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Underserved communities and first responders stand to benefit from the testing program, officials said.
The District 7 candidates’ backgrounds, résumés and values are similar.
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In District 3, one candidate is touting her government and policy expertise. The other is promoting his business acumen.
The candidates running to replace Councilman Ron Menor in Honolulu’s District 9 have vastly different agendas and experience.
The Honolulu mayoral candidates participated in “Know Your Candidate” sessions with Civil Beat journalists.
HPD’s chief rejects FBI data that shows the department is failing to solve the vast majority of crimes but said she is taking steps to improve the clearance rate anyway.
The City Council budget chair says property tax increases may be necessary in a year or two if revenue continues to drop.
Both candidates are largely content with the department and the practices that are already in place. Neither would cut police funding.