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UPDATED: The payment will settle a lawsuit alleging Police Chief Susan Ballard, while commander of the police academy in 2008, took part in making it easier for recruits to pass.
The measure would form a task force to find ways to make emergency mental health admissions more efficient, and better protect the public.
Pekelo Sanchez was killed inside a stolen pickup in 2017. Eight lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths caused by HPD officers have been filed since 2010.
Several proposals would make it easier for families and caregivers to get court orders authorizing long-term intensive treatment and medication for the severely mentally ill.
Updated: First Circuit Court Judge Edward Kubo had dismissed 44 potential jurors and declared a mistrial in a Honolulu trial Wednesday, saying the outburst had “infected” the whole panel.
With a buyer in hand, the lender wants a federal judge to approve the sale.
A new indictment links Kealoha to a drug distribution ring centered at her brother’s Big Island pain clinic.
Rapid ohia death, which has felled hundreds of thousands of the environmentally and culturally important trees on the Big Island, was first spotted on Kauai in May.
Hawaii Dairy Farms was thwarted by regulatory obstacles, lawsuits and community opposition.
Louis Kealoha says he needs taxpayer help to pay for his criminal defense lawyers.
Kauai has tightened requirements for shoreline development, but they don’t take into account more alarming recent predictions of the impact of climate change and rising seas.