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Proposals Seek Stronger Oversight Of Police On Maui Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Proposals Seek Stronger Oversight Of Police On Maui

The Maui Charter Commission and the Maui Police Commission are both looking at ways to provide better accountability for police on the island.

Honolulu Prosecutor: Police Officers Who Shot And Killed Lindani Myeni Were Justified Screenshot: Hawaii News Now

Honolulu Prosecutor: Police Officers Who Shot And Killed Lindani Myeni Were Justified

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm also said his office found no evidence that race was a factor in the shooting of Myeni, who was Black.

House Speaker: Lawmakers Will Return To The Capitol July 6 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

House Speaker: Lawmakers Will Return To The Capitol July 6

Scott Saiki says he’s unsure if there will be any veto overrides, but Hawaii legislators need to make some technical budget fixes.

Wanted: Maui Seeks New Police Chief. FBI Training Is A Plus Yoohyun Jung/Civil B eat

Wanted: Maui Seeks New Police Chief. FBI Training Is A Plus

The search comes as Honolulu’s police commission also is recruiting a new police chief. But the selection processes are playing out much differently.

Hawaii Gov Intends To Veto Dozens Of Bills, Likely Triggering A Special  Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Gov Intends To Veto Dozens Of Bills, Likely Triggering A Special Session

Some controversial measures will become law, including long-term state lease extensions and a new Aloha Stadium proposal.

Big Island Police Kill Knife-Wielding Man Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat/2019

Big Island Police Kill Knife-Wielding Man

UPDATED: This is the second fatal shooting involving the Hawaii Police Department in the same week.

A Potential Shakeup At OHA Is Clouding The Agency’s Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

A Potential Shakeup At OHA Is Clouding The Agency’s Budget

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs wants to give out more money in grants to organizations while trimming its own spending.

Ewa Beach Land Transfer Could Clear Way For 400 Hawaiian Homesteads Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ewa Beach Land Transfer Could Clear Way For 400 Hawaiian Homesteads

The 80 acres coming to the Hawaiian Homes Land Trust would be the first suitable for residential homes under a law Congress approved in 1995.

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.