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Gov. David Ige Appoints New Public Safety Director

Gov. David Ige Appoints New Public Safety Director

Former Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda retired in September.

Critical Funding Fight Looms As Public Safety Boards Remain Cash-Strapped Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Critical Funding Fight Looms As Public Safety Boards Remain Cash-Strapped

State public safety boards have been shortchanged since they were put in place. But lawmakers suggest there may be little help in sight.

Hawaii Has A New State Sheriff Courtesy

Hawaii Has A New State Sheriff

Billy Oku, who has 30 years of experience in law enforcement and security, will head the Sheriff Division in the Department of Public Safety.

Keoni Souza Asks Hawaii Supreme Court For Recount In OHA Race

Keoni Souza Asks Hawaii Supreme Court For Recount In OHA Race

The race fell just outside of the threshold for an automatic recount.

Report: Hawaii Is Still Heavily Dependent On Fossil Fuels Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Hawaii Is Still Heavily Dependent On Fossil Fuels

Three-quarters of electric production came from petroleum and coal in 2019.

Senate Confirms Todd Eddins To Hawaii Supreme Court Screenshot Hawaii Senate

Senate Confirms Todd Eddins To Hawaii Supreme Court

The lawmaker in charge of vetting judicial candidates noted Eddins’ vast legal experience.

Senators Dig In To Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee’s Positions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Dig In To Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee’s Positions

The legal community heaped praise on Todd Eddins as state lawmakers examined how he might react to certain situations on the high court.

Hawaii Deputy Sheriffs Finally On Track For National Accreditation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Deputy Sheriffs Finally On Track For National Accreditation

UPDATED: Hawaii’s Department of Public Safety makes progress in accrediting state deputy sheriffs nearly a decade after state law required it.