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Ige Appoints Linda Clark To Fill Maui House Seat Courtesy photo/2021

Ige Appoints Linda Clark To Fill Maui House Seat

Clark is a state process server and head of a Maui nonprofit.

House Panel Subpoenas Land Fund, Agriculture Agency Office of the Auditor

House Panel Subpoenas Land Fund, Agriculture Agency

Both agencies were the targets of recent critical examinations by State Auditor Les Kondo.

Maui Commission Announces 5 Finalists For Police Chief Yoohyun Jung/Civil B eat

Maui Commission Announces 5 Finalists For Police Chief

The commission chose the finalists from a list of 17 applicants.

Judge Allows Case Against HPD Officers In Sykap Shooting To Move Forward Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Judge Allows Case Against HPD Officers In Sykap Shooting To Move Forward

Attorneys for the three officers argued that the case should be dismissed because a grand jury declined to indict them.

The Case Of 3 Honolulu Cops Charged With Killing Teen Is Ramping Up Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

The Case Of 3 Honolulu Cops Charged With Killing Teen Is Ramping Up

Defense attorneys are working to get charges dropped as prosecutors prepare to present evidence against the officers on Tuesday.

Back Rent And Seized Wine: The Legal Battle Behind Shirokiya’s Closure Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Back Rent And Seized Wine: The Legal Battle Behind Shirokiya’s Closure

Court records detail an ongoing struggle between Shirokiya and its landlord, Ala Moana Center.

Honolulu Prosecutor: Sykap Case Is ‘No Perry Mason Moment’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Prosecutor: Sykap Case Is ‘No Perry Mason Moment’

The Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office says it’s on solid legal ground to bring charges against three HPD officers even though a grand jury refused to indict them.

Other States Have Tough Police Standards Boards. Hawaii’s Is Still Struggling Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Other States Have Tough Police Standards Boards. Hawaii’s Is Still Struggling

Almost every other state has professional staff and funding dedicated to overseeing law enforcement. Hawaii has neither.

Hawaii Police Shootings Board Still Won’t Say What Cases It’s Reviewing Screenshot

Hawaii Police Shootings Board Still Won’t Say What Cases It’s Reviewing

The board has apparently been discussing police shootings in secret sessions, although board members won’t say what they’ve been talking about.