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Kym Pine Endorses Keith Amemiya For Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kym Pine Endorses Keith Amemiya For Mayor

The endorsement follows Colleen Hanabusa’s announcement of support for Rick Blangiardi.

Hawaii Health Inspector Fined $25,000 For Ethics Violation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Health Inspector Fined $25,000 For Ethics Violation

A state worker admitted to mixing government work with his second job, the Hawaii State Ethics Commission said.

Payments From Honolulu’s $25 Million Hardship Fund Are Mired In Red Tape Courtesy: City and County of Honolulu

Payments From Honolulu’s $25 Million Hardship Fund Are Mired In Red Tape

Less than 10% of the money has been handed out in the past three months due to onerous application requirements and concerns about fraud.

Honolulu Is Taking Contact Tracing Into Its Own Hands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is Taking Contact Tracing Into Its Own Hands

Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he doesn’t want to wait any longer for the state to hire more contact tracers.

Oahu Goes Back To Stay-At-Home Order While Virus Testing Ramps Up Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Oahu Goes Back To Stay-At-Home Order While Virus Testing Ramps Up

The federal government is providing up to 5,000 free COVID-19 tests per day for the next two weeks.

Alm To Kau: Ask Me For A Job When I’m Elected Prosecutor

Alm To Kau: Ask Me For A Job When I’m Elected Prosecutor

The candidates for Honolulu prosecutor sparred in a debate on Monday.

Beaches, Parks, Trails Closed? Honolulu Mayor’s COVID-19 Rules Defy Science, Experts Say Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Beaches, Parks, Trails Closed? Honolulu Mayor’s COVID-19 Rules Defy Science, Experts Say

Epidemiologists say keeping beaches, parks and hiking trails shut down without justification could backfire, driving people indoors and increasing distrust in government at a critical time.

Honolulu Police Officer Awaiting Trial For Domestic Abuse PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Officer Awaiting Trial For Domestic Abuse

The woman reported that an HPD officer assaulted her, destroyed her phone and harassed her.

Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners Confirmed By City Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two New Honolulu Police Commissioners Confirmed By City Council

One vacancy remains on the commission charged with providing oversight of the Honolulu Police Department.