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Honolulu Council Chair Calls For Audit Of HPD Overtime Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council Chair Calls For Audit Of HPD Overtime

HPD overtime spending nearly doubled over a five-year period. The new council chair wants answers.

Proposal Would Streamline Involuntary Treatment Of Those With Severe Mental Illness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposal Would Streamline Involuntary Treatment Of Those With Severe Mental Illness

Public defenders are obliged to fight involuntary treatment for their clients. Lawmakers are considering cutting them out of the process.

Mayor: Oahu Pandemic Restrictions Set To Loosen On Thursday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor: Oahu Pandemic Restrictions Set To Loosen On Thursday

Restaurants and retail can allow more customers starting this week, and team sports may be allowed again soon.

Honolulu Mayor Files Financial Disclosure — 3 Weeks Late Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor Files Financial Disclosure — 3 Weeks Late

Mayor Rick Blangiardi was one of the last city officials to file the required paperwork.

Honolulu To Pay $1.9 Million After Bus Shelter Collapsed On Woman’s Legs Denby Fawcett/ Civil Beat

Honolulu To Pay $1.9 Million After Bus Shelter Collapsed On Woman’s Legs

The lawsuit said the city should’ve known its bus shelter wasn’t safe.

Honolulu: Blangiardi Keeps Oahu’s Pandemic Restrictions In Place Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu: Blangiardi Keeps Oahu’s Pandemic Restrictions In Place

Blangiardi Hires Former HNN Reporter As Communications Director Provided: City and County of Honolulu

Blangiardi Hires Former HNN Reporter As Communications Director

The city’s new flack said he looks forward to representing the administration in a “positive, transparent and effective manner.”

Hawaii Homeless Program Failed After Prosecutors And Police Wouldn’t Play Ball Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Homeless Program Failed After Prosecutors And Police Wouldn’t Play Ball

The idea was to offer help to homeless people in lieu of criminal charges. Instead, HPD increased the number of citations it handed out.

Will This Watchdog Bite? The Honolulu Police Commission Is At A Crossroads Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will This Watchdog Bite? The Honolulu Police Commission Is At A Crossroads

Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s appointment could determine how aggressively the commission oversees the Honolulu Police Department.