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Christina Jedra

Getting A Ballot In The Mail For Your Dead Relative Is Not As Weird As It Seems Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Getting A Ballot In The Mail For Your Dead Relative Is Not As Weird As It Seems

Elections officials are reluctant to purge voter rolls. But cases of people actually voting on someone else’s behalf almost never happen.

After COVID-19 Clusters, Caldwell Asks Ige To Close Oahu Bars Again nickster 2000/flickr.com

After COVID-19 Clusters, Caldwell Asks Ige To Close Oahu Bars Again

Oahu has taken several steps toward reopening, but a step back is necessary, the mayor said.

Where Honolulu’s Prosecutor Candidates Stand On Criminal Justice Reform

Where Honolulu’s Prosecutor Candidates Stand On Criminal Justice Reform

The acting prosecutor and three of his opponents are pitching very different solutions.

Honolulu Police Chief Denies Racial Disparities Are Proof Of Profiling Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Chief Denies Racial Disparities Are Proof Of Profiling

Ballard says it’s “unfair, unfounded and just plain wrong” to say HPD targets people based on their ethnicity.

Union Labor Now Required On Big Honolulu Public Works Jobs Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

Union Labor Now Required On Big Honolulu Public Works Jobs

The community workforce agreement is a first of its kind in Hawaii.

How Kym Pine Is Using the ‘Power Of Incumbency’ In Mayor’s Race

How Kym Pine Is Using the ‘Power Of Incumbency’ In Mayor’s Race

The term-limited Honolulu councilwoman is making use of her city platform as she seeks higher office. 

Honolulu Replaces Head Of COVID Recovery Agency Hired Just Weeks Ago Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Replaces Head Of COVID Recovery Agency Hired Just Weeks Ago

Rick Keene was hired in early June to lead a new office. Now he’s out.

This New PAC Is Attacking Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This New PAC Is Attacking Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

The PAC has not reported where it’s getting its money. The next state report isn’t due until just before the primary.

Use Of Force Or ‘Response To Resistance’? Police Policy Change Considered Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Use Of Force Or ‘Response To Resistance’? Police Policy Change Considered

“Maybe you shouldn’t try to sugarcoat what it really is,” one Honolulu Police Commissioner said.