chief For Hit-And-Run

UPDATED: Tivoli Faaumu will also be allowed to retire in good standing, which allows him to collect additional retirement benefits.

Maui Police Commission: Former Chief Had ‘Room For Improvement’ Yoohyun Jung/Civil B eat

Maui Police Commission: Former Chief Had ‘Room For Improvement’

Former Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu’s performance evaluation was the subject of an executive session.

Redrawing Of Hawaii’s Political Boundaries Could Stretch Into Early 2022 Screenshot/2021

Redrawing Of Hawaii’s Political Boundaries Could Stretch Into Early 2022

Advocates have also raised concerns over closed door meetings of the Reapportionment Commission.

Ige Says Slew Of Pandemic Rule Changes In The Works Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ige Says Slew Of Pandemic Rule Changes In The Works

UPDATED: The governor said state health officials are working on integrating Hawaii’s rate of vaccinations into the tiered reopening system already in use by the counties.

The Investigation Into The Ex-Maui Police Chief’s Hit And Run Is In YouTube.com

The Investigation Into The Ex-Maui Police Chief’s Hit And Run Is In

UPDATED: A new report describes interviews with officers and the chief over the accident in a shopping mall that damaged a security guard’s motorcycle.

Taxpayers On The Hook For $2.3M To Settle Legal Claims Against The State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Taxpayers On The Hook For $2.3M To Settle Legal Claims Against The State

UPDATED: Two incidents on state highways accounted for more than $1 million in settlements the state entered in 2020.