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Brittany Lyte

March Sentencing Set For Kealohas And Their Co-Conspirators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

March Sentencing Set For Kealohas And Their Co-Conspirators

In December, a federal judge is expected to decide whether Katherine Kealoha’s sentencing should be based on sentencing guidelines for deprivation of civil rights or obstruction of justice.

Diversion Program For The Homeless Finds Measured Success Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Diversion Program For The Homeless Finds Measured Success

Three dozen participants in Honolulu’s fledgling Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program reduced their emergency room visits, interactions with police and nights spent unsheltered.

Kauai Councilman Arrested For Assault Of Cop Kauai County

Kauai Councilman Arrested For Assault Of Cop

Councilman Arthur Brun is charged with first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer.

How Honolulu Police Handled A Mental Health Crisis At Center Of Lawsuit Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

How Honolulu Police Handled A Mental Health Crisis At Center Of Lawsuit

The family of Steven Hyer Jr. says police should have utilized a trained mental health negotiator rather than escalating to the point where Hyer was shot and killed.

Honolulu’s First ‘Climathon’ Tackles The Challenges Of Green Tourism Brittany Lyte

Honolulu’s First ‘Climathon’ Tackles The Challenges Of Green Tourism

The winners of the hackathon proposed giving beach toys a second life as a way to reduce visitors’ environmental footprint.

How ‘Green Fees’ Might Offset The Hidden Costs Of Tourism In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How ‘Green Fees’ Might Offset The Hidden Costs Of Tourism In Hawaii

A growing number of tourism hot spots, ranging from Mallorca to Bhutan to New Zealand, are imposing new taxes and fees on visitors.

‘They’re Super Cute’: How One Scientist Is Saving Weird Bugs From Extinction DLNR

‘They’re Super Cute’: How One Scientist Is Saving Weird Bugs From Extinction

Will Haines is intent on protecting the endangered damselfly from frogs, fish and other predators.

How Music Fuels The Mauna Kea Protests Contributed by Punahele Kutzen

How Music Fuels The Mauna Kea Protests

Original music, along with art and protest iconography, is galvanizing support for the anti-TMT movement in Hawaii and around the globe.

Homeless Advocates Test Hawaii’s New Forced-Treatment Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Homeless Advocates Test Hawaii’s New Forced-Treatment Law

Some 30% of Hawaii’s homeless suffer from a serious mental illness.