Civil Beat Staff

Christina Jedra

Councilman: HPD Should Help People During Pandemic, Not Ticket Them Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilman: HPD Should Help People During Pandemic, Not Ticket Them

HPD has handed out an unprecedented number of criminal citations in the last month.

Honolulu Police Are Issuing An ‘Unprecedented’ Number Of Pandemic Tickets Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Are Issuing An ‘Unprecedented’ Number Of Pandemic Tickets

Many are being dismissed. But the court system is struggling to keep up as thousands of violators are forced to appear before a judge anyway.

CARES-Funded Lab Hitting Delays In Delivering Coronavirus Tests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

CARES-Funded Lab Hitting Delays In Delivering Coronavirus Tests

The University of Hawaii’s lab is a key part of the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Keith Amemiya Endorsed By Four More Honolulu City Council Members Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Keith Amemiya Endorsed By Four More Honolulu City Council Members

Five of the nine current council members are supporting Amemiya over former TV executive Rick Blangiardi.

This Is How Honolulu Is Spending $387 Million In CARES Act Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Is How Honolulu Is Spending $387 Million In CARES Act Money

The clock is ticking. The federal money has a “use it or lose it” provision.

Honolulu Council Chair Ikaika Anderson Already On Payroll Of Local Union Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council Chair Ikaika Anderson Already On Payroll Of Local Union

Anderson said Wednesday he would resign from the council before his term ends to care for his grandparents. He started work for Local 630 Sept. 1.

HPD Is Getting Millions To Enforce The Shutdown While Aid For Struggling Residents Lags

HPD Is Getting Millions To Enforce The Shutdown While Aid For Struggling Residents Lags

Honolulu City Councilman Tommy Waters says the city’s priorities are backwards, pointing to money for police overtime and training, new ATVs and “paddy wagons,” among other items.

City: People With Disabilities May Visit Parks, Beaches With A Caregiver Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City: People With Disabilities May Visit Parks, Beaches With A Caregiver

The city initially said there were no exemptions to Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s latest “solo activity” order but now says people with disabilities will be allowed to bring caregivers.