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Brittany Lyte

Lawmakers Propose Fixes For A Broken Psychiatric Care Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Propose Fixes For A Broken Psychiatric Care Law

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.

Judge Releases Potential Juror Who Was Jailed For Shouting ‘He Is Guilty!’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Releases Potential Juror Who Was Jailed For Shouting ‘He Is Guilty!’

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.

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter

Marti Claussen’s search for stable care and housing in Hawaii for her mentally ill daughter Christie has been a long journey of impossible choices and resilience.

Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai House Gets $1.3 Million Cash Offer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai House Gets $1.3 Million Cash Offer

With a buyer in hand, the lender wants a federal judge to approve the sale.

Honolulu Police Corruption: Drug Charges Filed Against Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption: Drug Charges Filed Against Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother

A new indictment links Kealoha to a drug distribution ring centered at her brother’s Big Island pain clinic.

Rushing To Save Kauai’s Ohia Trees From A Deadly, Fast-Spreading Disease Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rushing To Save Kauai’s Ohia Trees From A Deadly, Fast-Spreading Disease

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.

Proposal For New Dairy On Kauai Dropped After 5-Year Effort U.S. Department of Agriculture

Proposal For New Dairy On Kauai Dropped After 5-Year Effort

Hawaii Dairy Farms was thwarted by regulatory obstacles, lawsuits and community opposition.

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case

Louis Kealoha says he needs taxpayer help to pay for his criminal defense lawyers.

Massive Flood Risks Don’t Deter Kauai Homeowners From Rebuilding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Massive Flood Risks Don’t Deter Kauai Homeowners From Rebuilding

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.

Honolulu Police Corruption: Another Cop Pleads Guilty Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption: Another Cop Pleads Guilty

HPD Sgt. Daniel Sellers is the latest veteran officer to admit wrongdoing in the nearly 5-year-old federal corruption case.

He Fought For Hawaii’s Aid In Dying Law. Now He Wants To Use it. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

He Fought For Hawaii’s Aid In Dying Law. Now He Wants To Use it.

Prominent Honolulu lobbyist John Radcliffe, whose colon cancer has spread, became the first state resident Wednesday to start the application process.

A Retired Judge Keeps Asking, Who Really Killed Dana Ireland? Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

A Retired Judge Keeps Asking, Who Really Killed Dana Ireland?

Updated: The Big Island prosecutor and the Hawaii Innocence Project question his motives, but Mike Heavey presses on with a campaign to reopen the notorious 1991 murder case.